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What Jim Hensley Hitch Do I Need For My Airstream?

What Jim Hensley Hitch Do I Need For My Airstream?

One of the things most people find difficult when traveling, especially with travelers who don't have much experience in towing, was choosing the perfect hitch you needed to buy for your Airstream travel trailer. Hopefully, if you are new to this and still figuring things out, this article will explain why you only need the ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley Hitch for your Airstream.

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

Since the 1930s, Airstream travel trailers have attracted attention on the highway and have become American icons. And adventure is a big part of the Airstream lifestyle. To many Airstream enthusiasts, pink flamingos symbolize the culture of being an owner of the iconic brand. The mix of culture, adventure, socializing, and freedom is embodied in the idea that such adventures allow family, personal, and career growth to flourish. The thing to consider in any adventure is safety. It is the secret to a wonderful travel experience.

The ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley Hitch is the most advanced trailer sway control hitch available for your towing needs. For your exceptional towing experience, Jim Hensley, who revolutionized hitch performance with his previous design, has improved, enhanced, and innovated his new design.

The development of the ProPride 3P® has carved out a niche of its own, leaning on the fundamentals of engineering to manufacture a trailering experience that matches the uncompromising performance looks and feel of an airstream trailer. Continuously evolving, the 3P’s ingenuity spirit has led to momentous changes enhancing how airstream owners feel about towing with a ProPride 3P®. Check out this awesome turning radius of the ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley Hitch.

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

Pivot Point Projection, also known as 3P technology, is a key feature of the ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley hitch. The 3P technology completely eliminates trailer sway brought on by passing trucks, strong winds, uneven roads, poor trailer design or loading, and even driver inputs into the tow vehicle.

Friction based solution trailer hitches, on the other hand, can only reduce sway. The noise produced by friction-based solution trailer hitches is another significant issue. That is because grinding metal against metal causes noise and friction. Take a look at the video below.

Not only must your vehicle be able to tow the travel trailer, but it must also be able to do so while hauling all of your personal belongings as well! Throughout your adventure, you'll be driving over a variety of terrains, hills, puddles, and potholes. Not surprising Airstream owners that travel with the ProPride 3P® rely on the durability, engineering, and design, it is championed for.

With the ProPride 3P® Jim Hensley Hitch, you will never worry even for a moment because you will definitely enjoy towing stability and safety unmatched by any other hitch.

Towing Acronyms

Unit Base Weight (UBW) is the dry weight of the base unit without options. Prior to having anything put inside of it, this is how much your Airstream weighed when it rolled off the assembly line.

Tongue Weight is the amount of weight a travel trailer’s tongue places on the hitch it is mounted to. Because the hitch is affixed to the tow vehicle's frame, going over the tongue weight limit will push the tow vehicle's rear down and reduce the amount of weight on the front axle. As a result, steering becomes challenging, traction may be lost, and stopping becomes dangerous.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is the manufacturer's recommended maximum loaded weight for your tow vehicle or Airstream. GVWR accounts for the combined weight of the vehicle, its cargo, and its occupants. Being over the GVWR poses significant risks as it makes the vehicle hard to control, slow down, or stop.

Net Carrying Capacity (NCC) is the total weight that your Airstream can carry, including cargo and passengers which is equal to the GVWR minus the UBW. The unit's own weight is excluded from NCC.

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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