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Old 05-19-2010, 05:44 AM   #1
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Propride adjustment question.

When we purchased our 2010 27' Classic we went with the P3 Propride hitch. The day we took delivery there was so much going on we didn't have enough time to grasp the adjustment portion of the hitch. I need to know what my focus should be when adjusting the tension bars. My dealer said to make sure the TV does not "dip" when the full wt is put on it. . .
Is that it? Based on that, I'm thinking all I need to do is messure the receiver height before the Airstream's is hooked up, then make sure it stays at the same height after the AS is hooked up? If it isn't, level it out using the adjustments on the tension bars.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:54 AM   #2
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Your tow vehicle will always go down when the trailer is attached because of the added weight of approximately 1000 pounds. The thing that you want is to not let the tongue weight applied to the very rear of the tow vehicle to lift the front of the vehicle, which will reduce stearing and stopping traction.

I like to measure the height of the front of the vehicle before the trailer is attached, then after it is attached, tighten the bars until the height of the front is returned to where it was before the tongue load was put on the TV.

This is what I like when towing with a truck. A sedan would be different....you would want the front of a sedan to go down the same amount as the rear went down, so the bars would have to be adjusted tighter.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:38 AM   #3
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In general you want to adjust the bars so that there is at least as much weight on the front axle as there was without the trailer hitched up. Measuring the height of the front fenders is a good proxy for this, although it's best to run over the scales to confirm it.

It's unclear from your posts what you ended up with for a tow vehicle. With the longer wheelbase and heavier engine weight of a large diesel truck the WD setup would be less critical than it would be with, say, a Sequoia.
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We purchased the Sequoia to replace another vehicle and with the intension of this being our tow vehicle as well. As it turned out, I sold another car I rarely used and decided to use that money to buy a new F250 PSD Crew Cab for our primary tow vehicle.
Thank you for the adjustment tips, makes sense.


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In general you want to adjust the bars so that there is at least as much weight on the front axle as there was without the trailer hitched up. Measuring the height of the front fenders is a good proxy for this, although it's best to run over the scales to confirm it.

It's unclear from your posts what you ended up with for a tow vehicle. With the longer wheelbase and heavier engine weight of a large diesel truck the WD setup would be less critical than it would be with, say, a Sequoia.
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