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Old 08-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #21
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Loks like a lot of non-sense.
Get an Equalizer hitch and get on the road and on with your life.
Once we got used to our Hensley, it has been easy and quick to hitch up and I assume the ProPride is even easier.

Aligning the stinger with the hitch is very important and is not onerous. That does assume that the tow vehicle is moderately well lined up. Backup cameras are a wonderful invention for getting the tow vehicle lined up correctly.

Subsequent small corrections are easy. Up and down is done with the trailer jack, front and back pitch with the spring bars, side to side with something like the Hitch Helper.

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Old 08-12-2013, 06:57 PM   #22
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Loks like a lot of non-sense.
Get an Equalizer hitch and get on the road and on with your life.
Hmmmmm :-o

I'm sure the EQ is a fine product. Glad you're happy with it. Any hitch, trailer, tow vehicle, etc. has its oddities and learning curve, like - GM wants to shut my truck down if I don't provide a constant source of $10/gallon cow pee/DEF....guess I should forgo the diesel and get the gasser based on this logic? Then again for that matter, probably a tent and a backpack would eliminate the problem altogether! :-)
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:22 PM   #23
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Bill, had an Equal-I-Zer before our ProPride. The ProPride is easier to hook up, weighs less (hitch head stays on trailer), and cleaner. And the towing experience is a league above in all conditions.

And it's quiet. You would like it.

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Old 08-12-2013, 09:37 PM   #24
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I am running same hitch purchased in 1999 for this AS. It is an EAZ-Lift with 1000 pound bars which I suspect are "tweaked" as there is not enough weight transfer and obvious wear at crucial points (might not have been properly lubed when used?) or there are more miles on it than I realized at purchase.

Anyway, problems with porposing and loud pops when turning were enough to affect peace of mind. Add that the single friction sway damper is totally cranked down yet mild sway evident maybe because of slack in the system contributing.

Hope to install this week and tow the weekend, only about 2 hours away, probably over via US290...
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:39 AM   #25
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I do not mean to hijack this thread, but there is a lot of great info helping me as I am installing a P3 I just picked up off of Craig's list. I am in the final part if the installation, but I am trying to figure out if there is supposed to be any vertical pivot to the hitch. I have the yoke loose right now because there doesn't seem to be any vertical pivot on the receiver which has me concerned if I am at a bit of an off slope while hitching/unhitching. Can someone offer me a bit if info here? How does this hitch adjust to different slopes between TV and camper? Hope this makes sense, and thank you for any advise/help.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:42 AM   #26
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I did not install mine so I cannot reflect on the installation. But once installed to adjust the slope or angle of attack you simply crank up or down on the weight distribution jacks before you insert the stinger in the hitch.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:48 AM   #27
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Hitch'n rods' from CW with O-rings has helped a lot with our Hensley.

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Old 08-13-2013, 05:51 AM   #28
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Cms smith - I was assured by Sean it does this because I will have the same issue
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:23 AM   #29
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Thanks. We leave in 2 days so I hope to have time to complete the install tonight. I just wanted to be sure I was getting it right. I am struggling to get the hole parallel with the frame, though, to tighten it down. Any suggestions there?
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Thanks to all of you for your advice on hitching up the Propride 3. I've learned a lot from reading your posts. My husband installed it and after having some issues hooking it up, I was almost ready to have him uninstall it and put the old hitch back on. I'm looking forward to trying to hitch up with some of your ideas. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Pics CMS?

I was told if you loosen the weight distribution (WD) bars, the PP receiver box can tilt "up" in front. Reverse (tighten) WD for lower alignment.

If severe enough I may have to rig a way to push loose WD bars down a bit for more upward rotation.

I will know more when I have our installed

There must be movement in connection to TV vertically so that hitch operates properly.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:41 AM   #32
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I don't have a camera to use for my Hensley so I use a Hitch Helper. If you have ever had the angle of the stinger lined up perfectly with the hitch, but it's off side to side, rather than move the TV and mess up the angle, you can just ratchet the trailer over until it aligns. I've been using this for 7 years and wouldn't be without it.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:22 AM   #33
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One of Sean's customers made a series of videos about hitching and unhitching the 3P hitch. These videos were very helpful to me when I first installed my 3P. The videos are linked on Sean's 3P hitch webpage. I have linked them below. Well worth the time to watch.
















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I am running same hitch purchased in 1999 for this AS. It is an EAZ-Lift with 1000 pound bars which I suspect are "tweaked" as there is not enough weight transfer and obvious wear at crucial points (might not have been properly lubed when used?) or there are more miles on it than I realized at purchase.

Anyway, problems with porposing and loud pops when turning were enough to affect peace of mind. Add that the single friction sway damper is totally cranked down yet mild sway evident maybe because of slack in the system contributing.

Hope to install this week and tow the weekend, only about 2 hours away, probably over via US290...
I have an EazLift in the shed. Wanna buy it?
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I got it figured out. I missed where to lift on the yoke to adjust it. Final question.... How do you know what hole to put the spring bar link in? It looks like the previous owner used the 2nd down, but I do not see a reference in the manual.
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Hole for spring bar link

I believe it's the middle of the (number of?) upper holes--the details are on the page where the spring jacks are mounted, if memory serves--not where you would expect it...
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I got it figured out. I missed where to lift on the yoke to adjust it. Final question.... How do you know what hole to put the spring bar link in? It looks like the previous owner used the 2nd down, but I do not see a reference in the manual.
How old is the hitch? P. 15 in the manual for the one I bought this year shows the 3 hole version and says to use the center hole.

After having some trouble moving weight to the from axle (probably due to going against Sean's recommendation for 1400# bars and choosing 1000s) I ended up moving this to the bottom of the 3 holes to get more leverage.

Good luck!
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I have an EazLift in the shed. Wanna buy it?
Gee, nah I will scrap this one if I don't return the PP.

Thanks for offer tho. !!

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I believe it's the middle of the (number of?) upper holes--the details are on the page where the spring jacks are mounted, if memory serves--not where you would expect it...
Yeah , uhmmmm measure your TV height and adjust to "fit". . One size fits many...
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