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Old 12-15-2014, 04:08 PM   #1
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Help with Hitch Setup

I am transferring the ProPride hitch and 30' Flying Cloud from VW Touareg to GMC 2500HD Duramax CC standard box. I have 1400# spring bars on that setup, but my GMC does not need that much equalize the weight. I was told it's ok. I'm sure several of you drive the similar TV and trailer and would like to hear your setup such as how high/low the hitch bar is set, at what degree offset, spring bars, etc. I don't have any access to experts locally, hence my questions here. Thanks!
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:52 PM   #2
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I don't use a ProPride now, but I did with a GMC 2500 and also with my current Ram 2500. I would adjust the stinger height so the draw bar is 1" higher than the box on the hitch when the trailer is level. I would also use the 1400 lb. bars you currently have. As you probably know, the ProPride bars are rather flexible, and will not give you too harsh of a ride, at least mine didn't and I had the same bars.

After hitching up, I would adjust the bars so the front fender height of your truck is the same height as unhitched. Fine tune as needed from that point.

I would also suggest you give Sean at ProPride a call and discuss this with him.
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:19 PM   #3
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Sean just shipped me a new PP for my (hopefully soon) inbound '15 30' Classic. He shipped the 1400's with it -- same as I had on the '12 28' Intl CCD. Email or call him. You'll hear back within minutes...
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Old 12-16-2014, 02:32 PM   #4
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I talked with one of the ProPride staff and said the same thing - use 1400# spring bars. they are going to ship me a few replacement parts to fine tune my hitch system with my new truck. Can't wait to start towing!
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:13 PM   #5
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I am transferring the ProPride hitch and 30' Flying Cloud from VW Touareg to GMC 2500HD Duramax CC standard box. I have 1400# spring bars on that setup, but my GMC does not need that much equalize the weight. I was told it's ok. I'm sure several of you drive the similar TV and trailer and would like to hear your setup such as how high/low the hitch bar is set, at what degree offset, spring bars, etc. I don't have any access to experts locally, hence my questions here. Thanks!
Out of curiosity, why the switch from the Taureg?

... any problems or issues?

... & was it the V8 gas, or V6 or V10 diesel?

I ask cuz we're looking at getting a T-reg cousin - used 2005-10 Cayenne S V8 to tow our admittedly much smaller/lighter vintage 1960 Avion T20.

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Old 12-17-2014, 06:40 PM   #6
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What is the truck year model? The latest GM requirements have a range to them. You may not need 100% FALR (though I would adjust it that way the first time) and it may be easier to set it at 50% or more after driving it some. Sean is savvy to these things so read your operators manual to cover it with him. You may not need heaviest bars.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:40 PM   #7
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MJE, the PP on my 2015 2500 Duramax (20 inch tires on the Sierra) had the top of the stinger at 14" for a 2014 FC25. I think the Airstream factory published hitch height of the 30's is 1 inch higher. I had 3 of the washers on the tilt pin.
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