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Old 09-30-2007, 10:23 PM   #295
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Did you order yours direct from Hensley? I think my dual-cam is overloaded for my rig.

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Old 09-30-2007, 10:51 PM   #296
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RC,

Did you order yours direct from Hensley? I think my dual-cam is overloaded for my rig.

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Pat:

Yes, except for second hand, all new orders are handled directly at the

Factory. I e-mailed them for the info packet, If you order it, watch the DVD

first, it's much easier to understand how the system works.

It is a big whack up front, but it's one well designed and built piece

of equipment. The customer service is first rate, and as far as I know MI. is

still part of the U.S.A.

All ya really need do is spend some time reading this thread, 2air has got his

S--T together on this one!!!!
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:31 PM   #297
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Road Clearance?

..any issues with heading up a "steep" incline and bottoming-out the spring bars (as the TV heads up the incline and the trailer is still on the relatively flat road)?
It appears from people's pictures that the haha apparatus is significantly closer to the pavement than looks comfortable.
What have people experienced with:
- Speed bumps (both the low wide ones and the high narrow ones)?
- Steep driveways?
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:53 PM   #298
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..any issues with heading up a "steep" incline and bottoming-out the spring bars (as the TV heads up the incline and the trailer is still on the relatively flat road)?
It appears from people's pictures that the haha apparatus is significantly closer to the pavement than looks comfortable.
What have people experienced with:
- Speed bumps (both the low wide ones and the high narrow ones)?
- Steep driveways?


In my post above there is no tension on the wd jacks, when hitched, the

the rear of the bars would be up at least a foot. As far as level, with

the 4inch drop stinger the factory supplied, both the tv and trailer are dead

on. I just Installed the haha today, and still have a new brake control to set

up, so I'm not able to comment on the performance. Should have an update

after our shakedown next Sunday............Bob
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:19 AM   #299
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..any issues with heading up a "steep" incline and bottoming-out the spring bars (as the TV heads up the incline and the trailer is still on the relatively flat road)?
It appears from people's pictures that the haha apparatus is significantly closer to the pavement than looks comfortable.
What have people experienced with:
- Speed bumps (both the low wide ones and the high narrow ones)?
- Steep driveways?
To my surprise when I installed mine my trailer stopped dragging on the rollback curb in my driveway on the way in and out. I had even purchased a ramp set at Sam's to make the transition smoother and did not have to use it. Your experience may be different.
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:29 AM   #300
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No drag yet

After 20 months of towing 31' classic with HA, have not had a drag yet. It does look close to ground, but no dragging.
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hi robert cross...

good job on the hitch prep and install.

looks very good.

consider lowering the read strut connections to the '3rd' hole...

it will make the strut bars more parallel to tongue/frame.

hope u get some travel in soon to test it out.

thanks for adding to the user knowledge...

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dragging isn't an issue.

clearance is greater than it appears in most of the pix with easilty 6-8 inches

this may vary by tv and stinger drop and spring bar tension...

this area rises as the spring bars are tensioned.

even the chains don't drag and they are well below the haha mechanicals...
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:59 PM   #302
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Hi 2Air. Nice to see the thread still going. Maybe this question has been addressed earlier. I took my HA off this summer to lubricate ball etc. Since then I notice that my TV wants to pull to the right when I hit the TV brakes hard. I adjusted the brake controller to apply more braking on the trailer. Helped some but it seems unusual that I didn't experience that before and now do. Anyone run into that issue. HA looks like it mounted squarely to the trailer.
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:04 PM   #303
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hi hooked'...

make absolutely sure the spring bar heads are well lubed, fully seated and not catching on the inner zerk nipples...

hit the zerks with an extra dose of grease just because.

another high mileage user had this issue and it was due primarily to under lubin'...

i think.

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Old 10-01-2007, 09:42 PM   #304
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Thanks 2Air. We're en route to the balloon rally.
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:59 PM   #305
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2air, I have a question. I just returned home to Central Texas from an almost 10,000 mile trip through Alberta and British Columbia and back through all of the western states. In Ashland, Oregon I noticed that my back tires were wearing at an unusual rate in the center of the tread. It was time for an oil change and so I had the tires rotated and discussed the unusual wear with the Ford dealer. We decided to reduce the pressure from the 70 lbs. recomended by Ford for the rear axle to 50 lbs. and see if that would help. Well, it didn't and now I will be replacing this set of tires after only 20,000 miles. I've decided that I was probably transfering too much weight to the front axle though the weights that I posted earlier in this thread didn't send up any red flags when I weighed my truck and trailer's axles. Any thoughts.

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Old 10-01-2007, 10:37 PM   #306
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I looked and couldn't find where I ever posted the amount of weight transfered to the front axle with the setting I've been using. It was only 100 lbs. 100 lbs. shouldn't cause that much wear to the center area of the rear axel tires, should it?

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hi gstephens...

your 'leveling info is in post 129; i don't recall seeing weights...

here is the thread were i reported on weighing and adjusting my set up...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...ers-17984.html

my goal was 50/50 mass on the tv axles, and i came pretty close...

wow 10,000 miles, what a trip!

are you still using the 6 inch drop stinger?

wearing out the rear tv tires faster than the fronts is usually a sign of TOO LITTLE weight transfer....

so if this were my issue i'd want an accurate rear axle weight...

reducing tire pressure won't reduce wear from my understanding...

except on 'center treads'...

is it possible you've added significant mass to the tv for this trip?

again IF still using the 6 inch drop stinger that could be the issue...

IF the set up isn't level.

as 2 tire rotation...

i am compulsive about rotating f/r every 5,000 miles and crossing every other rotation...

JUST to spread the tire wear evenly from towing....

sorry but that's my only thoughts at this point.

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Old 10-01-2007, 11:15 PM   #308
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This thread is so helpful thanks everyone! You know after greasing up those zerks that Airstream tows like butter!! I couldn't believe the difference! I think our paint job is fading again though so we're ditching the orange (its only been 1 year since the repaint) and definitely clearcoating over it.

So watcha think about a pink hensely hitch??
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