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Old 08-21-2018, 04:31 PM   #1
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Lippert Straptek w/ProPride

Has anyone had any experience with the Lippert Straptek system used in conjunction with ProPride hitch?

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Old 08-21-2018, 04:36 PM   #2
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See this link, starting at at about post #15:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...-179603-2.html

Came up real fast putting 'Lippert Straptek' into the blue search box with the 'Airforums' button at the top of the page...that search box uses Google, and actually works quite well...
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:17 AM   #3
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See this link, starting at at about post #15:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...-179603-2.html

Came up real fast putting 'Lippert Straptek' into the blue search box with the 'Airforums' button at the top of the page...that search box uses Google, and actually works quite well...
Thanks for the reminder about using the search feature. I was just curious if there is any recent reports from users.

I've since read the posts you referenced and think that the towers might be better for a first time user. I say this because of the concerns with alignment of the hitch box to the stinger. Does that make sense?

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Old 08-22-2018, 10:13 PM   #4
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I prefer the towers because they can be used to push the WD bars down when you occasionally need to tilt the head a little left or right for better alignment when hitching.
With the straps you would have to have someone stand on the bar you want down a bit while someone else backed the TV.
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Where is any advantage with the strap type?
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Apparently the straps provide more clearance to open the front storage compartment door. Not sure of any other advantages.
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That is the main advantage. Without a front storage compartment the jacks are better in many respects.
Easy to tension precisely, push down as well as up, immune to effects of aging from sunlight, etc.
However, for a front storage compartment, the straps really eliminate the interference the jacks can cause.
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Apparently the straps provide more clearance to open the front storage compartment door. Not sure of any other advantages.


They perform the same as the towers so no advantage there.

They provide clearance to the storage and battery box easier.

I feel they are easier to use but, thats me. The ratchet is not as “fine” of adjustment as the tower yet I have not seen any problems at all.

The straps have dots that allow for easy and accurate even adjustments.

I am not at all concerned with degradation.

I use my hand to twist the ratchet to give or release tension to adjust the receiver angle to match the truck grade when not level. Takes me less than 2 minutes to hitch up.

In summary, I think they are better.
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