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Old 03-06-2016, 08:55 PM   #1
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What do you guys think of the Hensley Arrow?

Buddy of mine showed me this. Looked interesting, but expensive. Wondering if the benefit is worth the cost.

https://hensleymfg.com/product/hensl...trailer-hitch/
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:55 PM   #2
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One of my friends had on before he bought his fifth wheel. He would swear by it. Apparently it works as advertised. My friend is so sold on Hensly, he actually bought a fifth wheel hitch that cost a fortune.

I know the only cons are..
1. Price
2. You have to back in just perfectly to attach it. I am sure there may be a video on youtube.
If you experiencing sway problems, it might be worth it to you.
What hitch do you have now?
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:08 PM   #3
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Not really having sway problems now. But the thing I liked about it was that everything stayed hooked up. Weight distribution, sway control. Seemed like faster hitching.
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:49 AM   #4
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I have been towing with a Hensley for 10 years now and wouldn't go back to the WDH hitch I had previously.

It takes practice to get lined up properly, you have to get the TV backing straight down the trailers centerline. You also have to get the angle of the of the draw bar right or else it binds and goes off center.

If I have help backing in it takes me 20 minutes to get hitched up, if I don't have help I'm hooked up in under a minute.
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I have been towing with a Hensley for 10 years now and wouldn't go back to the WDH hitch I had previously.

It takes practice to get lined up properly, you have to get the TV backing straight down the trailers centerline. You also have to get the angle of the of the draw bar right or else it binds and goes off center.

If I have help backing in it takes me 20 minutes to get hitched up, if I don't have help I'm hooked up in under a minute.
Lol you need better help.
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:41 PM   #6
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I think I would set up a $400 wdh properly and spend the left over $1500 on other things.
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Sorry I don't think there is such a thing as a sway proof towed trailer. Want a minute, I guess if it's towed on R/R tracks it wouldn't sway.
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Sorry I don't think there is such a thing as a sway proof towed trailer. Want a minute, I guess if it's towed on R/R tracks it wouldn't sway.
I didn't think so either until I got my Hensley. l originally bought the Hensley so I could open my tail gate while hooked up, the tailgate on the Ram is taller than my old Ford and wouldn't drop down flat.

First trip across I90 in crosswinds gusting to 60+MPH and couldn't feel the tail wagging the truck the dual cam WDH that I used to use. We past rest stop after rest stop full of trailers waiting out the storm while we just drove through it.

Yes, it costs plenty, but after you have towed with one and no more white knuckles, for me it's worth the cost.

Like the old saying, "If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand."
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:54 PM   #9
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I can certainly see the appeal. Especially if you are pulling a large tt with a half ton truck.

Wish I had the extra money before I take my trip
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If I have help backing in it takes me 20 minutes to get hitched up, if I don't have help I'm hooked up in under a minute.
This made me laugh!! I hear you Bro!!! Just get out of the way and let me do it!!
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