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Old 11-02-2009, 12:01 AM   #85
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Thanks, the pictures in 21 helped. It looks like you have the hitch bar one hole higher than I do.
I was one hole up from bottom before. The trailer was lower in the rear, so I moved it down to the bottom hole. The trailer looks and measures level now, but the bars seem so close to the ground. I think I need to do some more measurements. It is bed time now.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:31 AM   #86
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Hi, I noticed on 2airs PP installation that there are two "U" bolts that go on the "A" frame under the propane tanks. Also that his propane tank mounts are made from rounded flat stock steel. On my Safari, my propane tank mounting bracket is made from stamped steel and lays flat on the frame in the area where these "U" bolts go. How would you mount these "U" bolts with my type of propane tank mounting base?
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:08 AM   #87
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....How would you mount these "U" bolts with my type of propane tank mounting base?
hi bob

see devoman's safari mount in post #40.

basically a couple of LONGER bolts and nuts as spacers UNDER the lp tank plates...

this gives the tank plates enough LIFT to clear the frame brack U bolts for the pp.

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Old 11-02-2009, 06:59 AM   #88
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About Chains...........

In the picture of my hitch in post #67, the chains are hooked up and are what I thought to be at the appropriate length. However, I was using caribeaner type clips to hook the chains up to the truck, which actually turned out to be a good thing, at least for the test. After my first test-tow down to the parking lot to take the pictures, I found both caribeaners broken, indicating the chains were too short.

By the way and about caribeaners, I learned when I went to buy new ones, they are not rated anywhere near the load needed for use with safety chains on a trailer, so please do not use them. I replaced mine with the links that screw together, and I used much bigger ones which have given me the extra 1/2" or so in length that I needed, because after my trip with the hitch, nothing is bent, broken, or otherwise overstressed.

I guess the moral of my story, or post if you will, is you CAN make the chains too short, and don't use caribeaners on you safety chains. If you are already using them, change them out if you actually want them to funtion properly should the need arise.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:20 AM   #89
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Quick Links.

Hi Steve,
The screw closed links (quick links) are what I have been using to extend my chains. However, I ordered the chain extension kit from Sean and am now trying to find the right length using the extra chain. My concern with the quick links is their strength. I don't know how much overkill is built into the trailer's original chains, but there was a steel tag attached to mine that says WLL (I assume working load limit) 3900#. I bought the largest links that would work the trailer chains. They had tags that said WLL 1900#. I am sure that is because they are much softer steel. I have no idea what WLL is actually required to be save. That is why I am going with the additional chain.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:37 PM   #90
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LINKS to chain threads...

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... My concern with the quick links is their strength...
quik connect links can be found upto ~3500 lbs but some of these will NOT fit into the tongue chain links..

the CLEVIS style links now supplied by pp are MUCH better for extension where the ratings MATTER.

these are pictured in post #40 and discussed in #45.

some folks feel LESSER rated is good, but THAT isn't the focus in this thread.

for folks that wanna munch on the issue (chains, WLL, brake/break aways, and so on...)

try ANY of these threads and post your questions into one of these threads where ALL hitch users can offer wisdom.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...nts-41528.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439...ice-43405.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ain-16122.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ars-36426.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439...html#post57362

it is VERY challenging to keep a thread with ONE FOCUS on the the target issue....

that's why the forum provides ample space and PLACES for other topics...

lets try to stick to the pp here.

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Old 11-02-2009, 03:55 PM   #91
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quik connect links can be found upto ~3500 lbs but some of these will NOT fit into the tongue chain links..
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try ANY of these threads and post your questions into one of these threads where ALL hitch users can offer wisdom.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...nts-41528.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439...ice-43405.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ain-16122.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ars-36426.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439...html#post57362

it is VERY challenging to keep a thread with ONE FOCUS on the the target issue....

that's why the forum provides ample space and PLACES for other topics...

lets try to stick to the pp here.

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It is your thread and I will not post again about the chains after this. However I think you are missing the point of what was going on. The posts were about safely lengthening the chains. Why were we lengthening the chains? Because the stock Airsteam chains are not of sufficient length to operate correctly with the increased receiver to trailer hitch ball distance created by the ProPride. It is something most if not all new ProPride owners are going to have to deal with. So it seems the discussion is of value.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:42 PM   #92
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It is your thread and I will not post again about the chains after this. However I think you are missing the point...
no it's a community thread, and i've got no more control than ne1 here.

and i frequently DO miss the point...

but THIS edited string was the point of my last note...

