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Old 08-14-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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TT with Hensley @ highway speeds

Just bought a used TT that came with a hensley hitch. There is no sway whatsover. But I feel the car oscilating a little bit when I am going 65. It's not exactly sway but some back and forth. Is it normal?
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Check your strut assembly. They must be tight and not have any play or wobble.

Sometimes I'll feel a vortex draw toward semis when they pass.

Here's the Hensley Installation manual:

http://hensleymfg.com/wp-content/upl...row-Manual.pdf
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They seem tight. Tongue seems to be about 2 inches higher than level. Could that be the problem?
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They seem tight. Tongue seems to be about 2 inches higher than level. Could that be the problem?
Probably not the problem, but the trailer should be towed as level as possible.

What draw bar "stinger" do you have (straight, 2" drop, etc.)?

You can get the proper stinger from Hensley or get a good welder to modify the one you have.

Call Hensley if you have questions. They are helpful and friendly.
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Not sure which one I have. Will do that, thanks.
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Just bought a used TT that came with a hensley hitch. There is no sway whatsover. But I feel the car oscilating a little bit when I am going 65. It's not exactly sway but some back and forth. Is it normal?
What are you towing with. You state a car. If so, I suspect tires on the tow vehicle could be the problem. A car will have P metric tires on it which have a soft sidewall. P metric tires should not be used towing.

Also, as Russell stated, you should always tow trailer as level as possible.
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Think the responses are on the right track....
if the hitch is anything like the ProPride 3P I have and came with the trailer, the stinger is set up for the height of the previous tow vehicle and probably has to be adjusted for yours....

good luck, they are super hitches !
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If you are towing with a car or an SUV, it probably has P series tires which have a softer, less stiff side wall. If you can, move up to an LT series tire.

Also, you need to set the trailer up as level as possible for towing.

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We are trying to help with limited info... what is your tv ?
but you might check air pressure in all your tires and max them out to stiffen them up and eliminate as much movement as possible...

with a hensley or propride you should not feel any push from the trailer...
I never did on my 35' Open range, but I was pulling it with a ford Excursion, not a car...
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I have an 08 Yukon 4WD. My trailer is a 09 Cherokee 27BH. I think I found a used stinger to try it out.
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I have an 08 Yukon 4WD. My trailer is a 09 Cherokee 27BH. I think I found a used stinger to try it out.
I have towed with a similar tow vehicle (Suburban) and used a straight stinger.

But, the coupler height on your trailer may be different than my Sunnybrook Titan trailer.
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