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Old 06-29-2014, 11:53 PM   #1
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Hensley TS3 hitch

Thinking of going with the Hensley TS3 hitch to sit in my 2012, 3500HD Chev truck (standard bed) and would like feedback from anyone who has gone from a ridged hitch to the Hensley. Do you really notice a difference? I am presently using a Husky with floating head. My Redwood is right at 15,000 pounds loaded.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:09 AM   #2
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Curious if you have the Tri-glide on your Redwood?

Hensley make some great hitches, but after owning this tri-glide, I'm not sure the two would work well together. Might feel too squishy. If you don't have the standard pinbox on the Redwood, the Hensley would be a nice add!
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:02 AM   #3
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I don't think you can put the tri-glide on a air ride hitch. You'd have 2 pieces working against each other
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:10 AM   #4
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LOVE my Hensley. I went with the 1” higher mont for the hitch also for a little more rail clearance instead of lowering the the pin 1”. Per Lippert suggestion at the first Rally when they look at my setup. Lowering the pin put me with 4 bolts instead of 5 that they recommended.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:26 PM   #5
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I am on my 2nd Hensley trailer saver hitch. The first one was on a 2001 FL60. We were involved in an accident in 2009 with our Carriage. It totaled the truck and bent the pin box down on the trailer. The frame under the overhang was all bent up, but the hitch stayed connected and they towed the whole united connected. I went with the Hensley when we replaced the TV and have run it since with great result. The Redwood had the Trail Air pin box when we bought it, but I had it changed because I didn't want to run with 2 air cushions. I like the Trailer Saver and never have had a problem with it. I have a on board compressor so its easy to regulate, and with the 4 way head it tows beautifully.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:58 PM   #6
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Thanks, to you all for replying. I am torn. My Redwood does have the try-glide but living in the San Diego area I am forced to travel on the California freeway system through the L.A. area in order to get anywhere (about 100 miles worth). These highways are so thrashed that by the time I get to "open spaces" I feel like I've lost all the fillings in my teeth. Consequently, I'll try anything to overcome the jarring. Probably, my best bet is to move away from So. Cal. like everybody else seems to be doing.
Again, thanks for the responses.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:04 PM   #7
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Can't remember if you mentioned ~ but do you have Airbags on the truck ?
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:20 PM   #8
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What he said and
What psi in the trail air and your tires ?
does your truck sag very much in the rear ?
both are important as well as the pin wgt and gvw for adjustments to air pressure !

But will have to argue with you on CA being the worse roads !
IMHO, Iraq is probably the only place with worse roads than I just came across from Dallas-Ft Worth on I-20 thru Atlanta to Hilton Head, SC and back
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:57 AM   #9
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Thanks, for the replies. I must have a different kind of Trail Air as I am not aware that the psi can be changed??? As for the psi in the tires, I am very diligent in maintaining the 80 Lbs. recommended on the Marathon tires (and that's a whole different issue that I am addressing). I love the comment about the roads in Iraq being worse than those here. But what is disappointing here is that we pay plenty of gasoline tax to maintain the roads in pristine condition but our "fabulous" politicians divert much of it for other other purposes that in turn buy them votes.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:05 AM   #10
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Does your king pin have an air bag on it?
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