SCOC, ajusting the bars on the Hensley is done by raising or lowering the jack post on each bar, using a 3/4 wrench. They can be adjust when hooking up with just your hand when you have your tongue raised, which I assume you do with your Equalizer to m make installing your bars easier (I did on my Equalize) or while traveling if you need to change the bar setting to improve ride due to weather and road conditions, just use you wrench to make whatever adjustments you need.
There is some noise with the Hensley, but near as much as the Equalizer.
There is NOT any subsitute for proper weight balance, side by side or front to back and tongue weght percentage. Get these right and any sway control is just safety insurance. Use the hitch that fits your needs, you wallet, and whatever peace of mind you need.
There is no perfect world or hitch or trailer or tow vehicle, just opinions.
Have a great day, I am, RVing in the LaCrosse Condo at Melvern Lake Outlet Park, visiting with a Good Sams Club and fellow FROG member Tailwind (who plays a mean game of bean bag in the dark).
2006 Silverado 2500HD Duramax
2010 Prime Time Lacrosse 303RKS
2007 Hensley Arrow Hitch
PT Crew Member 125
Good Sam Club, Cedar Creek Sams Chapter
Passport America Member