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lhorne 09-14-2006 04:38 PM

Our 2007 Airstream should arrive anyday!
 
We just purchased a 2007 25' Safari LS SE with the bunk bed option. We are interested in the Hensley Hitch. Any thoughts on this type of hitch?

Beth:)

redeagle313 09-14-2006 04:47 PM

Congratulations on your impending arrival.

About the Hensley, it really depends upon your trailer and your choice of a tow vehicle. If you are towing with a relatively short wheel base SUV (Tahoe/Yukon, Expedition, Sequoia, Tourag....) then you may want to consider a Hensley. If you are towing with a truck or larger SUV (Suburban, Expedition) then it may not really do much for you.

We considered one, but opted not to buy one. We have had our trailer for a year and half and do not regret the purchase of our Equal-i-zer hitch. Then again, we tow a 28' Airstream with a 3/4 ton crewcab pickup.

Fyrzowt 09-14-2006 04:49 PM

Hitch
 
I don't have any personal experience with that brand, I've seen lots of info on them here in the forums. Do a search for that brand. Comments seem to be positive. Congratulations on your new 'Stream!

Goin camping 09-14-2006 05:02 PM

Congradulations and welcome.

Craftsman 09-14-2006 05:38 PM

Should pick my 25' Classic up at the end of the month so I congratulate you on your new Airstream. I'm having the dealer install the Hensley hitch on mine. No experence with the brand but everyone that ownes one raves about it. I'm towing with a 2006 crew cab F 350, so it may be overkill.

lhorne 09-14-2006 06:14 PM

We have been cautioned by Hensley to stay in the installation area while the Hensley is being installed. You will have a life time warranty with your new hitch. I guess some concern the installers will switch out with a used one, which the lifetime warranty doesn't apply.

My hubby has chosen to install it himself. Should be interesting. Good Luck with your Airstream.

myoung 09-14-2006 06:36 PM

I've posted several times about the outstanding performance of the Equal-i-zer hitch on our trailer, which is similar to yours. Take the $2,000+ difference and enjoy more time on the road. :)

Also, I don't believe that the wheelbase length factors into the decision in any material way. Perhaps a minority opinion, but one that has proven successful in actual use. Our Durango has one of the shortest wheelbases around, SUV or truck.

moosetags 09-14-2006 06:42 PM

I have a 25 Safari and pull it with a 2500 Suburban via a Hensley Hitch System. I know they are expensive, but I would not trade my Hensley for anything. There is absolutely no sway at all, not even an unconfortable wobble.

myoung 09-14-2006 06:47 PM

Stockholm Syndrome
 
I can't resist. The devil makes me do this...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome

:innocent: :angel: ;)

2airishuman 09-14-2006 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lhorne
We just purchased a 2007 25' Safari LS SE with the bunk bed option. We are interested in the Hensley Hitch. Any thoughts on this type of hitch?Beth:)

hi beth...
1. welcome to the forums
2. congrats on the new trailer...really nice model...
3. ignore comments from anyone who has never owned a hensley...

search hensley and pages of threads will appear....here is one to get ya started...

https://www.airforums.com/forum...hlight=hensley

i'm not going to retype my lengthy posts on the haha....so read'em here!

pay close attention to comments from actual users....
would you want an opinion on flying from an earthworm?
on sex from a nun?
on airstreams from some one who has never used one?

my only negative on the hensleys...i don't like the color and i don't care for much of their advertising efforts. scare tactics and testimonials turn me off.

otoh...this may be the only product i've ever owned, for which virtually every owner reports a POSITIVE experience....

if you decide rv'n isn't for you...the hensley will sell quicker than the airstream!

hey there myoung...

while price point for the hensley is an issue...
that fades with each mile of towing...
really price is more of an issue for non owners...i wonder why?

i do still remember paying 4500$ for my ibm thinkpad 700c back in 92?...
that purchase still stings..
.and that useless brick is still in a drawer somewhere....
i'll keep it till the bits are atomic subparticles!

so i guess all mac owners suffer from that syndrome too?
you are a mac guy right....1000s of pcs and you with a mac?

which makes your hostage syndrome all the more out of place referring to the hensley...
for haha users, towing an airstream with a haha is FREEDOM!
we are the towing fraction LEAST held hostage....
no sway, no wind, no push, no white knuckle driving....i'm actually so relaxed towing.

it just works....
it allows me to enjoy the ride....
being relaxed means it is easier to take a trip...
more trips...more fun....more airstreaming...

so like many mac users 'held hostage'....but being more productive?

really with your background...how could you NOT have a hensley

cheers
2air'

myoung 09-14-2006 10:05 PM

2air,

Perhaps you hadn't noticed the humor intended. Certainly, most of us tend to be fans of the choices we make.

