Jayco RV Owners Forum
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-17-2018, 11:45 AM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Arcanum
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by goducks View Post
I used a used HA for about 1 year. Hitching on an sideways angle was doable. Where I had real trouble was when the TT and the truck were in a deep V position. It took multiple tries to get the stinger in the receiver. I had to do it in small amounts. I constantly had to lift the HA up every 1-2" of insertion. PITA as it was what I had to do when parking in my driveway.
JMHO but I would never buy one again. Too much hassle and $$$$$. If I were to go back to a TT again I'd find one I like that had the axles more rearward to give a more natural straight line tow.
Don't get me wrong as I thing the PP and HA are the best of the best in WDH's, but with a properly designed and setup TT they're not necessary.
Thanks for the input buddy! My biggest concern is cross winds and semi's sucking and blowing the trailer around. Even on the most properly balanced TT with a standard ball hitch with anti sway it will still move around to some degree on a TT, especially as long as the Whitehawk 29BH is(34' 7"). Some less than others and some probably even comfortably, but they will move. As long as you have a single pivot point, some sway will happen. I just don't wanna deal with it. Because those that do, say it is the most crappy thing ever. I look at it this way, I can get the PP cheaper by skipping the dealers $850 hitch that may sway and going straight to PP. I wanna relax and stay excited on my drives to vacation freedom. The way I figure it, an extra 30-45 minutes in possible hitching time is well worth it to not show up to the camp ground with a twitching eye and fatigued hands. I actually find a lot of people saying that once they were used a Hensley style, there hitching time went down. Guess I'll find out. I could care less though about hitching and unhitching time versus hours of possible white knuckle driving. Also, the way I'm thinking about this, is that my family is just as safe during hitching and unhitching whether we use a Hensley or Ball style hitch. But if there is even a tiny chance that they will be any safer AT ALL while driving with the Hensley style then I am gonna take that chance.
__________________

Uh Oh Better Get Jayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 12:14 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 467
I never timed myself, but hitching up PP takes definitely less then 10 mins, closer to 5 mins then to 10 mins (including taking the stinger from the storage, etc.). I always hitch up solo, with the back up camera.

If you need to adjust the head with the jacks, it would add what? 5 mins?

I have never towed my trailer with another hitch, but given the comfort I have towing 33 ft trailer with my inadequate tow vehicle, I believe PP is a must for peace of mind.
__________________

__________________
28DSBH (MY2017)
Propride 1400
Solar powered 640W plus 400 Ah lithium batteries
bono is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 12:41 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Salem
Posts: 405
Even my worst hitch time was as posted above 10-15 mins. And yes the HA I used made a huge difference. That difference was needed because my F150 was maxed out and the TT had the axles too close to center.
Next time around I'll do things differently.
goducks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:28 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Arcanum
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono View Post
I never timed myself, but hitching up PP takes definitely less then 10 mins, closer to 5 mins then to 10 mins (including taking the stinger from the storage, etc.). I always hitch up solo, with the back up camera.

If you need to adjust the head with the jacks, it would add what? 5 mins?

I have never towed my trailer with another hitch, but given the comfort I have towing 33 ft trailer with my inadequate tow vehicle, I believe PP is a must for peace of mind.
Awesome Iím excited
Uh Oh Better Get Jayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:50 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Wellington
Posts: 27
No problem, just swing the receiver on the trailer to line up with the stinger on your TV then jack up the tension on the WT bars to what is normal for your rig. Had PP hitch on 29reks/Excursion and did this many times.
bstannard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 07:53 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Wellington
Posts: 27
Not necessary but really awesome on windy day. Traveled with a group and while others were fighting cross wind we felt hardly anything.
bstannard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 08:10 PM   #17
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Aurora
Posts: 28
A back up camera makes hooking up a PP very easy! Does take some getting used. If I went back to a TT I would purchase another PP.
scuba0331 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2018, 04:39 AM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Arcanum
Posts: 36
Thanks everyone. I'm feeling so good and comfortable about this whole purchase now. The anxiety of the unknown (will I have white knuckle sway) on a purchase this big was killing me. I didn't want to spend that kind of money and have a terrible time on vacations because of poor towing. I knew we were within numbers for the truck but the sway worried me. So happy I found this forum and all the info on the net about these hitches. Can't wait. I'm going to install it myself. Saves me money and gives me the experience on all the workings of it. The dealer is gonna deliver the TT to my house along with the hitch. I'll give feedback on the install experience and the towing experience once it all happens.
__________________

Uh Oh Better Get Jayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.