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Old 07-24-2014, 06:57 AM   #953
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I recently made a trade with another forum member, my 1000# bars and bushings for his 1400# bars and bushings. It made quite a difference. I just put 3000 miles on the trailer and the whole rig felt much more solid.
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Glad to hear!

I'm still getting mine dialed in but the few short trips I have made have sold me on the P3.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:43 AM   #954
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Leaving the stinger in the hitch when absent makes theft a lot easier even with a locking pin in the stinger. The lack of the stinger on location makes borrowing the trailer far more difficult.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:58 AM   #955
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Taking the stinger away leaves that ProPride attachment baffling for those looking for a quick drive-away with your trailer. But in most campgrounds, we pull the truck ahead just enough to disconnect, then slide the stinger back into the head. The opposite to hook up.

Then there is virtually no lifting/carrying of heavy hitch equipment which I appreciate as I get older.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:36 AM   #956
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Taking the stinger away leaves that ProPride attachment baffling for those looking for a quick drive-away with your trailer. But in most campgrounds, we pull the truck ahead just enough to disconnect, then slide the stinger back into the head. The opposite to hook up.

Then there is virtually no lifting/carrying of heavy hitch equipment which I appreciate as I get older.
Exactly what I do. I'm 81 years old and carry the stinger as little as possible. Right now, it is stored on a mat, just inside the door of the Airstream.
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:03 PM   #957
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Another new PP hitch owner here. Waiting on a care package from Sean with a couple of part fixes to complete the installation, but most of the work is done. Thanks to this thread, I had the necessary hardware to elevate the propane platform and shorter 1/2-13 bolts for the jacks.

And as reported, great before and after the sale support from Sean.
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:58 AM   #958
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As I reported on Post #900, we purchased a used ProPride some weeks back. I had the opportunity for a short 2 hour first tow last Friday, and I was grinning from ear to ear the whole time! The rig feels like it is welded together now, moving as one lever, and the small tail wag I used to get from Pete when anything large passed is gone.........

Now, I would like to ask you experienced PP users to look at my setup and give me your input. I started with the jacks raised 6" from the base, and then cranked them 3 more turns with the A/S stabilizer crank, so I ended up at about 6&1/2" I think the rig looks good, although a small level on the coach beltline molding says I'm almost a bubble low in the front. I had the old hitch dialed in with fender measurements, and didn't have time the other day for a scale visit, but I will get that done soon.

Please give me your input on how it looks-angle of the bars and hitch head when loaded, level of rig, etc. All input will be welcomed, and Thank You in advance for your time.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:44 AM   #959
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ShinyPete that looks good but the only way to be truly accurate is to get to the CAT scales and do the weighing sequence that has been discussed multiple times. Attaching a spreadsheet I built to capture the data.

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Old 08-06-2014, 02:29 PM   #960
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It looks fine, the trailer is level, the truck is fairly level. It drives fine. I assume you have done everything in the set up correctly. You can take it to the scales if it makes you feel better, but personally, I'd be happy with it as is.

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Old 08-12-2014, 02:04 PM   #961
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I drove Friday 8th from Birmingham, AL to Adgar AL (just due west of B-ham) and hit my first experience of driving in high winds...some bands of rain and lightning came through...I was in a rush and did not see this...but the wind was impressive..not sure of top speeds, but treetops on hwy 459 were bent over noticeably....

I slowed up to 45mph and despite all that wind, it only managed to knock me around a bit...I was curious to see if any sway came into play...very little with big gusts...mostly with the big gusts, I just felt it kinda wanna push me...all was well.

My only problem was that for some reason I had the lame idea to try a different WD setting..put it on 5.5 inches instead of my usual 6 inches...and the steering felt noticeably loose...it was weird...I pulled over and corrected it to 6 inches and it felt great.

Overall, I was extremely happy to have had an airstream with a quality hitch in that scary clip of weather...luckily it was not extreme weather....drove right through it and had no issues...
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:21 AM   #962
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Total lenght???

Somebody can tell me what is the total lenght of the PP between the end of the hitch truch and the center of the ball of the airstream. Thanks
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Somebody can tell me what is the total lenght of the PP between the end of the hitch truch and the center of the ball of the airstream. Thanks
I would be happy to measure mine for you, if you explain the highlighted word for me. Is that a typo for "truck" or is it another word I'm not familiar with? In either case, could you tell me in different words where you want the front point of the measurement?

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I would be happy to measure mine for you, if you explain the highlighted word for me. Is that a typo for "truck" or is it another word I'm not familiar with? In either case, could you tell me in different words where you want the front point of the measurement?

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From rear edge of the receiver on my 2003 Dodge to the center of the ball mount on the trailer is 19 1/2". Google says that's 49.53 cm.

There could be a small error due to the fact it's not actually hitched, but I'm sure its within 1 cm.

Of course, there could be some variance between vehicles depending on the distance from the rear of the receiver to the hitch pin holes in the receiver.

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Old 09-01-2014, 09:35 AM   #966
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Since I attached the Rock Tamer stone guards to the vertical post of the stinger, that assembly is now both really awkward and even heavier to move. I put the red reflective tape from semi trucks on all vertical rear and side facing surfaces on the vertical "L" as well as a square on the end of the stinger itself. Sort of like a red flag for overhangs on cargo.

I just leave the assembly on the truck now. The garage is deep enough that the truck still fits.

I make the effort to park in such a way that the stinger is not in the line of travel for vehicles or people passing behind the truck. That may mean backing into a spot at the edge of a parking lot or pulling half way through a long or two vehicle spot.

I just do not seem to have the strength I did 20 years ago......
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