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Old 10-10-2009, 04:45 PM   #57
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:04 PM   #58
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Devoman,

It's hard to tell in the photos, but it apears you have less "drop" in the second photo. Is this correct, or is it an illusion?

Well, now I don't know because when I got this post done, the photos were gone?????
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:11 PM   #59
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I just deleted the post.There was some confusion on what was going on and I have it fixed now.

Here is the picture again.Flipping it this way only lifted it up a 1/2 inch.The plates are turned down also.
The thing is that when you put these parts together,The 2 long bolts need to be in the top and the bottom slot.the short bolt goes in the 2nd hole from the bottom.
This way in the picture is wrong.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:01 PM   #60
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i noticed that you are manually? cranking the jacks?

dude that takes a loooong time.

a cordless drill with a socket cuts the time to ~5 seconds, UP or down...

which make the process SO much easier and quicker.

i do keep the wrench as backup, and at the scales it's possible to determine weight transfer PER crank...

this comes in handy for minor adjustments in w/d without guessing.

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Well, a guy my age has to do something to keep in shape. I just timed myself simulating cranking up the Jack. It took 25 seconds per Jack. I can live with that.
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:52 PM   #61
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We are looking forward to 2air's in-depth and precise description and use of the PP hitch. We have had ours since Mar. and have been pulling the '89-29 ft. Excella1000 with a Ford E350 extended van (15 passenger). As with yours, our install went without a "hitch". No problems, and excellent towing results. Previously, we had some experience with orange paint. We are absolutely thrilled with the PP.
There is one recent "handling" improvement that I have made.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:06 PM   #62
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I recently purchased a PP and have put over 9000 miles since June 09. Round trip to Nova Scotia from NW Indiana and round trip to Beaufort SC. So far, couldn't be more pleased with hitch. Used to have HAHA and found that hitching up is very easy. Throw away the tongue twister, you do not need it anymore. Very stable and no sway. Every bit as good or better than HAHA. Was in some very uneven terrain on these trips and was absolutely amazed at how easy it was to hitch up. I do it without any help whatsoever and have yet to have a problem. See my post on PP website.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:11 PM   #63
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Finally had a chance to really test the new hitch. See previous post for circumstances.
Round trip to Nova Scotia from NW Indiana. All kinds of conditions and weather. Hitch performed as advertised and one great feature over Orange is ease of hooking up. No comparison to Orange. Much, Much easier to hook up. Throw away your tongue twister. No more need for it. Wish my GY marathons were as safe as the 3P hitch Had two blowouts and the 3P hitch kept everything under control. If you have Good Year marathons on your trailer, you should definitely have the Pro Pride.
All in all, a good trip with no sway, ease of hookup and relaxed traveling. Could not be more pleased.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:55 PM   #64
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I have been towing the Airstream around every now and then to get a feel for my new PP and one thing I do love about this is that the Receiver or adjustable hitch fits perfectly into my hitch.The receiver on my Equalizer hitch is very small compared to this one.I even use the hitch rider clamp to bolt it down just in case it wants to move just a bit.No more rattling hitch or thunk.
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I have been towing the Airstream around every now and then to get a feel for my new PP and one thing I do love about this is that the Receiver or adjustable hitch fits perfectly into my hitch.The receiver on my Equalizer hitch is very small compared to this one.I even use the hitch rider clamp to bolt it down just in case it wants to move just a bit.No more rattling hitch or thunk.
I noticed the same thing when I switched. My Equal-I-Zer was very sloppy in the receiver. The PP is a very nice fit.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:26 PM   #66
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After all the cleaning, sanding, and painting, I finally got the hitch installed this afternoon. Some pictures:
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Drove down to a parking lot and adjusted the bars for the same front fender ride height of my previous hitch. Glad I got the 1000 pound bars. I started to get the 800's, but I don't think they would have been strong enough.

The little bit that I drove the rig, it seems good. Going to a rally in two weeks, so will know more after that.
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looks GREAT steve!

and another nice carry handle modification on the stinger.

either the sun was VERY LOW in the sky...

or U R one long legged texan (see the last pic)...

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Thanks, 2air. I had that carry handle on the Reese, and when it worked out there was a place for it, I just moved it over.

I took the pictures this afternoon, and the one of the rig in the parking lot was just before sundown. I knew my shadow would be in there, but figured if I took it from the other side I would only get the silluette of the truck and trailer.

The only thing I really noticed about the hitch is there is a slight difference in backing. Where I park the trailer is behind my shop, so I have to back it in the driveway, and then turn it to get it in place. There wasn't a problem, but it did feel different.

The only mods I did was I had to shorten the set screw bolts used on the jacks because of the tool box, and I used Locktite on all the bolts.

Can't wait to get it out on the road and see how it all works.
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...The only thing I really noticed about the hitch is there is a slight difference in backing. Where I park the trailer is behind my shop, so I have to back it in the driveway, and then turn it to get it in place. There wasn't a problem, but it did feel different....
backing up is a bit different for several reasons...

the articulation is now LONGER (trailer further from truck) so u may need a little more starting space for backing/turns.

the 4 bar design creates some magic/voodoo at the beginning of turns (that's as technical as i wanna get right now)

the hitch allows for MORE angulation in turns...

NO cams and NO friction gizmos, so SQUEAKING is not an issue,

and no need to relax the w/d bars just to back up.

the awareness of these differences quickly fades with use and saddle time.

hope your trip goes well and the new sensation of wiggle free towing is 2 your liking!

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