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grittyoctopi

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Posted: 08/06/09 07:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone know how much a Propride 3P Hitch weighs?
Also how does it stack up against Friction control hitches like Reese or Equalizer? I know it is much more expensive, but is it worth it?

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Posted: 08/07/09 05:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please read the sticky at the top of this forum regarding the Hensley Arrow - it is more or less the same hitch as the ProPride as both were designed by the same person.

As to weight, I'd allow about 150# for the weight of the ProPride if it's built anything like the Hensley - I used to own an HA and it was a beast. Remember that this weight will be added to the tongue weight of your trailer for any tow vehicle GVWR loading calculations!

Any attempt to answer your question regarding the relative merits of this hitch will no doubt start another flame war - I'm surprised that Dear Moderator hasn't already closed this thread and chastised you severely!


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I would go with 100 pounds not 150.... To me its worth it, why have a $30,000 tow vehicle and a $25,000 trailer with a $300 hitch holding them together. You're only as strong as your weakest link. The difference I noticed was worth it for me - not even mentioning how much easier and faster it is to hitch and un-hitch. Just my .02


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Posted: 08/07/09 06:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have a 30' and longer trailer it's is worth it. Yes it is a lot of money. I had a hard time biting the bullet. In the end my HA has made a dramatic improvement over my prior Equilizer


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Is it worth it? In my opinion it was to me and my wife. Not only will she ride with me she will drive.


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Posted: 08/07/09 07:14am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go to www.myrvtalk.com and I bet you can get an answer to any questions you have about a ProPride hitch.


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Wes Tausend

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The rear portion of the ProPride may be slightly lighter than the Hensley, but the fully adjustable front stinger portion weighs a bit more than any of the pre-off-set one piece stingers from the Hensley. Since original Hensley owners can swap stingers free-for-life, (but pay shipping 2 ways) this may be OK, but 2nd owners face buying a proper Hensley stinger and paying shipping one way. All subsequent Hensley owners will repeat the experience. The ProPride extra stinger weight may be worth it's adjustability to many folks, every time you swap either tow vehicles or campers.

Are they worth it? Check out this video. My 2 cents.

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Posted: 08/07/09 08:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

K5OIT wrote:

Go to www.myrvtalk.com and I bet you can get an answer to any questions you have about a ProPride hitch.


Yep, and then some. That forum is frequented by the owner of ProPride, and he posts there very regularly. Post a thread there asking a question about the hitch, you will get answers very quickly.

I do know the ProPride is slightly lighter in terms of weight, than is the Hensley. They're both heavy, though, and as already said, you can plan on the hitch adding 'bout 150 'lbs or so to your tongue weight. However, also keep in mind that a conventional hitch (Equalizer, dual cam, or just WD setup) is going to weigh quite a bit, too. As I recall, Hensley weighs about 70 lbs more than a conventional hitch setup, so ProPride is going to be slightly less than 70 lbs more than a conventional setup.

As far as 'is it worth it?'.....LOL, I'm not even going to go there and start that debate again. Do a search on here, you'll find enough threads, discussion, etc. on that subject to keep you reading for days, LOL. Bottom line is, only *YOU* can answer the question, of whether it is worth it or not to you.


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Posted: 08/07/09 08:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pro-Pride is worth it. Customer service is awesome. The owner, Sean Woodruff, puts his cell phone number in the instructions, and answers when you call him (which I have. He quickly returns emails, as well. Hitching and unhitching are much easier, and require much less strength. My 90 # 14 year old daughter can completely hitch and unhitch the trailer by herself. Makes a bif difference in towing. Even when I had a 23 foot TT, it made a big difference in towing. I bought the Pro-Pride while I owned the 23 footer, so I can compare traditional vesus pro-Pride hitch. The price is hard to swallow, but the safety and ease of towinng are worth it, IMHO


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Posted: 08/07/09 07:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agree with all of the previous posters, it made a big difference for me with 30'+ behind a shorter wheelbase SUV.

"why have a $30,000 tow vehicle and a $25,000 trailer with a $300 hitch holding them together" sums it up well for me too. Not to mention the contents of the TV (you and the family) which is priceless.

It will add some tongue weight no doubt but other than that, it's well worth it.


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