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Old 02-25-2016, 12:14 PM   #1321
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If you follow Sean's instructions EXACTLY you won't need a floor jack to mount the head. Stinger gets built, put in the TV receiver. Slide the head on the Stinger and then back into the trailer and lower tongue on the Head ball. Piece o'cake.
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:02 PM   #1322
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Very helpful guys!

I emailed Sean to see if he can include these 1/4" spacers.

So far the tools required for the install I gather:

1. Full socket/wrench set.
2. Heavy duty torque wrench (250 lb ft)? And/or breaker bar.
3. Hammer.
4. Possibly floor jack.
5. Dremel to possibly trim some edges.
6. Do I need to drill anything, and if so, what size drill bits?
7. Wheel bearing grease.

EDIT: Sean just emailed me and said the metal plate spacers are now included with all 3P's. He also said there is no need to trim any metal, just to move the jacks back.
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:07 PM   #1323
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No drilling needed as I remember just jumping on wrenches. A piece of cardboard to lie on helps
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:42 AM   #1324
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You "can" lift the "ProPride" head by raising trailer bow then using ramp to set the head higher, then lower the bow onto the "head", latch up then Raise bow.

Of you have a "creeper" or furniture dolly, you can move to place the head more precisely and repeat she steps above.

To tighten the hitch stinger, tighten until as tight as possible. Then take to a big truck shop and ask them to properly tighten... The boss will probably help to do it cheaply... Of course, having your own impact capable of proper torque is not a bad idea in case you need to loosen and refine adjustment in the future.

You can set the angle using proper washer stack enabling good "preload" of the weight bars.
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:46 AM   #1325
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We had to have the jack stands as far forward as the instructions allowed for the future battery box that was to be made to go against the front skin of the trailer for the four Lifeline 6ct batteries. It was all a very tight fit on the "A:" frame.
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:54 PM   #1326
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Anyone looking for a used ProPride, rarest item in the galaxy, see this ad on the forums/classifieds.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f534...ch-147265.html
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:33 PM   #1327
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Greased the ball on ours today. Of course the dealer who assembled it, never did......
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:56 PM   #1328
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Now you see one of the many reasons I do my own maintenance and installs wherever possible.....


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Old 02-27-2016, 08:26 PM   #1329
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Greased the ball on ours today. Of course the dealer who assembled it, never did......
That's why you install stuff yourself to know it's done right. The American service industry has gone to hell in a hand-basket. No one gives two craps about your equipment or doing a proper job.
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:06 PM   #1330
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I'm doing my routine maintenance in my hitch. This time, however, I removed the weight distribution bars. It's amazing how much force this little retainer disks have to withstand. They take some beating...

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I'm doing my routine maintenance in my hitch. This time, however, I removed the weight distribution bars. It's amazing how much force this little retainer disks have to withstand. They take some beating...

How often and what type grease do you use? Do you pump until grease cleans up or just a squirt or two?
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:46 AM   #1332
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I'm doing my routine maintenance in my hitch. This time, however, I removed the weight distribution bars. It's amazing how much force this little retainer disks have to withstand. They take some beating...

Odd! When I replaced my 1000# bars with the 1400# bars, I had the discs out and mine, after some years of use, looked like new.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:04 AM   #1333
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Might have a careful look for burrs or something in the bar slots before putting everything back together. Looks unusual.


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Old 04-04-2016, 11:23 AM   #1334
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It's probably worth sending your photos to Sean for comment. For greasing I wipe the bottom clean and pump until grease is coming out. Usually about 15 squeezes of the handle on my grease gun. Wipe off the excess and it always looks pretty clean.
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:16 PM   #1335
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No, everything was fine in the slots, no dirt or anything.

I pump it until it comes out from the bottom. I used to do at every 500 miles for years until last year when I read I should do it every 1000 miles or so.

My bars are always really tight since I have an SUV so maybe it's just too much force on them.
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Sean said it's good, they're only there for the bars to hang on when you're unhitched. Nothing to see here!

This is great, I was not looking forward to re-install them. I get grease everywhere when I touch those things, not matter how much protection I use.
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:39 PM   #1337
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Thanks for finding out and sharing that. It makes a great deal more sense now. I wondered why the retainers seemed so small.


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Old 04-05-2016, 09:16 PM   #1338
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How about this P3 setup?
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:22 PM   #1339
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Question Ford Pro Backup Assist

This seems to be the correct thread for this question, which if it was answered, I missed it working thru all the posts.
Is anyone using Ford's Pro Backup Assist with a PP hitch? Reading Ford's instructions for setting up the feature, you are supposed to enter the distance from the license plate to the "center of the ball". This is supposed to be between 9 and 16 inches. It seems likely that this measurement on a PP will be more than that. Will the PP hitch work with Ford's feature?
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Old 06-11-2016, 04:02 PM   #1340
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Ford's Pro Backup Assist is a very new option on new trucks (I'm not sure when it came out maybe on the 2016s, so out for less then a year?). Not many people actually have a vehicle with it, let alone have it, an Airstream and a ProPride or Hensley hitch.

You might want to call Sean at ProPride to see if he knows about it.
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