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Posted: 02/28/12 07:35am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had a Hensley Arrow and loved it, excellent hitch. The ProPride was designed around the same design idea as an Arrow, they both use the projected pivot point concept which was originally from the mind of Jim Hensley.

Now PP will argue they've made improvements to the Arrow e.g. yoke vs. struts. Hensley will argue all of PP's ideas were considered by Hensley at one time and abandoned for various reasons and they don't consider them imrpovements rather just changes for the sake of change. My only gripe with BOTH companies is the bad-blood and the amount of mud-slinging that goes on pubicly between them. They BOTH offer amazing products. If I were on the market again it would be a tough choice for me.

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No sway!


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Owned a Hensley. Loved it. Unless price is an issue, you're probably splitting hairs.


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Sway Whats sway Thats why I own a hensley, just hook up and drive...... Love mine..


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I used a Hensley for 5 years & loved it. If I go back to a travel trailer I will buy a pro pride not for the differences or quality but because I was treated very unfairly by a Hensley sales rep, he was deceitful so I let people know not to deal with them for that reason. There is now as good or better unit out there! Go Pro pride!!
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Just received a email from sean woodruff at propride an he is willing to do the 12 months no interest. I think this is the way I will go I dont mind the heavier adjustable stinger as it cant be much heavier than what I have now and I never know when I may change TV's.I watched videos on both and for some reason the DW and I are leaning toward the propride.

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One good thing about the PP - it's black.

Another good thing - Sean is a great guy.


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pasusan wrote:

One good thing about the PP - it's black.
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So is my Hensley!
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Posted: 02/29/12 10:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You cannot go wrong with the ProPride, had one till we bought a 5er. The trailer will follow your tow vehicle like it is on rails, NO SWAY!!


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Well I just ordered a ProPride P3 will get it in and install it and will put it to a test when I leave on a 3000 mile trip on the 28th. Hope it is not hard to install and get adjusted.

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