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Old 09-15-2018, 01:04 PM   #1
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Hensley Hitch

I have a 2017 Jayco Jay Flight 32BHDS and just picked up the Hensley Hitch. Anyone using this hitch now? Is it as easy to hook up as they say? Is there really “No Sway”? I mean they guarantee it but I want to hear from those using it. It’s getting installed this week. Making a trip from Long Island, NY to Orlando in November and I’m hoping this relieves some of my white knuckles....lol.
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If you have a 1 ton probably not. All manufacturers have their sales pits, reality is a different thing. Some think in their mind they are better, then they are better -Reality or Not-

So Hensley lovers speak truly, bring some good news.
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Old 09-15-2018, 02:25 PM   #3
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If you have a 1 ton probably not. All manufacturers have their sales pits, reality is a different thing. Some think in their mind they are better, then they are better -Reality or Not-

So Hensley lovers speak truly, bring some good news.
Uhm thank you....I think. Sorry really not sure what kind of response you just gave me. I have A 2016 Ford F-150.
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Installed correctly with spring bars jacked the whole way up and then backed off half a turn, I guaranty you will not have away. Backing the stinger into the hitch head is easy, but it takes some experience. The stinger and the hitch just need to be at the same angles by adjusting the tongue jack then the spring bars individually. There are days it goes right in, then there are days it takes a little patience. YES, I'm talking about the hitch, so don't go there!!!
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johnnyp1114,

Welcome to JOF

I don't have a Hensley WDH, but a couple friends do and they like theirs. One comment that seems to be shared is that when in the locked position the TV/TT maintains a solid union. Like any WDH they all have their respective sway control limits, thus the importance of proper installation and adjustment.

To optimize the function and performance of any brand WDH a trip to the CAT under "loaded" TV/TT conditions will confirm all one's weights, proper weight distribution, and insure optimum WDH adjustment.

CAT Scale how-to: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...v-tt-3871.html

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Installed correctly with spring bars jacked the whole way up and then backed off half a turn, I guaranty you will not have away. Backing the stinger into the hitch head is easy, but it takes some experience. The stinger and the hitch just need to be at the same angles by adjusting the tongue jack then the spring bars individually. There are days it goes right in, then there are days it takes a little patience. YES, I'm talking about the hitch, so don't go there!!!
Thank you and I won’t go there lol.
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Thank you for your reply. I bought it directly from Hensley themselves and they checked all the specs. He said it’s fairly easy to install..haha. Upon delivery I opened the box with the owners manual and installation directions, I closed the box and brought it to where I bought my camper lol and they have done many of them.
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Thank you for your reply. I bought it directly from Hensley themselves and they checked all the specs. He said it’s fairly easy to install..haha. Upon delivery I opened the box with the owners manual and installation directions, I closed the box and brought it to where I bought my camper lol and they have done many of them.
If you installed it, you would have a better understanding of the hitch. It might take 2 hours tops.
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:32 PM   #9
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Hi, just joined the forum and saw your post. My husband purchased a Hensley hitch some months ago to pull our travel trailer. I would not drive until it was installed and I could not believe how smooth the ride was. Tractor trailers passed us and I felt no sway. It was well worth the money, no more white knuckles.
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Welcome to the forum and thanks for letting us know how the hitch works for you.

Information about your tow vehicle and trailer could help others if you'd posted that, too.
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