We have just learned about Hensley hitches. Does anyone out there use one, and does it really make a difference? We are towing our 24' Sunset Trail with a Chevy Silverado, and we tow a lot, like 30k-40k a year. Any insight or advice?
I don't have a tt, but if I did and it was of substantial size that would be the hitch of choice for me. I had a friend who was full timing and towed a huge airstream. He had the Hensley and said it was just like a string back there. They are quite expensive but if a person tows a lot and has trouble with other hitches, I think they are worth the price.
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
They are really expensive and considered top of the line in hitches. They have a stinger and hook up differently that what you are used to from what I understand. Haven't used it (can't afford it) but I hear that it really increases your stability in a marginal towing experience.
I ran Hensley Mfg as their vice president for 10 years before starting ProPride 5 years ago.
If you have any questions about pivot point projection hitches just let me know.
Projecting the pivot point to near the rear axle of the tow vehicle makes all the difference in the world for the stability of a travel trailer. If you eliminate the leverage the trailer has on the tow vehicle you will eliminate trailer sway.
my wife and I work in a campground the last ten years and meet everyone who camps here. Had a gentleman who has since passed that used a Hensley. Bob had an accident at a turnpike bridge where traffic was forming one lane and a semi came in along side him and sethim offto fishtailing and put him into a roll over of both vehicle and trailer. Bob had camped all his life but now considered never camping again. He found out about a hensley and purchased one and went back to camping. Said if it weren't for the hensley he was finished. He would have made a mint selling them the weay he talked them up. Had several more units come in with the hitch and testimonials are enough evidence of their safety.
Nice but really expensive. You can check this site out, thinking of getting me one from them as it is recommended by a friend. Their prices iscompetitiveand relatively cheap. http://www.hitchanything.com/
My friend likes his. My only caution is do not get one to correct a sway or handling problem. Fix the problems first and use the Hensley to help when you are forced into unusual towing situations such as dodging a deer or some idiot that has cut you off.