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Old 02-12-2011, 08:31 PM   #341
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The pro pride hitch installation limits our ability to open the front storage compartment as discussed.
I was curious if this is also an issue with the battery compartments on the classic models?
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:40 PM   #342
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not on my unit...

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the jack posts/tops and brackets are VERY close to the lp tank cover...

and the battery doors are just over the A frame such that they clear front and side...

one would need to check locations on the FB classic units,

and a/s could decide2change the spacing for the battery doors...

but at this time, i think clearance is good.

the safari/flying clouds (like maryD has) have slightly different A frames and tank location...

it is also possible (from looking at her pic again) that the brackets could be moved forward another inch...

and solve the hatch door clearance issue.

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Old 02-12-2011, 10:09 PM   #343
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but at this time, i think clearance is good.
Thanks! I think I must be getting a bit anxious and am starting to come up with things to wonder/worry about....

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Old 02-13-2011, 01:09 PM   #344
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Well I am about to venture into the world of towing. I just bought a 2007 Aspen and I currently have a 2005 30' trailer that is on a camp site and has never been moved. We are going to purchase the PP and tow it out of there. I have never towed anything before (except a 5' box trailer) so I do not know what sway feels like.

Thank-you for this guide on installing the PP because I am very nervous about installing it never mind about adjusting the WD jack, i have no clue other than measuring my front wheel fender and adjusting after the trailer is installed to the same height? Would a weigh station at the side of the hiway help me in determining weight on front/rear axles?

Anyone in Toronto, Ontario that wants to help me install? I dont think Sean is willing to come to Canada eh?
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Anyone in Toronto, Ontario that wants to help me install? I dont think Sean is willing to come to Canada eh?

Nothing to be nervous about. Between this forum and the phone you can always get instant answers.

I'd be willing to make the trip... in July.


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...We are going to purchase the PP and tow it out of there...
good 4 U, streams are meant to move, so get her moving!

the aspen will need a class iv receiver and IF it doesn't have one get that done first.

((maybe start a entire thread JUST on your new towing adventures))

once the aspen has a properly sized receiver,

the ASSEMBLY and install of a pp is pretty straight forward

(obviously this install is ON the trailer not the aspen)

and we CAN help with that part in this thread.

using wheel well measurements is a good way to approximate w/d distribution...

but going to a scale will enhance those numbers.

u can read about the basics of scale use here, including using the wheel well measurement approach...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...-in-17984.html

and there are several other threads that may be helpful on the issues of w/d and how to approach it.
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on edit, looks like u got the main man ready to help, hard to beat that!

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the aspen will need a class iv receiver and IF it doesn't have one get that done first.
Thanks 2air'

The aspen comes with the class IV hitch from factory with a 9000 LBS towing capacity, so I am all set there. AThe vehicle also came with 39518 pilot 1-3 axle time delay brake controller. Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Trailer Brake Controller Review Video | etrailer.com

I was thinking of replacing it with the Tekonsha P-3 Trailer Brake Controller but i have no knowlede of brake controllers either. I just assumed to go with the best hitch and brake controller as my family's safety is #1

Sean I am not sure if you recall our phone conversation. The TT gross dry weight is 6625 Lbs and GVWR is 9600 LBS. What did yourecommend I go with, the ProPride 3P Hitch - 1400?

Sorry to hijack this thread, maybe I should stary a new one.
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f you recall our phone conversation. The TT gross dry weight is 6625 Lbs and GVWR is 9600 LBS. What did yourecommend I go with, the ProPride 3P Hitch - 1400?
Yes, that'll do it for your combination.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:44 PM   #350
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This brief message is to alert those who might own a one ton dually and plan to install the Pro Pride hitch.

We experienced a temporary problem in the receiver portion of the hitch, because our truck receiver height was higher than the average vehicle at 24"!

Thus the standard "Hitch Bar-Hitch End" was not long enough for the drop to the AS coupler. (page 5 of the instruction manual)

As always, Sean has been gracious and attentive. He is sending us a "special" Hitch End for our dually.

Message: If a prospective buyer has a one ton dually, check your measurements first.....just download the instruction manual..... or, of course call Sean.

We will receive our AS on the 6th of March!

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good info zigi...

folks should routinely measure the tv receiver box height prior to ordering.

many trucks do have higher receivers, some based on lift kits or tires or simply newer designs...

we discussed that issue back in this thread...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ver-41577.html

the response from another vendor was completely unsatisfactory.

while sean started doing extended drop stingers nearly 3 years ago...

in response to customer needs...((see post #14 below))

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ion-43261.html
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DRW may effect height on some trucks but don't assume, measure.

my 6 wheeled 4x4 truck used the standard drop stinger,

and 2wd trucks are typically lower, even with drw.
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now where are those install pics? wherez the new trayla?

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No pix yet. Our baby has had the PDI and receiving a new satellite dish + solar. We install the 3P on the 6th. I'll send pix then.

Spoke with Jack B. who just drove his AS with his new 3P down to Calif, and he stated that the AS handled perfectly!!

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Old 02-23-2011, 10:49 PM   #353
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Weld Problem

Had a link sent to me of this blog; in re some new, but now experienced PP hitch owners. Question raised concerned weld failure; see near page bottom.
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Had a link sent to me of this blog; in re some new, but now experienced PP hitch owners. Question raised concerned weld failure; see near page bottom.
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Can I get your link source?

This is one of 2800+ hitch bars on the road. His name is John Rest. This came from BEFORE we had our welding in house.

It was determined that this piece of bar was not properly pre-heated before the weld. The others in this batch WERE as I have followed up with the bars welded on this day and not one has had a problem.

We now have a pre-heat process with an electronic thermometer to bring the part to the proper temperature before any weld is placed on it.

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Thanks for addressing this Sean...

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X2. Figured the questions raised had been addressed (the reason for posting). Now, can link to Post #354.
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Real quick... If I am feeling a little bit of a push/pull from the trailer, would that mean that my leveling jacks (wrong term?) are too high and are bringing the truck too far up in the rear and causing this?
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Real quick... If I am feeling a little bit of a push/pull from the trailer, would that mean that my leveling jacks (wrong term?) are too high and are bringing the truck too far up in the rear and causing this?
If you are feeling this "push/pull" during stops, it probably means you do not have your brake controller set correctly.
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No. When slowing down and speeding up. Not while braking.

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No. When slowing down and speeding up. Not while braking.
When the wiring to my brakes had a problem and the brakes stopped working, this was one of the results. When I would slow down, the hich would swing off to one side or the other and bump, when I accelerated again, it would straighten out again with a bump.

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