I bought a Hensley Arrow and I finally got to use it, wow! What a difference between a ball and the Arrow. It saved me $58,000. I had a new truck at my house 2 days before the holiday weekend, but wanted to try the Arrow before going in debt again. 15 miles into our trip I felt relaxed and very happy with the Arrow and my F150 Supercre. I found i didn’t need an F350 to stop sway. I just needed an Arrow!!! I have a Spree 324 loaded. I would get pushed off the road, that is why i was looking at a bigger truck. Guess what I didn’t need it!! the Arrow saved me $58,000. I would like to say THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!! It did in fact live up to all everbody said in the video and online. Your people were very nice and helpful. Thanks again for wonderful product.
PS. The Hensley Gold brake controller works like a charm!!
WE WILL NEVER HAUL A TRAILER AGAIN WITHOUT A HENSLEY ARROW!!!!! It was hard to believe that the Arrow could make such a difference when hauling our 28ft Surveyor. We prefer a travel trailer to a 5th wheel but were always a little on edge when pulling with a standard hitch with load levelers. The first time we went out with the Hensley, it was as though we had nothing behind our truck (2007 Dodge RAM 1500 Sport model with a HEMI). Even I had the opportunity to experience the difference when I had to bring our trailer home alone from the dealer (25 miles from our home). Before I drove away from the dealer I was a little apprehensive because I had taken the wheel before we received the Hensley and the trailer did a fair amount of fishtailing. Oh, what a treasure! Even our truck has a much more comfortable ride with the trailer attached. No more white knuckle trips for us.
We have completed our first 1000+ mile shake down cruise with our newly acquired Hensley Arrow hitch. After studying this hitch for several years I was not surprised with its performance but more pleased than we anticipated. We feel more secure than we have ever felt at legal speeds. Our combination is a Ford F150 with a Laredo 34’ 8000+ lb trailer.
I am certainly not an expert when pulling trailers but not exactly a novice. I manufactured camping trailers for towing behind motorcycles some 30 years ago and learned what not to do when attaching a larger object behind a smaller object. I watched your video numerous times and must say your engineering is everything you say it is. Your hitch is very easy to install and the trailer is easier than ever to hookup & unhook. We are now a very satisfied Hensley Arrow owner and your product has given us renewed towing peace of mind. Thanks, Quentin & Barbara Pavey
I installed the hitch and made a Shake Down Cruise to Lafayette, Louisiana and back. A grandnephew of mine got married.
I traveled the Interstates on the way there and took the cross-country route coming back. Most roads on the way back were two lanes, winding and somewhat in need of repair in some places.
The hitch did exactly what I was told it would do. The large vehicles were no problem. Some of them I didn’t even feel. Of course as I mentioned before, those were never a big problem for me. My problem of “Bouncing” on the freeways has not been eliminated but is now tolerable. The hitch did smooth out the smaller ones and softened the sharp and hard bucking motions. I no longer feel as though I’m riding a bucking horse.
I am still playing with the tension on the spring bars and have not yet decided which position is the correct one.
On August 15th I will depart for Charleston, SC to attend a reunion of an old Army-organization to which I belong. I will continue, from Charleston, to Melbourne. FL. Then will head home through Orlando into the Florida panhandle and westward on I-10 (ugh). I will find out if the hitch will continue doing what it has so far done.
I am well pleased with the way my van handles and have had no problem hitching up. I had at first feared about the hitching part. But, no sweat- it’s a piece of cake. I do love leaving the hitch on the trailer. No more manhandling of greasy- hitch assemblies -at every lay over for more than one night, I always removed and secured my hitch and bars.
I have one question. The U-bolts- there are two different locations shown in drawings and photographs where they are installed. Exactly where do they go?
I will send you another report when I return from my trip sometime at the end of this month.
I received the new Hensley Arrow on Monday and installed it. We left for our 2 week trip on Wed. Everything worked very well. Going across I80 in Wyoming and all the wind and truck traffic was no problem. The only thing tired on me was my bottom. I was not stressed from the trip. There was absolutly no sway. The McKesh mirrors I also purchased from you also worked very well. The cost of the hitch was a shock, but now I will not pull my trailer without it. I consider it an investment, the same as the camper. With each trip, the hitch gets cheaper. The cost of safety can not be measured. Thanks for a very good product. Terry was also a big help with my questions.
