Understanding The Jim Hensley Hitch

Understanding the Jim Hensley Hitch

Trailer sway is the most common issue many trailer owners face. And people are used to controlling the sway not knowing there is a weight-distribution hitch that could prevent it from happening. And we are not talking about friction-based solution hitches that can only dampen sway. We are talking about the most advanced hitch ever produced that eliminates the sway— the ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley hitch. That is why it is important to understand what a Jim Hensley Hitch is.

Understanding the Jim Hensley Hitch

ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley Hitch is a weight-distribution hitch that features a 3P technology that stands for ‘Pivot Point Projection'. It completely works differently as the 3P hitch is attached to the coupler of the trailer. And by attaching the Main Unit to the trailer's coupler, we lock out the side-to-side movement on the hitch ball.

By locking out the side-to-side movement and projecting the pivot point 52 inches forward to the rear axle of your tow vehicle, that means your tow vehicle essentially is going to function as a fifth wheel and will eliminate trailer sway.

Like any pivot point, if you apply a force outside the pivot point you can get the thing to move or cause sway, but by applying force at the pivot point, you can maybe move the thing sideways but it's not going to cause any sway at all.

Any force applied to the side of the trailer that would normally cause it to turn on a ball and sway is projected forward. It can't turn anywhere. So when a truck approaches and the gust of wind hits the back of the trailer, the hitch transfers the energy to the tow vehicle that will make the vehicle and trailer move as one solid unit.

ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley Hitch does not apply any counteracting forces with friction, we eliminate the rotation on the ball by locking the side-to-side movement and provide a very stable tow. Any side forces on the trailer or any forces on the trailer that attempt to pivot the trailer at the coupler are projected forward.

Check out this simple Lego demonstration.

Before you acquire a hitch, you should know the weight of the item you're towing as well as the weight of the trailer.

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