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Old 11-05-2014, 10:23 PM   #1107
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Just start gentle. You may have to fine tune the tension on the WD bars from the recommendation in the PP instructions. I use a Toyota Tacoma crew cab as TV and I had to tighten up about 1/2 inch on the jacks to get decent handling which probably means the front end was a bit light At 6 1/2 on the jacks was about right. Play with it carefully in a safe area. I also needed to go fairly high on the brake controller to avoid the "bump" on panic stops.

Once dialed in, you will really like the setup.


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Old 11-06-2014, 04:38 AM   #1108
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Wow - congrats, gotomoto! I lack the skills to do that myself (am learning as we go - someday, my goal is to take it off and reinstall it....but not today :-) ). Glad you got your own education out of it!!
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:57 AM   #1109
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Wow - congrats, gotomoto! I lack the skills to do that myself (am learning as we go - someday, my goal is to take it off and reinstall it....but not today :-) ). Glad you got your own education out of it!!

Gracias! I was pretty intimidated by it at first, but it's actually easier than some ikea pieces I've put together...just heavier 😝

I'd imagine if you were going to take it off yourself before installing it, you'd be able to re-install it pretty quickly. Most of the time it took me to install was just me understanding how everything worked together and purposely moving slowly.

Not that I'm any kinda authority at all, but If you took the called measurements that already exist, I'd say you'd move the install along pretty swiftly.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:46 AM   #1110
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When I was installing the ProPride, Sean made a couple of steel plate wedges to prevent movement of the "U" channels on the screw jacks. We had to position them to clear the propane tank and battery box.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:08 PM   #1111
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If anyone has installed a ProPride on their 2015 Classic (or a late model Classic assuming the tanks/mounting hasn't changed) did you need to do anything with the propane tank shelf to clear the yoke u-brackets? Spacers, anything special?
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:57 PM   #1112
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:36 PM   #1113
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LOL - Sorry Ken, the "read was interesting" only because I could not for the life me figure out what the heck he was saying.....
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LOL - Sorry Ken, the "read was interesting" only because I could not for the life me figure out what the heck he was saying.....
Welcome to the part of this group, that spent way more time trying to figure out what he was trying to say than one would think should be necessary.

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Can anybody explain to me if the yoke tail travels up-and-down?

My propane bottle hold down rod is touching the top of the yoke tail, and wondering if I need to cut it a little bit so it does not touch it.

I have not seen it actually articulate yet so I'm not sure if the yoke tail is going to travel up and push the rod which would in Theory knock my propane bottles loose.

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If it travels up and down I probably need to cut this, if it does not move it should be okay. Can anybody confirm this?
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Old 11-07-2014, 08:32 AM   #1116
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Yes it does move up and down so trim anything that will interfere. Also be sure you raise your tongue jack enough after hooking up so the spring bars will not contact it in sharper turns.
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:18 AM   #1117
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Can anybody explain to me if the yoke tail travels up-and-down?

My propane bottle hold down rod is touching the top of the yoke tail, and wondering if I need to cut it a little bit so it does not touch it.

I have not seen it actually articulate yet so I'm not sure if the yoke tail is going to travel up and push the rod which would in Theory knock my propane bottles loose.

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If it travels up and down I probably need to cut this, if it does not move it should be okay. Can anybody confirm this?
I can't tell from the picture, but perhaps, if there is sufficient room under the top of the tank cover, the bar can just be threaded back up out of the way.

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Old 11-12-2014, 02:59 PM   #1118
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Just had my first ProPride Experience. it was amazing and towed the airstream 1200 miles back from Orlando to NJ smooth as silk. the only problem I had was trying to figure out how high to lift the jack so the stinger would come out of the receiver box without too much friction how are you supposed to know at which height Will release it easily?
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the only problem I had was trying to figure out how high to lift the jack so the stinger would come out of the receiver box without too much friction how are you supposed to know at which height Will release it easily?
The way I do it is to drop the jack down a bit, put my fingertips on the top of the hitch with the sides of my fingers against the hitch cup, then raise the jack until I feel the two surfaces move apart. I started doing this in the dark when I could not see the relative motion; now I do it all the time. There is just room for my fingers and no chance of getting pinched.

Oh, and ,make sure the tension on the jacks is released for sure.
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The way I do it is to drop the jack down a bit, put my fingertips on the top of the hitch with the sides of my fingers against the hitch cup, then raise the jack until I feel the two surfaces move apart. I started doing this in the dark when I could not see the relative motion; now I do it all the time. There is just room for my fingers and no chance of getting pinched.

Oh, and ,make sure the tension on the jacks is released for sure.

Saaaaweeeeeeet! Thanks man!
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