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Old 01-11-2010, 09:00 PM   #15
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i agree with B.

and ken and i are just WASTING money on contrivances we don't need.

but B, u don't need a stream either...

sleep in a tent, crap in a bucket, cook on an open fire...

and haul it all in a utility trailer strapped to yer truck with a chain!

'dat camping!

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I can only speak for my own experience but there is no comparison having the Hensley and I'm sure PP as well compared to the Reese Equalizer with the trailer attached directly to my TV. Been both ways and would never go back!
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:50 PM   #16
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Jammer, we bought our Airstream from Shorewood RV last spring, a 20' Safari and tow with our 2006 Tundra. An excellent combination. We have traveled and camped with this 3 months now and are very happy with both. The dealer was excellent, but when I brought up the idea of a Hensley or Propride (they never heard of Propride) they said the Equal-I-Zer was all I needed, $700 installed. They also said if I needed maintenance there I would have to leave the tow vehicle to move the trailer, and the Hensleys were a pain to hook up. Well, the Equal-I-Zer keeps things steady 99% of the time, but I have found some uneven (rutted) road surfaces that were uncomfortable, to say the least. I am thinking of getting a Propride now. That's my experience. If you want an Equal-I-Zer, I have one like new for a good price.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:15 PM   #17
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I really do like the guys at Shorewood, even though they still haven't heard of Propride. :-)

I'll be interested to hear how you like the PPPPP once you switch. The interesting thing to me is that even people who are relatively happy with their friction hitches all seem to like the haha and ppppp much better.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:56 AM   #18
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towed my first a/s 28 safari with a reese dual cam.dealer recommended the hensley with the 31 classic.with the longer heavier trailer it was great advice.now that ive towed with the hensley i would not go back to anything less.makes my travels with this setup pretty much stress free.
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:01 AM   #19
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Kinda like sex.....once youv'e tried it, you never want to go back to the alternative .
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:39 AM   #20
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I recently bought a ProPride after messing around for a year trying to get the performance of a Reese Dual Cam to the point where I was satisfied with it. I'm glad I bought the ProPride, even though I only tow a 25 footer.

I say go for it, however you get it installed...you will not be disappointed.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:51 AM   #21
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An aside note. There is no way I would tow my new Airstream on those wet (or dry) salty Minnesota roads during winter months. They are all metal and very, very subject to corrosion. Although the frames are enclosed in panels, they are not sealed, and you may initiate a corrosive process you will be unaware of. And search corrosion of exterior panel edges, fittings, and wheels here. It will happen and salt will make it worse.

Unless you plan to take an urgent campout before the first rain cleans the roadways, think seriously about taking it home after winter. Better conditions to install that new Propride as well.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:34 AM   #22
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But a winter-delivered Airstream is towed thru ice & salt? Give it a thorough bath after you get it home.

You sayin' Shorewood don't do top end stuff? A buddy getting a 23' couldn't even get them to unnastan' what a Reese HP Dual Cam was. After 4 years my Reese is showing wear that will some day cause replacement. I'm definitely in this Airstreaming for the long run and have PP on my wish list.

Even on dry roads, tow at moderate speeds and use longer following distances ... not like you wouldn't pulling one inning of A-Rod's salary behind you! I'd prolly do the install in my driveway too. Add your pictures to the PP thread!
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