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Old 07-02-2008, 08:23 PM   #15
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Next novice question: Is this Hensley hitch going to provide both weight distribution and anti-sway in the one device?

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Yes, both Hensley and Pro-Pride have WD and anti-sway in a single assembly.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:26 PM   #16
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I've been able to find some prices for the Reese, but not the Hensley or the ProPride. The people selling Hensleys seem to want me to call to get the price. I see the comments about the Hensley costing a lot more - what are we talking about exactly? Twice the cost as the others; three times the cost?
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:31 PM   #17
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I tow a 27' Overlander with a F350 Crew/SW/7.3 liter Diesel . I have an older version of the Reese Dual Cam Straight Line. I use mostly two lanes roads when ever possible. With the hitch set up to balance the weight,between Steering,Drive,Trailer,I get no sway when meeting trucks of all configurations. I have also ran the Interstates with no sway problems. I have purposely drop the right wheels off the pavement and then back on without Sway.
I have seen the HAHA .not yet the Pro Pride which is the same configuration. While they are fine equipment I am sure .I have to stick with what works for me. Beside the several thousand dollar price tag is beyond my budget.
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Here is a thread you need to read thoroughly before buying a hitch for your Ex:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...ion-36898.html

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We have a 2006 Excursion and use a Hensley. It works great!
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:46 PM   #20
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The ProPride 3P will have up to a 12" offset available within two weeks.

I will also have it available for the haha...
wow great info sean...

AND cross compatible too, THAT's cool....

-so what happen to the lame excuse offered (by the orange guy) that the RECEIVER would fail...

with a longer drop?

and will ALL the stingers ship at 12 or is this a new/extra option for users?

i ask because IF you need a really short drop (like 2 inches) why carry the extra mass from a longer chuck of iron....

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...Next novice question:...
no offense intended kf', and you've gotten some very useful replies....

kevin and roger and i have also provided some valuable links to review...

with LOTS of the basic and advanced info u might want...

there are also good threads here on the reese, equal-eye-zer, and draw'em-up-tight-2-pull-rite brands....

the haha owner's manual can be downloaded and reviewed for insights as well, it is IN the user's guide....

the haha folks regularly have pricing discounts, so direct contact is the best way to find today's price...

or you can find a lightly used orange thing at discount on d'bay...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...bay-32736.html

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-so what happen to the lame excuse offered (by the orange guy) that the RECEIVER would fail...

with a longer drop?
I'm not sure how they would know that without first having tested a longer drop on a number of different manufactured receivers. It sounds good though, doesn't it? I mean, who would want to push the issue if it was going to make the receiver fail? Is that saying that the haha produces MORE of a load on the receiver tube than a conventional style hitch? Hmmmm? Anyway, there are PLENTY of longer drops out there being used without receiver failures.

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and will ALL the stingers ship at 12 or is this a new/extra option for users?

i ask because IF you need a really short drop (like 2 inches) why carry the extra mass from a longer chuck of iron....
It will be an option for that very reason. I probably won't even mention it unless the coach is an Airstream. The 19"+/- hitch height is about the lowest out there for it to be needed.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:27 PM   #22
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Hmmmm? Anyway, there are PLENTY of longer drops out there being used without receiver failure

Correct

But I still would recommend replacment of the newer G.M. recievers.
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It has been recommended to me that I choose between a Reese Deluxe Trunnion Style Weight Distribution Hitch and a Hensley Arrow. I've been doing some research, but was told by a dealer of the Reese that neither the Reese nor the Hensley can be used on my 2005 Ford Diesel Excursion. That I need to contact Ford for a recommendation. This comment surprises me.

I will be pulling a 31' Classic.

If you pull with an Excursion what do you use?

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A Reese dual cam, is by far the best hitch you can use, for the money.

Use caution with the rating.

If I remember correctly, you should use a 550 to 600 pound rating, definitely not a 1000 pounder.

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A Reese dual cam, is by far the best hitch you can use, for the money.

Use caution with the rating.

If I remember correctly, you should use a 550 to 600 pound rating, definitely not a 1000 pounder.

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This is very good advice due to the fact that the DC uses tongue weight to properly work. If the bars are too stiff for the tongue weight, or your tongue weight varies cresting a hill, the cams will not control sway.
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I will also have it available for the haha but the over-center-latches will have to be changed to a shorter latch due to the wedges being closer to the hitch bar tabs. This will also move the effective pivot point more forward for the haha like it is with the ProPride 3P.
Sean, I hope you will start a thread with this as the headline/name.

I sure would like to modify my hitch rigging to account for differing pickup truck bed loads. As of now I am "stuck" with one stinger (have done one exchange) and can see that I'll really need a range of adjustments depending on what is in the bed, from virtually nothing in weight, to very heavy loads (maximum GAWR) that will drop the hitch height.

Unfortunately our Silver Streak trailer will see little or no use this year, but I look forward, overall, to having the best possible rigging under all contingencies.

I may buy a (used) utility or dump-bed trailer to which I may affix a second, (used) H/A hitch at some distant future; to haul heavy loads on very long round trips for our family business. Your proposed "H/A modified" makes that a more likely scenario.

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There is some pretty good info on setting up the Excursion on RV.Net : RV.Net - The Leading RV Community, Club, RV Travel and Information Source for Recreational Vehicle Camping (azflycaster[?]) in re the suspension, etc; things related to making that TV a better one.
Okay, here is the Excursion info I was thinking of (contributor name is from different fish, "crappie_fisherman")

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: observations for those with 3.73's and V10 while towing

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Excursion with F250 rear springs, who has done it?

He actually has quite a number of posts on this truck, though I have not read them in entirety. A Hensley Arrow owner, too.
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Sean, I hope you will start a thread with this as the headline/name.
I'm not sure I can do that as a vendor but I'm sure the word will get out when it is available and someone will start a thread.
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Okay, here is the Excursion info I was thinking of (contributor name is from different fish, "crappie_fisherman")

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: observations for those with 3.73's and V10 while towing

He actually has quite a number of posts on this truck, though I have not read them in entirety. A Hensley Arrow owner, too.

I know Joe (aka - crappie_fisherman) and he would be happy to talk to anyone and help out with Excursion questions. He's a great guy.
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