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Old 10-14-2015, 12:25 PM   #31
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snip...... the "under slung coupler" (I like that term as I couldn't come up with how to describe it)
Another description found on forums is "top mounted coupler" or "bottom mounted coupler" welded to the A-frame..., but "under slung coupler" works just as well.

Jayco, like many other TT manufactures have the bottom mounted couplers (under slung) to accommodate the raised height of the TT frame due to the incorporation of "full height" slides......., a top mounted coupler in these cases could create hitch ball height challenges. Thats's my understanding.

A little off subject...., but over the years the rule of thumb was that standard round bar WDH's work better with top mounted couplers, and standard trunnion bar WDH's with bottom mounted couplers......... has to do with component clearances and range of adjustability. In remote cases the incorporation of a "riser hitch ball" (longer shank) has been a successful work around solution.

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Old 10-14-2015, 03:21 PM   #32
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My latest discovery after getting the hitch fully installed is that the safety chains are a good 9" or more too short.

Off to the hardware store tonight to get some additional 5/16" G43 chain lengths and some clevis links to splice them in.

It's been 48 hours and I've yet to be able to actually tow my trailer, LOL!

It would have been much quicker if I'd taken delivery just before the weekend. Having a job really cuts into the workday...
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:35 PM   #33
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You'd think with the outrageous price they charge for that system, they could include their $50 extension kit, since I would think just about everyone would need it. Heck, I think they should even throw in their $85 cover!

Don't get me wrong, I would love to own the hitch, I just can't stomach shelling out that much for it.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:34 PM   #34
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Rustic Eagle: that's great info and since one of the reasons I picked Jayco was because of the full height slide, I'll quit whining about the placement of the coupler. And I kept wondering about trunnion vs round bars. Thanks!
ecksdude: The Hensley guy told me up front I'd have to have longer chains so they didn't include that either nor the cover. Hensley was also adamant it could be self installed and I told him he didn't know who he was talking to if he thought that. I begged an RV shop to do it for me and no way I would have had the equipment nor strength to do it even if I had trusted myself. Installer had never done one either and had to read/learn it so I paid four hours labor for the install. I'd say you're doing good to get it done yourself!
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:37 PM   #35
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Vaneta, you've put your finger on it. No one in the business I've run across has ever seen either brand. But they brought a chuckle here and there, especially when I told them how much I paid. They are, IMHO, an overpriced, overly complicated and totally unnecessary PITA! Bit others may love them.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:53 AM   #36
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Could not agree more on the price of both Hensley and Pro Pride. They are not the same and if you are interested, read up on them. They are related but not good relations.
I know many who have both and they say that if you have a heavy TT, they are the best and worth every penny. I also know many who have installed them themselves.
I pulled a buddy's tt once a couple hundred miles and it was a pleasure compared to my old tt with a standard type WDH.

The only real complaint I hear is the rv lots do not have the ability to move them.
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Jayco Eagle 338RETS_Hensley Arrow, or ProPride hitch ?

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I also read up on the Hensley vs. Propride debate and based on what I read, I came to the conclusion that they are both great products but the company presidents used to work together and don't like each other. Once they are hitched up, there probably is no discernible difference once travelling down the road as both will eliminate sway. The Propride has an adjustable stinger and a little less money and the Hensley has been around longer and the paint holds up better. Personally, I have only used the Propride and have nothing but good things to say about it and was very happy with after purchase service.

Next time I hitch up I will take photos and post them. In the interim, if anyone would like photos, PM me with your e-mail address and I can send you pictures of install on an Eagle with the front Propane cover.
Hello, Could you help me please. Currently, I am in a difficult situation since we have a plan to buy a new trailer model 2017 Jayco Eagle 338RETS, and I thought about the Hensley Arrow Sway Control Hitch, or ProPride 3P Hitch - 1400. However, before purchasing this product, I’d like to make sure that this type of hitches will be compatible with our Jayco Eagle trailer, since first of all, the Jayco Eagle completed with B-style (inverted) coupler and secondly, A-frame has not enough space for the jacks’ installation, because of the gas-tank’s cover cut some space of the A-frame. Could you send to me your ProPride’ s usage experience and advices, as well as photos if possible please? My email is: LS6103@yahoo.com. Thank you in advance for your time and support. Best regards, LS.
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Hello, Could you help me please. Currently, I am in a difficult situation since we have a plan to buy a new trailer model 2017 Jayco Eagle 338RETS, and I thought about the Hensley Arrow Sway Control Hitch, or ProPride 3P Hitch - 1400. However, before purchasing this product, I’d like to make sure that this type of hitches will be compatible with our Jayco Eagle trailer, since first of all, the Jayco Eagle completed with B-style (inverted) coupler and secondly, A-frame has not enough space for the jacks’ installation, because of the gas-tank’s cover cut some space of the A-frame. Could you send to me your ProPride’ s usage experience and advices, as well as photos if possible please? My email is: LS6103@yahoo.com. Thank you in advance for your time and support. Best regards, LS.
If you call the Hensley guy, he immediately looks up the kind of trailer you have and the kind of coupler. He also has you go out and measure some Heights related to your vehicle. So he will provide you The set up you need based on your equipment
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Vaneta, thank you for your prompt response. I've contacted with The Hensley staff and they said:"... inverted coupler that comes with this Jayco, so that means the jack system is the only option we would have for this trailer." So, no Hensley Mfg. Swift Arrow, or ProPride WDH with the Straptek will not compatible and work with the B-style (or inverted) coupler.
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Vaneta, thank you for your prompt response. I've contacted with The Hensley staff and they said:"... inverted coupler that comes with this Jayco, so that means the jack system is the only option we would have for this trailer." So, no Hensley Mfg. Swift Arrow, or ProPride WDH with the Straptek will not compatible and work with the B-style (or inverted) coupler.
Well that is a shame but I guess you will at least save some money doing one of the others.
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