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Old 10-01-2008, 02:06 PM   #15
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Hey Ron
What are the benefits of your fifth wheel hitch. Maybe I can talk my friend into one!
He's even more of a newbie than I am and is always having problems with his 5er.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:27 PM   #16
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I just ordered the Cub last week and awaiting the delivery. It seems like a perfect fit for me. I have a 23' FB that I pull with a 2005 4 Runner V-8. It pulls the trailer OK with my Equilizer hitch but I sometimes get a little sway. I hope the Cub cures the problem. Lighter trailers and tow vehicles are the wave of the future so I think Hensley did a good thing here.

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Old 10-01-2008, 05:39 PM   #17
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tahurt2... My buddy has a 16' SOB TT and it towed fine with his 2005 Nissan Quest Mini Van but he wanted more power. He now has a newish V8 4 Runner and the extra power is there but he admitted it is not as stable as the Mini Van when towing. I will pass along your story and the link to the new Cub. I think he will be interested.
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Is there an advantage to this hitch over the standard Hensley when towing a smaller (say a 24ft vintage unit) when the TV is a 3/4 ton? That is to say is the main advantage of this hitch the fact that it is lighter and would help those with lighter duty TVs? Or is there some feature to the cub that is inherently better suited to a smaller unit?
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:14 PM   #19
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This is intriguing ... With my smaller vintage unit, I've had good luck with my Equal-I-zer, but I've always wondered if Hensley would come out with something smaller. Time to hit their web site for some info.
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...is the main advantage of this hitch the fact that it is lighter and would help those with lighter duty TVs?...
IF the haha cub is 50 lbs lighter, that would help with the payload issue of some tow vehicles...

but i see no inherent advantage on the trailer side.

-and HOLES must still be drilled in the tongue/a-frame for the strut arm/jack hanger brackets.

obviously the option of lower rated spring bars are nice IF trailer tongue is under 5-600 lbs.

but 'bar flex' isn't needed or an issue with the sway control feature, as it is on the friction/cam contraptions.

so it's just a matter of NOT tensioning the spring bars much with the 750 or 1000 lb bars.

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...I've always wondered if Hensley would come out with something smaller...
i see NO indication that the haha cub is smaller, except for having the nose plate removed.

notice they've NOT provided any photos with BOTH in the same picture sidebyside...

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Old 10-02-2008, 07:37 AM   #21
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Lots of questions!

Okay, the new 5th wheel hitch is an air ride hitch that can be taken out in two pieces. Go to our TrailerSaver website for more info.

Enough fiver talk. The Cub is essentially the same as the Arrow, so the performance will be identical. The size is the same, of course. The limiting factor is the base plate. By cutting it from 1/2" to 1/4", we have to keep the spring bars at 550lbs. The spring bars put a tremendous amount of force into the area around the hitch ball. The ball is welded to that base plate, thus the reason to stay with lighter trailers.

There's no advantage over the Arrow with the exception of the ultra-light hitch bar. For those of us with occasional back problems, it's a nice feature.

The advice I would give is this: if you think you'll be towing the Bambi forever, go with the Cub. If there's any chance you'll want a larger trailer later, go with the Arrow. You can just transfer it over, as many of you have.

I think I covered it. Talk to y'all later.
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There's no advantage over the Arrow with the exception of the ultra-light hitch bar. For those of us with occasional back problems, it's a nice feature.

The advice I would give is this: if you think you'll be towing the Bambi forever, go with the Cub. If there's any chance you'll want a larger trailer later, go with the Arrow. You can just transfer it over, as many of you have.
Thanks, that is good to know. It sounds like for someone like me: young, with a 3/4 ton and a vintage 24fter that the way to go might be the original model.
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Ron, can you use the hollow stinger with the standard arrow hitch? Just wondering. I would also think they would be a lot cheaper.
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Mike,
The Cub hitch bar is rated for 600lb. tongue weight. Stick with the solid bar if you already have it.
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