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Old 03-31-2008, 09:56 PM   #29
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the paint on my spring bars has held up MUCH better than the stuff on the NON moving haha bits...

in fact the spring bars still look GREAT and were NOT part of the repaint job...

probably because the spring bar vendor paints them before haha get's 'em.

i agree there would be issues with a super thick coating but a rubberized surface on the main body might be a good thing...

my haha has been repainted and the jacks/spring bars are NOT the problem areas...

the flaking, chipping, fade and general haha paint failure are limited to the main body and brackets.

there are plenty of paint posts in the 'haha users' thread and some great shots of primer/paint and coatings..

NOW that it is covered with a/s spec'd paint, i carry 2 cans and touch it up as needed.

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Old 04-01-2008, 07:07 AM   #30
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Color makes a difference, too. We use the same procedure for our TrailerSaver, which is all black, and we have few issues with it. Of course, the 5th wheel hitch gets less sun exposure, too.

I need to find out what kind of painting process is used on my woodworking tools. Man, I can smack that table saw with a hammer and it won't crack or flake.
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As a result of 2Air's post on 3-30 on this thread I bid on the HA. This is the first time I have uese e-bay. I ended up being the winnning bidder at the resreve amount.
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:50 PM   #32
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wow dave

COOL!

and a very reasonable price.

sure hope this works out well for ya.

so we'll see you over in the haha user's guide soon...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ide-26279.html

many good posts there on installation and setup to supplement the mfr materials...

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Thanks 2Air.

I will be reading more of the guide.

I saw your 34 and HA two years ago at the Moraine View rally. I also have two fiends that have the HA. Based upon your input on this thread and Hensley Ron's I decided to bid on it as it seemed like fairly new in good shape. Three years old seems pretty new. I talked with the seller today and he seems like a nice guy.

Are you planning on going to this year's Moraine View rally?

2Air - I'm aware that you used to have a motorhome and moved to an Airstream 34. I'm interested in knowing why you made the move. Most people go the other way.

Thanks for the help.
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i'll send ya a pm dave...

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Old 04-08-2008, 11:02 AM   #35
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That's one of the best deals I've ever seen. Do you know what you need to measure for the hitchbar? Jarrod can help you with anything you need. 800-410-6580 x103.

Don't hesitate to call with questions.
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Ron:

I talked with Jarrod. I need 4" inch bar.
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Ron:

I don't know if it was such a good deal in that I didn't realize that I needed a 4" bar rather than a 6" bar. Now I have to spend more and if I want the warranty even more. I probably should have waited and just bought new later.
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You're still coming out ahead. It just shows how well the Arrow holds its value. Naturally, I'd rather you buy new from us, but it's a great testimony when when used ones sell for such a high price.

And you're still part of the "Hensley Family." Now you'll get newsletters written by a very good looking and talented writer. You'll want to save those for when I'm outselling Stephen King. Just think what a great price you'll get for an autographed newsletter on e-bay!
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As a result of 2Air's post on 3-30 on this thread I bid on the HA. This is the first time I have uese e-bay. I ended up being the winnning bidder at the resreve amount.
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Robert:

Thanks. Two of my friends have Hensleys for their Airstreams and have been encouraging me to get one.

I've talked with Jarrod at Hensley and have decided to get the warranty, swap the drop bar after I physically confirm that the 6" bar is too long and I am also buying the 1,000 lb bars which should work better with my classic 30. I am going to keep the 1,400 lb bars for when I get a 34 (hopeful thinking).

Once I get the Hensley installed I will need to update my signature.
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I thought that's the direction Jarrod would suggest. The 1000lb bars will give you a better ride. You can also put those 1400lb. in the forum classified section. There's always somebody looking to upgrade.

It was good talking to you yesterday. I like putting a voice to the name.
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I've talked with Jarrod at Hensley and have decided to get the warranty, swap the drop bar after I physically confirm that the 6" bar is too long and I am also buying the 1,000 lb bars which should work better with my classic 30. I am going to keep the 1,400 lb bars for when I get a 34 (hopeful thinking).
If you bought the one in the link for this tread on ebay, it has the 1000 lb bars. Notice the crook on the end? None of the 1400 bars have them. Only 750 and 1000 lb Reese bars have them. Its to be used with their Dual Cam sway control. The older 1000 lb bars like mine dont have them.

The hitch is rated for 1400 lbs.

Actually the older ones are rated for 10K/13K but the only difference is the sticker for the rating. Supprised when I got my new stickers in the mail that is had the 10K/13K rating on it and not the new 14K/14K. Maybe they cant do that for insurance reasons?
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