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Old 02-23-2011, 03:21 PM   #351
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good info zigi...

folks should routinely measure the tv receiver box height prior to ordering.

many trucks do have higher receivers, some based on lift kits or tires or simply newer designs...

we discussed that issue back in this thread...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ver-41577.html

the response from another vendor was completely unsatisfactory.

while sean started doing extended drop stingers nearly 3 years ago...

in response to customer needs...((see post #14 below))

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ion-43261.html
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DRW may effect height on some trucks but don't assume, measure.

my 6 wheeled 4x4 truck used the standard drop stinger,

and 2wd trucks are typically lower, even with drw.
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now where are those install pics? wherez the new trayla?

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Old 02-23-2011, 06:19 PM   #352
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No pix yet. Our baby has had the PDI and receiving a new satellite dish + solar. We install the 3P on the 6th. I'll send pix then.

Spoke with Jack B. who just drove his AS with his new 3P down to Calif, and he stated that the AS handled perfectly!!

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Old 02-23-2011, 09:49 PM   #353
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Had a link sent to me of this blog; in re some new, but now experienced PP hitch owners. Question raised concerned weld failure; see near page bottom.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:15 AM   #354
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Had a link sent to me of this blog; in re some new, but now experienced PP hitch owners. Question raised concerned weld failure; see near page bottom.
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Can I get your link source?

This is one of 2800+ hitch bars on the road. His name is John Rest. This came from BEFORE we had our welding in house.

It was determined that this piece of bar was not properly pre-heated before the weld. The others in this batch WERE as I have followed up with the bars welded on this day and not one has had a problem.

We now have a pre-heat process with an electronic thermometer to bring the part to the proper temperature before any weld is placed on it.

What The Welding Inspector Should Know About Preheating And Postweld Heat Treatment
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:23 AM   #355
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Thanks for addressing this Sean...

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Old 03-01-2011, 03:53 AM   #356
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X2. Figured the questions raised had been addressed (the reason for posting). Now, can link to Post #354.
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Real quick... If I am feeling a little bit of a push/pull from the trailer, would that mean that my leveling jacks (wrong term?) are too high and are bringing the truck too far up in the rear and causing this?
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:41 AM   #358
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Real quick... If I am feeling a little bit of a push/pull from the trailer, would that mean that my leveling jacks (wrong term?) are too high and are bringing the truck too far up in the rear and causing this?
If you are feeling this "push/pull" during stops, it probably means you do not have your brake controller set correctly.
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No. When slowing down and speeding up. Not while braking.

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If you are feeling this "push/pull" during stops, it probably means you do not have your brake controller set correctly.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:50 AM   #360
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No. When slowing down and speeding up. Not while braking.
When the wiring to my brakes had a problem and the brakes stopped working, this was one of the results. When I would slow down, the hich would swing off to one side or the other and bump, when I accelerated again, it would straighten out again with a bump.

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No. When slowing down and speeding up. Not while braking.

Check out post #'s 258-261 within the thread. Seems similar to me.

In the yukon, I never got that push/pull thing completely worked out. It got better with greater jack lift - but never went away. However, in the F250 I noticed it initially, but once I dialed in the wd jacks (to ~7"), it went away.

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Check out post #'s 258-261 within the thread. Seems similar to me.

In the yukon, I never got that push/pull thing completely worked out. It got better with greater jack lift - but never went away. However, in the F250 I noticed it initially, but once I dialed in the wd jacks (to ~7"), it went away.

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If that is what is happening, I wonder if it could be the TV suspension bucking rather than the hitch bumping.

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We just returned from a 2200 mile visit to see our kids in Calif and visit Yosemite before the last series of snow storms.

We installed the 3P without any problems and the towing experience was unmatched! I don't believe that our truck --one ton dually--even raised a level of concern that a trailer was in tow! Incredible hitch, Sean!

We did encounter an interesting potential problem with the hitch install however. The initial height measurement for the truck receiver was 24", which would not allow enough drop for the AS to be level. We loaded all our equipment into the truck bed and remeasured---23"...still a problem? Sean sent a longer "drop" piece, but by the time it arrived, we had already installed the hitch and the AS was level (!), and the truck receiver was at 22"---right on target.

So the tongue weight of the AS and the hitch were sufficient to depress the truck receiver to level the AS.

On the scales, we were able to dial in the jacks without problem. FA weights were spot on as when the truck was unhitched.

I would upload pix, but most of them are >6MB. Can someone please advise me the best approach for uploading these images.....thank you....Zigi
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Thank you, I do like what I've read here and learned of this wonderful product. I want to get one asap! Does it ever go on sale or special discounts? I'm saving now.
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