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Old 09-28-2017, 12:18 PM   #211
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This must be a joke. You expect the majority of owners would want to spend 8 hours of there time just to assemble the hitch, then have a couple of friends to lift it into place only to discover you don't have your sledge hammer handly to get it at the proper angle etc. How much does the stinger weigh? I am sure most people don't want to drive around with it when not using the trailer.


If this is such a great product why can't the manufacturer ship it assembled? We don't have to buy a "Heath Kit) to assemble a radio to listen to music.



Why if this is such a great product, don't the manufacturer make it user friendly? From what I am reading it is anything but. What do you do if you (mostly men) have a emergency while away? Can the average woman hook this up. Not likely unless she went to pro0pride U.


I will stick with my Equalizer rated number 1 by Trailer Life Magazine many years in a row.


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The above surley has to be satire...

However, I'm not sure if the average woman can hook it up because all my customers are well above average. Many of them female.

I'm not sure where you got 8 hours from but every single time you unhitch and hitch you uninstall and install the Equalizer hitch. 50 times a year at 10 minutes is 500 minutes... maybe that's the 8 hours?


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Old 09-29-2017, 12:42 AM   #212
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The above surley has to be satire...

However, I'm not sure if the average woman can hook it up because all my customers are well above average. Many of them female.

I'm not sure where you got 8 hours from but every single time you unhitch and hitch you uninstall and install the Equalizer hitch. 50 times a year at 10 minutes is 500 minutes... maybe that's the 8 hours?


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What I find amazing is how it isn't simply accepted as fact that these hitches are the safest and most stable conventional hitches on the market bar none, and everything else is a degree of compromise.

Hitch assembly is a breeze, but if it took eight hours, (it doesn't), it would be worth the investment in time anyway.
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:29 AM   #213
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Sean, I am sure the Pro Pride is a good hitch. I had been following this thread out of educating myself about other hitches. I had read earlier in this forum that a user was frustrated that it took him eight hours to install.

Without seeing your product I should not have commented.

It just appears to me that unless you have a lot of time, floor jack and help it would be difficult to install my yourself.

I am sure you have a good product and will work well.

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Old 09-29-2017, 10:41 AM   #214
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Sean, I am sure the Pro Pride is a good hitch. I had been following this thread out of educating myself about other hitches. I had read earlier in this forum that a user was frustrated that it took him eight hours to install.

Without seeing your product I should not have commented.

It just appears to me that unless you have a lot of time, floor jack and help it would be difficult to install my yourself.

I am sure you have a good product and will work well.

Dave

Thanks.

I tell people it's a 3-hour job. I can install one in under an hour and be ready to tow but I obviously don't have to read the directions.

And, like I said, there is no more uninstalling and installing components every time you unhitch and hitch. Once the 3P is installed, it's installed and stays installed.




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Old 09-29-2017, 11:26 AM   #215
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It just appears to me that unless you have a lot of time, floor jack and help it would be difficult to install my yourself.
You have a jack. It's mounted on your trailer tongue. If you don't have a floor jack, an auto parts store, or any friends, you could always put the yoke on a block under the tongue and lower the trailer on to the ball just like you do on a truck. Lock the ball, and the yoke will stay there while you lift the tongue back up.

These all seems like easily handled issues that should not factor into your choice of a hitch system. Like choosing what house you want to buy based on the paint color in the living room.

You only have to install it once. You have to live with your choice for a lot longer.
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I installed my ProPride with minor help from young adult daughter. I'm old, fat and tired, and it only took a couple hours, not counting the time to read the instructions thoroughly a couple times. A bottle jack and a floor jack were convenient to lift and hold the heavier bits in place while I torqued fasteners.

The difference in handling between my old Husky WD only hitch (sold by dealer). Was day and night. As far as I am concerned it was the way to go. Peace of mind is priceless where family safety is concerned.
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No mods required for my HAHA and my 30' Classic.
No mods required for my PPP and 17 Classic.

The "unofficial Pro pride" thread, while years old, was started shortly after Sean made the move to Pro Pride. I went back recently and started reading from the beginning; learned a lot, and I'm on my second PPP on a second trailer. Lots of real experience there with every variation on the theme.
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