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Old 07-26-2016, 11:57 AM   #1
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Adjusting a Propride Hitch

I have a 2017 Rockwood 8325SS and 2015 Ford F150 Supercrew 5.5 bed and ecoboost . E load tires and Firestone air bags.

I have been trying to tune in the hitch and trailer to truck and just can not find the sweet spot. Towing just isn't what it should be. Still feel the sucking when vehicles pass and the wind plays with it also.

Maybe someone out there has a similar setup and can give some advice.

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Old 07-26-2016, 04:29 PM   #2
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Are you distributing to the front of the truck enough ?

I found angling the stinger towards the ground a bit (add a washer) helped distribute better.

My trailer is 7200 lbs dry and 35.5'. Last year I pulled it with a half ton ram. I ended up getting a 3/4 ton ram this year. That's a lot of trailer to catch wind.

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Old 07-26-2016, 05:07 PM   #3
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If you follow installation instruction, you should have no issues with sway/white knuckle drive....I too feel that this trailer is border line for a 1/2 ton vehicle......I use to pull with a similar 2004 truck and my GVWR for my trailer is 1000 lbs less than yours and decided to get a F250....
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:39 PM   #4
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I emailed Sean at Propride, he got back to me promptly as usual. After giving him my measurements, it was determined that the dealer that installed the hitch had followed the instructions but had inserted the head upside down. Sean had me turn the head over and install the bolts and tilt pin in the correct positions. This should help.

thanks everyone.
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:12 PM   #5
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Let us know how it tows.
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:03 PM   #6
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The hitch will not stop getting sucked in by trucks. I get the same effect with my 5th wheel. The hitch will prevent sway but not the pulling on the truck and trailer as a single unit.
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:00 PM   #7
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Talk to Sean, he will be happy to help you out.

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