That said, I've only had to purchase one hitch, but among computers I can recall personally purchasing over a dozen extending back to 1975. Yes, I certainly prefer Apple computers based on years and years of experience with many platforms. Before I retired, I was in charge of the IT department of a subsidiary of a major global bank so I had exposure to more than a few options. I always chose the Mac for both personal and professional use. At least with computers, you can try them and compare them just by visiting stores or by calling upon friends. Too bad that can't be done easily with hitches.

Lastly, quantity is no proof of quality; popularity is no proof of excellence. Choice is good.

Fyrzowt 09-14-2006 10:39 PM

WOW... that was close! I thought it was going to get nasty there for a minute. Good recovery :D

ROBERTSUNRUS 09-14-2006 11:00 PM

:) Hi, 2air.
3. Ignore comments from anyone who has never owned a Hensley......

:lol: I am just as happy with my Equal-i-zer as you are with your Hensley; Did you ever own an Equal-i-zer? Same thing! And no, I've never owned a Hensley Arrow either, but at this rate, with no driveabilty problems, I don't see one in my future either.
:rolleyes: One flavor ice cream [chocolate for me] does not satisfy everyone; Therefore we have several choices.

:) :) Bob:) :)

2airishuman 09-14-2006 11:15 PM

oh come on now fyrzowt....

we aren't even close to nasty, yet....

sure i saw the humor, i suppose.

but myoung.

it isn't the first time you've suggested that those of us who use the haha and spent so much on one...want others to be just as miserable...

https://www.airforums.com/forum...93-post13.html

i went to bat for ya on your experience using the durango to tow back then...

because sometimes experience matters...so to with hensley experience, right?

and while i do like the haha, what is more uncanny to me...are the numbers...

---number of actual users who don't like it.........................almost zero
---number of users who complain about the price................almost zero
---number of users who sing its praise...............................almost all
---number of users who think anything else is close..............almost zero
---number of non users who have an opinion.......................almost all
---number of non users who think they know how it works.....almost all
---number of non users who think others are as good............almost all
---number of non users who think it's over priced.................almost all

it is just humorus to me that those who don't have a haha,
and haven't used one
have such strong opinions about it....

i'm sure there is a syndrome for this too...
but it seems particularly funny for airstream owners....
since sob owners think 'airsteams are over priced'
and other trailers are just as good...and so on.

sure we like our own choices mike, but why dislike someone elses choice so much? why suggest they don't need what you haven't tried?

you have to admit if a pc user took this approach to the mac,
you would be all over them...
with the reference point of an experienced real user...right?

btw....
purchased my first mac...the mbpro...its ok, just ok, well i like it...fine.
with options....about the same price as a haha...but the warranty sux...

cheers
2air'

2airishuman 09-14-2006 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ROBERTSUNRUS
:) I am just as happy with my Equal-i-zer as you are with your Hensley; Did you ever own an Equal-i-zer? )

hi bob, no i haven't and you will find i make no negative comments regarding the equalizer either....

that is the point...

i didn't suggest ignoring comments on other hitches by those who have used whatever it is they use.

but opinions on the haha from folks who have zero minutes using one...

well it's like asking a man how it feels to deliver a baby with or without an epidural

i've deliverd hundreds both ways,
and still can't tell anyone how it feels from moms view.....
can you?

and to use your analogy....
if you haven't tasted chocolate, how can you know vanilla is just as good?
which is not the same as suggesting you aren't happy with vanilla...
i'm sure many folks are happy with vanilla...
but they may not have tasted macadamia nut mocca caramel fudge either...
so i'd wanna ask someone who has...


cheers
2air'

ROBERTSUNRUS 09-14-2006 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2airishuman
hi bob, no i haven't and you wil find i make no negative comments regarding the equalizer either....

that is the point...

i didn't suggest ignoring comments on other hitches by those who have used whatever it is they use.

but opinions on the haha from folks who have zero minutes using one...

well it's like asking a man how it feels to deilver a baby with or without an epidural

i've deliverd hundreds both ways,
and still can't tell anyone how it feels from moms view.....
can you?

