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Old 11-09-2015, 05:03 PM   #51
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Well,,,,Still new to this forum and browsing thru all sorts of info. WolfWistle has done some pretty groovy stuff to his 29hfs. As well as many others. Great ideas.

Anyways, this is a WD hitch thread, so let me stay on topic. I got a Blue Ox with the rig. The XLR 29HFS was the biggest thing I could pull with my Titan. But I knew WD hitch would be absolutely necessary. However, the "built in" sway control is lacking to say the least. When I have 3 sporty bikes (around 1300 lbs. total) and a tool box in the garage she tends to give me trouble on windy days and of course buses, truck, and fellow rv'ers can make her wiggle more than I care to deal with.

I wish I had known about this Hensley Hitch. Is there anyone selling a used one for a 10,000 lbs toy hauler? Ugh..... And to they really make that much difference?
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Old 11-09-2015, 05:50 PM   #52
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Well,,,,Still new to this forum and browsing thru all sorts of info. WolfWistle has done some pretty groovy stuff to his 29hfs. As well as many others. Great ideas.

Anyways, this is a WD hitch thread, so let me stay on topic. I got a Blue Ox with the rig. The XLR 29HFS was the biggest thing I could pull with my Titan. But I knew WD hitch would be absolutely necessary. However, the "built in" sway control is lacking to say the least. When I have 3 sporty bikes (around 1300 lbs. total) and a tool box in the garage she tends to give me trouble on windy days and of course buses, truck, and fellow rv'ers can make her wiggle more than I care to deal with.

I wish I had known about this Hensley Hitch. Is there anyone selling a used one for a 10,000 lbs toy hauler? Ugh..... And to they really make that much difference?
Well let me tell you, I have towed 35' trailer with a 2014 Titan CC with the Blue ox and the Hensley. Ok yes the Hensley will keep the trailer in line in almost every situation. But you may not have enough truck. I had put in timbens, raise rear tire pressure to max PSI, and balanced tongue weight the best I could. The blue ox would allow it to sway. The Hensley would not. That being said, I was on a trip, had to get on brakes really hard, the trailer nose dived, front axle got even lighter. Leaving me with no control what so ever. The whole rig went to the right into a turn lane, so lucky there was no one there.

The truck had P rated tires I thought of Putting LT tires on it. But after that incident I just got a new 3\4 ton truck. I can't use the Hensley just yet need different stringer, but the Blue ox pulls same trailer quite well. The Hensley will be put back on in the spring. Its that good, you almost forget your towing.
There are lots of Hensley's for sale on Craigslist and the airstream forums. Do a little research Hensley have different options make sure what you are buying is what you need. There are costly to ship. Replacement parts are expensive unless you buy the $500 warranty.
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:30 PM   #53
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Well,,,,Still new to this forum and browsing thru all sorts of info. WolfWistle has done some pretty groovy stuff to his 29hfs. As well as many others. Great ideas.

Anyways, this is a WD hitch thread, so let me stay on topic. I got a Blue Ox with the rig. The XLR 29HFS was the biggest thing I could pull with my Titan. But I knew WD hitch would be absolutely necessary. However, the "built in" sway control is lacking to say the least. When I have 3 sporty bikes (around 1300 lbs. total) and a tool box in the garage she tends to give me trouble on windy days and of course buses, truck, and fellow rv'ers can make her wiggle more than I care to deal with.

I wish I had known about this Hensley Hitch. Is there anyone selling a used one for a 10,000 lbs toy hauler? Ugh..... And to they really make that much difference?
What WW said , you have got more TH then your TV can handle
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:03 PM   #54
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Just be sure your Blue Ox is set up correctly before you spend the money. Mine started out on the 5th link on the chains & would wobble. Went 6th link & better. Went to 7th link & is now flawless. The bars must have some bow in them when hooked up or it will not work right. Just a suggestion.
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:30 PM   #55
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Well,,,,Still new to this forum and browsing thru all sorts of info. WolfWistle has done some pretty groovy stuff to his 29hfs. As well as many others. Great ideas.

