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Old 03-20-2015, 10:20 AM   #31
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I have a 29hfs and I haul two bikes a street glide and a sportster I have them as far forward in the garage as possible and close to the middle and I use two of the harbor freight chocks. Then I move any coolers or other stuff to the center of the TT. I have dual batteries on the front two 20 pound propane tanks full and a storage box for all of my sewer hose on the tongue plus half a tank of clean water. I pull with a 3/4 ton V10 ford and use a Blue Ox WDH and have no problem with sway at all.


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Old 04-30-2015, 09:50 AM   #32
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Well I finally go tired of resetting my hitch every time I pulled my trailer empty, full (two 900lb Harleys in the garage), wind, rain, water in tank and water out, etc.... Every combination require hitch adjustments to avoid major trailer sway. Even with the adjustments sway would begin between 55mph and 70mph and drop 10 mph due to rain and/or wind, small car passing, etc. Short of buying a F350 dully I finally bought a Hensley hitch. I looked at Propride and Hensley and chose Hensley because they were 50 miles from my house. I go tomorrow to have it installed at the factory and drop $2500. Anyone have advice before I drop the $2500 on the final solution? Hensley claims it will stop the sway (so does Propride). If so it's worth the $2500 if I can pull without issue.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:04 AM   #33
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:15 PM   #34
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Well I did it, drove there empty, barely able to do 60 mph dancing in the wind and the passing of trucks, both hands white knuckled on the wheel. 2 hours later Dennis at Hensley had it installed, I hooked it up (it can be done with a little knowledge) and away we went. A few miles on the highway and I was one handing it drinking my coffee. My wife mentioned that I was much more relaxed and doing 80 mph. I slowed down of course and enjoyed the rest of the ride. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Next stop was used trailer land if it wasn't fixed. Amazing what piece of mind $2500 will buy you.
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I Hate to Say I told you so lol...

DW doesn't let me so I thought I would try it here.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:42 PM   #36
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How hard is it...RR... To backup and align the stinger into your hitch (sounds kinky but how else can it be asked?)
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Old 05-03-2015, 02:13 PM   #37
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I know year ago Hensley had a period like 30 or 60 days to try the hitch. Money back if you didn't like it. 2500 is a lot to pay if you don`t like it or doesn`t help your problem.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:44 AM   #38
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Hooking up was pretty easy with my back up camera. We'll see after I do it a few more times but it seems OK. Different than a ball hitch but close enough that I'm not struggling with it. Hensley sells a neat little screw jack that you replace the foot of your tongue jack with to move tongue side to side to help alignment, works well and is only $30. Don't think I will be returning it, towing is amazingly smooth verses a ball hitch. Wouldn't have thought it could make such a difference.
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Thanks for the good report
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Ok - the Harley weighs 850, the water tank holds 100 gallons (8.343 lbs per gallon) makes for a balanced load. We pulled the trailer about 700 miles in October without the Mcycle. No sway problems at all. I have considered that changing the hitch may be part of the solution, but I stopped at a dealership in Phoenix who told me that upgrading my current Equalizer hitch from a 10k lbs to 12k lbs rating would add to the problem. Not much help. I am going to relocate the bike to the middle of the garage but am still disappointed in a trailer design that really would be unusable with TWO cycles instead of the ONE I now struggle with.


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How did this turn out? All you do is add water when hauling your bike?

We have the 30fqsl as well. I'm having a hard time with the idea of not enough tongue weight with this model. Ours actually towed better once I put our 4 wheeler and 2 packed yeti coolers in the back. Whether ours has nothing in the back or it is slap full, our trailer hasn't swayed yet, thankfully. It towed so well I actually quit using the friction bar. We do have an Onan and 30# tanks up front along with random stuff in the storage hatch on the curb side. Still just trying to wrap my brain around it not having enough tongue weight.

This is a pic the day I brought it home. It made my old F250 squat pretty good.

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