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Old 05-27-2014, 09:06 AM   #897
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I always set the Rotochoks before un hitching. Even in some awkward angles/situations, the trailer stays put.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:34 AM   #898
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For me Rotochoks are the first thing after stopping and the last prior to leaving.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:33 PM   #899
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When I first got the PP, I had trouble hitching up, too. So, I looked closely at the 'stinger'.. and found the leading edges were very acute.. a hit with a flat file on all corners helped a LOT. Next, adding the silicone spray... and when properly aligned.. fits great! The silicone also does not build up from my experience.. so, no goopy stuff to get on my clothes or hands... just a light, easily removed road grime..

Adjusting the PP WD jacks is key to set the 'pitch' of the PP socket...to align with the stinger.

There were times that things were, uhm... less than on the level at some RV sites.. I had to 'adjust' one WD higher than the other on one occasion. Another time, I had to raise the tongue as the stinger began entry, then transitioned some of the load as I backed up... several times in and out of the drivers seat.

Yes, the PP has a 'learning curve'... but, I swear it saved some serious damage on at least a monthly basis... over 6000 miles on it now... and still getting the job done.

I grease the WD's at beginning of day and again if I pull over 6 hours. Getting the grease in with the little hand pumps is a hassle.. I will be 'upgrading' to a better one soon.

On a side note.. I used some Boeshield on the surfaces.. repels water nicely.. does leave a bit of a 'waxy' coating, but is easily removed if you want shiny shiny... and no rust.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:43 PM   #900
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Shiny Pete is in the process of getting a ProPride hitch installed. I have been satisfied with the Blue Ox BXW1000 that we bought last fall to go with Pete, but always said if I could find an affordable Hensley or ProPride, I would buy it. I got the chance last week thanks to Craigslist and a very nice man in the Winter Haven, FL area that had a 3 year old PP on another brand trailer that he sold. Good for us!

Pete is at his summer home in Crystal River for 2 months, so it will be early August before I actually tow with the PP, but I'm working on install now. I have read every post in this long-running thread and mostly am posting so I am subscribed. Will update in August when I can't stop smiling after towing................
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:19 PM   #901
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ProPride hitches don't have all the noise associated with typical weight distributing hitches. Another reason to buy one...
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:22 PM   #902
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Finally got my brake controller adjusted proper it seems - had a bump when hard pressing brake at low speeds - I also felt the brakes were not quite right - felt like when braking at higher speeds I was being pushed a bit - cranked up the controller today a couple increments and now feels very right and no bump

My 2010 ram 2500 stock controller now set at "8.5" and it feels perfect - seems high a setting for a 10 point scale but it feels smooth now....

Now when hard stop - the trailer jostles a bit when at full stop...

The folks at dealers should take more time to get these dialed in proper for hard braking - I'll be communicating more with my dealer to encourage this
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:36 PM   #903
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Pharm - FWIW, my Silverado's integrated brake controller is also set to 8.5 and no bump here. Good luck!
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:28 PM   #904
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I run my Silverado at 6. Haven't heard a bump in hard braking. Not even sure what the 'bump' is. Only thing I can think of is that the hitch starts to move laterally in a hard braking situation.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:30 PM   #905
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That is exactly what it is
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:43 PM   #906
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That is exactly what it is
Make sure that the ProPride yoke underneath the trailer A frame is truly centered. If it is even a bit off center it will cause what you are describing.

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Old 06-17-2014, 05:31 AM   #907
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Hmmm - how do I check for center exactly?
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:45 AM   #908
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After converting the Airstream to disc brakes, the Dodge built in brake controller was completely incompatible with the BrakeRite II SD pump and controller. Converted to the DirecLink NE brake controller and no bump when stopping and brakes work properly set on 4. Pleased with PPP and it is a big jump over our original Hensley.

We were able to bypass the factory controller with no error codes when the factory unit displays the usual startup display. We ran a dedicated #10 blue wire from the DirecLink brake controller to seven pin receptacle on the back of the truck. We also ran #10 wire through a 30 amp circuit breaker from the positive post and directly off the negative post to the same receptacle.

This bypass should work with any third party brake controller in a Dodge Ram.
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Measure from the center of the yoke's tail to the A Frame on each side. If its is centered, the distance will be the same. You should also insure he mounting brackets on the frame for the yoke tail support are both the same distance from the A frame's apex.

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Old 06-17-2014, 09:40 AM   #910
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How would you avoid a bump in a braking situation other than straight ahead? If you were turning at all it might happen unless the brakes on the trailer were so well tuned that they match or exceed the deceleration of the tow vehicle.

Wouldn't setting them a bit to high simply wear out the AS brakes as with a higher setting the AS is dragging the tow vehicle to a stop?
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