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Old 09-01-2014, 03:31 PM   #1
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Video PP hitch install?

There's lots of videos on YouTube about hitching to your ProPride but I haven't seen one on installing one - or taking it off to grease the ball and reinstall (a friend who has a Hensley put a zerk on the ball fitting - genius! ).

Anyone got video of this they could point to?

If not - is anyone willing to video the process of dismantling yours and re-installing?

If someone wants to do it on my trailer, I'll film it! :-)
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Greasing the ball is easy. Simply put a large block of wood or concrete block under the main part of the ProPride head, lower the tongue using the tongue jack, release the coupler lock, raise the tongue, apply grease, lower tongue, re-lock the coupler lock, and raise the tongue to its original position. It's almost as fast doing it as it is typing it.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:48 PM   #3
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While not a video, this may help:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rests/...7618684477177/
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:34 PM   #4
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All I see is a lot of steel that is heavy and hangs low still uses spring bars, I will stay with my original Reese dual cam hitch it is not new style with threaded adjustment that has been a weak point in my estimation and lots harder to adjust, older style still can be found, no heavy lifting or complexity with Reese hitch
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:34 PM   #5
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Greasing the ball is easy. Simply put a large block of wood or concrete block under the main part of the ProPride head, lower the tongue using the tongue jack, release the coupler lock, raise the tongue, apply grease, lower tongue, re-lock the coupler lock, and raise the tongue to its original position. It's almost as fast doing it as it is typing it.
Well that does sound easy! Thanks. Thanks to do the link to the pics, but I'm lost :-(

Next person who buys and installs one of these has to do a video, ok?? :-)
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All I see is a lot of steel that is heavy and hangs low still uses spring bars, I will stay with my original Reese dual cam hitch it is not new style with threaded adjustment that has been a weak point in my estimation and lots harder to adjust, older style still can be found, no heavy lifting or complexity with Reese hitch
Super - not sure how that adds any value whatsoever to this thread, but glad you're happy with your hitch. If you ever install a ProPride - perhaps you could video that and post it? :-)
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Hi Steve:

I won't be of any help. But because I also have a PP hitch, how often do you feel we should be greasing the ball?

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I find once a year is sufficient on my HAHA...should be the same on a PP. That translates to about 5000 miles. Adjust your schedule accordingly.
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If the ball squeels like a just "cut" pig, it needs grease!
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If the ball squeels like a just "cut" pig, it needs grease!
On a ProPride or HaHa, the ball doesn't pivot or move much. At most, there will be some rattling and clanking.
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I don't have any squeal - I just noticed that part of the installation process was to grease the ball. I didn't install it - my dealer did. At some point, I'd really love to learn how to do it....
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As mentioned above, lower tongue onto a support like wood block. Release the hitch. Raise the tongue of trailer. The PP should detach from the tongue hitch. Raise until clear of "ball" mounted to PP.

Carefully ensure trailer and pp are stable. Now , clean off ball old grease (I use a rag saturated in WD40. Clean inside hitch carefully. Regrease.

Carefully lower trailer tongue onto the PP ball. Relatch hitch. Raise trailer.

I used a low clearance floor jack to lower and raise the PP from the hitch.

My son was there to help stabilize the PP.
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For additional safety after raising the hitch off the Hensley or ProPride ball, place jack stands under each side of the "A" frame so a hydraulic jack failure does not result in injury.
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I do the floor jack method. Takes only a few minutes to clean and grease. I have a can of Reese Hitch Grease that never seems to run out.
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