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Old 11-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #15
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If I could set up and make 10+ of them at one time I could do them for about $225.


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What range are you able to do? 8" drop to????????
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:37 PM   #16
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Since the PP stinger is adjustable I would be in also.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:25 PM   #17
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Hi Sean,
Can you post a photo of an adjustable stinger?
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #18
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Can you post a photo of an adjustable stinger?
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Post #92 in the attached thread has pictures of an adjustable Propride stinger sitting with a couple of Hensley stingers. There are other pictures of just the Propride stinger in the attached thread.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...e-57179-7.html
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:06 PM   #19
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Adjustable in what sense? Up/down only, or with a bit of tilt?
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:56 AM   #20
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Adjustable in what sense? Up/down only, or with a bit of tilt?
UP/DOWN and TILT.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:14 AM   #21
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Then it's a winner.
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:35 PM   #22
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Are the adjustable units still available?
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:03 PM   #23
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Are the adjustable units still available?

Last time I looked at Sean's website, they were backordered.....or not in stock. I've had mine for about 6 months and 7000 miles....I love it.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:35 PM   #24
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one of Hensleys claims to fame is their high resale value. you think that they would engage the second owners and beyond by offering the same swap plan that they offer to their original purchasers. what does this have to do with Warranty? this is a premium product that by design last a long time. maybe Hensley need to walk the walk. just sayin!
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:02 PM   #25
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I have a ProPride and a Hensley (actually, two Hensley's..one with jacks, one with cam-overs & chains)...



...and I don't feel like I posses anything special with the Hensleys. I do understand that it was plowing new ground in its day but after owning a ProPride...the Hensley seems outdated and is kind of hair-brained in its setup. The yoke on the ProPride is the bomb...no adjusting, no worn/egged pin holes, etc. The Hensley is better than the plain vanilla WD hitches but is sub-standard in comparison to the ProPride. I, personally, like the jack systems on the WD bars of the ProPride much better than the HA (sits on top of the A-frame & right-angle drive). Also, the retainers for the WD bars is a more reliable system than the gimpy spring-loaded dog-points on the HA.

Hensley was the only game in town when it came to high-end hitches and I don't think they've adapted well to having competition...especially stiff competition. If the price were the same unit to unit, the ProPride is the easy choice because technically superior to the HA in construction and design. Then when you compare price and technical merit, its a no-brainer. I bet its tough pill to swallow being the bench-mark for decades and then getting un-seated. Hensley will buy back your old Arrow hitch for pennies on the dollar. When you buy a new Hensley, fabrication is so crude, its hard to know if you bought new or refurbished.



I went from saying I'll run the ProPride and the HA but would never buy another HA to just biting the bullet. Now, I'm about 5 weeks into a order waiting for a second ProPride hitch to replace the HA. As much as I have invested in my Airstreams and TVs, I can't see me running a hitch that I don't really believe is top tier and best available. The theory is good in either hitch...with the ProPride fabrication and execution are leaps and bounds ahead of the HA. As I've said before, if the HA had evolved over the years, it would be what the ProPride is now.

Hensley...


ProPride...major difference...typical all over the hitch.


To keep this post related, both of my Hensley's have 6" drop stingers and though visually identical, the stingers will not interchange from one hitch to the other. One bottoms out in the "receiver" before the ramps are seated in the mouth.

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Old 10-03-2013, 07:42 AM   #26
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The yoke on the ProPride is the bomb...no adjusting, no worn/egged pin holes, etc. The Hensley is better than the plain vanilla WD hitches but is sub-standard in comparison to the ProPride. I, personally, like the jack systems on the WD bars of the ProPride much better than the HA (sits on top of the A-frame & right-angle drive). Also, the retainers for the WD bars is a more reliable system than the gimpy spring-loaded dog-points on the HA.

Hensley was the only game in town when it came to high-end hitches and I don't think they've adapted well to having competition...especially stiff competition. If the price were the same unit to unit, the ProPride is the easy choice because technically superior to the HA in construction and design. Then when you compare price and technical merit, its a no-brainer. I bet its tough pill to swallow being the bench-mark for decades and then getting un-seated.

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After studying the ProPride I would have to agree with most everything Zacky says about these two hitches. My biggest complaint would be the way the spring bars are held into place. Not very well thought out.
If I couldn't afford new ppp style hitch I would still buy a used HAHA versus a new plain vanilla hitch any day!
I also have a adjustable stinger for the the HAHA which was fabricated from a straight stinger. It works great but it is heavy.

Here is an old picture before paint.
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