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Old 04-29-2018, 07:29 PM   #1
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Pro Pride Alignment Hack

If you have ever had trouble getting the stinger to align and slide into the receiver on your Pro Pride hitch, this may help.

1. Make a test stinger out of a 2x2 piece of wood. Glue wooden wedges to all four sides to mimic the actual stinger. The wedges make the test unit a bit more snug and properly lined up in the receiver.

2.Target acquisition. Place orange duck tape on the margins of the receiver so you can see it clearly through the back-up camera. Now you will easily be able to line the stinger up with the square opening.

3. Get your orientation right. Stick the test stinger in the trailer's receiver and back the TV up to the trailer. You will clearly see if you are in line or not by looking from the top. The sides of the stinger and test device must be parallel. Move your TV around until the test stinger and the actual stinger are in the same orientation.

4. Now get the elevation. Standing to the side, you can see how much you need to raise or lower the jack to get the tester and the stinger aligned. In the photo, you can see the jack needs to raise the hitch to meet the stinger.

Once you are satisfied, pull out the test stinger, back the TV into the hitch and lock it up. A little white grease will help the stinger slide a bit more easily.

Still working on a reliable way in de-coupling to recognize when the weight is off the TV. I tend to use the breaker bar as a height gauge between the bottom of the hitch and the ground. Most reliable method so far, but always open to a new tactic.

Not all my ideas, I just compiled them for the convenience of other 'streamers looking for tips. Hope it helps.

Dave
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