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Posted: 02/27/12 04:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Which one do you have and are you happy with it. I will be purchasing one or the other but would like some input. They both seem very similar and priced about the same. thanks in advance will

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I personally do not own either one. However I have done a ton of research for the day that I find a sweet deal on a used one.

There are minor differences between the, but for the most part they are Almost the same thing. They are very similar.

The ProPride has IMHO more robust jacks for the wd arms, and the propride has an adjustable stinger. Whereas the Hensley has a solidly welded stinger and you have to exchange the stinger of you need a different rise or drop in the stinger. Some see the solid stinger as superior. Some see the adjustable stinger as superior.

Sean at ProPride claims that his hitch is easier to hitch up. He also has outstanding customer service. To the point where it would not surprise me if he personally responded to this thread.

The Hensley must have an emergency kit I case some fuse parts break in certain rare circumstances. The ProPride is supposed to have eliminated this issue.

Of I were buying new I would buy the ProPride based on customer service from Sean. however the Hensley is by no means a slouch and I have heard excellent things about their customer service as well.

I have yet to see a ProPride on the used market so if you are looking used Then the Hensley is much more available.

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Posted: 02/27/12 06:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hensley has a payment plan over 12 monthly payments, but I can not find anything about propride haveing anything like that so far.

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I had a Hensley and loved it, got a friend to buy the Pro-Pride, and he loves it. I think if I ever get a different trailer, I will look to buy the PP. Sean is great and really takes care of his customers, not that Hensley doesn't but that is what I think I will do.


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I bought the ProPride yesterday. I have a neighbor that bought a used Hensley after he had an accident that totaled his TT and TV. He loves the Hensley. I just bought a longer/heavier TT so I wanted the best hitch available. After much research, I chose the ProPride.

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Bought a used Hensley. Went thru it. Built like a rock. Haven't used it yet, heck haven't even hooked it up to the truck. I did mount it to the front of the TT. I do like the fact theres nothing to disasemble while hooking and unhooking.

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They are both very similar. I used a Hensley with my old TT. It is a great contraption. The stinger is one of the bigger differences. While the adjustable stinger is nice. I believe it is much heavier than the already heavy HA solid stinger. Since you need to handle the stinger each trip I prefer to lug the lighter one. Once you have your TV initially set up there is no need to adjust the stinger again. So there is no need for the added weight of the adjustable feature. I imagine if you change TV's often the adjustable feature maybe worthwhile.
If I were shopping now,I would go with the best price. 12 months no interest does make the HA easier to swallow. However I think the PP maybe a bit cheaper. I am not up to speed on current prices. Either way you can't go wrong


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I just bought and installed a refurbished Hensley. Installation was easy and it tows my TH like a dream. From what I understand, they both use the same engineering concepts so you can't go wrong with either. If Hensley is the only one that offers the payment plan, I'd go that route.


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From what I understand they were both designed by the same guy. The PP is just the Hensley with improvements in its design. I installed the PP in 2010 and love it. Hooking up is not a problem.


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Posted: 02/28/12 06:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So I am guessing that all you happy campers are not haveing any sway issues because that is my main concern.will

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