In the last two years my wife and I experienced a couple of hair-raising events when our suburban and trailer began to sway violently. The first occurrence was as a result of a semi truck passing us late at night at high speed. We were thrown into a violent sway that covered both lanes. We were literally out of control. The second event was very similar to the first. In both instances it seemed as though a terrible accident was imminent. Fortunately no other vehicles were near us, and ultimately I got the car back under control with no damage other than a bent hitch. It was those incidences, which compelled me to look for a way to control sway. Eventually my search took me to the Hensley Arrow.
Since we began using the Arrow, the problem with induced swaying has been completely eliminated. Big semis passing by at high speed have no effect of any consequence. Realizing, as I do now, the very real potential dangers associated with pulling a trailer that, frankly, are never brought to your attention by the trailer dealer, I would not consider pulling a trailer without the Hensley Arrow.
Thank you for giving my wife and me a renewed peace of mind.
We live in southeast Idaho. If you ever need a testimonial, don’t hesitate to contact me.
I just have to congratulate you on your wonderful product. I received your hitch in the mail and couldn’t wait to install it. As we all are skeptical of a new product, I took my time and installed the hitch step by step. It was easy. Now for the road test. Well let me just say the wife and I were amazed. I think it’s the next best thing to sliced bread and now my wife can drive too with confidence. If you want any more advertising to be done in the Wisconsin Area I would be pleased to pass the word around to every Coast to Coast campground from here to Alaska because we now feel that we could go there with no problems what so ever. The only thing I’d like to add is do you sell new trucks too? HA HA.
Thank you all again.
Have a great summer, as I know we sure will. Happy Campers.
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I recently purchased a Hensley Arrow. It was the last straw before I sold a beautiful 2007 model travel trailer that was the WORST pulling trailer I had ever pulled. I have been towing trailers for over 40 years. I had tried everything to make this trailer tow correctly………Well, let me tell you, I am keeping the trailer and wouldn’t part with my Hensley Arrow for anything. I have towed this trailer over 6,000 miles this summer and fall and the trailer is NOT for sale now. This is the most amazing product I have ever owned. Yes, you told me it would take a few times to learn the ins and outs of hitching up, but, after a couple of times that became a piece of cake. I recently ordered your wheel chock and used it on this last trip to Florida and it is also HIGH quality like my Hensley Arrow.
I often read testimonials from other people concerning products they have purchased – but I have never had a real reason to write one until now.
I purchased the Hensley Arrow last year in August and have really been more than satisfied with the results I have received – no more fish-tailing, no more white knuckles, trucks Don’t bother me anymore–WOW!I What a change – this all impressed me but not really enough to write a testimonial until – an incident this Spring.
Helen & I were on our way from Roseburg, Oregon to Seaside, Oregon on vacation. We were pulling our 30 ft. trailer traveling at Highway speed (55) when all of a. sudden a car came out of a side road on the right. The only choice I had was to swerve sharply to my left into the oncoming lane and back into my lane to miss oncoming cars.
With an ordinary hitch I know that we would have lost control and maybe flipped the trailer or the truck over. This did not happen. The truck and trailer responded without fishtailing or losing control.
I am certain that if we had Not Had The Hensley Arrow, we would either be dead or at the very least seriously injured in the accident that would have happened – But didn’t – Thanks to the Hensley.
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Our test run of 400 miles round trip was impressive and relaxing. After the white knuckles trip of last fall, fighting just to keep my rig on the road when a Semi passed us, I could not believe the difference. I had a string of 6 Semi’s go past without disturbance. GREAT!!
Now I hardly even notice it when a Semi passes us. My wife doesn’t notice it at all. My van even handles better in the wind with the trailer connected than by itself!
Your hitch is well worth the cost to get my family to our destination and back in safety.
I’m pulling a 36′ Dutchman Royal with a 1994 Ford Super van (E350) with 7 souls on board. Thank you for making our travels safe.