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Old 01-17-2013, 12:37 PM   #21
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That's a fair question but your premise is not correct. I have never stated that the other hitches are dangerous and I am so worried about everyone's safety. Those are your words. You won't find that I have posted that. I only posted about fixing the cause of sway. I'm not naive enough to think that everyone will take the facts and use them. Just read this thread for evidence of that fact.

As for the Reese... we sold approximately 5 of them last year. However, if you read the title tag of that page, there are many people who search for the Reese who end up coming to my web site. That's the way the internet works. And I sold over 900 3P hitches. Many to customers who initially searched for a Reese Dual Cam on Google.
I need to appologize...

In an honest attempt at offering constructive criticism I have fallen prey to exactly what I accused you of..being caustic.

While you may not have stated specifically that the other hitches were unsafe it was the perceived message. In these forum settings it can be a challenge to not have a message missinterpreted. Maybe assisting folks on the correct setup of their existing hitch and then also touting the advantages of your hitch system would be perceived in a better light.

I hope that you can find the constructive criticism in my posts and can use it to your benefit.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:44 PM   #22
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No problem - I completely understand.

Thank you for that.

It's hard to offer what I know without it sounding like I'm hawking product. I really am not but it ends up being that when my product does speak to the cause of the problem.

It's a catch-22.


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Old 01-17-2013, 01:05 PM   #23
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I have never stated that the other hitches are dangerous and I am so worried about everyone's safety.
Looking back through this thread, I will have to agree with Sean.

As a factory rep on the forum, Sean has to be careful with his posts so that he does directly attempt to "sell" his product on the forum. I don't see that happening here. He has stated how changing the pivot point helps with sway. In turn, if people seek out systems that do just that, then yes, that could be good for ProPride and Hensley.

IMHO, he started out giving the OP a different perspective on WDH and sway control, and then had to end up defending himself.

So, let's get on a different track here. The OP has never gotten back to us on his tow vehicle information or his trailer stats, and all of the speculation on what the problems are can't be handled until the OP gets back on here and responds to our questions.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:21 PM   #24
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Looking back through this thread, I will have to agree with Sean.

As a factory rep on the forum, Sean has to be careful with his posts so that he does directly attempt to "sell" his product on the forum. I don't see that happening here. He has stated how changing the pivot point helps with sway. In turn, if people seek out systems that do just that, then yes, that could be good for ProPride and Hensley.

IMHO, he started out giving the OP a different perspective on WDH and sway control, and then had to end up defending himself.

So, let's get on a different track here. The OP has never gotten back to us on his tow vehicle information or his trailer stats, and all of the speculation on what the problems are can't be handled until the OP gets back on here and responds to our questions.
Sean,are you saying that your hitch will correct a very (TAIL) heavy trailer that(Wiggle-Waggals) down the highway? Even (Without)correcting the uneven load situation. Youroo!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #25
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Looking back through this thread, I will have to agree with Sean.

As a factory rep on the forum, Sean has to be careful with his posts so that he does directly attempt to "sell" his product on the forum. I don't see that happening here. He has stated how changing the pivot point helps with sway. In turn, if people seek out systems that do just that, then yes, that could be good for ProPride and Hensley.

IMHO, he started out giving the OP a different perspective on WDH and sway control, and then had to end up defending himself.

I disagree, his posts are all about sway, which implies an unsafe condition. He's a salesman and uses this unsafe condition to push his product. All the while not helping people solve the sway issue of on an improperly setup hitch and RV weight distribution.

Post #11, I posted in response to help the OP and and had to defend myself his post #12.
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I hope Sean ansewers my post#24! Youroo!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:44 PM   #27
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Just looked up the price of a Propride hitch. Wow! Not many could afford that.(and I only say wow cause I can't say holy #### on here.)
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:49 PM   #28
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I purchased a 2013 Forest River Salem in August. I tow with a Ford Expedition Limited with a 9000 lb. limit. I towed an 8500 lb, 32' Fleetwood Prowler with this vehicle for 6 years. When I hook up to the Salem and go over 45 mph, the trailer is swaying all over road. I have purchased second set of weight distribution bars, second sway bar and purchased truck tires for rear of SUV. Cannot get control of trailer. Was told by a non Forest River dealer that he thinks that it may be poor design due to super slide and kitchen in front. Both are in front of axle and put loads of weight up front. Can anyone help me? I have a travel trailer I cannot tow.
Severe sway is normally caused by AFT CG (light on the tongue) and not forward biased CG (heavy on the tongue).

You MUST weigh your camper loaded for camping and FIRST ensure your tongue weight (WITHOUT the WD bars installed) is in limits for your truck AND falls between 10 and 15 % of total camper weight (disconnected).

If all of that is in limits (which I doubt), look at installation and adjustment of the WD hitch.

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Here is an excellent thread on how to do it.

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:38 PM   #30
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Wow, how did I miss the diatribe by Mr Woodruff?

He did everything but post the link to his company's web site "ProPride"
He is president of a company selling hitches and should be (and will be flagged) as a VENDOR and as such has a "dog in the fight" on this issue.

Sorry for the non-PC example but a better one did not come to mind.
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