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Old 08-21-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
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Hensley Arrow worth the money?

Anyone go from using a Husky setup to a Hensley? Is it worth the money? Is it a hassle to hook up the tow vehicle? Any other concerns?

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Old 08-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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I've only read glowing reviews of the Hensley and ProPride. Seem that most of those that have them wouldn't go without.

IMO, even if there are hookup hassles- the hassle is negated by the nice-ness of the tow.

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Old 08-22-2013, 01:14 PM   #3
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Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:21 PM   #4
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According to all the threads I've ever read about using the Hensley, the only complaint I've read is the initial cost of the unit
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:17 PM   #5
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I would not tow a TT without one, I had the Pro-Pride.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:40 AM   #6
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Propride user. I wouldn't tow without it. Just finished a 4,000 mile trip from Illinois to Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, badlands etc. hitch was great until we were almost home after many long days of driving I forgot to check the yoke bolt. The yoke detached and for about 100 miles we towed through lacrosse, wi to Madison with a regular hitch. My wife who originally complained about the cost was grateful that I bought the propride for after experiencing towing with sway for 2 hours.

At first we couldn't figure out what happened then the next morning figure out what it was. Had to leave the rig in Wisconsin. Sean at propride shipped me the part I needed and I picked up the trailer the next weekend which once again was a pleasant towing experience.

Two takeaways, 1) propride worth every penny, and 2) make sure your bolts are secure during trips (you'll save yourself a bid headache in the end - even if you tow fro early morning until late at night.

I tow a 318bhs with a 3/4 ton yukon. Even in the mountains we could barely tell it was there.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:01 AM   #7
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Is this (Yoke) bolt a regular maintenance item or it was (Not) torqued properly on install? Youroo!!
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Also you stated,(sway for 2 hours) was this constant sway or only when a Big truck or side wind hit ? Youroo!!
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:28 AM   #9
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It would not be worth the me.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #10
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Been using a Hensley for a long time and I could not imagine towing without it now, was it expensive yes it was and that was back in the nineties but it has moved from trailer to trailer and allows safe relaxed driving all the time, will others argue and say theirs is ok that's fine cause mine is perfect.

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