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Old 10-17-2015, 12:45 PM   #15
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B&W, American Made, thick metal, massive 1inch jaws, just compare this hitch to any other, and you will see the difference. Nuff said!

HA, sounds like a direct quote from me!
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Old 10-17-2015, 02:39 PM   #16
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The Hensley jaws are almost 1 1/8 inches thick. They advise to use the 1/8 inch thick lube plates if the standard 1/4 inch ones are too thick to fit.
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:11 PM   #17
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The Hensley jaws are almost 1 1/8 inches thick. They advise to use the 1/8 inch thick lube plates if the standard 1/4 inch ones are too thick to fit.
Actually Hensley uses the Holland/Brikley head. Yes it is the standard of the industry.
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:25 AM   #18
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The Hensley jaws are almost 1 1/8 inches thick. They advise to use the 1/8 inch thick lube plates if the standard 1/4 inch ones are too thick to fit.

I initially used the lube plate they sell and for whatever reason I could never get it to stay attached. The little prongs got bent I guess and wouldn't hold it on. I didn't have an extra one from Hensley so I went out and bought a lube plate at a dealer and it works fine. It's not the really thick one but its thicker than what Hensley sells. I called Hensley and was told it shouldn't be an issue and it isn't. I've towed with it quite a bit now. I also checked to make sure it did not interfere with the jaws. Just thought I'd pass that along if anyone gets caught in a jam and needs a lube plate with the Hensley air ride hitch.

As far as the TS3, it's great but very expensive. If money isn't an issue and you want the smoothest ride I don't think it can be beat. I'm sure the competitors air ride hitch does the same so either air ride hitch would be great. I bought mine used for a really good price and see them listed online occasionally.
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Old 10-18-2015, 12:06 PM   #19
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If the lube plate is slipping off when not in use lay it on concrete and tap the scalloped inn er edges with a hammer this will decrease the diameter a bit and will allow the lube plate to stay in place.
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It appears that because I have the ford hitch prep kit installed I have to use a "ford" hitch which looks like it is made by Reese, or the Reese hitch itself. Based on input these must be pretty good hitch. Thanks. Bill
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:08 PM   #21
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Where did you get that you have to use "Ford's" hitch out of all that?
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Where did you get that you have to use "Ford's" hitch out of all that?
Actually I went to the Ford parts guy and we looked it up in their catalog. I do think you can buy adapters for other systems
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There are several manufacturers that make hitches that fit the Ford factory keep. You don't have to use the Reese, I've never used it.
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Actually I went to the Ford parts guy and we looked it up in their catalog. I do think you can buy adapters for other systems
Ford will tell you to buy theirs. Here's some links. There are no "adapters."

Companion OEM - 5th Wheel Hitch - Fits Ford Puck System | B & W Trailer Hitches

CURT Manufacturing - CURT OEM-Compatible 5th Wheel Legs for Ford #16017

CURT Manufacturing - CURT Q24 5th Wheel Hitch with Ford OEM Legs #16037

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I have a q20 and it fits the ford pucks.
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I will be purchasing one next year. Here's what I'm interested in:

Comfort Ride Hitch - 5th Wheel Air Ride Custom Hitch, Custom Truck And Rv Hitches, Truck Body Parts
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Hitch recommendation


There are adapters, I use one for my Hensley TS3. Reese makes one also, not sure how many brands but they are available.
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Thanks, lots of options
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