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Old 03-16-2012, 01:44 PM   #15
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Oh no! Now you are insinuating that different manufacturer/style of bars distribute different amounts of weight????? And then, possibly some are more flexible than others???????? Oh the horror!

I do like the swap area idea.
Different brands of torsion bars, certainly have a different amount of bend occuring, for the same amount of impressed weight.

That also demonstrates the relative resiliance for the same amount of loading.

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Old 03-16-2012, 02:04 PM   #16
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Oh no! Now you are insinuating that different manufacturer/style of bars distribute different amounts of weight????? And then, possibly some are more flexible than others???????? Oh the horror!

I do like the swap area idea.

Mods! How 'bout a swap area? No cash...just swapping parts.

Well, Steve. They ALL distribute the same weight on MY setup....they just do it with differing deflections, flexibility and "suppleness". (How's that for a new technical term? Supplenessssssssssss.....)
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:12 PM   #17
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Back to the original question.......

I love my Pro Pride hitch.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:22 PM   #18
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Yeah, sorry 'bout the hyjack! I was just thinking about that.

I haven't towed with either yet, but have been studying hard because of the deal I found for a used Hensley. I think most folks say they perform equally.

PP costs less and I have found I have a "real estate" problem with the HAHA. The frame brackets sit back so far and are so long that I think I'm going to have an interference issue with the Arvika bike rack. The PP has a small jack bracket and the struts are really short with the yoke style.
No drilling required for the PP.

If I were buying new, I think PP has the nod.
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Oh, yeah, I forgot about the adjustable hitch bar for PP as well.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:39 PM   #20
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Another viewpoint.

If not tearing apart the trailer is the goal, perhaps another approach deserves consideration.

A “one ton” truck from any vendor is capable of safely towing a trailer of the stated size with out any weight distribution.

The Hensley and the Pro Pride are both marketed to “eliminate sway”, while providing some degree of weight distribution. Neither claim to help in absorbing the impacts transferred to the trailer from the rougher ride of a “one ton” truck.

A mechanism like the Air Safe hitch, or something similar, is designed to soften the ride of the trailer while allowing for some weight distribution and any amount of sway control.

I am not affiliated with any hitch maker, just a satisfied customer of Air Safe, with extended experience in the improvement this hitch made in the ride of my trailer.
Items tend to stay where we left them, and there is simply less evidence of jarring after I purchased and began using the Air Safe.

Our trailer stays put behind the truck and is easy to handle in turbulent air with the Air Safe and a Reese Dual Cam weight distributing hitch employing 600 lb. bars.
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Did I say it yey that I love my ProPride and the service that comes with it?
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