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What Jim Hensley Hitch Do I Need For My Airstream?

What Jim Hensley Hitch Do I Need For My Airstream?

If you are new to towing and are planning to travel with an Airstream travel trailer, choosing the right hitch can be challenging. However, there is one hitch that is highly recommended for Airstream trailers: the ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley Hitch. This hitch is known for its reliability and effectiveness, making it the perfect choice for those who are new to towing and want a sway-free experience on the road.

Why do you need a Jim Hensley Hitch on your Airstream?

Airstream travel trailers have been a popular and iconic sight on American roads since the 1930s. Being an Airstream owner means embracing a lifestyle that values adventure and freedom. Many Airstream enthusiasts associate the brand with pink flamingos, which symbolize the culture and social aspect of this adventure-filled lifestyle. While it is important to have fun and seek personal and career growth through these adventures, it is equally important to prioritize safety in order to have a truly wonderful travel experience.

The ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley Hitch is the most advanced option available for towing and trailer sway control. Jim Hensley, the inventor of this hitch, has improved and enhanced his original designs to create a product that delivers exceptional towing performance. The ProPride 3P® is unique in the market, using advanced engineering principles to create a towing experience that matches the high standards and style of Airstream trailers. With a focus on continuous improvement, the 3P has undergone significant enhancements to improve the towing experience for Airstream owners. One standout feature of the ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley Hitch is its impressive turning radius.

ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley Hitch turning radius
ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley Hitch turning radius

The ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley hitch is equipped with a unique feature called Pivot Point Projection, also known as 3P technology. This technology completely eliminates trailer sway, which can be caused by a variety of factors such as passing trucks, wind, uneven roads, improper trailer design or loading, and even driver input. In contrast, traditional friction-based trailer hitches can only reduce sway, and they often produce loud, grinding noises due to the metal-on-metal friction. The 3P technology of the ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley hitch offers a superior solution to trailer sway and noise issues.

It is important to ensure that your vehicle is not only capable of towing your travel trailer, but also able to handle the added weight of all of your personal belongings. When traveling, you may encounter a variety of terrains, hills, and uneven surfaces, and it is essential that your hitch can handle these conditions with ease. The ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley Hitch is known for its durability, engineering, and design, and is trusted by Airstream owners to provide unparalleled towing stability and safety. With the ProPride 3P®, you can have peace of mind knowing that your towing experience will be smooth and sway-free.

Towing Acronyms

Unit Base Weight (UBW) is the dry weight of a base unit of an Airstream without any options or additional items. It is the weight of the Airstream as it came off the production line.

Tongue Weight is the amount of weight that the tongue of a travel trailer puts on the hitch it is mounted to. If the tongue weight exceeds the limit, it can cause the tow vehicle's rear to drop and reduce the weight on the front axle, making steering and stopping difficult and dangerous.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is the maximum recommended weight for a tow vehicle or Airstream, including the vehicle itself, its cargo, and its occupants. Exceeding the GVWR can make the vehicle difficult to control, slow down, or stop, and poses significant risks.

Net Carrying Capacity (NCC) is the total weight that an Airstream can carry, including passengers and cargo. It is equal to the GVWR minus the UBW and does not include the weight of the Airstream itself.

Find the right ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley Hitch for your Airstream

Airstream Model Unit Base Weight (UBW) Tongue Weight Model of the ProPride 3P®

Classic 30RB

 

 

 

7,788

866

3P-1400

Classic 30RB Twin

 

 

 

7,788

866

3P-1400

Classic 33FB

 

 

 

8,261

1,175

3P-1400

Classic 33FB Twin

 

 

 

8,261

1,175

3P-1400

Globetrotter® 23FB

 

 

 

5,297

591

3P-800

Globetrotter® 23FB Twin

 

 

 

5,297

591

3P-800

Globetrotter® 25FB

 

 

 

6,074

882

3P-1400

Globetrotter® 25FB Twin

 

 

 

6,074

882

3P-1400

Globetrotter® 27FB

 

 

 

6,258

871

3P-1400

Globetrotter® 27FB Twin

 

 

 

6,258

871

3P-1400

Globetrotter® 30RB

 

 

 

6,990

1,045

3P-1400

Globetrotter® 30RB Twin

 

 

 

6,990

1,045

3P-1400

International Serenity 23CB

 

 

 

4,761

664

3P-800

International Serenity 23FB

 

 

 

4,806

439

3P-800

International Serenity 25FB

 

 

 

5,503

837

3P-1400

International Serenity 25RB

 

 

 

5,600

835

3P-1400

International Serenity 25RB Twin

 

 

 

5,600

835

3P-1400

International Serenity 27FB

 

 

 

5,868

791

3P-1000

International Serenity 27FB Twin

 

 

 

5,868

791

3P-1000

International Serenity 28RB

 

 

 

5,979

897

3P-1000

International Serenity 28RB Twin

 

 

 

5,979

897

3P-1000

International Serenity 30RB

 

 

 

6,517

898

3P-1400

International Serenity 30RB Twin

 

 

 

6,517

898

3P-1400

Flying Cloud 23CB

 

 

 

4,761

654

3P-800

Flying Cloud 23CB Bunk

 

 

 

4,821

654

3P-800

Flying Cloud 23FB

 

 

 

4,806

467

3P-800

Flying Cloud 25FB

 

 

 

5,503

837

3P-1400

Flying Cloud 25FB Twin

 

 

 

5,503

837

3P-1400

Flying Cloud 25RB

 

 

 

5,600

835

3P-1400

Flying Cloud 25RB Twin

 

 

 

5,600

835

3P-1400

Flying Cloud 26RB

 

 

 

5,973

903

3P-1400

Flying Cloud 26RB Twin

 

 

 

5,973

903

3P-1400

Flying Cloud 27FB

 

 

 

5,868

791

3P-1400

Flying Cloud 27FB Twin

 

 

 

5,868

791

3P-1400

Flying Cloud 28RB

 

 

 

5,979

899

3P-1400

Flying Cloud 28RB Twin

 

 

 

5,979

899

3P-1400

Flying Cloud 30FB Bunk

 

 

 

6,557

903

3P-1400

Flying Cloud 30RB

 

 

 

6,517

899

3P-1400

Flying Cloud 30RB Twin

 

 

 

6,517

899

3P-1400

Caravel 16RB

 

 

 

3,500

490

3P-800

Caravel 19CB

 

 

 

4,000

550

3P-800

Caravel 20FB

 

 

 

4,300

565

3P-800

Caravel 22FB

 

 

 

4,200

525

3P-800

Bambi 16RB

 

 

 

3,000

430

3P-800

Bambi 19CB

 

 

 

3,650

525

3P-800

Bambi 20FB

 

 

 

4,000

540

3P-800

Bambi 22FB

 

 

 

3,900

500

3P-800

Nest by Airstream™ 16FB

 

 

 

3,300

375

3P-800

Nest by Airstream™ 16U

 

 

 

3,300

375

3P-800

Basecamp®

 

 

 

2,585

410

3P-800

Basecamp® X

 

 

 

2,635

435

3P-800

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