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Old 12-22-2010, 07:32 AM   #85
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Originally Posted by mi silver View Post
I own a Hensley and it a great anti sway hitch.But it can be hard to hitch.If I were you I would check out Pro-Pride.It's owned by the guy who started Hensley and is supose to be much easier to hitch.Google Pro-Pride
Have you tried the idea of making up a 2"x2" x 18" wooden dummy hitch bar to stick in the Hensley as you back up with the tow vehicle? I made one up recently and it seems a very good way to ensure you have the angle of the stinger and hitch box matched for an easier hookup.

I made one recently and find it a big help. In fact I also made up an adjustable level bubble gadget that I can move back and forth from the hitch to the stinger to make sure the angles are spot on rather than relying on eyeballing it. very quick to use and so far seems effective.

I wonder why the Pro Pride would be that much easier to hitch that the Hensley, are they not pretty similar in design?


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Old 12-22-2010, 07:49 AM   #86
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Originally Posted by Wingeezer View Post
I wonder why the Pro Pride would be that much easier to hitch that the Hensley, are they not pretty similar in design?

I own a ProPride hitch and it is easier to hook up because the angles on the drawbar where it seats into the hitch are wider. Basically, it is less critical to hook up.

The other benefits of the ProPride are adjustability of the drawbar allowing the change of tow vehicle without having a new drawbar made (the HaHa is welded and must be rebuilt if the TV receiver height or angle changes), and it is easier to install and requires no drilling of the trailer "A" frame.

One last is $500 cheaper list price, or it was the last time I looked.

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Old 12-22-2010, 08:10 PM   #87
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