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Old 03-25-2014, 08:22 AM   #31
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Well, the tongue weight is finished, minus the addition of a second battery possibly...

Here are a few pictures of how it all looks! I am very happy with how it turned out. I wont be able to tow it for a few days yet as I am still in the process of installing some scissor jacks for added stabilization and in true Nebraska ways it gets cold as he!! one day and nice the next, so waiting for the nice days!

Getting excited to get out to the campgrounds though!
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:27 PM   #32
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looks really nice. I like the all black.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:26 AM   #33
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Thank you anaro!

I actually went ahead and installed a second battery last night too... Here are some pictures of that... Kind of sad I lost my storage space for the poop hose fittings and misc stuff....



I got a chance to take it on a small trip last night and it handled completely different! Didn't seem to bounce nearly as much, didn't wiggle behind the truck at all. Only thing I noticed that it had been doing before too is following the tire ruts in the road. The trailer REALLY wants to be in the bottom of the ruts!
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:45 AM   #34
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Well, the tongue weight is finished, minus the addition of a second battery possibly...

Here are a few pictures of how it all looks! I am very happy with how it turned out. I wont be able to tow it for a few days yet as I am still in the process of installing some scissor jacks for added stabilization and in true Nebraska ways it gets cold as he!! one day and nice the next, so waiting for the nice days!

Getting excited to get out to the campgrounds though!
As they say down here in NC, "Y'all dun good!" Looks great and you did a very good job. Very professional. You can always add a small rack under the tongue for the slinky.
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Well, after towing with the added trailer weight the trailer did behave a lot better but could really be felt in a cross wind. Being 37' long that isn't too hard to believe!

I crossed over to the dark side and purchased a used ProPride from another member on here. After some minor modifications to the steel plate I had added prior and spinning the tool box 180* to open from the front rather than the back the hitch is installed.

I have only made a 20 mile trip with this setup now to the local scales to confirm a few weights and I can already feel a big difference in how the hitch handles and side loads. The extra clearance while backing up is going to be a huge benefit as well! Playing near home I was able to swing past 90* and still had room to maneuver...

We go out tonight for our first full week of camping so I will have a better idea as to how this beast of a hitch will handle!
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