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Receiver Hitches

A receiver hitch is a common type of trailer hitch that provides a convenient way to tow trailers and attach accessories to a vehicle. Here are the key points about receiver hitches:

  1. Design and Purpose:
    • A receiver hitch is a metal component that attaches to the frame of a vehicle.
    • It features an open receiver tube where various hitch accessories can be connected.
    • The primary purpose of a receiver hitch is to provide a tow point for attaching trailers, bike racks, cargo carriers, and other towing equipment.
  1. Classes of Receiver Hitches:
    • Receiver hitches are divided into five classes, each with different towing capacities and receiver tube sizes:
      • Class 1: Suitable for cars and crossovers, with a 1-1/4-inch receiver tube and a capacity of up to 2,000 lbs.
      • Class 2: Used for cars, crossovers, and minivans, also with a 1-1/4-inch receiver tube, but a higher capacity of up to 3,500 lbs.
      • Class 3: Commonly found on crossovers, vans, SUVs, and trucks, featuring a 2-inch receiver tube and a capacity of up to 8,000 lbs (up to 12,000 lbs with weight distribution).
      • Class 4: Designed for trucks and SUVs, with a 2-inch receiver tube and a capacity of up to 10,000 lbs (up to 12,000 lbs with weight distribution).
      • Class 5 (Xtra Duty): Used in heavy-duty trucks and SUVs, with a 2-inch receiver tube and a capacity of 16,000 to 17,000 lbs.
      • Class 5 (Commercial Duty): Found on dually and chassis cab trucks, featuring a 2-1/2-inch receiver tube and a capacity of 18,000 to 20,000 lbs.
  1. Receiver Sizes:
    • There are four standard receiver hitch sizes: 1-1/4″, 2″, 2-1/2″, and 3″.
    • The hitch size refers to the inside dimensions of the receiver tube.
    • Using a standard hitch size allows for more versatile towing options without the need for adapters or modifications.
  1. Selecting the Right Hitch:
    • When choosing a receiver hitch, consider your vehicle’s towing needs, the type of trailer or accessory you’ll be using, and the weight ratings.
    • Remember that not all five hitch classes are available for every vehicle.

In summary, a receiver hitch is a versatile and widely used towing solution that allows you to connect various accessories and trailers to your vehicle safely and efficiently.

Hensley Arrow Anti-Sway Trailer Hitch

A travel trailer outfitted with the Hensley Arrow® gives you:

  • Total sway elimination
  • A choice of car, SUV, or pickup truck to tow with.
  • Tighter 82 degree turning radius.
  • Level floor plan.
  • Lower trailer cost.
  • Lower center of gravity.
  • Stress-free towing.

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This is the ORIGINAL Hensley Arrow®, the only hitch 100% Guaranteed to eliminate trailer sway.

Specifications of the Hensley Anti-Sway Hitch :

  • Solid Steel Construction
  • New! Enhanced paint adhesion process
  • New! Adjustable Hitch Height Option Available – Ask your towing specialist
  • Heavy Duty Jacks & Spring Bars
  • Patented Converging Linkage System
  • Solid Steel Hitch Bar
  • Continuous Sway Elimination
  • Improves Steering Over Uneven Roads
  • Improved Handling During Braking
  • Tighter Turning Radius
  • 14,000 Pound Rating, 1,400 Pound Tongue Weight (with proper weight distribution bars)
  • 60-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • As low as $231 month

The Hensley Arrow® mechanically locks sway out and creates an inherently stable relationship between your trailer and tow vehicle. Uneven road conditions, wind gusts, passing trucks and steep downhill grades can all be handled with confidence. However, common sense and normal safety precautions should always be used.

All hitch models and parts are in stock and ready to ship the day you order, shipping from our Michigan, USA production plant to your doorstep within a few days. No waiting days or weeks to fill an order.

The secret of the Hensley Arrow® rests in its patented converging linkage design. The Arrow allows movement on the ball in every direction except side-to-side. Side-to-side movement is forced to go through the linkage system which is one-directional. From the trailer side, the linkage is solid. Pivoting by the linkage must be initiated through the tow vehicle. The system’s design is inherently stable. Best of all, it functions mechanically, without the use of friction so it exhibits consistent and predictable behavior regardless of changes in weather or road conditions.

The Arrow is constructed with careful attention to detail and is continuously checked to see that the highest quality is maintained throughout the manufacturing process. Made to last as long as you tow.

Solid Steel Construction
Heavy-duty spring bars and jacks. Tapered roller axle bearings, seated in hardened bearing races, packed with grease, and sealed from moisture.

Corrosion Protection

All main components of the Hensley Arrow are protected by a powder paint process. Powder paint is the strongest, most durable paint coating available for equipment exposed to the elements.  We are committed to offering a premium product with long-lasting coatings and have made significant changes to enhance paint adhesion in our process.

What is the difference between the Hensley Arrow® and PropPride 3P®?

When comparing the Hensley Arrow® and the ProPride 3P® hitch for sway elimination, both stand out due to their unique linkage systems, which transfer the pivot point forward from the trailer coupler, preventing uncontrollable sway caused by side forces.

While both systems excel in this aspect, they differ in design regarding preventing trailer movement at the ball and coupler. The ProPride employs an underframe yoke system, while the Hensley Arrow® utilizes adjustable strut assemblies.

The advantage of the strut system lies in its easy adjustability without tools, ensuring perfect stability by eliminating any trailer movement caused by tolerance at the ball/coupler. In terms of hitch bars, while ProPride offers an adjustable option suitable for various vehicle heights, Hensley provides both adjustable and fixed hitch bars, offering users the choice between convenience and lighter weight with no maintenance. Ultimately, Tow Safe aims to offer flexibility and choice, continually improving manufacturing to meet customer preferences.