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Old 09-29-2014, 09:34 PM   #1
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Hensley and Pro Pride hitches

Have been looking at these hitches and they sure seem to be what they say. The thing that would worry me to death is how do you prevent them getting stolen from the trailer when not around?
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:49 PM   #2
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I have a Hensley. I have a padlock on the hitch and it would take a little time to remove it. It's not something that they are gonna grab and run.
I would not tow a TT without it.
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:52 PM   #3
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What it will cost me to get one up here in Alberta I think welding it to trailer might be a better plan
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:06 AM   #4
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Here's a review by a guy I trust explicitly.
popupbackpacker.com/propride-4000-mile-update/
I personally prefer the Hensley since I saw it in-person, but it's specifically designed for a heavier trailer.
If Nick is happy with his ProPride, it must be good! He's extremely thorough and discerning.
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Old 09-30-2014, 01:45 PM   #5
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Oh heck, I never thought about someone taking it. We are picking up a used propride this weekend. How do you have it padlocked on?
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:59 PM   #6
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I've pulled with a standard Curt with friction sway control, 2 different Equalizer 4 points (a 10K and a 14K) and now with a ProPride 3P. The ProPride does what it says.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:01 PM   #7
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Oh heck, I never thought about someone taking it. We are picking up a used propride this weekend. How do you have it padlocked on?
Not saying anyone would but I would sure be some kind of $%^&ed off if it did happen especially when trailer is in storage or anywhere for that matter.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:12 PM   #8
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The hitch still hooks to the ball socket. I just put a padlock on that since the hitch stays attached. If someone wants to steal something, they will, thats what insurance is for.
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:05 AM   #9
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I wouldn't tow without my Hensley. I have the new model with the chains. You can put a lock on the coupler.
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:38 AM   #10
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I've been around the Hensley hitch, and now the ProPride hitch, for a combined 18 years. 10.5 as the VP of Hensley Mfg and now 7.5 as the owner of ProPride.

I can tell you there has never been one reported stolen that I can recall. There's probably a combined 20,000+ of them out there.

I'm sure Ron Estrada, the son-in-law of the owner of Hensley Mfg and a Hensley employee himself, could confirm that above rather than posting about his hitch. (Don't you just love the transparency of the web?)

A coupler lock is a good idea. You can also snake your tow chains through the hitch and chain it to the trailer if you are going to be away for awhile.
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