and to use your analogy....
if you haven't tasted chocolate, who can you know vanilla is just as good?
which isn't not the same as suggesting you aren't happy with vanilla...
i'm sure many folks are happy with vanilla...
but they may not have tasted macadamia nut mocca caramel fudge either...
so i'd wanna ask someone who has...


cheers
2air'

:) Hi, 2air. First off thank you for being so honest on the hitch subject. [Eq. / Ha Ha ]
:blush: Did you mean how does it feel for a man to deliver a Baby? Or did you mean how would it feel for a man to actually have a baby? Just the thought of haveing a baby gives me more pain than I can take!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:neutral: As for the Ice Cream; I meant there are many choices, because people have different tastes. One choice can't work for everyone.

:) :) Bob:) :)

2airishuman 09-15-2006 12:09 AM

well bob i actually prefer strawberry or pistachio....

yea i meant how does it feel to be the one giving birth...
you get the point...
ask someone who has been there...

cheers
2air'

myoung 09-15-2006 12:15 AM

It seems to me that apart from the simple task of linking the trailer to the TV, weight distribution hitches must serve a few other purposes. They must be relatively easy to hook up, to unhook, and to remove. They must prevent sway or rocking that would endanger stability of the trailer/TV combination. They must allow for backing and attachment even at extreme angles. They must be relatively simple and solid in construction to minimize wear and routine maintenance. They must not add excessive weight to the rig for the jobs that must be performed. They must do all these things at a reasonable cost.

It was and is my considered opinion that for the mid-range size of AS, the Equal-i-zer suits the bill and that there is no compelling reason to spend more money for some alternative. Ockham's razor is another principle that might be applied to the selection of hitches. It is reasonable to be parsimonious, economical, and simple in the choice of a suitable hitch.

alvinator 09-15-2006 03:41 AM

I had an Equal-i-zer that I sold out of frustration because the L brackets kept loosening and one even fell off leaving the WD bar swinging around. I tried everything but welding the brackets on to fix the problem to no avail. The hitch was attached to a 1998 28 Excella pulled by a Dodge Diesel. I bought the Reese HP Dual cam to replace it and that worked fine.

We now have a 2006 34 Classic and we opted for the Hensley. It works exactly as advertised. Along with the 6 disc brakes on the trailer, the unit tows and stops like it isn't there.

Jim Clark 09-15-2006 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redeagle313
Congratulations on your impending arrival.

About the Hensley, it really depends upon your trailer and your choice of a tow vehicle. If you are towing with a relatively short wheel base SUV (Tahoe/Yukon, Expedition, Sequoia, Tourag....) then you may want to consider a Hensley. If you are towing with a truck or larger SUV (Suburban, Expedition) then it may not really do much for you.

We considered one, but opted not to buy one. We have had our trailer for a year and half and do not regret the purchase of our Equal-i-zer hitch. Then again, we tow a 28' Airstream with a 3/4 ton crewcab pickup.

This has been my experience with a 25 Safari SS. My current TV is a 2001 SCREW I do have WD. I purchased a dual cam setup to add to the trailer and have not done so yet as I have not felt the compelling need to do so in 2500 miles of pulling so far. No sway. The Henslely is a great hitch and is the best but In my case it is not necessary. I stay well with in the speed limits and practice caution at all times.

Jim

Mike Lewis 09-15-2006 10:02 AM

2air---You make a point I had not concidered. I have never owned one but did always concider them to be top of the line, seen the vidio, read the literature, talked to owners. In the past I have said that I felt they were unnecessary when towing a smaller trailer or with a heavy tow vehicle to trailer ratio. I STAND CORRECTED!!!! I do not know that from experience but assumed it to be so. I probably came to that conclusion because most I've seen have been on larger heavier trailers. Like I say, I ASSUMED such. I'll not mention the brand I purchased as it's not the subject of this thread. If asked how mine performs I can tell you, but in all honesty I can't tell you how it compares to yours or anyone elses I,ve never used.---pieman

Chuck 09-15-2006 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2airishuman
really price is more of an issue for non owners...i wonder why?

'cuz we can't afford 'em?? :huh:


Quote:

Originally Posted by 2airishuman
so i guess all mac owners suffer from that syndrome too?

yeah, pretty much. But the mac doesn't cost "that" much more than others.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2airishuman
...no sway, no wind, no push, no white knuckle driving....

me neither. that's the whole point.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2airishuman
...so like many mac users 'held hostage'....but being more productive?

