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Old 02-02-2017, 07:11 PM   #1
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Backing up with a Pro-Pride

I am wondering if the Pro-Pride backs up the same as a traditional ball hitch?
It is my understanding that they have a tighter turning radius.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:12 PM   #2
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I think it backs up better than a conventional hitch. It's possible to easily get to almost 90 degrees to the AS. I've also found it to be a non-issue hooking up at severe angles.

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Old 02-02-2017, 09:16 PM   #3
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You are probably right although I have not really thought about it until you raised the question. You can turn a little tighter because the hitch ball is further to the rear. I did not pay any attention to it when I started using the ProPride. It probably was not that significant of a difference.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:31 PM   #4
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I've never noticed the difference.
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:18 AM   #5
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We have a tight turn to back into our driveway and I find the ProPride easier to maneuver our 27' with that it was with the Equalizer we had on 23'. The one thing that has taken a little getting use to is the ProPride has a little delay when you are turning do to way the head pivots. But once you understand there is some delay it's just like any backing up other trailer.
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:21 AM   #6
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Backing is at least as easy with my PP as it is with my conventional hitch. You may experience a small sideways shift when backing at a changing angle, but this is minor and can be attributed to an enhanced design feature that make the hitch more forgiving while hooking up.

BTW. After a single first attempt, we've established a process where Gina backs up the truck while I monitor and guide, adjusting the tounge jack to the proper height. We now hook up on the first try every time.
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But be sure to consider using a bungee cord to hold the wiring harness up and out of the way so it doesn't catch and break the extension plug's female receptacle where the native trailer cable plugs into it. We've broken two that way. Hasn't been a problem since using a bungee cord to hold it up. Tight backing turns aren't a problem anymore!
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I don't think you notice a difference. I sure don't.
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