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Old 11-14-2009, 08:57 PM   #113
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...I think I'll let Andy from CanAm RV install it when I pickup my baby in January...
well ron, we're all just trying to get by here...

canAM is THE go-to place in your region so they'll dial it in and TEST drive it too!

go back and look at devo's bar in post #59...

depending of DROP YOUR merc' will be pretty close to his set up.

this means the STINGER could actually be made LIGHTER by cutting OFF those 4-6 inches of steel sticking UP...

i'm not suggesting you do this (check with sean too) and it would LIMIT the ability to swap tow vehicles...

but removing the excess section would lighten the stinger several pounds, once it is properly adjusted.

canAM can sort this out for you,

but be sure and TAKE PHOTOS of whatever they do and bring them back to the pp users guide...

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Old 11-14-2009, 08:59 PM   #114
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no bob.

the secrets you seek are just ahead,

in graphic detail and revealing images,

tomorrow perhaps.

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Hi, did I miss it again?
no bob.

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I will definitely take photos of the PP install as well as the solar-4 AGM battery-inverter-autoswitch install Andy is putting in. I'll make sure to post them to the appropriate thread, not to worry.

By the way, there are some great videos of a PP install on youtube
YouTube - ProPride 3P hitch - video #1
This is only the first of 8 videos in this series

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Old 11-24-2009, 08:46 PM   #117
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stinger comparison 9...

good links rawn'

gotta love movin' pictures.
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ok it's time to get our pp stingers out again (we left off at post 101)

and finish up on the specifics of this component and it's unique features.

for reference, here's a shot of the 2 stingers set up to ~ the drop...

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Old 11-24-2009, 08:58 PM   #118
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pp stinger adjustability 1...

the old style stinger (haha style) is a FIXED drop and must be ordered to MATCH needs.

while the PP comes with a stinger that's adjustable for DROP and TILT.

the photos shows it assembled ~ the max drop (8-9 inches) and LEVEL

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while below we see it TILTED downward (at the left) ~5 degrees.


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it can also be tilted UP ~the same amount, depicted here...


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Old 11-24-2009, 09:04 PM   #119
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pp stinger adjustability 2...

in this series the DROP is set to ~5.5 inches (my configuration)...

first level...


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then tilted DOWN (at the rear)


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and then tilted UP...


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clink any pic for a LARGER view...

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Old 11-24-2009, 09:10 PM   #120
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I will definitely take photos of the PP install as well as the solar-4 AGM battery-inverter-autoswitch install Andy is putting in. I'll make sure to post them to the appropriate thread, not to worry.

By the way, there are some great videos of a PP install on youtube
YouTube - ProPride 3P hitch - video #1
This is only the first of 8 videos in this series

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Here is the link to the site for these videos.It was also very helpful to me also.
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stinger adjustability 3...

now assembled for a little LESS drop...

level and ~2-2.5 inches down.

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again it can be tilted UP or down as needed...

use your imagination for the pics...

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Old 11-24-2009, 09:12 PM   #122
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I see how it is done, but how do you keep it?

Hi, OK now I see how the tilt is made; In the other pictures I was not able to see the slotted holes. Now when you get the angle you want, what keeps it from moving? Torque on the bolts alone? A rough or machined surface to give the pieces some extra grip? Spacers in the wedge area? Or maybe a few half moons to fill the gaps at the slotted bolt holes?
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stinger adjustability 4...

and here is the bar at LEVEL with NO DROP....


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with a close up of the ZERO drop and down tilt position,


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showing 2 of th bolts removed to expose the oval holes that allow tilting...

click to see BIGGER...

it should be noted that >>>>propride ALSO SUPPLIES A 12 INCH DROP version<<<<

this has to be ordered (different bar/holes) but only add 2-3 lbs to the bar and will work with higher RAISED tow vehicles...

very nice!

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Old 11-24-2009, 09:27 PM   #124
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now assembled for a little LESS drop...

level and ~2-2.5 inches down.

Attachment 91467

again it can be tilted UP or down as needed...

The tilt feature, ALONE, is why I would choose this hitch over the competition. Just my luck it came out not so long after I made my purchase. Being able to get the stinger the EXACT height, and the (relative) amount of (possible) weight transfer nailed in place is a great advance, IMO.

That there are other improvements/options just makes it that much more appealing.

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pp stinger components 1...

the design AND components of the pp stinger allow for this full range adjustability.

here is a shot of the PARTS that make it happen.


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pp stinger components 2...

key elements are these 3 bolts (grade 8) that hold 2gether the assembly...


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they limit rotation and flex and laterial movement,

along with the reinforcements on EACH side of the drop section...

note that the middle bolt has a SPLIT/lock washer while the top/lower have large flat washers.
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TILT is precisely set and HELD fixed by this fat solid rivet and washers...

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