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I recently purchased a Hensley Arrow. It was the last straw before I sold a beautiful 2007 model travel trailer that was the WORST pulling trailer I had ever pulled. I have been towing trailers for over 40 years. I had tried everything to make this trailer tow correctly………Well, let me tell you, I am keeping the trailer and wouldn’t part with my Hensley Arrow for anything. I have towed this trailer over 6,000 miles this summer and fall and the trailer is NOT for sale now. This is the most amazing product I have ever owned. Yes, you told me it would take a few times to learn the ins and outs of hitching up, but, after a couple of times that became a piece of cake. I recently ordered your wheel chock and used it on this last trip to Florida and it is also HIGH quality like my Hensley Arrow.
I just have to congratulate you on your wonderful product. I received your hitch in the mail and couldn’t wait to install it. As we all are skeptical of a new product, I took my time and installed the hitch step by step. It was easy. Now for the road test. Well let me just say the wife and I were amazed. I think it’s the next best thing to sliced bread and now my wife can drive too with confidence. If you want any more advertising to be done in the Wisconsin Area I would be pleased to pass the word around to every Coast to Coast campground from here to Alaska because we now feel that we could go there with no problems what so ever. The only thing I’d like to add is do you sell new trucks too? HA HA.
Thank you all again.
Have a great summer, as I know we sure will. Happy Campers.
WE WILL NEVER HAUL A TRAILER AGAIN WITHOUT A HENSLEY ARROW!!!!! It was hard to believe that the Arrow could make such a difference when hauling our 28ft Surveyor. We prefer a travel trailer to a 5th wheel but were always a little on edge when pulling with a standard hitch with load levelers. The first time we went out with the Hensley, it was as though we had nothing behind our truck (2007 Dodge RAM 1500 Sport model with a HEMI). Even I had the opportunity to experience the difference when I had to bring our trailer home alone from the dealer (25 miles from our home). Before I drove away from the dealer I was a little apprehensive because I had taken the wheel before we received the Hensley and the trailer did a fair amount of fishtailing. Oh, what a treasure! Even our truck has a much more comfortable ride with the trailer attached. No more white knuckle trips for us.
I am as happy with my purchase of the Hensley Arrow now as I was in 2004. I pull a 28′ Keystone Zeppelin probably in the 5000# range with a Jeep Grand Cherokee and never experience sway of any kind. Once to test it out, I made a lane change in a paving zone where they had paved one lane the night before. No problem whatsoever. It has made my towing experience so very comfortable. While the big boys struggle at the campground to park in some tight places, I can, with my short wheelbase tow vehicle, just whip that trailer right into place. As a professional driver, I know that an incident or accident on the road is almost always a collection of errors. Driver error (mine or theirs), fatigue, and road conditions all are contributing factors. The Hensley Arrow gives me one less factor to be concerned with. A towing friend recently told me of his sway “problem” early on in his towing experience, but now that he has the balance down, it isn’t the factor that it was before. He does have a good tow vehicle. But if he has to brake hard and take evasive action of any kind, he can’t have the absolute confidence that I have that he will maintain complete control. The good stuff always costs more. I can’t remember now what I paid for my hitch. But the peace of mind is…. priceless! Thanks for a great product.
This letter is a little late coming but we feel we need to let you know how much we appreciate the Hensley Arrow Hitch. When we first saw the film on this hitch, neither of us would believe what we saw. After all, anything can be done with film-video to show what you want. We did go to see the Hitch and a demonstration of how it worked and would not have believed it if not seeing it with our own eyes. After being on an interstate with heavy 18-wheel traffic and no problems or swaying plus the other demonstration that was given us, we were sold on it. We purchased our hitch and pull a 30 ft Terry with a suburban (94). We have had no problems and the hitch certainly does all that has been shown about it.
Then in July of 1997 we were involved in an accident after being hit by another car that had been hit by a drunk driver. The second car that was hit was thrown into a spin, hitting us. At the time my husband was driving on the freeway at approximately 55 miles an hour. The car was in a spin hitting our trailer on the rear wheel, knocking the trailer up and the car going under a partial part of the rear of the trailer. My husband was able to control the rig and drive smooth: although shaken up, to the side of the freeway and bring us to a safe stop. We believe that the Hensley and its capabilities certainly prevented a different out-come. Even our three young grandchildren were only slightly scared after the incident. The police officer also noted our Hensley and stated that he would have been working a much more serious accident had we not been pulling with this hitch, He was familiar with the hitch as his friend has one.
I also feel very comfortable driving our rig and now share the “road-time” with my husband. We thoroughly enjoy the traveling and seeing new places and meeting new people. We have lots of questions about the hitch and my husband likes to give out any information in regards to it. We both believe that it prevented a much different outcome after our accident and will never pull with out the Hensley Arrow. Thank you for such a great product!!
Your hitch is all you said, plus!
Installation was easy and straightforward.
