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Old 03-31-2018, 06:07 AM   #1
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Pro pride wt distribution jacks

Looking at purchasing a pro pride for our 27 flying cloud fb. Am wondering if the wt distribution jacks block or limit access to the front storage compartment?
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Old 03-31-2018, 06:22 AM   #2
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Looking at purchasing a pro pride for our 27 flying cloud fb. Am wondering if the wt distribution jacks block or limit access to the front storage compartment?
Yes, it can! I was also concerned about the issue and after measuring the distances required to mount, I found out the rear bracket will interfere with opening the door. The good news is that By moving the bracket forward just a small amount, it allowed my door to open 90% and acceptable to me. Hitch still functions as designed.

Go ahead and get one. You will love it!!!

I'm not at my trailer right now but will try to get pictures for you later.
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:10 AM   #3
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Pro pride wt distribution jacks

The front storage door on our 27fb twin does hit the ProPride jack stands before itís fully open, but itís never bothered us. We keep pretty light, easy to handle stuff up there anyway, so no problems with access.

The quality of towing with the PPP hitches is so much better than anything else weíve ever had that it makes the fb door issue a non-issue. Our coach connected to our properly configured 1/2 ton handles like it is welded together. No shimmy, no effect from passing trucksí bow wave, nothing. Yes theyíre expensive. Find a deal on a used one if you can, learn how to set it up and use it, and rock on.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:07 AM   #4
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Pro pride wt distribution jacks

From the looks of it, you could move the jacks forward a little bit, maybe an inch or less to make it easier. The jacks donít need to be dead vertical above the ends of the WD bars. Mine are a bit to the rear to partially clear the propane tank cover. It still works fine. I have a battery box just at the front of the shell between the A-frame legs just to add to the fun.

Yup, I flat wonít tow without a ProPride system. Night and day over my prior system and no more white knuckle rides. ❤️❤️
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:12 AM   #5
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Yup, I flat wonít tow without a ProPride system. Night and day over my prior system and no more white knuckle rides. ❤️❤️
It's good to hear solid endorsements from actual users!
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Old 03-31-2018, 11:23 AM   #6
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The ProPride site has this Lippert strap setup for the ProPride 3P system that would replace the tension towers and solve the access problem, both for the front hatch on the Airstream as well as the rear of the TV.

https://www.propridehitch.com/lipper...echnology-kit/

We're thinking of getting it, but I'm leery of replacing metal with polyester, however I suppose they do lift boats and such with it.
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Old 03-31-2018, 11:34 AM   #7
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The ProPride site has this Lippert strap setup for the ProPride 3P system that would replace the tension towers and solve the access problem, both for the front hatch on the Airstream as well as the rear of the TV.

https://www.propridehitch.com/lipper...echnology-kit/

We're thinking of getting it, but I'm leery of replacing metal with polyester, however I suppose they do lift boats and such with it.
Certainly looks like an option !

The bracket to mount it looks longer than the jack bracket I think. The pic is not the best. Hopefully it would not interfere with the LP tank bracket?
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Old 04-01-2018, 09:43 AM   #8
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WD Jacks on Pro pride

We have a Classic 30, so unfortunately, I have no experience with the jack posts interfering with anything. There is nothing there on the Classic.

We are new owners; i.e. bought our first RV and AS in May of 17. I thought long and hard when I purchased the TV and AS about what to connect them with and decided on the propride. It was a difficult decision given the difference in the price of the PP and other units. The Hemsley is basically the same, I think, and quite similar in price. I will say that there is definitely a learning curve on hitching up a propride. That being said, once that is overcome, towing with a PP is nothing short of spectacular. Solid as a rock, regardless of who/what passes you and at what speed. Although I have nothing to compare it to, I'm glad I made the decision that I did buying the PP. BTW, the learning curve to hitch up took about 3 mos; mostly because the installation was not done exactly correct. Once we corrected the direction (downward) of the spear on the TV, hitching has (almost) become a non issue.
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Having a Propride hitch is worth not having access to the front storage. The very best towing experience I have had is using the Propride. Expensive but well worth the price.
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As an earlier owner noted the Propride can be a "beast" getting hooked up at times. A "learning curve" is too simple of an explanation. Just try to unhitch in a area where the AS and TV are level to each other -- if not, when you try to hitch up again you will probably have a problem. An angle creates a problem with the spear sliding into the receiver. However, as I said before - the Propride is a great hitch.
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Old 04-01-2018, 09:56 AM   #11
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Seanís customer service is outstanding! Have used a PP for 5 years
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:24 AM   #12
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Insert a 2”x2”. Piece of wood in the PP Hitch to line up the stinger vertically to ease your hitching pleasure
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:31 AM   #13
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Good tip, Dave! I'll try that next time. Love my ProPride!
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:19 AM   #14
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I havenít had an issue hooking up even at extreme angles. Itís just a matter of lining it up right. The WD jacks can be used to tilt the head to the right angle as well.

And yeah, I flat wonít tow a toy wagon without one.
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