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Old 11-26-2008, 09:37 AM   #1
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Hensley with Propride adjustable stinger

is anybody using this setup?

The only thing I'm concerned with is negatively affecting the performance of the hensley... that hitches system is rocket science, and I'm wondering if there's a reason Hensley doesn't offer an adjustable stinger (AFA tilting the stingers pitch, not drop)

changing out the OCL's doesn't give me the warm fuzzies, either...

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Old 11-26-2008, 10:04 AM   #2
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Finalcut,

You have probably have seen this post but just for reference here it is. Scroll down to thread #697.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...-26279-50.html

I fabricated my Hensley based on the Propride design. This is essentially what Propride is selling. I have used mine and IT WORKS. There is no difference in hitch performance before or after the fabrication.
I believe the stinger exchange system was another way for the Hensley folks to make a few bucks. I can't blame them for doing that but it is a pain for the consumer if the tow vehicle gets changed or for fine tuning of the hitch.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:14 AM   #3
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crispy, very nice.... what was your motivation for making the adjustable?

for me, the trailer is almost perfectly level, but the burbs nose is still a smidge to high, with the 4" drop (screws maxed).. instead of spending more money on various drops, think adjustable might make more sense (multiple TV's, one hitch)
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:18 PM   #4
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My motivation was:
- The trailer tongue was high, rear bumper was low while the tow vehicle was level.
- High chance that I may also be pulling this trailer with my pickup which has a higher receiver height.
- I intend to own this hitch for as long as I am trailering. If I ever change trailers I can use this hitch on the smallest or the largest of trailers.
- universality makes sense
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is anybody using this setup?

The only thing I'm concerned with is negatively affecting the performance of the hensley... that hitches system is rocket science, and I'm wondering if there's a reason Hensley doesn't offer an adjustable stinger (AFA tilting the stingers pitch, not drop)

changing out the OCL's doesn't give me the warm fuzzies, either...

thanks
I am also in need of a different drop draw bar due to a change in tow vehicles.

I contacted Hensley some time back and asked if they had any plans to market an adjustable bar and the response was a definite no. The reason given was that they didn't want to mess with success and what they offered was a proven product.

I like the idea of the adjustable drop, but will probably go with the Hensley at this point as the exchange program is much less expensive than buying a new ProPride adjustable. and there will be no potential Hensley warranty issue of using non OEM parts. I don't anticipate further changes in tow vehicle.

Its a shame, because with my luck, I'm thinking the ideal drop in my will be between 4 and 6", That's what my measurements seem to indicate.


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crispyboy, I really like the adjustable stinger you built. I believe I will build one for my HAHA jsut because it is cool and different
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