Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-18-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
Eyota , Minnesota
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 12
Hensley Hitch Value

I'm new to the forum. I've been reading a lot about hitches both on here and from other sources. My wife and I are getting ready to do some traveling. We have bought the tow vehicle and have been shopping around for AS for a couple of years now. We are considering a 25FB, 27FB or the 28 footer. We are hoping this spring will be the spring we spring for the AS. Along with the trailer, we will be purchasing a weight distribution hitch. I have towed many many trailers in the past, from little 2,000 lb'ers to 7,000 lb car haulers. However, I have never had a WDH before. So my question to you more experienced tow-ers would be, is the Hensley hitch worth the extra dollars? I realize opinions vary, so I would particularly like to hear opinions from those of you who have towed with the Hensley as well as with some other brand. I apologize if this has already been discussed here, but searching for Hensley brings up a lot of reading to sort through.
L4740 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 10:40 AM   #2
1 Rivet Member
Eyota , Minnesota
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 12
Disregard for now. I found a thread titled "To Hensly or not" I'll read through that one. Thanks anyway.
L4740 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 11:34 AM   #3
pmclemore's Avatar

2012 30' International
Walkerton , Virginia
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,177
You can save a few bucks by buying a factory refurb from Hensley. I recommend either a Hensley or a Propride.

Somebody, please, point me to the road.

AIR 3987
WBCCI 4596
pmclemore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 11:53 AM   #4
Rivet Master
Aviator's Avatar
1997 34' Limited
1970 27' Overlander
South of Atlanta , Georgia
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,709
Images: 2
Love our ProPride. It made all the difference in the world.
Craig and Carol
1997 34' Excella 1000
1970 27' Overlander, International
2009 Ford F150 5.4L
ProPride hitch with 1400# bars

AIR 41028
WBCCI 10199
Past President Southeastern Camping Unit (12)
Aviator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 01:04 PM   #5
2 Rivet Member
FullTimin2HI's Avatar
2004 28' International CCD
Palm Beach County , Florida
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 88
I think having a heavy tow vehicle or not has some impact on the "need" for these hitches.. I just drove our 28 down from PA to FL with a 99 F350 crew DRW 7.3L and a friction style hitch and it went flawlessly... The only time I felt any real sway was when I was being passed by 2 semi's on either side of me simultaneously. Nothing to serious though... Someday I'll buy a propride when I get enuff bucks saved up!
FullTimin2HI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 08:05 PM   #6
Rivet Master
JFScheck's Avatar
2020 30' Classic
Derwood , Maryland
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,516
Images: 37
ProPride is my favorite but Hensley works as well....

I think the technology warrants all to use these type of hitches if they can afford them...
John "JFScheck" Scheck
2020 30’ Airstream Classic
**I Love U.S.A.**
JFScheck is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Equalizer hitch benefits Moonstruck Hitches, Couplers & Balls 34 01-19-2011 08:03 AM
Which Hitch to buy? jomondnv Hitches, Couplers & Balls 19 01-01-2011 07:22 AM
How and When to Measure Hitch Height lcurrie Hitches, Couplers & Balls 9 12-30-2010 01:59 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.