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Old 01-09-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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Hensley Cub?

Does any one have any experience with the Hensley Cub? It is specificaly made for the smaller TTs such as my Bambi II according to the phone call I just received from the company.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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IIRC it shares most of its parts with a regular Hensley. I believe they developed it to have something cheaper to sell to people with smaller trailers without risking their margins on larger trailers. They appear to cost about the same to make, and the weights are similar.
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Just trying to justify the cost. It is 3 times the cost of Reese and others with the same weight features. Current price is $1395. Is it really 3 times better or is all just hype?
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I have one, for a 23 ft FC, with a F150 for a tug. It is quite a bit lighter weight than the reg Hensley, and it works well. No complaint on performance. I'm toying with the idea of an F350 or a Chevy 3500; with either of those, I think it might be overkill.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #5
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I have a similar hitch and consider it to be well worth the $3000 or so I paid for it. In general these hitches are highly regarded when used with larger trailers.

The main question would be whether it is necessary for you rig. Sway is much less a problem with shorter trailers making the simpler hitches adequate in many cases. What are you using for a tow vehicle?
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:46 AM   #6
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Jammer, I have a 2008 Xterra, 4.0lt V-6.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:53 AM   #7
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What is the weight of your Bambi?

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Sean, they weigh around 2000 pounds dry.

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Chief, I think your money would be better spent elsewhere. Reese makes a nice light-duty WD hitch for $400 street that should be more than sufficient. It has a single WD bar and a built-in lever jack arrangement instead of the customary snap-up brackets. There are provisions to add a friction sway control device if you wish.

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Old 09-18-2012, 08:57 AM   #9
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I had a Hensley hitch on my recenetly sold 32" Excella. I bought a 1996 Sovereign at 21'. Towed it home with a Reese weight distribution hitch and was puhed around by every truck coming by! Never had that issue with the 32' Excella. I have a Hensley Cub on the way. Running a special at $1395.00 and $99.00 shipping (with chains on the bars). With the screw type bar adjusters it is $1695.00. I prefer the snap up chains.
I am looking forward to getting on the road. Been working several months on polsihing and more. New drapes from JPA on the way in a week or so as well.
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Thank Fenderonly, but this is an old thread. I have an Andersen WD system that I am very happy with. Glad that I did not waste my money on overpriced Hensley (in my opinion).
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