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Old 01-17-2013, 02:52 PM   #31
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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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I hope Sean ansewers my post#24! Youroo!!
I can, and have, towed a trailer with NEGATIVE tongue weight, without sway, by changing the pivot point of the trailer. Before someone goes off half-cocked and says that I am recommending this let me say I am not recommending this. I am answering a direct question. I am not selling anything. My name is Sean Woodruff and I approve this message.

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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.
I've never hid the fact that I own a hitch company. I use my real name as a username all over the internet.

I'm not sure what flagging feels like but I think I've probably already been flagged a few times in the 16 years I've been doing this.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:58 PM   #32
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Herk,dont kick him off untill he answers my post! He has never held back the fact that he is the Owner of ProRide. I get tired of people that hear about a trailer that sways like hell tell people to get a (Henpeck,or PooRide) and all is good! Youroo!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:49 PM   #33
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First of all Mr. Woodruff has done nothing wrong that I can see.

He is still here because his posts are informative. I finally discovered how to flag his account as commercial (his username is now green and his position with ProPride is now part of his account). The last time I tried it, the member could not log on because I messed up. (I can be taught and know how it is done now).

The only concern I had was that his posts did not clearly indicate he was in the business of promoting a particular brand of hitch and was disparaging other makes (compared to his). Understandable, of course, (If Equilizer cares, it is up to them to make a case, not us) however, I wanted to make sure everyone was aware that he had an agenda and was not a casual RV user.

As always on an open forum, Caveat Lector.
"Let the Reader Beware"
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:16 PM   #34
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I can't even imagine a someone towing a bumper pull tt that is over 25' let alone 32' with a half ton, and a coil spring suv is even worse. I've seen crazy setups like this pull in at campgrounds and we just chuckle and shake our heads.

I give kudos to Mr. Woodruff if he can make these setups safe.

We tow a 34' 5er (factory ship specked around 8500lb) with a 3/4 ton diesel . We are loaded around 75% of our max tow capacity and I really can't see pulling much more than the 11k loaded with our setup. And we sometimes get some pull or push from big trucks.

Probably a diff. Tv or smaller trailer in Ops future, and using 90%+ of tow cap. is pushing it imhop.

Ps. Like others have said the front is probably to light if trailer is dancing.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:19 PM   #35
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If not the hitch weight, Check axle alignment, to much toe, or difference in axle spacing could make big problems
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:31 PM   #36
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I can't even imagine a someone towing a bumper pull tt that is over 25' let alone 32' with a half ton, and a coil spring suv is even worse. I've seen crazy setups like this pull in at campgrounds and we just chuckle and shake our heads.

I give kudos to Mr. Woodruff if he can make these setups safe.

We tow a 34' 5er (factory ship specked around 8500lb) with a 3/4 ton diesel . We are loaded around 75% of our max tow capacity and I really can't see pulling much more than the 11k loaded with our setup. And we sometimes get some pull or push from big trucks.

Probably a diff. Tv or smaller trailer in Ops future, and using 90%+ of tow cap. is pushing it imhop.

Ps. Like others have said the front is probably to light if trailer is dancing.
Generalized statements do nothing to further the usefulness of this thread. I tow a 31ft TT with a 1/2 ton. I know for a certainty that I am safely within every weight category (GVWR, GCVWR, RAWR). I did take the time to ensure this by weighing the setup. Now I know I can't carry more than 242 lbs of cargo (after subtracting the wife, boy, and dog and 50 lbs for incidentals) in my bed when towing.

I agree that a majority of people are NOT within their weights by watching at camp grounds. But generalizations are not helpful and degrade those that do take it seriously.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:43 PM   #37
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I am not a sales man for any company. I have used a Hensley hitch since the mid-nineties I switch because I hated the white knuckles I got from trucks and wind, I have spoken to a lot of campers who have also been towing with a Hensley and each time I talk to people I always ask the same question 'did you start out with a Hensley?' and every one said no they switched because of the safety issue.

I do not agree that Sean is trying to push his product all the posts I have read that he gives advice in also mention the Hensley which would be his competitor, his advise is well based on proven facts, I agree that everyone will not buy the same products thats why we still have Chev and Dodge ect. instead of Cadies.
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High jacked post?... yep

OP scared to make any further comment? Most likely!
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High jacked post?... yep

OP scared to make any further comment? Most likely!
Excellent point.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:25 AM   #40
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High jacked post?... yep
A little, but the majority of the posts have been concerning sway control.


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OP scared to make any further comment? Most likely!
I really don't see why the OP would be afraid to follow up with his original questions. Several of us have asked for his vehicle stats, along with his Salem model....a simple request. The OP made 2 posts, and apparently hasn't been back to visit since 1/15/12. Without the requested information, then everything is just speculation.
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