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Old 02-13-2014, 07:18 AM   #21
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David, I see where you are going with your comment... but even with a 1000 / 10,000lbs WDH, I'll hit those same bumps on the road... the effect will be the same on the hitch receiver...

I'm not planning on overloading my TT beyond my truck or hitch capacity.... therefore I shouldn't have an issue...
Okay
The question becomes, which will flex or bend first, the spring bars or the receiver?
You may be fine, as others have said, I'm just saying, measure your receiver before hand, and watch this measurement over time. The receiver will tend to bend upwards. Better to be aware of what to watch for.
When reading the posts, be aware also that 2500 models have a beefier receiver.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:27 AM   #22
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You will find your receiver is spec'd at 1,000 lbs in WDH mode.
On the 2012 Sierra, the receiver with WDH is spec'd higher than 1000. IIRC, it's 1150 with WDH. I don't know if the 2011 is lower for some reason, but I'm relatively certain of the rating on my receiver. I would walk outside and look at it, but I drove DW's X-Terra today...
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:38 AM   #23
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A good friend of mine has a 2011 GMC half-ton pickup. His TT has a tongue weight around 1,000 lbs. He has a Hensley Arrow hitch. The hitch shop installing his HA recommended he beef up his receiver because it was flexing too much, not solid enough. He let them go ahead and do this modification. Many RVers don't think about this type of thing. I don't intend to be negative, but rather to bring attention to something that deserves attention.
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A good friend of mine has a 2011 GMC half-ton pickup. His TT has a tongue weight around 1,000 lbs. He has a Hensley Arrow hitch. The hitch shop installing his HA recommended he beef up his receiver because it was flexing too much, not solid enough. He let them go ahead and do this modification. Many RVers don't think about this type of thing. I don't intend to be negative, but rather to bring attention to something that deserves attention.
Definitely a good point. I know personally I didn't think much of it. I just looked at the specifications, determined I was within the listed specs and moved on. Perhaps that receiver deserves another look. It's a shame, I was under the truck last weekend with the wheels off, I would have had a great view to look for anything out of the ordinary...
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:21 PM   #25
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snip.....The hitch shop installing his HA recommended he beef up his receiver because it was flexing too much, not solid enough....snip
I'm not surprised, the Hensley Arrow WDH is unique in design, very heavy, and can exhibit enhanced forces at a TV receiver's pin box. It also sounds like the combination of "around 1,000lb" TT tongue weight and the weight of the HA may have exceeded the receiver's 1,000lb WD weight limit ..... thus influencing the receiver modification (good recommendation by the hitch shop).

..... but the HA is another thread discussion.

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New owner of a 28 DSBH white hawk. Lots of great info here but just wondering if any one with similar trailer with the underslung hitch? What WDH do you use and do you have any pictures? I like the Reese dual cam but I'm a little worried about ground clearance.

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snip....... wondering if any one with similar trailer with the underslung hitch?.....snip
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By "underslung hitch" are you referring to the 28DSBH's ball-coupler being welded to the bottom of the TT's A-frame?

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I'm sure some White Hawk 28DSBH members will chime in shortly with specifics, but I don't believe you will have ground clearance issues with the Reese Strait-Line (w/Dual Cam) WDH when adjusted properly.

I know that 28DSBH members have been using both the Trunnion bar and Round bar style Strait-Line WDH's, along with the Equal-i-zer brand WDH, and I don't recall any ground clearance issues brought to light.

In general, the Reese Trunnion spring bars tend to be angled downward (spring bar tail lowest point), and the Reese Round spring bars tend to run parallel to the TT's A-frame (spring bar lowest point). It's possible to end up with the same overall ground clearance between to the two, because the round spring bars exit below the ball mount and the trunnion exit out the back of the ball mount.

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I haven't installed this myself, but started looking at it after someone posted an issue with losing their trailer in a strong side wind. Personally we have and use the 1200/12,000 WD set up, along with a dual side, sway control set up. The Hensley Arrow is very intriguing and albeit expensive ($3,000.00). I don't know. We tow a great deal, and may end up with one of these. I wish I had known about it prior to spending money on a simple weight distribution and sway control set up. Check it out and make up your own mind. I'd be very curious to hear your thoughts about it.

http://hensleymfg.com/watch-video/yo...os-by-hensley/
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