Not much, but certainly not as easy as the standard or snap-up brackets. You can view the full details of Reese warranty. Customers have reported, and we have observed it ourselves, this system is easier during hook-up. Which Hensley Hitch is right for you? The 22 Exxon-Mobil trailers we outfitted all used the 1400lb. When a trailer is connected to a tow vehicle, the tongue weight typically causes the rear of the tow vehicle to lower and the front to raise.
I towed the trailer more than a month after I purchased and installed the brackets, so I am past the Returns period. Buy it once and it will last through as many trailers as you will ever own I recently saw serial number 4 in Florida, still going strong. The use of a Weight Distribution Hitch gives you a softer ride even when towing heavy loads. Or get our free report:. Note that the trailer above is a v-nose. These brackets just aren't up to the job, and they cost nearly twice what they should.
For more details on the Hensley Hitch bar, see our page about the. Provides everything needed to improve towing, safety and performance right out of the box. For those of you who have used this system on other sway control hitches, you know that snap-ups require little effort, though not quite the convenience of the standard jacks. Keep in mind, however, that the hook-up procedure involves a bit more effort. This is made easier if you raise the tongue jack an inch or so before hooking the chain. I considered Reese to be better quality than this.
I've attached pictures that show the bracket that is bent, and show the bracket that was replaced before it bent. This product requires the use of a shank. We solved the problem by going to snap-up brackets, with which many trailer owners are already familiar, and hanger brackets. Weight Distribution Replacement Snap Up Bracket. Reese Towpower products undergo rigorous testing that exceeds industry standards and gives you peace of mind while towing. Simple because there are no moving parts. How to get service For warranty claims on Reese products contact Cequent Performance Products by phone at 1-800-521-0510.
So Hensley found a new market for those who like to take their trailers off the beaten path. Snap-up Brackets The snap-up brackets have have become a popular weight-distribution option. Most customers will remain with the standard Hensley Arrow and standard jacks. The Hensley Arrow with standard jacks, shown above, is still the most popular hitch in our line-up. The Hensley Arrow will fit any trailer and you can easily transfer it to your future trailers. What the warranty does not cover Normal wear and tear over time, damage from abuse or neglect, corrosion, and damage resulting from accidents is not covered. As their name implies, they need to hook-up and move quickly.
If you have a small trailer, the Cub may be your best option. The Cub is not for all size trailers. Any alteration of products beyond the included installation instructions will void the warranty. Simply click on the red button below. Keep in mind you can still opt for the full-size Hensley Arrow for these smaller trailers. That is simply because the standard jacks are stiffer than chains. The only case where ease of hook up may be a consideration is when you camp on severely uneven terrain.
To adjust the weight-distribution, you simply move to a different link on the chain. Improper installation including welding will void any warranty. The purpose of a weight distribution hitch is to remove excessive weight from the tow vehicle's rear axle and distribute it to the front wheels and throughout the trailer frame. The Hensley Cub Some of you, however, want options, which is why we introduced the Hensley Cub several years ago. The procedure involves hooking up to your Hensley Arrow, then manually pulling up on the chains and weight distribution bars to the preferred link on the chain.
Shown here on an trailer, the hanger brackets offer the simplest method of hook-up. We reduced the weight by removing portions of the upper unit, going with lighter weight-distribution bars, and using a hollow tube hitch bar. Reese Towpower has pioneered the technology that has set the standard for today's most advanced and reliable towing products. Includes two lift brackets, safety pins, tension bolts and one lift handle. Note, however, that hooking up with the standard jacks is still easy.