Anyways, this is a WD hitch thread, so let me stay on topic. I got a Blue Ox with the rig. The XLR 29HFS was the biggest thing I could pull with my Titan. But I knew WD hitch would be absolutely necessary. However, the "built in" sway control is lacking to say the least. When I have 3 sporty bikes (around 1300 lbs. total) and a tool box in the garage she tends to give me trouble on windy days and of course buses, truck, and fellow rv'ers can make her wiggle more than I care to deal with.

I wish I had known about this Hensley Hitch. Is there anyone selling a used one for a 10,000 lbs toy hauler? Ugh..... And to they really make that much difference?
Had the same problem...with my 27hfs ..did you set your hitch up with the bikes in it? If not this is what i did to fix it...drop the hitch 1 hole and get the tounge down when empty this way with the bikes you will be level....i added 3/4 tank of water for balast...chain was on number 10 link from the free end...i put airbags on the tundra but dont think i needed them...however i ran 25 lbs in them the trailer pulls true now...however i left the roof vent open to air it out and man was that bad....threw me around like a rag doll...make sure they are closed while cruising....
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:32 PM   #56
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yeah....
I know.... not enough truck. Knew that would be the TV limit. But, I have a frugal wife. That's truly a blessing. But, that means I have to bide my time and play the game of letting her agree on her terms. We are focused on paying of the house (the one without wheels) right now. THEN....I have her convinced to allow me to look at 1 ton dualies so we can get a big ol' 5th wheel TH. I like the Thunder Bolt okay....but that is at least 2 years away...so, till then, keep a good space cushion between us on the hwy please.

Did have someone reach out to me with a used ProPride. Anyone need the lawn mowed, car washed, or garage painted? I need some $
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Orange C, you keep paying down the debt to zero and you will sleep better and be happier than any new truck will make you. Be sure you have your hitch set up right and maintain 9% dead minimum tongue weight ratio by loading cleverly; doing what you have to do... Then keep your speed down (if not already) you will be fine. Maybe a rear sway bar on your truck... dunno. I have read about doing that on jeeps, etc that tow and it makes an impossible situation manageable.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:09 PM   #58
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Orange C, you keep paying down the debt to zero and you will sleep better and be happier than any new truck will make you. Be sure you have your hitch set up right and maintain 9% dead minimum tongue weight ratio by loading cleverly; doing what you have to do... Then keep your speed down (if not already) you will be fine. Maybe a rear sway bar on your truck... dunno. I have read about doing that on jeeps, etc that tow and it makes an impossible situation manageable.
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Yeah, she does okay. With three bikes in the garage I have to fill the fresh dihydrogen monoxide storage container to get weight on the tongue better. Took it to north Georgia in June that way. You get used to it, somewhat. Still, windy days are unnerving.

Yup. Looking forward to debt free. Well, except for the new toys.
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:39 AM   #59
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NS, about the upgrade axle and how much it raises the unit. I didn't take a before and after measurement, but it is possible it raised the unit 1 inch. I park under a RV port and the clearance from AC to the ceiling hasn't changed any appreciable amount and the ground to first step seems the same.Naturally, if loaded heavy there would be much less spring compression and more clearance between axles and the bottom of the frame.

Did I ever report FR sent me new stickers recently to reflect the 5200# recall. The numbers only increases my GVW by 400# even-though the net effect of the two axles should have been 1600#. I have no idea how they came up with these numbers.

I would like to upgrade to LRE tires before my trip next spring westward.
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:24 AM   #60
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Hell, I have the 27HFS and pull it with an Excursion, and with 2 dressers in the back mine gets squirelly. It take a lot of weight off the hitch. I have to add water in my fresh tank to offset it. You need more hitch weight when loading up the garage.
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