They aren't. any time saved is typically eaten up by the hoops through which they have to jump in order to collaborate with the rest of the world. But thats another subject for another thread...

If a mac is like a Ha-Ha...does it only work on 5% of the roads? (yeah, I know...and if it were a pc, you'd have to keep stoping and rolling the windows down and back up, for no apparent reason...).
"Fine, I'll take one", said the long-haul trucker, who spends 99.9% of his time on such roads...
Lots of things can affect one's perspective.
I recently toured some shiny new Airstream trailers. I took a glance at the price tag on one of them...it was not the most expensive Airstream, either. But anyway, after I regained consciousness, I thought, "gosh, thats expensive". Someone else might think its a bargain. And for that person, with a new ~$50k tug to pull their ~$80k, the "ha-ha" is a "sure, throw one of them in, wouldja?" item. For me? not so much...

As for my opinion not being valid because I don't own one...well, I disagree. (surprise! :D ). You don't buy a ha-ha to get something...you buy it to get RID of something. (sway, push, "white knuckle driving"). I already have none of those things, and I didn't have to pay 3g to get there. can't get less than "0".

myoung 09-15-2006 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chuck
You don't buy a ha-ha to get something...you buy it to get RID of something. (sway, push, "white knuckle driving"). I already have none of those things, and I didn't have to pay 3g to get there. can't get less than "0".

Absolutely terrific and persuasive argument. Thanks for the insight!!!

tsunami 09-15-2006 12:26 PM

Look at the Equal-i-zer for your rig. Your tow vehicle and tailer are the right set-up to efficiently utilize the Equal-i-zer. I have used this hitch and pulled my A/S for over 5000 miles already this year with out so much as a wobble. No sway in passing or being passed by semi's at speed on the interstate or on two lane back roads. It's easy to hitch and un-hitch. Just my humble opinion.

2airishuman 09-15-2006 01:04 PM

well mike

drifting further afield in hopes of an anchor?

from hostage syndromes to a theory on theroies?

the razor is a principle for dealing with competing theories...
so IF the discussion was sway/yaw and how to reduce it...
or explain the ideal hitch...
or explain antisway
or explain how a haha works
or explain why there is such an anti haha view from those that have never used one...

the razor might apply.

but this isn't a thread on theory...
and the razor doesn't address experience....
emprical, practical, actual or any other sort...

the only way the razor can be twisted to apply is...
if shopping for a specific brand product...
1. seek opinions from those that have used it....
2. seek opinions from those that haven't....

pick one?

now this is much different than...
'if shopping for a general category of products, and considering all brands..."

see the difference?

the razor concept might be twisted to suggest
'when considering a brand stick to brand owners, current or past'

so thanks for supplying support for my statement...to ignore comment from those that have never owned or used a hensley...IF asking about the hensley...

chuck...no where did i type your opinion isn't valid...
so who are you disagreeing with?

for a given product/brand IF you have never used the specific product/brand....those opinions aren't helpful evaluating the specific product/brand....so my statement stands...

it is too bad folks can't freely and easily sample all brands of hitch....
i've read comments from many who have used an assortment....almost without fai, everyone that tries the haha recalibrates their brains for a new definition of zero...

promoting a brand one has used and comparing it to other brands one has used is useful....

neither of you are doing this...

cheers
2air'

Chuck 09-15-2006 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2airishuman
chuck...no where did i type your opinion isn't valid...
so who are you disagreeing with?

you said "ignore comments from those who have never owned or used a Hensley". twice. why else would you say that?

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2airishuman
...for a given product/brand IF you have never used the specific product/brand....those opinions aren't helpful evaluating the specific product/brand....so my statement stands...

but thats not what we're doing. we're trying to achieve a goal of 0 sway, not evaluate a specific product against itself. I've achieved that goal without a Ha-ha. Nobody is "dissing" the ha ha itself; I'm sure its a ~fabulous~ device, and everyone that owns one loves it. Thats fine. We're just saying that you can get "0 sway" for le$$, using a similar trailer/tv combination. I don't own a Saturn-V rocket, but I'm pretty confident in saying that I don't need that kind of horsepower. I'm not planning any trips to the moon. The old 318 is more than adequate, and a darn site more economical.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2airishuman
...everyone that tries the haha recalibrates their brains for a new definition of zero...

