Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS
OMG... I'm going to sway myself right into the ditch...I'm so far away. ��
NOT...too many other important variables.��
As in the Tahoe's shorter wheelbase.
So you wouldn't be compensating for that egregious extension with that Hensley hitch? Even on a vehicle that looks to have plenty of wheelbase?
Not dismission your point. The Tahoe wheelbase is actually not that short at 116".
My personal tow vehicle has a shorter wheelbase still at 112.3". Yet I don't need to rely on a PPP hitch to tow a larger 27FB. No sway to speak of, and no stability issues against wind and passing rigs/busses. Even under non-ideal parameters, if one pays attention to adjust what's possible to control, can have a well sorted rig. Devils in the details. Don't over-rely or have false confidence in any one particular variable.
I shortened my drop shank for 2.5". Is that worth the effort? Is it worth to have handling equal to a rig that has 5" longer wheelbase? Heck yes.
It also pays dividends in reducing the WD tension necessary. Want to know why HD rigs need to run ridiculous 100% FALR and 1500lb bars, on top of a ride that already beats up their Airstreams? It's because of the long rear overhang past the rear axle, and needing extended drop shank lengths to clear the tailgate. Both of which give the trailer additional leverage to reducing front axle load, porpoising, dynamic handling, sway, etc.