Originally Posted by Arcticfox
Great store guys. Glad it seems to have worked out.....
How are you liking the F150 pulling the 30'? I'm guessing it should be fine but thought I would ask.
Also while I'm asking - was it much of a trick to get the ProPride set up properly?
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F150 EcoBoost pulls like a dream. Sean @ ProPride drop shipped the PP3 hitch to Bill Thomas RV and installed on my FC28 Twin. After the hail total on the 28 I removed the ProPride and returned to BT and they reinstalled on Sweetie. Actually a simple install. Just follow Sean's instructions. They make a lot more sense after seeing the completed job. Quiet a few measurements. Since the PP3 is a universal hitch made to fit a lot of different trailers a few items will require some head scratching.
Example: The frame bracket U-bolts may have a conflict with the gas bottle tray ( it does on the Airstream); Sean suggest the tray be removed first but the U bolts interfere with the tray on re-install. Holes were drilled in the bottle tray. A forum member suggested shimming the tray to clear the u-bolts. I will make the change later for a cleaner install.
The most critical part of the install is simple but needs to be done correctly. Adjusting the Hitch Bar. This is the TV receiver height and TR ball height measurements for proper drop setting.
Obtain a torque wrench capable of 150-250 ft/lbs: you should check a few bolts periodically.
Caution about over torque on U bolts. Sean warns about this.
Big BooBoo - I used an impact wrench to run the weight jacks up and down. Makes a quick hitch process. Down side of being so smart... The 90 degree bevel gears on top of the jacks are held in place with a 5/32 x 1" roll pin. After a while the impact will shear. Can get new ones at Ace Hardware, Lowes or Auto supply. I have a couple of extra ones now and use a speed handle with a 3/4 socket to run he jacks up and down. I also look more manly! (^;^)
You may download Sean's Install PDF and watch some YouTube videos.
Once you complete install and get the jack measurement for proper weight distribution (front fender height same or less than when unhitched), head to the scales to validate. As suggested by another forum member I wrapped reflective tape around the jack at the proper height. I no longer have to use a ruler/tape and can see at night.
There is a lot of good information in the tow/hitch forum.
The PP3 hitch is worth every penny. Understanding how it works and pre-flighting before every pull will be rewarding.
I am totally satisfied with the 2014 F150 EcoBoost TV.