I love my Hensley too! And it is no longer orange.
I had bearing problems last year also. Sent it back and it was repaired/reconditioned under warranty at no cost. Well..... Not quite. UPS freight was $96.00 each way! Next time I believe I can buy bearings, and as you, do my own repair much cheaper.
The hitch is definitely worth the cost, in my opinion.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty CC Dually, 7.3 Diesel
2013 832IKBS Flagstaff Classic Ultra Lite, Hensley Arrow Hitch, Carlisle tires
2016 days camped....211, it ain't over yet!
On the road to ALASKA May 6, home Sept. 13, 2016. 23 states, 3 Canadian Provinces, up to the Arctic Circle, 17,300 miles, 131 days on the road. 1 flat tire, 4 oil changes. What a beautiful trip!