I no longer run the HH2 but the bridge ring is how I tended it when I did. I tried homemade tenders and the holster. I found the bridge ring worked best without a pulley underneath, when the hitch was properly set.The HHx shackle doesn't fit the HH2 or the HH1, because it won't clear the round head screws. I replaced the screws in my HH2 with flatheads, and I made the holster with thinner guage material so I could fit a quickie on it. However, the HHx doesn't require a holster. It can be tended from the bridge ring.