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Old 04-27-2015, 12:06 AM   #29
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Peace of mind while towing is priceless.

I have a PP, but you get similar results from a Hensley.

I did not enjoy the white-knuckle ride I got from the Husky brand WD only hitch. To put it mildly.

I'm a bit too old to put up with high blood pressure caused by an E-ticket ride anymore... 😄

So the money got spent and the blood pressure went back down.


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Old 04-28-2015, 09:03 AM   #30
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These hitches totally change the characteristics of the combination.

They make driving a pleasure.


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Old 04-28-2015, 12:51 PM   #31
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Yes, so long as the usual caveats about using a certified scale to set it up -- as with any hitch -- for best performance are observed.

There are things I do not like about it, but the scales are tipped so heavily in its favor (this design type, not just this brand) that the objections almost don't register.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:35 AM   #32
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I just purchased a Hensley hitch (with the jacks) to replace an Eaz-Lift hitch. I have not yet done the installation but have a couple of questions. Is there any limitation with the Hensley on how tight turns can be? Can the hitch be damaged by turning too tight? Also, has anyone had problems with distributing weight? I thought I read somewhere that the Hensley is not great at weight distribution.
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:28 AM   #33
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turning limit

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Is there any limitation with the Hensley on how tight turns can be? Can the hitch be damaged by turning too tight?
Yes, there is a limit. Same as with all hitches - it is less than 90 degrees. To get a vision of what the limitation is, once you have the Hensley installed, place the stinger into the hitch on the trailer, without connecting to the TV. Turn the stinger all the way left or right until it can go no further. That is the physical limit of turning. If you turn beyond this, your TV comes in contact with the trailer - the dreaded jackknife.

As for WD, I've been able to get sufficient WD with the Hensley.

Good luck!
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:34 PM   #34
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Hensley WD

I agree with RAH. Experiment a bit with the geometry of the hitch using the stinger. You'll quickly see how tight a turn the Hensley can acommodate, which may not be the same said for the AS or TV.
Depending on the size of your WD bars there's some more adjustment beyond the limit of the jacks by repositioning the lower interior shaft to which the WD bar end is attached.
Best of luck to you. You've got one of the best hitch solutions.
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:46 PM   #35
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Hensley cost

Is there a significant difference in cost between PP and HA? Google pulls up the PP site and shows the price. When I search for a price on the Hensley the result is marketing information on the hitch and an offer to provide a quote. I kind of like to know the answers to questions before I ask the salesman. Your help is appreciated. Pat
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:35 AM   #36
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I think Hensley has a "salesman based" pricing model....

It is my understanding that PP is quite a bit cheaper, my educated guess is about a third cheaper. (From what I gather a new Arrow is quite a bit north of 3K...

If I had bought new I would have likely bought a PP, on price, on the adjustable stinger, and on the fact that I don't need to start out negotiating with a salesman. I prefer "up front" pricing.

(My Hensley is a great hitch nonetheless.... But being on a budget I bought used, quite a bit cheaper than either one new)
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Yep. Ditto on that. You get an up front price on PP and the right WD bar rating is a phone call to Sean. No BS.

One of the big reasons I went with PP over Hensley was the lack of 'flinch' pricing with PP. straight answers and NO sales BS. I did not like the way Hensley was sold and oversold to me.


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If not original owner, then Hensley charges for the price of the stinger plus shipping. See instructions on their site as how to measure.
Hensley wanted $260 to change from a 6" drop to a 2" drop on my second hand hitch. I took it to the local Pro welding shop and got it back next day for $60. Hensley's not the only one that can weld.
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Some idea on HA price

That explains the absence of Hensley pricing. Thank you for the input. Really appreciate the info. Pat
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Also note that installing a Hensley requires holes in the A frame for bolts. No drilling with ProPride install. It just uses U-bolts. Easy to install, IMHO.


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Also note that installing a Hensley requires holes in the A frame for bolts. No drilling with ProPride install. It just uses U-bolts. Easy to install, IMHO.
I prefer a more solid through bolted connection as well as a welded non adjustable stinger. The more solid the connection between tow vehicle and trailer the better, in my opinion.
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I prefer a more solid through bolted connection as well as a welded non adjustable stinger. The more solid the connection between tow vehicle and trailer the better, in my opinion.
I found that I was able to improve towing characteristics by taking the slop out of the stinger where it is inserted into the receiver. I placed some welds inside of the receiver to get rid of the up/down, side to side movement. I put beads inside. Front and rear floor and a side. There is no more rattle from the hitch area and the trailer tracks much straighter. This has also helped when towing my utility trailer. The adjustable stinger is extremely solid otherwise.
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