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Old 02-18-2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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Hensley Trailer-saver?

Has anyone taken the leap and bought the Trailer saver hitch? If so, how is it working for you and would you buy it again? I'm seriously thinking of taking the leap and would like to hear from others as to whether it is all it says it is?

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:46 PM   #2
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I use one ,need to as i tow with a HDT.
Expensive and very heavy,but it is a wonder watching the trailer in my mirrors moving in only a horizontal plane from front to back instead of a teeter totter (wipping ) motion.
Not expensive if it saves frame stress plus gives you a smooth ride,I no longer get fatigue in my shoulders and neck from bracing against the trailer movement,its very subtile but always there you just dont notice until its gone,Iam not describing 'chucking' which to me is a much more pronounced back and forth shaking.
hope this helps
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:29 PM   #3
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I tried one, the TS3, Bounced the truck so bad you couldn't drive it. Tried air bags, adjustable shocks and everything I could think of to no avail, finally sent it back and went back to my Reese fixed hitch. Arron at Trailersaver was great and helped in everyway possible but we just couldn't find a fix. Just my problem as I've heard nothing but fine things from most other people regarding the TS3.
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I have a 2012 Bighorn 3070RL, the manufacturer says it has an empty pin weight of 2300 lbs. I have a TrailerSaver BD3 and I have no complaints, works great and gives us a good ride. I tow with a 2008 Sierra 2500 extra cab short bed.
Highly recommend it.
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As you can see from my post I am using a 2011 Chevy 3500 CC long bed, pin is 3000, trailer is 12,500 on the axles. I agree it needs more pin weight, but that is my experience, take it for what it is worth. The 3500 in 2011 needs as much weight as you can put on it, the more pin weight the better, I carry 95 gal of diesel and that helps but is still not enough if the pin is not heavy.
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