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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-25-2017, 07:44 AM
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Posted By dkottum
High enter of gravity doesn't make much...

High enter of gravity doesn't make much difference going straight down the roadway, looks good, feels good. Then you have to change directions. Quickly.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-20-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 280
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Posted By dkottum
Unless you are also carrying a heavy load in the...

Unless you are also carrying a heavy load in the truck's bed, along with the trailer on the hitch. You may be lightening the steering axle too much for good control under adverse conditions. The...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-04-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 280
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Posted By dkottum
Frank, this is not to argue but to tell what we...

Frank, this is not to argue but to tell what we have learned and help others understand. The idea behind the Hensley/ProPride design is to eliminate sway. Hensley guarantees you can't make it sway....
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-04-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,596
Posted By dkottum
The Hensley/ProPride hitch will perform better on...

The Hensley/ProPride hitch will perform better on ice than hitches depending on friction sway control because when you steer through a turn and then straighten the tow vehicle, there will be no...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-03-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,596
Posted By dkottum
There is no sway control routine for...

There is no sway control routine for Hensley/ProPride because there will never be any sway when using one. The design keeps the trailer in alignment with the tow vehicle.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-30-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,596
Posted By dkottum
Generally speaking, braking only worsens a...

Generally speaking, braking only worsens a trailer sway condition. Accelerating slightly while applying trailer brakes with the brake controller can help straighten things out.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-22-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,596
Posted By dkottum
The 1987 Suburban 3/4 tons used to tow 1987 Avion...

The 1987 Suburban 3/4 tons used to tow 1987 Avion 34s had less torque and at least half the transmission gears of a modern 1/2 ton. Yet we loved them for towing our big travel trailers. I wonder...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-22-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,596
Posted By dkottum
I wonder what the engine torque, how many...

I wonder what the engine torque, how many transmission speeds, rear axle ratio, and load capacity of a 1987 Suburban 3/4 ton was 30 years ago, compared to a typical Airstream tow vehicle of today.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-13-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,596
Posted By dkottum
What did they tow 34' Avions with when 34' Avions...

What did they tow 34' Avions with when 34' Avions were new? And more relevant to the thread, did they use weight distribution hitches?
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-12-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,596
Posted By dkottum
We get insulted on this forum all the time,...

We get insulted on this forum all the time, consider it a complement and encouragement.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-11-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,596
Posted By dkottum
You don't get out much, Google travel trailer or...

You don't get out much, Google travel trailer or pickup truck rollovers. Any size, any shape, they all can go over.

Choose towing equipment that handles well when the crap hits the fan...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-05-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,596
Posted By dkottum
I wish. Note the information is for a...

I wish.

Note the information is for a generic Pivot Point Projection hitch, and I always try to use Hensley/ProPride together. They are direct competitors.

This thread is a hitch thread. ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-05-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,596
Posted By dkottum
Any tow vehicle pulling a trailer without the...

Any tow vehicle pulling a trailer without the hitch pivot point at or near the drive axle(s), a bumper-pull setup, is an accommodation. Pickup trucks are designed for hauling, semi-trailer trucks...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-03-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,596
Posted By dkottum
The Hensley/ProPride design doesn't project the...

The Hensley/ProPride design doesn't project the weight forward, it projects the trailer pivot point forward. (Moving weight forward is part of the function of the weight distribution bars.)

No...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-02-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,596
Posted By dkottum
A long wheelbase, heavy duty pickup truck is only...

A long wheelbase, heavy duty pickup truck is only needed for carrying heavy loads when towing an Airstream. Towing stability is the function of a good weight distribution hitch and setup. If heavy...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-02-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,596
Posted By dkottum
I think it is important to look at the two...

I think it is important to look at the two features a good hitch system offers, weight distribution and sway control. Not all hitches do both equally well.

Insufficient w.d. is a reason many...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-31-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,596
Posted By dkottum
The only people I know who had their Airstream 28...

The only people I know who had their Airstream 28 go into a rapidly increasing sway and the whole thing rolled down the side grade were towing with an F-250. Traveling downhill in AZ, on a curve...
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