So I've got a sway problem...and I just don't know it???? :blink: well, ya got me, there. I don't know what to say to that. :neutral:

AZstreamin 09-15-2006 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lhorne
We just purchased a 2007 25' Safari LS SE with the bunk bed option. We are interested in the Hensley Hitch. Any thoughts on this type of hitch?

Beth:)

Wow this is starting to sound like a diesel -vs- gas thread:) .. So back to Beth's question.... First congrats on your new purchase Beth... pictures needed when she arrives, I'd like to see that bunk option. Second... I don't own a Hensley I gave it some serious consideration... for whatever it is worth, I believe it is an outstanding product...but again I can’t offer a qualified opinion. I noticed you have not asked anyone for opinion or thoughts on other brands are you considering other hitch systems? If yes, I'll can share my opinion on the Equal-i-zer brand. Best of luck

myoung 09-15-2006 03:13 PM

One reason some of us have commented on non-Hensley hitches is that the question was asked about "this type of hitch." I interpret this to mean weight-distribution hitches with anti-sway, anti-roll features. Seems reasonable to consider various alternatives if the desire is to eliminate sway or roll or other unsafe dynamic conditions while towing.

Quote:

Originally Posted by lhorne
We just purchased a 2007 25' Safari LS SE with the bunk bed option. We are interested in the Hensley Hitch. Any thoughts on this type of hitch?

Beth:)


AZstreamin 09-15-2006 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lhorne
My hubby has chosen to install it himself. Should be interesting. Good Luck with your Airstream.

Dah....I just answered my own question from my last post.... you don't need opinions on other brands you've already purchased a Hensley so it sounds like you are all set Beth.... Happy Airstreamin'

2airishuman 09-15-2006 03:45 PM

hi myoung and others

sure it is reasonable to interpret the question as you have and follow that with insights on any brand or make, as you fancy.

suggesting because we've forked over 3k haha owners are some how brainlessly held hostages and want others to pay and suffer as we do isn't fair.

i interpreted the question more narrowly. type of hitch for me suggested the '4 link fixed side virtual pivot point' hitch that the haha is....

no others are of this type, from my investigations.

functional equal is hotly debated. so debate the merits if you must...

the follow up, which is before either of us posted, is again only regarding the hensley. they have purchased it and are installing it.

when/if it comes time for them to ask questions about adjustments or other features related to the hensley... who's comments should they consider?

1. users current or past
2. non users

that was and is the point of my original declaration...

now that i own a mac.
i go to the apple store.
i ask mac people. or former mac people. or unix people, or next people if i can find any....
and so on.
i'm not debating the merits of pc/mac...i want user help.

i want mac paint!
i want binary photoshop now!
i want my tax program in mac format!
i want acdsee on the mac...iphoto is clunky 2 me!
i want the wireless router to print AND scan!
i want it ALL!

breath.....breath.....


cheers
2air'

there are multiple threads here on other hitch options. plenty of wisdom and experience with all sorts of towing setups.

but i still think it is a curious and unique 'syndrome' that nonusers think their experience with other products qualifies them in the least on the haha...

my only thought on 'can't get less than zero' is......'you don't know what you are missing!'

say amen somebody!

allen waters 09-15-2006 03:56 PM

Hensley Hitch
 
I love it. Feel very secure when trucks pass. not any motion. have a 25 ft safari. allen

Chuck 09-15-2006 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2airishuman
when/if it comes time for them to ask questions about adjustments or other features related to the hensley... who's comments should they consider?

1. users current or past
2. non users

that was and is the point of my original declaration...

well, thats entirely different. BUT...
Quote:

Originally Posted by 2airishuman
...but i still think it is a curious and unique 'syndrome' that nonusers think their experience with other products qualifies them in the least on the haha...

I did see a rig earlier this year, A/S and hensley...when the unit was all hooked up and ready to go, the truck's nose was pointed skyward, and the trailer's tounge was pointed down. I'm no expert, but would I have been wrong to say, "gee, I don't think that's right"?

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2airishuman
my only thought on 'can't get less than zero' is......'you don't know what you are missing!'

I wonder...if I bought a hensley, would I get some kind of anti-sway "account", where the extra anti-sway that I don't need and wouldn't actually use would build up, and I could use it against future sway occurances?
like when you have a big solar array on your roof that generates more electricity than you use, it feeds out on the power lines, making your electric meter run backwards, and the utility sends you a check?

