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Old 03-18-2013, 09:23 AM   #11
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Check to make sure all your bolts and nuts are torqued correctly (Dave posted website above for manual) ) especially where the arms slide into the shank. I took mine off to lubricate and didn't have the correct torque (65# i believe is correct) and the sway was awful. Read the instruction manual, bought a good torque wrench, and that took care of sway. It is a very good hitch but like any hitch, even the 2500 dollars ones, they have to be set up properly to function properly. I lay odds yours was set up wrong with the incorrect torque.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:38 PM   #12
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It's all in the proper loading of TT and TV, the proper set up of the hitch, and there will always be those times (Evern with the Hensley and Propride) that you will experience some sway or other handling conditions regardless what dealers, suppliers, and other suppliers say.

Use common sense and make you adjustments and use all of the wealth of info that is out there on setting up your tow rig.

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Old 03-18-2013, 12:57 PM   #13
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The truck that I am using is a 2012 Chevy Silverado 4x4 with a 5.3 and the 3.42 rear end. I didn't have a lot of time to make to many phone calls, but I spoke to dealer today. He says that everything was set up correctly and he has been doing this for X number of years and has never had a problem. Told me to go up on the L brackets that are on the travel trailer. Not the answer I was looking for. Could it be a problem with the trailer itself? Ill keep you guys posted.


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Old 03-18-2013, 02:20 PM   #14
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Do the wheel-well measurement before and after hooking up. You don't want the front measurement to change after hooking up the camper. If it has increased. try moving the L brackets up a set of holes. If the measurement has still increased, you'll have to add a washer or two to the hitch-head to angle it down more. It's quite easy to set-up if you have the tools and patience.

If the camper is swaying you either have insufficient tongue weight or insufficient weight transfer. If the load is too light of the bars on the L brackets, there isn't sufficient friction to control sway.

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Old 03-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #15
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Propride is the best hitch on the market at this time. They are worth every penny you spend on them. You can put a price on being safe most people do. You can adjust on the friction hitch and make it better. But it's only as safe as the friction. When the wind blows and big trucks pass that trailer will sway. 1/2 to a 3/4 ton big Feeling that my family was safe made my mind up.
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I have put 4700 miles on my E4 with zero sway. Been traveling with plenty of trucks and high winds, sometimes together. I spent time getting the hitch set up right and would never use anything else. Of course if I was towing with a Jeep I may be using something else, don't know.
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F250 he's using a 1/2 ton . You guys have about the same size trailer. I not for sure but the friction in the hitch might not be enough. LBEJET what do you think you have put some miles on your hitch. With a 3/4 ton My Jeep pulling a 20 foot is like a half ton pulling a 29 foot. The force applied to the side of the trailer is going to push that hitch and the truck max.
I not sure he could go wrong with a hensley or a propride. If it helped my little Jeep it will help his 1/2 ton for sure.
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It's all in the proper loading of TT and TV, the proper set up of the hitch, and there will always be those times (Evern with the Hensley and Propride) that you will experience some sway or other handling conditions regardless what dealers, suppliers, and other suppliers say.

Use common sense and make you adjustments and use all of the wealth of info that is out there on setting up your tow rig.

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I have had my Hensley set-up by the dealer four times, once on each trailer I bought, never ever had to do any other adjustments. Also there is NO sway or any other handling conditions with the Hensley, I have never used a Propride but looking at the similar design to the Hensley I would expect that it also has NO sway.
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I have had my Hensley set-up by the dealer four times, once on each trailer I bought, never ever had to do any other adjustments. Also there is NO sway or any other handling conditions with the Hensley, I have never used a Propride but looking at the similar design to the Hensley I would expect that it also has NO sway.
I ordered my Hensley direct from the the factory and installed it myself on the Wildwood, the dealer installed it on the LaCrosse with instructions from me because the service techs had not seen one before. Here in Kansas we have a lot of wind with gust, no sway, but you do get shoved around some, the Hensley will let you make corrections without that losing control feeling. Have towed over 15,ooo miles with the Hensley, don't go anywhere without it and the DW. Not everyone will or can spend the money for a Hensley. I have had Easylift, Blue Ox, Equalizer and Hensley all on one trailer trying to make a safer and better handling tow combination. The Equalizer was very close and was usable, but DW bought me a Hensley and sold my Equalizer.

I still think you will have some issues of somekind with TT movement, maybe minor regardless of what hitch you use as there are too many variables, such as TT, TV, loading, road conditions, weather conditions, drivers condition. One thing that the Hensley won't cure is porposing, it will maybe help, but not cure.

I stand by my statement, read the manual, load properly, also use correct air pressure, adjust, adjust, adjust, and use all of the experience wealth on this great Forest River Forum.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:27 PM   #20
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Took a closer look at my 4 point hitch today and for some reason the dealer had the brackets on the tongue of the trailer set diffrently. On driver side had two holes on the top left open and on the passenger side had one hole at the top left open. Any reason as why this would be? I recieved my scale in today to measure tongue weight. I am right at 700 lbs. Next thing I am going to do is get to the scales.

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