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Old 07-25-2015, 09:10 AM   #29
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Doug - as an FYI - Sean also recommended the 1400# bars for my setup which is a 3/4 ton diesel. I went with the 1000# bars and am having the 1400s installed at Colonial later this year.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:30 PM   #30
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How did you do that and/or verify it? Does the Cayenne have PDCC?

I should weigh with my LR3 empty/stripped down of all outing gear to see what it's axle weights are because loaded for a trip it's at 8000 lbs which is already over GVWR before hooking up a trailer.

I have much higher rated tires than you do though, for whatever that's worth

jwp, I replaced the lead acid batteries with AGM's and moved them to the rear of the AS with the inverter, deleted the AS spare, upgraded the AS tires to Michelin LT's and store a full size spare for my Cayenne under the dinette when towing. I have a thread on here describing what I did. Weights were checked with a Sherline and verified on the scales. The tongue was down from 900 lbs to 650 with an Eaz-Lift. It's now around 750 with the ProPride. Caution - my tongue weight was below 10%, not recommended unless you have a Hensley or ProPride to ensure you do not have sway issues.

If you are really over your GVWR without your AS hitched I would suggest an alternate TV........or putting your LR3 on a serious diet...! Going a bit over GVWR is probably OK (although I would not recommend it), but 700 or 800lbs is probably a very bad idea. Be safe.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:00 PM   #31
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I spoke with Sean when I got the PP and with my 1000# tongue weight he told me to get the 1400# bars, that, you never want to be at the max of the bars.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:48 PM   #32
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I spoke with Sean when I got the PP and with my 1000# tongue weight he told me to get the 1400# bars, that, you never want to be at the max of the bars.

Rod,

1400 on a 1/2 ton p/u, what am I missing?

How much of that 1000lb TW are you moving?...I move 820 from an un-hitched TW of 1200lbs Hope I'm ok....

Why 1400 for the PP?

Maybe it's 'cuz it's so much stronger than the HaHa.

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Old 07-25-2015, 08:50 PM   #33
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Like Gary Haynes....I am towing a '15 Classic with a '2500 -- though mine's a '14 Ram w/Cummins. I've towed my new trailer about 10,000 miles now, and while we do obviously have different set-ups, I cannot even begin to imagine 9" on the jacks. I'm good anywhere between 5-6" depending on how fully I'm loaded (which tends to be pretty heavy). I do know that if I have more torsion moved forward it has a drastic impact on the ride in the truck. Hope you can get this dialed in correctly so you can enjoy the PP.
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Old 07-25-2015, 09:19 PM   #34
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I wonder how many washers the OP installed in the hitch head? No washers would require a lot more travel on the bars. See Step 5 on page 6 of the installation instructions.

I put all the washers that came plus one and that works for me. Changing the four Lifeline 6CT GSM batteries and stainless steel enclosure (around 450 pounds) mounted immediately behind the propane tanks for a lithium iron phosphate battery (about 175 pounds) mounted inside under the sofa changed my measurement from 6" to 5.0 to 5.5" depending on what is in the truck bed.
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Just to close the loop I have to report that after trying for several frustrating days and talking with Sean a couple more times I just could not get the hang of hitching and adjusting the Propride. So I have taken it off and reinstalled my Equalizer. Thanks again for all your help.
BTW in response to one question I had started with two washers installed and also tried it with all four.
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Sorry you had such frustrations with it.

Safe and happy travels to you.
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Just to close the loop I have to report that after trying for several frustrating days and talking with Sean a couple more times I just could not get the hang of hitching and adjusting the Propride. So I have taken it off and reinstalled my Equalizer. Thanks again for all your help.
BTW in response to one question I had started with two washers installed and also tried it with all four.
All this happened the last two days?
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:37 AM   #38
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I guess now that it has been taken off this may be too late to ask for, but do you have some pictures of your setup that you can share? There has to be something that is off that in these discussions is not coming out. The adjustable shank may be too high/low or something. As many folks that have posted about the ProPride in the Unofficial ProPride thread and the many others on this forum there should be an answer to the issue. So many pull with an F150 and experience far superior ride and sway control over some of the other hitches, there should be an answer and without seeing the actual setup, hard to resolve.

Wish you the best in safe travels with whichever hitch setup you go with. Sorry we couldn't have been of more help.

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My post#2 asked for photos. For others that ever need help photos/videos can really speed up the trouble shooting process. As Chuck hit it on the head. Lots of folks can help but the group needs lots of information and as is said a picture is a 1000 words.
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