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...The screw closed links (quick links) are what I have been using to extend my chains....My concern with the quick links is their strength... I bought the largest links... They had tags that said WLL 1900#...
so the chain/cable/links in the LINKS (pun intented) in blue above were for use in sorting out this stuff.

i know it's shocking, but not EVERYONE here reads these threads (or ANY that i post into...)

and LOTS more members may be able to see the quik link "strength" issue when posted to a wider audience.
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IF u are using the clevis style or have RESOLVED the WLL issue,

post about dialing in length HERE as much as needed, until it is dialed in.

rumor was that A/S had LENGTHEN the factory chains because SO MANY haha users had issues with short chains...

it appears THAT rumor was unfounded, based on your trailer.
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it's all good, but i do hope to avoid 20 pictures of dogs and beer bottles here...

i received PMs on the haha thread that eye fatigue n bleeding kept some folks from FINDING useful stuff there.

ok, stinger pics to follow.

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stinger comparisons 1....

it just so happens that there are 3 stingers at hand...

so some comparisons are warranted and might be useful.

i'll take several posts to visually compare the 2 offerings,

then look at similar AND different aspects of each...

then move to the UNIQUE features of the pp stingers,

and HOW TO assemble and adjust the pp stinger.
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here are 2 shots sidebyside...

pp is in the MIDDLE with a 6 inch (front) and 4 inch drop (back) haha on each side...

the pp is set up to ~5 inches drop in these photos...

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an attempt was made to ALIGN the 3 at the receiver pin HOLE in each pic,

so that the DIFFERENCES in length and distance to the flared box section can be seen.

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the front stinger in the 2nd photo is a 4 inch drop haha with LENGTHENED shaft.

they supplied these for folks adding MUDFLAPS so an extra 2-3 inches is noted between the PIN HOLE and drop...

the company has STOPPED offering this stinger option and will NOT TRADE for these IF a different drop is needed.

otoh the pp stinger in standard offering has enough EXTRA shaft length to mount mudflaps on ALL of their stingers.

i think it's also obvious that the section going INSIDE the haha head is slightly LONGER, compared to the pp design.

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stinger comparison 2...

now looking from the TOP side...

4 inch with LONGER shaft on the left, then the pp,

then on the far RIGHT the 6 inch drop standard shaft (will NOT accept mudflaps with out modification) from hensley.


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it might be useful to LOOK at the WINGS (ocl) on each now too...

the pp wings are slightly DIFFERENT in cut/shape/thickness and groove placement...

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the SHORTER length of the shaft that GOES IN to the hitch HEAD is apparent on the pp,

as is the SHAPE AND SIZE of the flared section that snuggly fits INTO the pp hitch head...

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stinger comparison 3...

looking DOWN now,

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some other variations are noted.

the pp (on the left) DROP section is reinforced at the center (thick welded plate/wedge)

while the haha (on the right) has thinner sections of flat iron welded to BOTH outer sides...

the variation in contours of the wings are also obvious.

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reversing the view it's apparent the (now on the right) pp stinger is THICKER/wider at the drop zone...

no doubt this is to account for any lateral or rotational forces that may come from the tv OR trailer.

and to reinforce the 'adjustable section' of the stinger.

again the reinforcement for the DROP section is noted on the pp,

as is the SHAPE of the flared insertion area.

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stinger comparison 5....

in these next views more variations are noted...

the WINGS are thicker on the pp stinger and the shape different.

the reinforcement of the DROP is also better seen.

imo the WELDS are more refined on the pp stinger,

and the flared insertion section appears much different in shape/squareness and more precisely shaped.


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viewed from the other side more of the same...

in particular the FLARED sections should be compared...

( i will post the hitch head BOX shape/design in a later section here)

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stinger comparison 6....

now taking a CLOSE UP to inspect the FLARED section in greater detail....

on the haha only the center of each side is a smooth/flat RAMPED surface to MATCH the hitch head receptacle inner section.

the corners are basically just beads of weld and not especially smooth or even WEDGE shaped.

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looking close UP at the pp insertion/wedge/RAMPED section it is more sharply shaped with the CORNERS squared-up with solid stock, not welds.

this does PRECISELY match the hitch head opening, and i will show the details of that later in the thread.

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next we'll move to a closer look at the WELDS on each stinger to finish up the direct comparison.

the comparison will conclude then,
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and will be followed by the PARTS, ASSEMBLY and ADJUSTMENT of the pp stinger.

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Old 11-02-2009, 09:19 PM   #98
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Hi, on the PP stinger there are three bolts holding it together; Is this for height adjustment only or can the angle be changed? And if the angle can be changed, does it have slotted holes or a cam type devise?
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