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Old 08-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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Propride 3 dealer install

I am getting ready to purchase our first Airstream Intl 19'.
The dealer said they would install PP 3 for ?1,250.
This includes the anti sway option.
That seem like a fair deal?

I may want to get the anti sway option install on paper as I thought that option is more than that..

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Old 08-18-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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I don't think so unless they charge $625/hr. the manual says it should take 2 hours and Sean makes himself available by phone if they have any questions. I would suggest having them call Sean first and then tell you how many hours it will take. I settled on 4 hours with my dealer. Good luck!
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That is price of PP? Over price for install only. Depends on your skill set tho.
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This is not only the brake controller but the anti sway,etc.

I am supposed to just drive up and it all slips into my 2"receiver.
I have seen the entire assembly for $2,300 on the Propride site.
I guess I need to have the dealer send me a picture or part number to confirm what it includes.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:47 PM   #5
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I think the price your were quoted is outrageous. Even if they've never installed one they should be able to do it in 3 hours, MAX. I'll be you could find a PP owner in your area who would do it (or help you do it) for 1/3 that amount. AND, Sean is only a call away if you have a question!
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I am getting ready to purchase our first Airstream Intl 19'.
The dealer said they would install PP 3 for ?1,250.
This includes the anti sway option.
That seem like a fair deal?

I may want to get the anti sway option install on paper as I thought that option is more than that..

Don
The Propride hitch is a no-sway hitch with weight distribution as the standard design. There is no anti-sway option. Is this dealer quoting you $1250 for the labor to install the hitch? What are they charging you for the hitch itself?
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:17 PM   #7
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I am getting ready to purchase our first Airstream Intl 19'.
The dealer said they would install PP 3 for ?1,250.
This includes the anti sway option.
That seem like a fair deal?

I may want to get the anti sway option install on paper as I thought that option is more than that..

Don
No, that does not sound like a good deal. FWIW, the PP3 is an anti-sway hitch system, there is no anti-sway option. I wonder if the dealer has ever seen one. In any case, if you are able to do the work yourself, I would strongly recommend it. You will then be familiar with the hitch and better understand how it works. You should have no problem cautiously towing a 19 foot trailer home from the dealer with a bare ball hitch only.

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Old 08-18-2013, 09:21 PM   #8
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Sean told me that most buyers of the PP do a self install and it is not all that complicated and he makes himself available via his cell to help...so im told by him.

We spoke about how long he thinks it will take the dealer to install...he said if they have never done them, it could take perhaps 4 hours ish....reasonable hourly rate for that IMO ranges 35-55 per hour....anything more than 200-400 bucks I would just do the install myself....

I played hardball on this...told them that more than 300 bucks install cost I would just install it myself....they came down to 300 and took that money...

If they have done these a bunch of times before it will take less than 1-2 hours sean tells me....ask sean if he has dealt much with that dealer.....this will let you know how much to expect...just talk with sean and I think he will let you know how much is too much and how much you should choose a threshold for self install.....

if they are charging you 1250 for total for cost of hitch and install then that is a good deal...really good.....if 1250 for the install alone its rape.
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Took a little over four hours to install it myself. Could of gone faster with another pair of hands. Removing and replacing the propane is a paiin.
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Most dealers charge in the area of 100 dollars per hour. Jim
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No, that does not sound like a good deal. FWIW, the PP3 is an anti-sway hitch system, there is no anti-sway option. I wonder if the dealer has ever seen one. In any case, if you are able to do the work yourself, I would strongly recommend it. You will then be familiar with the hitch and better understand how it works. You should have no problem cautiously towing a 19 foot trailer home from the dealer with a bare ball hitch only.

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Are you sure it is a ProPride hitch? And not a Reese Pro Series hitch, with sway control? The Pro Series hitch with sway control should cost no more than $400, and installation should take an hour, tops.
Either way, that price doesn't make sense.
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I am getting ready to purchase our first Airstream Intl 19'.
The dealer said they would install PP 3 for ?1,250.
This includes the anti sway option.
That seem like a fair deal?

I may want to get the anti sway option install on paper as I thought that option is more than that..

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This is not only the brake controller but the anti sway,etc.

I am supposed to just drive up and it all slips into my 2"receiver.
I have seen the entire assembly for $2,300 on the Propride site.
I guess I need to have the dealer send me a picture or part number to confirm what it includes.
There seems to be confusion on terminology.

The Tekonsha P3 brake controller controls your trailer brakes electrically. The only relationship to sway control is if you have a sway condition, and you can react fast enough, you may be able to apply trailer brakes to stop the sway. Probably a couple hundred dollars installed, depending on existing wiring.

The ProPride 3P (Projected Pivot Point) hitch is an expensive but highly effective mechanical sway elimination hitch that also has a function to redistribute trailer tongue weight to the front of the tow vehicle and somewhat less to the trailer axles. Probably $2500 - $3000 installed.

Your dealer price quote doesn't seem to relate to either one of these, but one of them seems to be the topic of discussion. Would you ask him exactly what he is talking about installing?

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