I recently purchased a Hensley hitch. I had decided if I didn’t have a Hensley, I was not going to purchase a travel trailer. I purchased the hitch; then I purchased a truck; and then I purchased a 30-foot travel trailer. I used this set-up for the first time this last weekend. I cannot tell you how happy I am with this hitch. There was absolutely zero sway at all speeds and road conditions. This hitch literally makes the trailering experience a true pleasure. I did not care what type of vehicle passed me; the trailer always maintained a very stable position . I no longer have any concerns about pulling my trailer anywhere or under any weather conditions. Thank you for manufacturing a great piece of equipment. If you ever need someone to demonstrate, talk about or show your equipment, please contact me. GREAT HITCH!
I hate to tell you this but I bought one of your Hensley hitches used (sold new in 2000 ) I got it in 2005 I have had it in my garage for over five years just setting there. I have three other weight bearing hitches I have set up for different vehicles and trailer combinations.
I will never go on vacation again with out my Hensley Hitch. It’s that GOOD. I have a 2005 Pleasureway one ton Van and pull a 6000# 30 foot Keystone Cougar travel Trailer.
Just went across the Texas Panhandle on I-40 with 25 mph side winds blowing from the South, Anyone that has ever went that way pulling a trailer knows how bad it is with the wind blowing. I normally travel that road at night when pulling a trailer to get away from the wind. I have done it for over 30 years and never had a trip that was pleasant until I hooked up my Hensley Hitch, what a deference it made. Trucks passing ,trailer swaying, white knuckle driving none of that now,just straight down the road. I could even drive with one hand on the wheel and visit with my wife when a Truck passed us. I could still feel the wind but no Trailer swaying, the Van and Trailer stayed Straight and Tight. GREAT Product.
A True Believer, Thanks,
P.S. I don’t worry about how it works I just know it works !!!!!!!!!
From Hensley: I replied to Max and ensurd him that I don’t care that he bought the Hensley Hitch used, as long as it has kept him safe. We welcome used hitch buyers to call in with any questions about their hitch.
I installed the hitch and made a Shake Down Cruise to Lafayette, Louisiana and back. A grandnephew of mine got married.
I traveled the Interstates on the way there and took the cross-country route coming back. Most roads on the way back were two lanes, winding and somewhat in need of repair in some places.
The hitch did exactly what I was told it would do. The large vehicles were no problem. Some of them I didn’t even feel. Of course as I mentioned before, those were never a big problem for me. My problem of “Bouncing” on the freeways has not been eliminated but is now tolerable. The hitch did smooth out the smaller ones and softened the sharp and hard bucking motions. I no longer feel as though I’m riding a bucking horse.
I am still playing with the tension on the spring bars and have not yet decided which position is the correct one.
On August 15th I will depart for Charleston, SC to attend a reunion of an old Army-organization to which I belong. I will continue, from Charleston, to Melbourne. FL. Then will head home through Orlando into the Florida panhandle and westward on I-10 (ugh). I will find out if the hitch will continue doing what it has so far done.
I am well pleased with the way my van handles and have had no problem hitching up. I had at first feared about the hitching part. But, no sweat- it’s a piece of cake. I do love leaving the hitch on the trailer. No more manhandling of greasy- hitch assemblies -at every lay over for more than one night, I always removed and secured my hitch and bars.
I have one question. The U-bolts- there are two different locations shown in drawings and photographs where they are installed. Exactly where do they go?
I will send you another report when I return from my trip sometime at the end of this month.
I bought a Hensley Arrow and I finally got to use it, wow! What a difference between a ball and the Arrow. It saved me $58,000. I had a new truck at my house 2 days before the holiday weekend, but wanted to try the Arrow before going in debt again. 15 miles into our trip I felt relaxed and very happy with the Arrow and my F150 Supercre. I found i didn’t need an F350 to stop sway. I just needed an Arrow!!! I have a Spree 324 loaded. I would get pushed off the road, that is why i was looking at a bigger truck. Guess what I didn’t need it!! the Arrow saved me $58,000. I would like to say THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!! It did in fact live up to all everbody said in the video and online. Your people were very nice and helpful. Thanks again for wonderful product.
PS. The Hensley Gold brake controller works like a charm!!
We have completed our first 1000+ mile shake down cruise with our newly acquired Hensley Arrow hitch. After studying this hitch for several years I was not surprised with its performance but more pleased than we anticipated. We feel more secure than we have ever felt at legal speeds. Our combination is a Ford F150 with a Laredo 34’ 8000+ lb trailer.
I am certainly not an expert when pulling trailers but not exactly a novice. I manufactured camping trailers for towing behind motorcycles some 30 years ago and learned what not to do when attaching a larger object behind a smaller object. I watched your video numerous times and must say your engineering is everything you say it is. Your hitch is very easy to install and the trailer is easier than ever to hookup & unhook. We are now a very satisfied Hensley Arrow owner and your product has given us renewed towing peace of mind. Thanks, Quentin & Barbara Pavey