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Old 11-24-2009, 01:15 PM   #15
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Reese's statement that the Dual Cam Sway Control is fully automatic and self centering would be false.

This sentence about Reese's statement is true.

How does a hitch "self center?" The force to center it has to come from somewhere other than the hitch. That makes it something OTHER THAN "self centering."
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:08 PM   #16
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Off the wall question: I'd like to get either hitch prior to my trip to the Mothership on 7 Dec. I'm having some very minor warranty work done, getting it leak tested, and doing the tour. Will I have to completely remove the 3P hitch so they can move the trailer wherever they need it (I think they use a tractor) or can I leave it attached?

I'm strongly leaning towards the 3P hitch now.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:12 PM   #17
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you can LEAVE it attached...

the factory service center has a special adapter for haha/ppz

so they can tow the trailer into the service bay with the hitch installed.

they service a LOT of trailers with these gizmos.
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the only reason to remove the contraption

would be for service/repairs DIRECTLY to the A frame or coupler.

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Old 11-24-2009, 09:39 PM   #18
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I like overkill, but I don't like throwing money away either. If I had a 34'er, I'd definitely go ProPride, but I only have a 25'er with a big truck. Is the ProPride stupid overkill? A waste of money?
I think it's overkill and a waste of money. Like you said "I only have a 25'er with a big truck." Why would you spend $2500 on an anti-sway hitch if you don't have sway?
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:48 PM   #19
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I think it's overkill and a waste of money. Like you said "I only have a 25'er with a big truck." Why would you spend $2500 on an anti-sway hitch if you don't have sway?

I like answering the overkill question with questions... there are a lot that can be asked.

Why would you spend money on an Airstream when you can camp in a tent?

Or, even a SOB square box, of the same length, at a much more reasonable price?

Why buy trailer insurance when you have no trailer damage?

I could go on but you probably get the point.

There has NEVER been a sway induced accident with either a ProPride or a HAHA. The same CANNOT be said for ANY OTHER BRAND OF HITCH IN THE WORLD.

The only thing the pivot point projection design has "overkilled" is the possibility of a sway induced accident.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:20 PM   #20
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I like answering the overkill question with questions... there are a lot that can be asked.

Why would you spend money on an Airstream when you can camp in a tent?

Or, even a SOB square box, of the same length, at a much more reasonable price?

Why buy trailer insurance when you have no trailer damage?

I could go on but you probably get the point.

There has NEVER been a sway induced accident with either a ProPride or a HAHA. The same CANNOT be said for ANY OTHER BRAND OF HITCH IN THE WORLD.

The only thing the pivot point projection design has "overkilled" is the possibility of a sway induced accident.

If I was looking to buy a new car I would not go to the car salesman that sold them and ask for his opinion. I think you probably get my point. I do own a Hensley Arrow and tow a 32' trailer.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:30 PM   #21
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If I was looking to buy a new car I would not go to the car salesman that sold them and ask for his opinion. I think you probably get my point. I do own a Hensley Arrow and tow a 32' trailer.

I do get your BUT that's the only way to buy a new car where I come from.

That's really too bad because a PROFESSIONAL car salesman can give you a piece of the puzzle that needs to be considered when buying a car. Completely discounting THAT piece is making a decision based on incomplete information. The fear of talking to a professional "salesman" will likely cost a car buyer more in the long run due to making a decision based on incomplete information.

A professional hitch salesman, and engineer, that COMPLETELY understands towing dynamics based on both theory AND practice can also provide a piece of the puzzle for one to make an educated decision. That's all I am attempting to provide above. Take it, or leave it, but IT IS factual whether it comes from me or someone else.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:58 PM   #22
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I'm not a salesman just a common shlep who is now a fancy hitch convert. I have a measley 22' trailer, a tow vehicle that outweighs the trailer by 1000 lbs or more and I have noticed a difference with towing on the interstate highways when the trucks pass. I definitely have less influence from the bow-wave effect from the trucks passing and wind gusts. I have used the trailer w/o the sway control and now with a refurbed HAHA.
Matter of fact my wife even drove the trailer on our last outing from an easy interstate tow to a suburban neighborhood in Lexington, KY. She is so timid that she won't even tow a 10' utility trailer empty. She and I both have been impressed in how much easier the towing has been on the highway.
All the hitches will do the job but I believe the fancier ones do it better.
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Everybody simmer down now I didn't intend to start any "issues", just get a few opinions.

I've made a firm decision to go with the ProPride 3P hitch. I'm confident the PP is an outstanding hitch, and well engineered. It appears to be uber simple to set up and hitch up and from all reports, provides an unparalleled smooth and worry free towing experience. That works for me.

I'll be sure to post in the Unofficial PP users guide thread once I've got it installed and a few miles under the belt.
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Just pulled the trigger on the 3P. Based on UPS delivery times, I'd expect it here thursday at the latest. Looking forward to getting it installed.
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Just pulled the trigger on the 3P. Based on UPS delivery times, I'd expect it here thursday at the latest. Looking forward to getting it installed.
Wise decision IMHO. I know you will be happy.
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Wise decision IMHO. I know you will be happy.
Thanks Steve, I know one thing that isn't happy--my wallet. That sucker is in the hurt locker

Can't wait to get it hooked up and on the road. Heading to the mothership next monday and weather.com is calling for snow. Should be interesting
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Can't wait to get it hooked up and on the road.

The Big Brown truck just took it out the door. It's on the way.
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The Big Brown truck just took it out the door. It's on the way.

Good to hear. Tracking says it will be here Wednesday
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