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Old 03-26-2016, 04:55 PM   #57
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BTW How did I do, matching the truck and trailer colors??

Good - but you need some of those trailer stickers on your truck 😀
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Old 03-26-2016, 04:59 PM   #58
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Looks like ours, the ingot silver metallic is a great match!
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Old 03-26-2016, 05:15 PM   #59
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Looks like ours, the ingot silver metallic is a great match!
Wow- you are in the neighborhood! We should hook up sometime!
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:18 PM   #60
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Today I did a proper set up on level pavement, and with the Blue Ox hitch head at the lowest position and WD checked and correct, the AS sits at a very slight nose down, so I feel it is perfect. I couldn't do a test tow, as I needed to find a 1-7/8 socket to tighten the ball nut (with I could not, so had to machine the nut down to 1-3/4. I am a machinist, BTW) Keep this in mind if you purchase this hitch- the ball nut is completely enclosed by the hitch head structure and you will need a socket. You may need to have the dealer tighten this nut.

BTW How did I do, matching the truck and trailer colors??
Color match looks perfect as does the level.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:42 PM   #61
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Today I did a proper set up on level pavement, and with the Blue Ox hitch head at the lowest position and WD checked and correct, the AS sits at a very slight nose down, so I feel it is perfect. I couldn't do a test tow, as I needed to find a 1-7/8 socket to tighten the ball nut (with I could not, so had to machine the nut down to 1-3/4. I am a machinist, BTW) Keep this in mind if you purchase this hitch- the ball nut is completely enclosed by the hitch head structure and you will need a socket. You may need to have the dealer tighten this nut.

BTW How did I do, matching the truck and trailer colors??
That is a good point to mention, needing a socket to tighten ball nut. The ball nut I purchased had to be tighten to 450 foot lbs of torque. Many places don't have a socket that big nor the torque wrench large enough to tighten properly, I got lucky that I work at a place that happens to have both. So I torqued it twice. The second time after 250 miles, it was still just as tight.
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Old 03-27-2016, 12:28 AM   #62
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Wow- you are in the neighborhood! We should hook up sometime!
Sounds good clamb!
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:04 PM   #63
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Anyone have a recommendation on what bars to get. AS literature stated the Pendelton has a 923 hitch weight. So I am guessing the 1500 bars are in my future?
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Anyone have a recommendation on what bars to get. AS literature stated the Pendelton has a 923 hitch weight. So I am guessing the 1500 bars are in my future?
Yes you are probably going to want the 1500 lbs bars. Do you own a Blue Ox now?
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Yes you are probably going to want the 1500 lbs bars. Do you own a Blue Ox now?
Plan on getting one RSN
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:43 PM   #66
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Just a thought. AS is often quoted to say that the tongue weight should not exceed 1000#s. If you add the weight of the BOSP @ 80#s to the 923#s, you are there. At 1000#s you can use the 1000# bars. If you need to transfer a lot of weight, maybe not, but if you can accommodate some of the Tongue weight on the rear axle of the TV, maybe yes. A lighter bar will give the AS a softer ride. Pat
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:15 AM   #67
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OK I ordered the one with 1500lb bars. I will let everyone know my impressions once it is installed.
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Old 03-29-2016, 10:42 AM   #68
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At one point, the tongue weight on our Classic was 1,375 pounds with the batteries mounted over the "A" frame. After removing the four Lifelines and their stainless steel enclosure, the tongue weight is now 1,175 pounds camping ready. I am okay with that as it is nearly the same tongue weight as our 2013 25FB International Serenity (Shoreline scales showed 1,150 pounds) when it left the dealership brand new and empty with the Hensley Arrow hitch attached and full propane and water tanks.

The dealer made no comments about that tongue weight nor has any dealer ever commented on weights above 1,000 pounds. I believe that number has never been modernized to reflect all the fat trailers coming down the line today, not the narrow body units of yesteryear.

We had the 1,000 pound bars on the Hensley from the beginning and are using them with the 2015 23D International Serenity that has a 968 pound tongue weight fully loaded for camping.

We started with the 1,400 pound bars on the ProPride hitch with the Classic and they work just fine.
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"I couldn't do a test tow, as I needed to find a 1-7/8 socket to tighten the ball nut (with I could not, so had to machine the nut down to 1-3/4. I am a machinist, BTW) Keep this in mind if you purchase this hitch- the ball nut is completely enclosed by the hitch head structure and you will need a socket. You may need to have the dealer tighten this nut."

Not having a 3/4" socket set or a 1-7/8" socket, I put one end of a wrench handle between the nut & the enclosed hitch head & then tightened the ball as much as I could with an 18" crescent wrench. So far, that's worked for me. BTW, I loaded the ball's threads with red thread goop.
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Finally, first towing impressions-
Had to go almost 600 miles to pick up the new-to-me trailer. This meant a rather hasty hitch setup, as I wanted to get on the road ASAP and cover as much of the return mileage as possible. Pulled on to I-15 in southern SLC just as rush hour was getting started. I could only hit about 55 mph before sway would start. So I white-knuckled it about 100 miles, because I wasnít getting off, and then back on the freeway. Doing 50-55 and being passed by big rigs, doing 20+ more than me was very exciting. Each truck sucked the trailer and me towards them. Yikes!

Anyway, way too many variables for me to make a comparison to my last hitch. I know for certain setup is not yet ideal. I did increase by one link in the chain, which gave me another 10 mph before sway would start. Big wind was still big trouble. I have a choice between slightly nose-up, or nose-down. It was nose up, so I think I will try the other way. Trailer was also completely empty, so I think loading it up to camp ready will also make a significant difference. We do lots of short trips, so making adjustments and re-testing will be very easy. What I will say is I donít miss all the racket my last hitch made going around tight corners. The ride is also noticeably softer, and I donít worry about stressing my receiver or other parts going over deep dips and driveway approaches.

Question Ė Someone said they got smacked upside the head from a chain latch coming loose. Has anyone drilled an oversized hole on the inside of their frame, so the bolt can pass through and tighten against the opposite side of the frame from the inside? Or would this be a no-no? Was just thinking that it would be just as effective, and render it impossible to fly off the frame.

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