Originally Posted by rostam
99% of the hitches on the market seem to be of the "obsolete" type. The owners seem to be happy though and get a safe and comfortable towing experience. I am personally tired of a few PPP hitch owners' incessant pitch for what they own. It's certainly not helpful, and, IMO, creates a bad image for the product they are advertising.
Nearly the same percentage are incorrectly hitched.
You're making the case for, "ignorance is bliss"?
That, "what is best" (even, "what is true") is a trivial concern?
If one thinks a Hensley style hitch is gimmick, then purchase a used one. Paint and refurbish it. Set it up in several configurations of applied force. Get the scale numbers for each lash up. Run it hard at 55+ across lanes of traffic, throttle-on, cranking that wheel hard over.
You don't like the result, come back and post as to exactly why. Then sell it for a profit.
On a yearly basis, I see more Airstreams on the road than almost all the rest of you combined. Of every two dozen it may be that 3-4 are even in the ballpark as to being correctly hitched. And that's seen from travel in the opposite direction.
Even the basics aren't done. Nose-down Airstream is the most common sighting.
Maybe that's more comfortable . . . .