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Old 12-21-2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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Hensley Trailer Saver Hitch

Just read an ad and did a little research on the Hensley air-ride hitch. At $2,300, I'm a little hesitant to purchase one without asking around for input. Anyone have one, or know someone who does? Are they worth it? There are other improvements I could do (like slide toppers) that would be somewhat less expensive.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:29 PM   #2
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No Opinions!!?!

I'm totally flabbergasted! Nobody has an opinion on air hitches? Unbelievable.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:11 PM   #3
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Jim -
Be patient. It's the holidays and our members may be(1) too full to move out of their Laz-E-Boys and unable to log on here; (2) caught up in the Boxing Day shopping madness or have gone missing in a mall somewhere; (3) inundated by in-laws and outlaws both young and old and are just overwhelmed by it all or (4) no one does have an opinion.

Seriously, if you do a forum search and type in "Hensley Air-Ride Hitch, there are 8 threads along with numerous posts where the Hensley Air-Ride hitch is mentioned. You will get some feedback that's already here on the forum - waiting for you.
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Old 12-26-2013, 02:05 PM   #4
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I have an opinion. Why *wouldn't* someone get one for their fiver? Other than cost. Anything to cut down on the rolling earthquake is a plus in my book.
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Old 12-26-2013, 03:01 PM   #5
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Hensley air hitch...no, goosebox air hitch....yes lol I have the Reese goosebox and it has an air bag in it. It does make all the difference in the world with towing. I wouldn't go back to non air towing willing again.


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Old 12-27-2013, 08:12 AM   #6
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Hensley air hitch...no, goosebox air hitch....yes lol I have the Reese goosebox and it has an air bag in it. It does make all the difference in the world with towing. I wouldn't go back to non air towing willing again.


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I agree, I have one complete with a 3 inch riser kit, and shocks. Works great, you can see your trailer ride on the bags in the rear view mirror. I waited over 2 years and found mine on craigs list for 1,200. And got it for 800 Hensley also has great customer service, and support. I added the shocks for less than 100 bucks with hardware
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:25 AM   #7
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Just go with an air ride pin box. Probably a lot cheaper. And, there just happens to be one for sale on the forum right now. A Trail Air Tri-Glide if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:31 AM   #8
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Air ride pin box all the way. Same results and a lot less money to spend. Depending on what pin box you have you can usually buy one for less then $1000.
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:55 AM   #9
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Air ride pin box all the way. Same results and a lot less money to spend. Depending on what pin box you have you can usually buy one for less then $1000.
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Don't get me wrong, the Hensley unit is quite nice, excellent actually, but, for half the price I've got the TrailAir Tri-Glide unit (for and aft + up and down cushioning) and with the B&W Companion, I get the same results and I've got a hitch I can remove without having a crane...
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:51 PM   #10
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Oh well, in for a penny, in for a pound. I ordered the hitch today. I've already got the 5th Airborne pin box, so with the air hitch I'll probably forget I've even got a fiver behind me. Wow, you should have seen that pig that just flew by my window!
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