Originally Posted by my3sonsdad
The folks at Hensley answered my questions.
I also learned that at least on the Hensley Cub they have a new "snap up bracket system" which is ~$300 less than the standard jack assembly system. Same Hensley hitch performance.
Snap up bracket systems are not new. They are on almost every weight distributing hitch in the world.
The difference with all these hitches is that they do not have a square stinger in a square receiver box so they do not need a way to change the angles for uneven configurations.
Unhitching a Hensley Arrow/Cub with snap up brackets will be real interesting when the trailer and tow vehicle are not on level ground. The chains will be released leaving the entire off angle load on the hitch bar. When the hitch bar is pulled out of the main head, if the friction is not too great to allow that to happen, the hitch head will bang and drop to one side of the other.
Hitching up will be another experience. There is no way to adjust the angle of the hitch head and the hitch bar will bind in the hitch box. Even with the jacks the Arrow/Cub is known for difficult hitching. With no adjustment feature for the hitch box it will be even more difficult.