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Old 03-22-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Hensley or Anderson

I've narrowed it down to a Hensley Cub or Anderson WD-SW system for towing the AS19

Pros / Cons on either one

Anderson is in my neck of the woods which is a plus
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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I've narrowed it down to a Hensley Cub or Anderson WD-SW system for towing the AS19

Pros / Cons on either one

Anderson is in my neck of the woods which is a plus
There is literally a book's worth of content in the Andersen user's thread in the forum - now, just having those insights may or may not help ;-)

Those who have either tend to love them. Lately there's a lot of discussion about potential coupler mismatches with the Andersen and some AS couplers but the pros and cons are laid out in great detail in that thread. Good luck!
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There are a zillion current threads active today that deeply consider the pros and cons of each. Do we really need another.

What specifically do you want to know?

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Unless you are a glutton for punishment there really is not a choice for you size trailer.

You can go with the Hensley for 4 or 5 times the cost, take up to an hour to hitch up, and have a boat anchor to deal with.

If you have not looked at this tread it may help you.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ead-92131.html
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You can hardly compare the two. The Hensley is creme de creme.
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Before you buy a Andersen make sure you call them and check that the coupler on your trailer is compatible. Wish I did.
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I'm looking for a plug an go solution, the Hensley looks like it stays with the trailer and all you have to do is attach the receiver to the truck

The Anderson looks like all the other WD SC hitches
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I'm looking for a plug an go solution, the Hensley looks like it stays with the trailer and all you have to do is attach the receiver to the truck

The Anderson looks like all the other WD SC hitches
If you are considering a Hensley you should also consider the Propride. The Propride is very easy to hitch / unhitch by yourself.
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I'm looking for a plug an go solution, the Hensley looks like it stays with the trailer and all you have to do is attach the receiver to the truck

The Anderson looks like all the other WD SC hitches
You've answered your question.

$3,000+tax/shipping and a few hundred installation, you're good to go.

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actually the hensley cub is around 1400 right now
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FWIW I bought the regular Hensley 8 years ago (not the Cub) and have been towing with it ever since. It has saved my rig from certain destruction on at least one occasion that I know of. In spite of the fact there are newer alternatives these days, I wouldn't tow with anything else even if someone offered them to me for free. Just sayin...
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actually the hensley cub is around 1400 right now
Where?

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Old 03-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #14
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from Terry Powell at Hensley:


The Hensley Cub is designed for trailers up to 25’ in length and up to 6000 lbs. of trailer weight. Our Cub hitch normally sells retail for $2515. However, right now we are conducting a test market for the Cub hitch and if your trailer is 21’ or less in length like your trailer is then you can order your brand new Hensley Cub for only $1695 which is $820 off the normal price. Then we also have an alternate installation kit using snap up brackets and chain links to lift the weight distribution bars into position that would save you an additional $300 making it only $1395. Now $1120 off the normal price is a great deal.

Currently we are also conducting an off season sale offering a flat rate $99 shipping anywhere in the US and reduced shipping to Canada. This special shipping offer will save up to an additional $195 off the normal costs. Also as part of this off season special we are including 90 days interest free as part of our 12 month payment plan.
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