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Old 05-14-2017, 07:41 AM   #1471
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Spraying the stinger with WD40 prior to coupling the other day made a big difference for my day trip to the AS dealer. Also helps me a little to empathize with greasy wd bars for all those other hitches, except the WD40 is so not as much trouble. Will watch the videos.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:57 AM   #1472
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Ok - so I am having my AS shipped back to JC for full assessment of repairs from hail damage (progressive insisted on this in my case to get me an accurate estimate) and was referred to a user on the forums who regularly drives and ships to dealers - for linked up with him - he is gonna drive my rig up and back.

He has never driven with the pp or Hensley

His TV is gonna be a different height so the stinger will require adjustment - how hard is that and how long does it take?
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:04 AM   #1473
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Ok - so I am having my AS shipped back to JC for full assessment of repairs from hail damage (progressive insisted on this in my case to get me an accurate estimate) and was referred to a user on the forums who regularly drives and ships to dealers - for linked up with him - he is gonna drive my rig up and back.

He has never driven with the pp or Hensley

His TV is gonna be a different height so the stinger will require adjustment - how hard is that and how long does it take?


Three bolts. 5 to 10 minutes. My AS is at JC now and I had the same issue. I believe the measurement is 14 inches to the top of the stinger to keep the AS level. You may want to email Sean at ProPride for that exact measurement as my brain has a tendency to skip a detail here and there.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:43 AM   #1474
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This might help. Get a big-o torque wrench, and a friend. Love my Pro Pride.
The install has definitely taken me longer than anticipated. I got that big torque wrench for the Yoke bolts. :-)

Have major issue with one of the Yoke bolts and hex nut. Unfortunately, as torquing the the bolt, the nut is not remaining in position(due to torque pressure) and has rounded. As such I can't apply the needed torque. Also, in observing the bolt it looks as though some of the threads are messed up. Didn't think that would impede the hex nut but that could be part of the issue as well.

So, a couple issues I believe.

How have others delt with keeping the bolt in position while torquing? the "nut holder" just doesn't seem to be doing it.

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Old 05-14-2017, 08:12 PM   #1475
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I have stuck a big screw driver in there as a pinch, but last install I slipped some galvanized washers to bridge the gap and pinch the nut. They seemed to be happy to stay, so they did.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:54 AM   #1476
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I have stuck a big screw driver in there as a pinch, but last install I slipped some galvanized washers to bridge the gap and pinch the nut. They seemed to be happy to stay, so they did.
So, the Pro Ride is all set up now and I was able to take it for a test drive and it all seems to be towing nicely. I ended up getting new grade 5 hardware for the yoke bolts. Made a huge difference in getting them torqued. Sean was also quite helpful as we were texting.

Since I'm new to trailering how do folks attach the emergency brake cable that's included in the extension kit? I just want to make sure it's properly installed and connected to my existing emergency cable. I simply made two loops on either end of what came with the extension kit. Anyone have pics they can share?

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Old 05-15-2017, 11:07 AM   #1477
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Great news about the install. Standby for the classic fued between brake cable long enough to engage while dragging with chains or long enough only to engage when chains give way.
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:08 AM   #1478
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I vote short enough to engage while dragging with chains.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:14 PM   #1479
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I have been towing around with the brake cable setup FAR too long (length), as such, if something happened and I came un-coupled, the chains would be dragging and the brakes would do nothing...Until about 4 months ago, I just never thought about that...which seems just dumb, but it never occurred to me....

Now since I have struggled to find a way to make that cable the right length to have in such a case have those emergency brake thing kick in....

Probably something for a separate thread, but I too really need advice about EXACTLY how to do this bit...

Seems to me that dragging a trailer with brakes on would be better control of the trailer? I guess the way I had it, the brakes would only happen if coupler gave way AND chains gave way...
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:24 PM   #1480
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There is a thread called 'breakaway cable length' with both thoughts outlined
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:34 PM   #1481
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Spraying the stinger with WD40 prior to coupling the other day made a big difference for my day trip to the AS dealer. Also helps me a little to empathize with greasy wd bars for all those other hitches, except the WD40 is so not as much trouble. Will watch the videos.
I use the WD-40 Dirt & Dust Resistant Dry Lube PTFE Spray. I suppose that any of the PTFE spray lubes would work just as well. No need to empathize about greasy WD bars and balls...
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:47 PM   #1482
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Hey - just want to say thanks y'all - I struggled for a minute trying to eyeball the height to unhitch - after being frustrated and frustrated balky getting it - I lined it all back up perfect - measured (18 inches to the top of the receiver) and next time I did it (had to moves sites yesterday annoyingly) it worked PERFECT! Measured it - unhooked the two latches - and it just popped right out!!
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:20 AM   #1483
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Larry - sounds like there's more than one solution! The "lifting coupler" approach has never failed me. I've never tried it your way and might just to see if I get the same answer with both methods.
Tried it for the first time the other day instead of wagging the Rock Tamers to check for slack; worked ma-vel-ous. Thanks. Always great to learn something new.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:32 AM   #1484
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2^ lifting coupler. You can also feel it in the dark. I wise person on the forums told me so.....
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