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Old 09-02-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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Do any of the Lacrosse Owners on this site tow with a Hensley Hitch?

I have a question for you !
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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We do tow our Lacrosse 303RKS with a Hensley, wouldn't think of leaving home without it. What is the question?
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:16 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Danny, I wouldn't leave home without it either.

I wanted to ask, (a) if you have taken it on long trips ( 2000+ miles) running 6-7 hours per day? and (b) in doing this are you having serious wear on the inside edge of your tires on the rear axle? (We go to Florida every winter)
My theory is the Hensley hitch by design has a slight motion side to side that we do not feel but the rear axle would feel this motion. (long fulcrum) I had the rear axle checked and it is not bent. The wear is also very uniform on both rear tires.
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All my tires are wearing about the same, the rear one's maybe a little more. I do notice that the rear axle seems to scrub when making tight corners, due to the distance between the axles being greater than trailers I have had in the past, but don't think it has anything to do with the Hensley...

Hope this helps, might also weigh the each axle to see if they are near carrying the same weight, then you can make adjustments with cargo placement and Hensley adjustments to balance out, takes a little time.
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Thanks for the reply Danny, I wouldn't leave home without it either.

I wanted to ask, (a) if you have taken it on long trips ( 2000+ miles) running 6-7 hours per day? and (b) in doing this are you having serious wear on the inside edge of your tires on the rear axle? (We go to Florida every winter)
My theory is the Hensley hitch by design has a slight motion side to side that we do not feel but the rear axle would feel this motion. (long fulcrum) I had the rear axle checked and it is not bent. The wear is also very uniform on both rear tires.
... Air pressure good? overloaded? Tires alignment look good ?
Interesting theory,, could be something to look more into
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Thanks for the reply Danny, I wouldn't leave home without it either.

I wanted to ask, (a) if you have taken it on long trips ( 2000+ miles) running 6-7 hours per day? and (b) in doing this are you having serious wear on the inside edge of your tires on the rear axle? (We go to Florida every winter)
My theory is the Hensley hitch by design has a slight motion side to side that we do not feel but the rear axle would feel this motion. (long fulcrum) I had the rear axle checked and it is not bent. The wear is also very uniform on both rear tires.
It just came to me Duh.. I had that problem of wheel wear on my wilderness. Check your wheel bearings. Turned out all my bearings were worn out causing the tires to lean and wear on the insides more.
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