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mkirsch

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Posted: 09/29/20 07:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BurbMan wrote:

Upgrading the receiver is an easy bolt-on but definitely advisable.


Except if it's a new enough Tahoe the hitch is integrated and there is no upgrade option available.


Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

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For 95% of all TT setups the Hensley is a solution in search of a problem.


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drsteve wrote:

For 95% of all TT setups the Hensley is a solution in search of a problem.


If they were cheaper everyone would have one. Why not have the best if you can?

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drsteve wrote:

For 95% of all TT setups the Hensley is a solution in search of a problem.

A Hensley would improve 95% of the set ups out there.
It is simply a better mouse trap!


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Lantley wrote:


A Hensley would improve 95% of the set ups out there.
It is simply a better mouse trap!

Agree!
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goducks10 wrote:

drsteve wrote:

For 95% of all TT setups the Hensley is a solution in search of a problem.


If they were cheaper everyone would have one. Why not have the best if you can?


because if you have a well matched combo, they aren't necessary, especially for the price. a good modern WDH with integrated sway control works great with no need to spend 8x the money.


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bikendan wrote:

goducks10 wrote:

drsteve wrote:

For 95% of all TT setups the Hensley is a solution in search of a problem.


If they were cheaper everyone would have one. Why not have the best if you can?


because if you have a well matched combo, they aren't necessary, especially for the price. a good modern WDH with integrated sway control works great with no need to spend 8x the money.


Exactly. I use a Husky Centerline (equalizer clone) and my setup is rock solid under all conditions. No need to spend $2500 on a hitch.

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DW & I both agree a bigger truck should be had, but guess that isn't in the cards anytime soon. So I guess to make up for it, they are looking into the HA, hence this topic.


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drsteve wrote:

bikendan wrote:

goducks10 wrote:

drsteve wrote:

For 95% of all TT setups the Hensley is a solution in search of a problem.


If they were cheaper everyone would have one. Why not have the best if you can?


because if you have a well matched combo, they aren't necessary, especially for the price. a good modern WDH with integrated sway control works great with no need to spend 8x the money.


Exactly. I use a Husky Centerline (equalizer clone) and my setup is rock solid under all conditions. No need to spend $2500 on a hitch.

Have you ever experienced towing with that $2,500.00 hitch?

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Lantley wrote:


Have you ever experienced towing with that $2,500.00 hitch?


Many of us don't need to because we have well-paired combos that do great with our regular WDHs. I've used mine for 15 years, in snow, ice, high winds, busy California freeways and multiple Western mountain ranges. NEVER had any kind of sway issues with my $400 4 point Equal-i-zer. Rock solid.

So why would I need to spend $2500 fir a PP or Hensley? I agree that they are the best and I think those with short wheelbase tow vehicles should definitely consider getting one.
I also think that a 1 ton dually would be the best tow vehicle but at this time, i don't need one. I do just fine with my F150 3.5 Ecoboost.

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