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Old 07-14-2012, 03:59 PM   #463
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If you decide to try it again. Here is the recommended tow vehicle.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:19 AM   #464
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If you decide to try it again. Here is the recommended tow vehicle.
Yea, that should do just fine!
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:56 AM   #465
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Pro pride WD

Does the tension on the ProPride WD bars stay steady throughout a day of towing? My (former) Hensley bars would need to be retensioned throughout the day. This was very annoying and there was no provision to pin the shaft so it wouldn't turn.
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Does the tension on the ProPride WD bars stay steady throughout a day of towing? My (former) Hensley bars would need to be retensioned throughout the day. This was very annoying and there was no provision to pin the shaft so it wouldn't turn.
I have not had a problem with the jacks moving, and I know they don't move because the method I use in setting them is counting the turns as I hitch up, and I also count the turns as I disconnect. I find this method easier and more precise than measuring, or using a measured stick, or such.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:44 PM   #467
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I have not had a problem with the jacks moving, and I know they don't move because the method I use in setting them is counting the turns as I hitch up, and I also count the turns as I disconnect. I find this method easier and more precise than measuring, or using a measured stick, or such.
I also count the turns.

This may have bee mentioned before: , but
I use the crank that came with my trailer to raise and lower the jacks. Its intended purpose is to lower the stabilizer pads. For me it is about the right leverage and makes it easier to count the turns than the supplied ratchet, and it goes really fast at first.

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After cleaning up and repainting my 3P I reinstalled my 3P hitch yesterday and realized that I may have used the incorrect calculation for the coupler height. I changed out my axles last year and gained 3 inches in trailer height. Will that change the coupler height used for calculating the hitch bar height? I've read on the forum to use 19.5" for the coupler height, but the question is will that change because of the new axles?

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After cleaning up and repainting my 3P I reinstalled my 3P hitch yesterday and realized that I may have used the incorrect calculation for the coupler height. I changed out my axles last year and gained 3 inches in trailer height. Will that change the coupler height used for calculating the hitch bar height? I've read on the forum to use 19.5" for the coupler height, but the question is will that change because of the new axles?

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That depends on what you used for coupler height when you did it the first time.

I suggest you actually measure it. for this measurement, the ground has to be flat, but not necessarily perfectly level. With the trailer loaded close to how you tow it, use the tongue jack to make the frame on rear and front of the trailer the same distance from the ground. Then measure the height of the top inside of the coupler on the trailer.

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OK, thanks I'll do that.
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Temporary removal

I was getting the trailer ready for a trip and wondered what to do if the truck broke down making it necessary to tow the trailer with some other vehicle.

After inspecting it, it appears that all that is needed to temporarily remove the ProPride is to remove the bolt holding up the back of the yoke under the A frame, release the ball from the coupler, and lift the straps off the jack hooks,. Is that correct?

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I was getting the trailer ready for a trip and wondered what to do if the truck broke down making it necessary to tow the trailer with some other vehicle.

After inspecting it, it appears that all that is needed to temporarily remove the ProPride is to remove the bolt holding up the back of the yoke under the A frame, release the ball from the coupler, and lift the straps off the jack hooks,. Is that correct?

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That's the way I see it, and have actually transferred the hitch like that. You do have to temporarily prop up the front of the trailer with the stabilizers to get the yoke out from under the tongue jack.
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That's the way I see it, and have actually transferred the hitch like that. You do have to temporarily prop up the front of the trailer with the stabilizers to get the yoke out from under the tongue jack.
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I was figuring on using a jack. Will the stabilizers hold the front up? They don't look that sturdy to me.

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You can't use them to jack up the trailer, but they will hold the weight if you want to lift the tongue jack and remove the hitch. I've done it, of course with the wheels chocked.
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I was figuring on using a jack. Will the stabilizers hold the front up? They don't look that sturdy to me.

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I would not trust the stabilizers to hold up 800-1200lbs (maybe more with the lack of leverage being that far back), maybe that's just me, I would use 2 jack stands under the back of the tongue myself.
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why not use the propride on the substitute tow vehicle?
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