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Old 07-14-2015, 10:05 AM   #1
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Propride Question

I've had my Propride for a couple of years and like it quite well. I have a couple of issues I would like some feedback on. I seem to have inconsistent experiences when towing and I believe it is related to how high I raise the tongue jack before raising the jacks and how high I raise the jacks, so question 1. How high do you raise the tongue jack before you tighten the jacks and how high do you raise the jacks. 2. Where do your safety chains hang while towing. I had to extend mine because they hung between the bars and were evidently too tight and bent the hitch lip just a little. Thanks
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:44 AM   #2
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I just picked mine up so I can't really comment too much. I am playing around with exactly that issue. The last trip I ended up raising it until I was just starting to pick up the rear of the TV slightly above level. That way when I lowered back down with the bars tightened, the TV sat almost perfectly level.

I ended up having to extend my safety chains because they were too short. They hand about 2" off the ground but I kept a few extra links in the new chain so I could adjust as needed.
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:53 PM   #3
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1. I usually raise my jacks with the trailer sitting an inch above level. That way I can feel when the tension starts to build. Then I retract the tongue and the bars stiffen up as the weight is transferred to the truck. Final tweeking is done as needed.

2. I have the same issue with the safety chains bending the PP3P hitch lip as my chains are 4" off ground. I will probably add an extra link for my next trip.
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:44 PM   #4
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I lift the tongue jack all the way first and then lift the ProPride jacks 4.5 inches for my set up.......
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:17 PM   #5
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I use a impact drill and don't even worry about lifting the jack up any more than I need to. I know exactly how high they need to go based on previous measurements when I set up hitch.
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