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Old 10-12-2015, 02:13 PM   #15
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I have a 1500 with air ride, and i just installed my propride hitch. I had a heck of a time getting disconnected. I had to chock the trailer wheels and then hit the gas. The rear of the truck jumped up about a foot or so. So clearly i'm not doing something properly. For the people with the air ride can you let me know what your process is for hitching and unhitching with the propride.
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Old 10-12-2015, 03:38 PM   #16
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We had a similar problem with an Oldsmobile Bravada with air suspension and a horse trailer. It seemed that the auto-leveling system did not bleed off air pressure when we were un-hitching the trailer, so we ended up with the tongue jack at the maximum height nearly every time and needing to stand on the bumper to bounce the ball out of the hitch. I never did find a way to get the air to bleed out. The air suspension on this vehicle eventually failed, and it has been far easier to unhitch the trailer since I replaced the rear suspension with conventional coil springs.

My only suggestion is to either get a power tongue lift for the trailer or trade the TV for something with conventional springs.

Good luck.
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:28 PM   #17
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Here's what I do: I'll lower the WD jacks so that the WD bars are absolutely free to swing. I'll then raise the center jack until I can feel the stinger move slightly in the propride receptacle. I'll use my finger while adjusting the jack until I feel this point. I then double check to make sure the WD bars are free to swing and adjust if appropriate. When the weight is taken off the TV and you find the jack height where the stinger starts to move relative to the receptacle, you'll find that the TV air bags will be in equilibrium and stable. You should be able to pull out nicely.

Don't give up. It's taken me some practice to master it and there's no need to change your TV.
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:56 PM   #18
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Not framilar with propride but very framilar with RAM 1500/Air Suspension here's a suggestion: When ready to disconnect go into your radio screen>suspension>jack mode. Touch jack mode, that will turn air suspension off, adjust your propride accordingly or however you disconnect, pull the truck away, done. Reverse process to reconnect.
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:28 AM   #19
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Here's what I do: I'll lower the WD jacks so that the WD bars are absolutely free to swing. I'll then raise the center jack until I can feel the stinger move slightly in the propride receptacle. I'll use my finger while adjusting the jack until I feel this point. I then double check to make sure the WD bars are free to swing and adjust if appropriate. When the weight is taken off the TV and you find the jack height where the stinger starts to move relative to the receptacle, you'll find that the TV air bags will be in equilibrium and stable. You should be able to pull out nicely.

Don't give up. It's taken me some practice to master it and there's no need to change your TV.
I did put the truck in tire change mode for the suspension, but i think its too late at that point since its already pumped itself up. I did have the WD jacks as loose as possible, once side was totally loose, the other side was slightly tensioned but was all the way down. I did try raising the tongue looking for some separation like i saw on another you tube video, maybe i just didn't go high enough. It was a real pain separating them, and i know its just the technique that's off. I'll give it another try in a few days.

I think maybe when i hook up, i should have the truck in tire change mode, and then connect, adjust the WD bars, and then turn the air back on..
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A little silicone spray on the stinger helps with the sticking.
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:02 PM   #21
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We've been looking at 2016 RAM 2500 TD 4x4s. We currently tow our 2014 23D with a RAM 1500 5.7 Hemi 4x2. We would like a 4x4 and a truck with more cargo capacity than the 1500. The 2500 will fill those needs. I realize that a 2500 might be overkill for towing a 23D.

I'm wondering if the tongue weight (max 800 lbs) would be sufficient to lower the rear of a stock 2500 to level with fuel full tank, passengers and cargo. Or, would we be better off having the RAM Auto Level Rear Air Suspension option to level truck and trailer?
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:36 PM   #22
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Can't comment on the air suspension, as I didn't order it on my 2500. I tow a Classic (heavier tongue weight), but I can't imagine you're going to "sink" the rear end of your truck....remember, you're going to be using a WD hitch to move weight toward the front axles of your truck. Also, the move to coil spring on the rear back in '14 vs. leafs makes the truck really super in terms of towing. I have a ProPride and after around 30,000 miles with my truck and set-up I couldn't be happier -- or feel safer.
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After seeing photos of the system and reading comments regarding component complexity and exposure on a RAM forum, I'm not sure that I'd feel comfortable taking this system off-road or on an extended journey to say Alaska. The coil springs system that the air bags replace seems almost indestructible in comparison. I'd worry about a system failure (bag collapse) in a remote location. I can't get the image of the tour bus with the sagging rear corner out my mind.
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