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Old 12-19-2011, 11:46 AM   #393
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Don't think that there is a dealer in TX. Sean will know, but we purchased ours direct & had it shipped to our house here in Houston. Installed it with the help of a buddy over the course of a weekend in our storage unit (neither of us do any routine mechanical work). It's very doable with a relatively basic tool set. I did have to purchase a 1" socket wrench fitting & torque wrench.

I also helped a co-worker install his later and we finished it in 6-7 hrs.

Read this thread through once or twice and you should be OK when coupled with the directions. Sean is also very good at returning phone calls if he does not answer his phone on the first try. Never waited more than an hour for a response.

Good luck - your gonna love the hitch.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:41 PM   #394
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on the powdercoat chips/rust issue, so far that's something not covered here.

my approach would be to scrape off any looooose coating and rust,

then apply some spray paint, or dab on a rust inhibitor/then paint...

or get a tiny can of por 15 (great stuff) then cover that with black paint.
So, I finally got tired of all the rust! Took the advice noted above.
Rust-Oleum primer and semi-gloss black seemed to do okay. Perhaps there are some other folks who need spruce up their rusty PP.

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Old 12-19-2011, 03:19 PM   #395
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Nice work!
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:26 AM   #396
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Is anyone hitched up and able to drop the tailgate for a measurement between the tailgate and tongue jack? A picture would be great too.


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Old 12-22-2011, 11:33 AM   #397
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hitched up in Ohio!

Hi Sean,
We are hitched up. The measurement between the tailgate down, and the jack stand is 10 3/4 in. 2011 Ford Super Duty 250 diesel w/ 1989 Excella 29 footer.
Photos next if I can figure it out!!
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:42 AM   #398
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PP hitched

Propride hooked up to our Excella. 10 3/4 in. from tailgate to jack.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:50 AM   #399
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THANK YOU Larry and Lou!

Merry Christmas!



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Old 12-22-2011, 12:00 PM   #400
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Sean,

Did you ever release the service adapter for the ProPride? You said in October you were close to having it done.

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Propride hooked up to our Excella. 10 3/4 in. from tailgate to jack.
Larry...you wouldn't happen to know how much space there was before you went to a PP, would you? I'd like to get an idea of how much extra space there is there now than before.

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Hi Sean

I did this once with my 1997 Chevrolet K2500 and while I didn't measure the upshot of it was that there were a few inches clearance while parked in a straight line but with even a comparatively slight angle the tongue jack would hit the tailgate. The most useful figure is the distance between the receiver pin and the rear edge of the tailgate on the truck which will vary somewhat depending on truck and hitch. In a tight turn the tongue jack will be, at most, a couple inches aft of the centerline of the ball.
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Off topic to the current conversation but my hitch arrived yesterday. I've read the instructions twice and they seem pretty straight forward. I've also read all this posts in this thread. Barring a problem with gas lines and the like, this doesn't look terribly difficult. Any suggestions on how to plug holes in the frame after I remove the old hitch hardware? I don't have a welder so that is out.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:00 PM   #404
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Off topic to the current conversation but my hitch arrived yesterday. I've read the instructions twice and they seem pretty straight forward. I've also read all this posts in this thread. Barring a problem with gas lines and the like, this doesn't look terribly difficult. Any suggestions on how to plug holes in the frame after I remove the old hitch hardware? I don't have a welder so that is out.
If aesthetics are the issue, they make snap in plastic hole covers in all sort of dimensions and colors. Our local Ace hardware has some and I imagine most auto parts store would also.

Nuts and bolts painted the same color as the frame would look OK also.

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Larry...you wouldn't happen to know how much space there was before you went to a PP, would you? I'd like to get an idea of how much extra space there is there now than before.

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I think, roughly estimated...depending on the stinger that you have the ball mounted on.. I estimate that the PP sets the trailer back 17 inches. Sean can probably give you a more accurate number.
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Propride hooked up to our Excella. 10 3/4 in. from tailgate to jack.
My apologies...my distance was to the flag pole holder. The distance to the jack stand is 12 3/4 inches.
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