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Old 10-29-2015, 08:51 PM   #1
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How does Jackson Center move trailers with PPP hitches?

How does the factory repair center move trailers that are equipped with Hensley or ProPride hitches? Do they have some sort of adapter?
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:56 PM   #2
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Yes. And if yours is a 2.5", they now have the correct tools thanks to my visit last year 😃

You're welcome! 😃
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:00 PM   #3
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Yes. And if yours is a 2.5", they now have the correct tools thanks to my visit last year 😃

You're welcome! 😃
Yes mine will be 2.5", Shawn is sending it to me next week.

So you stirred up our appetite for it, so tell us the rest of the story!
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:06 PM   #4
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I had been emailing Chris Burch for MONTHS in advance of our trip. We were having some custom and warranty work done. A punch list of say 15 items. I remember emailing him about the ProPide hitch and telling him him it's a 2.5" receiver. He said they do ProPrides all the time and are all set. I guess he missed the 2.5" detail.

So the morning of the service, the tractor shows up and they can't connect it! I had to connect with my truck and bring it in the service bay for them. They called Sean and he FedEx'd them the part they needed to connect from their tractor.

So they absolutely have what you need!

The service guys were AMAZING!!! Great job and great fun to work with!

Camping at the terraport was pretty fun too if you're in to geeky things like that! 😃

Have fun!!
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:21 PM   #5
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Okay, glad you and Shawn have us all set!
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Best of all, they use John Deere's at the factory and at the service department! It don't get any better than a Deere and a Airstream.
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:32 PM   #7
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We have been to JC a number of times over the past ten years with our Hensleys. They have a special fixture to move these trailers. Here are a few pictures that we took on our last visit to JC.

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WOW!!!
MacGyver would be proud.
The screwdriver?... is a nice touch.

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Screwdriver for the Hensley. On the ProPride they use a large ViceGrip C channel plier clamped to the sides of the top ProPride plate.
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:33 AM   #10
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So when these use these "fixtures" I'm assuming they also crank up the sway bars a little to allow the head to be a bit tighter? I have tried to move my trailer with a PP hitch around with a forklift one day and it was a disaster. The PP head is loose because the sway bars are loose and everything has way to much play as far as I can see. What am I doing wrong?


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I would crank the jacks up in towing position before picking it up .
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I would crank the jacks up in towing position before picking it up .

Thanks that's sort of what I thought also. I will give it a try the next time I need to move it.


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You also need to use the vise grips (PP) or the screwdriver (Hensley) to hold the head in place.

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Mine were down and Kevin said no problem, hitched up and away he went.
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