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Old 10-24-2012, 04:48 PM   #31
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hang in there, just get some adjustments done. I used to have a fifth wheel, and when I got this TT, and drvoe it home from the dealer, i almost turned around and went back for another fifth wheel.
Once I took the time to adjust my hitch correctly, It tows great now. Still not the same as a fifth wheel, but it is pretty damn close. Since I have the Reese Dual Cam system, (which you can find online for less then $600 and I still recommend) i cant really help you with your adjustments, but it sounds like everyone else on here has got you turned in the right direction. Adjust it, weight it, problem solved..
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:56 PM   #32
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The worst part of being a owner of a Hensley is trying to explain to some one just how well it works. I would run out of space. So if you want to continue to adjust and play with tire pressure every time you're on the road and while you're on the road, keep your current set up. If you want to hookup and go, get the Hensley, it is an investment you will have as long as you have RV's.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:57 PM   #33
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Now , just for info, I have to go look at this Hensley Hitch, thanks a lot HAHA
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:14 PM   #34
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The worst part of being a owner of a Hensley is trying to explain to some one just how well it works. I would run out of space. So if you want to continue to adjust and play with tire pressure every time you're on the road and while you're on the road, keep your current set up. If you want to hookup and go, get the Hensley, it is an investment you will have as long as you have RV's.
I'm not criticizing you for having a Hensley, I don't know anything about that hitch. But they already have sway control and weight distribution hitch that will work, just needs adjustment and maybe another sway control bar($50). So way should they go out and spend $1395+ for a new hitch? Once their hitch is set up correctly there is no more adjustments that need to be made to it than any other hitch.

I don't play with tire pressure every time I move the TT. I do check it every time I am getting ready to hit the road, as I would do if I had a Hensley.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:36 PM   #35
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The worst part of being a owner of a Hensley is trying to explain to some one just how well it works. I would run out of space. So if you want to continue to adjust and play with tire pressure every time you're on the road and while you're on the road, keep your current set up. If you want to hookup and go, get the Hensley, it is an investment you will have as long as you have RV's.
The hensly/propride are awesome .......but are you insinuating that by using one you can disregard tire pressures?... surely you are maintining proper pressures based on load like the rest of us?.....
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:49 PM   #36
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OK I am going to try all I can to get this hitch adjusted and if it doesn't happen or I have problems still I will look into the Hensley or Propride, but again who do you have install these? They both say "do it yourself", a phrase which gives me heart palpitations. Why are there not more places offering these services and why do dealers (who do offer the service) seem so inept at something that they should be competent at? Obviously once they sell you they don't care much if you make it home or not. Kinda makes me sad. BTW you guys are really nice and actually do care about someone you don't even know, which makes me happy. If anyone has a referral to someone in the Austin TX area who works w/ or installs these things please let me know.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #37
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These videos may be of assistance:

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Note the adjustment section in the pdf http://www.eaz-lift.com/eazlift/Inst...structions.pdf
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:24 PM   #38
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Thank you! I saw the 2nd vid previously and will watch the first and look at the adjustment section of the instructions.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:54 PM   #39
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I misled myself and all of you, If you want to play with your hitch set up and tire pressure, keep the current set up. I always touch my tires when I fuel. If the trailer tires are hot then I know they are flexing, sway. They are no warmer than the rear truck tires and that is after running 300 miles non stop I-77 north thru VA and WV, with a curve or two, 65-70 MPH.

When you tighten the sway clamp. What ever force was needed to make it give or move will need the same amount of force to move it back the other direction and it will stop where it was, right?

I'm sure other Hensley owners would agree with this statement. At night, I check the mirror to see if the running lights, read trailer, is still there. No more sweaty palms, no fear when I catch sight a 18 wheeler really closing on me on the WV turnpike, those guys can fly, no fear of turns. Next to the Duramax, best money I ever spent.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:50 PM   #40
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Looking at the stats of the 272BH, the listed empty hitch weight is listed at 650 lbs., and the listed empty weight is listed as 6285 lbs. Usually the options add about 400 lbs., so you may be looking at less that a 10% tongue weight. Of course, the tongue weight will increase when the battery and propane tanks are added, but I am still thinking that there is just not enough tongue weight to make the unit handle decent. That, along with a misadjusted WDH, and a friction sway bar that might not be tight enough, could all contribute to the excessive sway.
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