Mike Lewis 09-15-2006 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by myoung
One reason some of us have commented on non-Hensley hitches is that the question was asked about "this type of hitch." I interpret this to mean weight-distribution hitches with anti-sway, anti-roll features. Seems reasonable to consider various alternatives if the desire is to eliminate sway or roll or other unsafe dynamic conditions while towing.

I'm not taking sides but about,"this type of hitch" but I interpreted this to be the Hensley that was in question here. I based this on the fact the Hensley is different than conventional anti sway weight dist. hitches.--pieman

ROBERTSUNRUS 09-15-2006 11:31 PM

Hensley Hitch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lhorne
We just purchased a 2007 25' Safari LS SE with the bunk bed option. We are interested in the Hensley Hitch. Any thoughts on this type of hitch?

Beth:)

:) Hi, Beth. I personally don't own a Hensley Arrow Hitch, but if that's in your mind, buy it. My hitch came free with my trailer and works great for me. So I didn't need to ask about any thoughts on hitches. But the Hensley has a great following and testimony. A friend of mine has the same hitch as I do and I quote, "If this hitch does not work out, then we will have no other choice than to spend the bucks and buy a Hensley Arrow" This was my statement and because our hitches worked well for us, we did not change. As with anything new to you, you may have some difficulties useing this hitch. I also had difficulties with my hitch too until I got more experience with it. Some people might be too proud to admit their hitch was frustrating to operate at first; Not me, another camper came over to help hook mine up on my first back-in, park next to, on an angle, and slopeing camp site. Now I can be the one to help out someone new. And already have.
:) Enjoy your new trailer. Next year when I retire, I would like to meet, in person, all of my friends on this forum.

:) :) Bob:) :)

SilverToy 09-16-2006 12:44 AM

Stridant?! Oh sure!
 
Hello all -

Been reading the thread with the usual interest - and found all 'the usual suspects' with all the 'usual' themes.... It is SO nice when everything follows true to form.

All the comments around the Hensley also follow the 'usual' pattern. Some love em, some don't see the point ($'s, difficulty, etc), and lots don't know or care as their hitch works for them. All the hand wringing and huffiness seem a bit over the top - but then that is the style for some folks.

Chuck - Liked the comment "Gee, that just doesn't seem right".... I'll back you on that comment each and every time, even if you aren't a ''haha" card carrying certified user with 3 technical courses under your belt. I would have the same comment! Every time !

Related to the Hensley, to the vehicle attitudes, the tire inflation, etc....

Then it is up to the hitched individual to look at it and decide if it is 'right for them' or if that nosy so and so oughta get another hobby.

The vast majority of enlightened folks - say "THANKS!" and move on. I know that I feel better for what I have done inspite of the lack of an "Expert" or "Owner" designation.


Just few things I felt that needed to be said. Thanks for listening and reading this far.

Ciao

Axel
SilverToy

Buzzy4 09-16-2006 12:47 PM

HA Alignment?
 
I don't own a HA. My present setup is with a Reese dual cam. I have never noticed any sway at all when towing my 25 ft FB with an F250 Crew cab 4x4. I have frequently passed 18 wheelers from the opposite direction on two lane roads at ~70 mph and assumed they were doing about the same. There was absolutely no noticable buffeting or sway.

Yesterday while traveling across the Texas panhandle without my trailer in tow there was a very strong cross-wind. Although I still noticed nothing unusual I wondered what it would be like if I had been towing. I have been in some pretty strong cross-winds with my trailer, but I'm not sure I have been in any that strong. I began to think again about an HA.

My main reason for not going to an HA already is concern about alignment while hitching up on an unlevel surface. Admittedly, this is no problem when on a nice level spot, but I frequently boondock. Thus the surface is very often unlevel and the TV is not on the same plane as the trailer. I have also stayed in a state park that had paved spots that had an angle at the hitching point. The trailer was level but the TV was on an upward slope. I see this as a real problem in hitching an HA without first removing the entire hitch.

I would like to hear from those who have experience with this and how you handle it. I looks to me to be potentially a real PITA.

Ed

2airishuman 09-16-2006 01:51 PM

hi ed/buzzy4....

i'm gonna try to answer your question...
or at least offer my views...

but not in this thread.

stay tuned....

cheers
2air'


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