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Old 10-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #41
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Will adjustments to the hitch fix the weight problem? If not how do you fix the weight problem?
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:07 PM   #42
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In short, a properly adjusted WDH will keep your tow vehicle and TT at the necessary balance to safely tow without sway issues. With my hitch, the Reese instructions state that the rear should only squat about 1/2 to 1 inch, and the front should do the same or slightly less, while keeping the TT level when all hooked up...I have mine set for just that, when I step back and look at everything all hooked up, looks nice and level, rides level, and I have no sway issues at all.. You might have ot do a little trial an error..make some adjustments, then tow it a short distance and see if it has improved, and then tweak the different settings from there, weather it be ball hight, ball angle, or the hight of the arms..
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:27 PM   #43
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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.
The difference between the hitches are as large as the price difference but the point is that a hensley does not 'control sway'...........it "ELIMINATES SWAY" there just isn't any period.
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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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http://www.spillarhitches.com/

I found these guys on a google search. They even fab hitches, so maybe they deserve a call? I do not know them but If I was there, this would be a first call for me.
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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.
If you go to the hensley web site you will see a tab that says dealer locator just follow that.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:17 PM   #46
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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.
Wow, didn't know the Hensley even adjusted and maintained tire pressure too! I need to look into what they have for 5ers!
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Wow, didn't know the Hensley even adjusted and maintained tire pressure too! I need to look into what they have for 5ers!
Apparently they give a great kick back if you advertise for them too.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:38 PM   #48
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http://www.spillarhitches.com/

I found these guys on a google search. They even fab hitches, so maybe they deserve a call? I do not know them but If I was there, this would be a first call for me.
That's exactly who I am going to take it to! They are just 15 minutes away from me and helped us out w/ a hitch when we had a PUP for 3 weeks (YUK, no offense anyone, PUP not for me), which incidentally had no sway, heehee... Thanks!

Donald, thanks I did try that w/ the Hensley and there are no dealers in Austin, just the same w/ Propride. BUT the guy at Propride knows someone in the area who could help w/ installation if I purchase that brand. If I have to I will do one of those, but I would like to see if I could get this hitch working as well as some others on here and save the $2000 or at least put it off for a bit. We are still rebounding from the big TT purchase. BUT again if it isn't safe I will spend what I need to.

I will be taking it to Spillar tomorrow or Friday or next week at the latest. I need the DH to be off work so I can borrow his muscles. I will let you all know right away how it goes though. Hopefully you will be seeing this emoticon
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Keep us informed......as much as we all love to help, we also like to hear real world results......given your tow vehicle and trailer, i cannot for the life of me see any reason why your setup should not tow great. A light tongue weight most certainly could cause issue, but again a trip to the scales would have all the answers!.... honestly with all us Texans on this board, I'm surprised there is no one around you willing to help out for a few cold beers. I would, but Austin is a lil out of my way...lol
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:49 PM   #50
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If you just can't get the hitch you have figured out you want the propride 3p, click the link in my sig. It's essentially version 2 of the Hensley and is designed by Hensley and cheaper. I had the Equali-z-er and had it properly adjusted and it worked pretty well but the Hensley design difference is absolutely noticeable. The TV and TT become one.

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