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Old 07-03-2013, 02:18 PM   #81
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@PharmGeek;
Nothing wrong with being skeptical...in fact that's a great way to approach anything in today's information-overloaded society.

What I suggest is seek out members that have been towing much of their lives and see what they think. What I suspect you will find is that many are using a Hensley or Pro Pride, or tow a fairly modest trailer with an F350 or some such. Experience is the only real teacher, and the wise learn from the experiences of others.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #82
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Interesting thread you guys have going here. It seems to me the collective wisdom is ' it's your life/airstream, don't take a chance, get the best'. It's too much effort to refute that kind of logic so I won't.

I use an old fashion reese dual cam on my 21 ft. and on my 25 ft. Airstreams. They work great. Never had a problem. No oscillation. Easy to hook up. Easy to set up.

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Old 07-03-2013, 02:37 PM   #83
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John H, you poor thing (as my dear old Grand Mother would have said). According to some misguided souls here you are living on borrowed time and you should be ashamed for putting your family and the lives of others on the line each and every time you hook up and hit the road. Shame on you.
I say if it works for you that is good enough and if others don’t like it that is their problem not yours.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:05 PM   #84
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No, no.....it's.

"Bless your heart, you poor thing".

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Old 07-03-2013, 03:15 PM   #85
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LOL: I was paraphrasing, that's my story and I am sticking to it.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:26 PM   #86
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Ugh. Please - more light than heat in these discussions - I know we're all capable of that....
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:58 AM   #87
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At the risk of sounding like a broken record...although I would like to one day own a ProPride (I saw a youTube video of Sean looking at a website where Hensley was bad-mouthing the ProPride- not cool) I STILL don't think I am endangering myself or others by towing with the Equal-i-zer. I will run what I brung and be thankful to have it. Fellow 'Streamers with Reese, EazLift, Andersen, or whatever brand I still love ya and hope to see you at a campground soon.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:44 AM   #88
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Without better research of some kind many many will reasonably question most all assertions....

It will go on and on and on....
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:13 AM   #89
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Without better research of some kind many many will reasonably question most all assertions....

It will go on and on and on....
Not if one copies my "tongue depressor" model!
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:24 AM   #90
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Some just drop the Airstream on the hitch ball of a sturdy truck and go, and report long trips with no sway, no semi push, feels just fine.

Many hitch users report the same. I've done that, have a ProPride now. I wasn't lying, I was just in the dark.

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Hope distributing my weight in this thread hasn't caused too much friction. If so, we could go to a round bar for some lubrication over a coupler drinks :-)
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:14 AM   #92
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Without better research of some kind many many will reasonably question most all assertions....
It will go on and on and on....
I beg to differ....many,many won't/don't question all assertions.
It's not the research that's lacking, it's the astute application of un-common sense, supplied by those who have travelled a little further down that road.

It's not rocket science, your towing a trailer after all.

We towed an AS for 18 Seasons without ever knowing about this site, I guess it was just plain dumb luck that we made it thru unscathed, or possibly, just maybe.....not.

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Old 07-04-2013, 12:42 PM   #93
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my point is that independent research helps reduce uncertainty about various claims...

Im sold on the "best" hitch because I think that it will be an excellent hitch based on multitude of reviews, I have the money, and it will give me perhaps some peace of mind....

Having said that...my guess is that for various truck/trailer combinations, it is quite plausible? that certain hitches could work, be very safe, etc...

"It's not rocket science, your towing a trailer after all. "

The scientific method applies to all truth claims, not just rocket science of course
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Ahhh.....all science is truth.

Sorry, I didn't realize that fact.

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Never said all science is truth - but it helps get answers
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Never said all science is truth - but it helps get answers
Scientific experiment: Fabricate "tongue depressor" Hensley model and literally FEEL the results.
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Correction: 4 Sided Problem S/B 4 Bar Problem

For what its worth I dug into my archives and found the article concerning the Hensley hitch geometry. I misspoke calling it a "4 Sided Problem" when it is actually called a "4 Bar Problem. Below I have attached the file for scrutiny:
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I saw a Hensley video where he had it set up and showed how there can be no movement initiated from behind the hitch - it is most impressive
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How difficult would a self install be ?
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How difficult would a self install be ?
Not hard at all...
Took about 2hours study and 3hrs work.

But having the system laid out in front of you makes it much easier getting familiar with the names of all the unusual looking parts.

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