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Lantley

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Posted: 10/13/20 05:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Much in the same way a F350 dually would improve your towing performance.
A Hensley would also improve your towing performance.
On a clear sunny day that improvement maybe negligible, on a bad Murphy's law kind of day that improvement maybe invaluable.
Those who own a Hensley are after the ultimate towing performance vs. adequate or very good. Buying a dually is not a pratical solution for most, however many find a Hensley a worthwhile way to obtain ultimate towing performance.


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I have towed since 1994. Bought the Hensley after much research this year for my 2021 Grand Design 2800BH. Hands down, the best out there. Unless of course I get Peterbilt and a new fifth wheel.

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I just checked my paperwork. I did not pay anywhere near the $2500 price that everyone is saying for my HA. What is average price of a good traditional WD hitch these days?

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Z71K9 wrote:

I just checked my paperwork. I did not pay anywhere near the $2500 price that everyone is saying for my HA. What is average price of a good traditional WD hitch these days?


here's a 12,000lbs one for $479. shipping, to Washington, is 9.50

https://www.camperpartsworld.com/Equal-i-zer-Sway-Control-Hitch-12000-lb_p_22969.html

not sure how legit this site is because most are selling it for $670


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Added the 16k gen Y torsion hitch this year for our annual tour of the Midwest to the pacific coast. Usually a 13k mile adventure.
What a different way to travel! At first used the Andersen with the gen Y. But as we go down the coast just drop the coach on the gen Y ball and go.
Our rig is ATC 28 front bedroom. Overall weight over 8k but toungue heavy at just under 1200lb. The gen Y just soaks up the big ones. I love it. Tow vehicle is 2018 laramie CTD.

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If I ever go from a fiver to a TT I will most likely just bite the bullet and get a Hensley/Propride hitch but I don't doubt that many people can get their WD hitch set up to tow good enough without the added expense of one of these hitches. It's kind of like those who insist you need a dually for a larger 5ver .... it is likely that the dually adds a level of comfort to the towing experience but for many of us the wider/longer truck vs a SRW short box is, overall, more of a disadvantage that an advantage. The extra cost of a Hensley for those who seldom use their trailer can easily be understood as not worth the advantage.


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I currently have the Blue Ox WD, how does that compare tho the ones listed above?

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ACZL wrote:

.... w/ a Tahoe towing a 30'+ TT.... Imo tho, he'll still have a problem in that he has a Tahoe towing this trailer. Think it's a '10-'13 era, IDK.


Yep. The Tahoe is the problem.


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FL JasonR wrote:

I currently have the Blue Ox WD, how does that compare tho the ones listed above?

Not in the same league as the Hensley at all.
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Former tow vehicles were 2016 Ram 2500 CTD, 2002 Ford F250, 7.3 PSD


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