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Old 10-07-2017, 11:04 AM   #29
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And between us two knuckleheads - the 1000# bars worked for you and 1400# bars worked for me. Life is good. Glad to be an idiot if you're in that club! 🤣

I'm in it for sure.....
Your a welcome addition SSM.

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Old 10-07-2017, 03:34 PM   #30
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OOOH! Nice job! I was ground bound in the R.C.A.F.
Yer makin' me jealous!
It is an awesome job and the best enlisted job in any service! I would have done it for free for the first 10 years. The places I got to go and the aircraft I got to refuel...just too cool for words. I always say it's the most fun you can have with your clothes on!
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:14 PM   #31
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Nothing wrong with "Trust, but verify." We have a similar set up; F250 towing a 31 Classic; Sean recommended 1400 to me; I was a bit spooked after reading that the 1400s could cause popped rivets, etc, but went with Sean's recommendation. Added RideRite air bag suspension because DW has never seen a cooking device she didn't want to bring along (she is a chef, so I don't "suffer" too much). Absolutely sold on ProPride; have yet to see comments of regret after purchase. Spent a lot of time on the Cat scales with various loads and WD jack settings. Amazing difference in handling at different settings. What a marvelous device. Nearing 10K miles towing now in all sorts of conditions, never a sway or other sense of control loss. Love our truck, love our AS, love my DW (not in this order!) and love life. Airstreaming is so cool. It is so much more fun when you can tow in confidence; spending many, many hours in research of the many aspects of towing is time well spent.
Absolutely. Airstreaming does become more fun when you have peace of mind regarding your tow hitch. I just puchased the Propride P3 1400 from Sean yesterday and already confirmed shipment to Colonial in Lakewood. Tried to order the 1000 and went with 1400 after brief discussion with Sean. What a wealth of experience. He must keep some type of data base for all the combinations of TV and Airstream Trailers that exist today. I pickup my new 2018 Airstream FC 25FB in two weeks at Colonial.
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All I am saying is, why take the time to call the manufacturer and ask him a direct question about his product and then not take his advice.
I have learned a lot from this forum and I am very grateful for the time that people took to post a reply or to offer advice but I am not sure I would take the personal opinions of complete strangers over the advice of Sean at Pro-Pride. The guy knows his stuff, knows Airstreams and knows his product and I do not believe he is giving bad recommendations. I donít even use PP about I still respect his opinion and would follow his advice over someone else.
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I hear ya. I'm the idiot who went against his recommendations. Admittedly I was confused by the AS manual that says something like - tongue weight can't be over 1,000# or at most the amount on your TV receiver....and....there was a TON of talk in these forums about popped rivets with too heavy a bar. So what did I know? I learned though and that was cool

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Old 10-07-2017, 04:45 PM   #33
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I'm in it for sure.....

Your a welcome addition SSM.



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I thank you.

Perfect quote! Is that original? Love it!!
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Perfect quote! Is that original? Love it!!
It's original.....just not I.

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Old 10-08-2017, 06:08 AM   #36
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I like everything about the ProPride hitch so I've decided to pull the trigger.



I've exchanged emails with Sean and he's recommended the 1400. My current Airstream is my 4th Airstream in over 30 years of trailering so I've seen my share of popped rivets and damage caused by rough roads. My current hitch is a Resse Dual Cam with 800 pound bars and the ride for me and the trailer isn't bad.



My tow vehicle is a Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel and handles my 30' Classic with ease.



I'd like to hear from ProPride users with similar combinations, which bars you have and your experience with ride and any other information to pass.



Thanks in advance



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I have a 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 with the Cummins diesel and tow a 2017 30 ft Classic with the ProPride Hitch. We have the 1400 lb. bars per Seanís recommendation. Couldnít be happier. The rig tows like itís one solid unit. Sean knows his stuff. Good luck, youíve made a great decision in my opinion.
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I have a 2015 Ram 2500 with Cummins and tow a 27' FC FB. Have 1400lb bars and 2.5" hitch bar. The 2.5" hitch bar is a perfect fit in my received with no play at all. I have an Equalizer hitch when we had a 23" AS and they didn't have an option for a 2.5" hitch bar and there was a lot of play with the sleeve.



Make sure you get an accurate measurement of the receiver's height on your Ram for Sean so you have enough drop in the stinger. The Ram's receiver seems to be higher than other makes.



I love the ProPride and wouldn't go back not the Equalizer type WD/anti-sway hitch systems.


Ditto on the drop for the stinger. Sean had to have one made for our 4X4 Ram 2500. (Longer) Extra $50 but it was perfect when we installed it.
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Ditto on the drop for the stinger. Sean had to have one made for our 4X4 Ram 2500. (Longer) Extra $50 but it was perfect when we installed it.
In my exchanges with Sean I gave him my receiver height measurement and he's told me the standard drop is good but thanks for all your info.....it's appreciated!
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