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cozycamper 04-25-2014 07:40 AM

Hitch system
 
Wanting information about the Hensley hitch system. Is anyone out there using it on their TT. I know they are expensive but are they worth the money.

LBZYA 04-25-2014 10:14 AM

Where are you located? I have one for sale.

RAM2500HD 04-25-2014 10:15 AM

Buy the Equalizer 4 point System .
I Use this pulling my Cougar 28 RLS (31ft) with 0 issues
With the cost savings you could buy extra goodies for your TT
Best Regards
Mike D

Cumminsfan 04-25-2014 10:53 AM

I used a Hensley on a TT with an F150. Worked as advertised. I bought mine used for $950. Sold it for $900. It will do everything that they say it will. Completely remove any sway. When passing semis I never got the push pull feeling with the HA.
I used an EQ for 2 years and decided to try an HA. Found one used on Craig's list about 60 miles from my house. It needed some repairs that I did myself.
Biggest issue was hitching and unhitching. Sometimes the stinger would get stuck in the HA. Also where I parked the TT made the HA difficult to use. The truck and TT were in an V and trying to hitch up on an angle was really irritating.

I would never spend the money for a new one. Mine was 10 yrs old and still in great shape. The original owner had all the paper work and instructions. He bent a few items on it. But I just either made new ones or bought them. One thing to consider is that if you go used make sure you're getting the right stinger. It's about a 200.00 swap out IIRC. If you can find a used one in the $600-900.00 range IMO it's a good enough deal to get one over an EQ or Reese.

Obewan 04-25-2014 05:28 PM

Just bought my second new Hensley (2 trailers). Original camper is very light in the tongue and swayed something awful with the Equalizer. I'd have had to add way too many cement blocks to get the tongue weight up. Completely cured with Hensley. I actually prefer hooking up with the Hensley so when I bought the new camper (much better weight distribution) I ordered a new a Hensley as well. Could have went cheaper, but for the piece of mind and ease of use, it was worth it to me. Don't let anyone scare you that it is hard to hook up. I was very worried but first hookup was completed in 3 tries and I have never needed more than 2 tries and I've hooked at an angle, straight on and unlevel. Rear camera helps IMMENSELY!!! 5 mins and I'm on the road.

09 harley 04-26-2014 11:06 AM

I believe they are a terrific hitch. I would opt for the Propride, the company who purchased the patent from the inventor and improved the design.
That being said my feeling is that a lot of sway is caused by towing too large a trailer with an under sized tow vehicle. Try towing an 8000-9000 pound unit with a F150 or a Super Duty 250. No comparison. My brother is towing a heavy trailer with a V8 Explorer and he gets tossed around like a wet noodle. He's going with a 250 also.

cwf 04-28-2014 08:04 PM

Running a PROPRIDE 3P. for several thousand miles. I bought new and am totally pleased. I learned a lot about setting it up from Sean, the owner of ProPride. Some additional "tweaking" as I learned more..

Several occasions for evasive manuevers proved the advanced handling this hitch provides.


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