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The ProPride 3P hitch is the most advanced trailer sway control hitch available for your towing needs. Jim Hensley, the man who revolutionized hitch performance with his old design, has improved and enhanced his new design for your extraordinary towing experience. With easy installation and use you'll experience towing stability and safety unmatched by any hitch available.
The ProPride 3P main unit consists of two 3/4" thick links that project the pivot point of the trailer forward to near the rear axle of your tow vehicle. By not allowing the trailer to pivot side-to-side on the ball trailer sway is eliminated.
The ProPride Yoke keeps the main unit hitch ball from pivoting in the trailer coupler which would allow the trailer to sway.
Heavy duty weight distribution jacks allow you to distribute your tongue weight with precision and ease.
The 3P adjustable hitch bar is designed for any tow vehicle and trailer combination now and in the future. It includes a bar tilt feature to compensate for hitch receivers that are not parallel to the ground. This tilt allows more efficient weight distribution for varying hitch receivers.
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Posted by Jim Mills on 28th Sep 2015
First thing I did after finalizing the purchase of our 2016 International 30 was to call Sean and order a ProPride 3P for it. I had previously purchased and was very pleased with the performance of a ProPride for our 2012 27FB and I planned to leave it installed on that rig and include it in the sale.
I had the dealer in Boise, ID install the ProPride on our new Airstream so we could hit the road after the walk-thru. We took 9 days to travel back to Houston and the ProPride performed equally well on our new 30. No matter the conditions - gusty crosswinds, being passed by semis at a 120 mph closing rate on a two lane road or long downhill stretches, sway was never an issue. I would never pull our Airstream with anything other than a ProPride.
Posted by Tom on 27th Sep 2015
It has been almost two years since I purchased my Propride hitch. My tow vehicle was a 2013 F150 with an ecoboost engine. My trailer is a 31' Keystone Hideout. Admittedly, the tow vehicle was undersized for the application but that is what I had. Myself & three of my friends left Cleveland Ohio headed out for Michigan International Speedway for the Nascar race.The trailer was swaying so bad that we were lucky to make there and back at all. When a semi would pass me it was a real battle just to keep it under control.My friend in the back seat almost had a nervous breakdown. (I'm not exaggerating) The Reese hitch with the "anti sway friction" device was totally useless. I bought new "e" rated tires. New shocks, and numerous other money wasting products that did nothing to help to reduce the sway. Before I decided to sell the trailer, I came across a Propride article on the internet. I did a lot of research and and decided to give it a try.I installed the hitch myself in about five hours. Hooked up to the truck & went for a test drive.The result, sway was gone ! When semis pass me now its no problem. If you are on the fence because of the price, add up what you already have invested. I personally can't put a price on safety.
Posted by Rick Spangler on 14th Sep 2015
After researching trailer hitches, I came upon this hitch. I live in Michigan so I was fortunate to be able to drive to ProPride and get a first hand look at the hitch and a explanation from Sean as to how the hitch worked and also some mounting questions answered. Needless to say I purchased the hitch on the spot. Since I didn't need the hitch until late August and informed Sean I would pick the hitch up in late August. My new Jayco Flight RLS27 arrived at the dealer and we went to pick up our trailer after securing the hitch from Sean.
We arrived at the dealer and participated in a walk around including the demonstration of how everything work.
Now the hard part was to begin. Since none of the technicians ever laid eyes on the hitch, I was totally on my own installing the hitch. The service department was concerned about the hitch since they usually installed those inferior hitches with sway control. They were concerned about the liability they have to approve of the hitch installation.
Installation was perform over a four hour time frame and I crank up the torsion bars to a 2" height. We said our farewells to the dealer and left. At first the front end of my 2003 Ford E150 equipped with 3/4 ton rear springs felt like it was floating down the highway. We stop about 15 miles down the road crank the torsion bar up to 2-1/2". The front end still felt light so we stop and crank to 3". We then drove 250 mile home. The front end was much more stable.
Lets talk sway. We had totaled our previous trailer when a truck passed us and the trailer started to sway. It seemed that no matter what I tried to do to correct the sway, it seem to get worse, I believe was save us was when the trailer swung out far enough that it hit the guard rail an that stop the sway. Thank God.
The wife said she would never tow a travel trailer again. We started to look at new fifth wheels and of coarse a new vehicle since you can't pull a fifth wheel using a Van.
Own the way home I get a real good feeling how the whole rig was impacted by trucks passing us on the interstate. When a truck would pass us I would feel a slight push away from the truck, then a slight pull towards the truck. This push/pull was nothing as compared to my last trailer. I barely had to make steering corrections.
Since we got home I have tried 3-1/4" rise on the torsion bars and a 3-1/2" rise. At 3-1/2" rise, the front of my van feels like it does when not pulling a trailer which I like. Also we went camping with our trailer so we had to pull to and from the campground. For 3-1/2 spacing on the torsion bars is it us. We still need to take out trailer on the freeway to see how the trailer and vehicle react to passing trucks at our 3-1/2" spacing on the torsion bars.
Needless to say my wife and I feel totally confident is pulling our trailer with the Pro Pride. OH, by the way we have about 500 miles using the Pro Pride Hitch and the trailer tracks perfectly behind the tow vehicle with no sway!!!!
Pro Pride Hitches are Awesome.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Aug 2015
My family and I were on our first trip with a new 2016 Jayco Jayflight 28BHBE, pulled by our 2006 GMC Sierra 1500HD, using a Husky Centerline hitch, installed by our dealer. Our first trip out, 200 miles north, was nothing but white knuckled, feeling the entire rig seem "loose", especially whenever travelling above 60 mph or being passed by vehicles. At first I figured my weights were off, so I stopped at a CAT scale, measured everything and found I was well balanced and within all of our truck and trailer limits.
My first instinct was to look toward a new truck, but I knew we really didn't have the budget for that right now. At the campground, while talking with the campground host, and another camper who was a full time truck driver, I was introduced to the Hensley design. They told me to go online and do some research about the design, and how it could likely solve my issue. After a little research, I decided I was not driving home until I had one on my trailer. After researching both the Hensley hitch and the ProPride, I decided to go with the ProPride. I could not find one negative review online, and I wanted the adjustable stinger, to ensure I had everything in place to use the hitch. While a ProPride is more expensive than other WD hitches on the market, my wife and I decided the investment was worth it for the safety increase alone.
I contacted Sean and he agreed to get one off to me right away, shipping it to the campground office. I received it in two days, and had it installed in about 3 hours. Sean was great and answered many of my questions within minutes via text throughout the install.
After our initial hookup at the campsite, and a few adjustments made in a nearby parking lot, we headed home. All I can say is it was a totally different driving experience then I had on the way up. While I still knew I was towing a 8200lb trailer behind me, the sway was all but gone and my truck felt much more stable on the road. I also stopped at a scale on the way home and found the weight distribution setup of the ProPride did a much better job transferring weight the way a good WD hitch should. While the price will no doubt make it difficult for everyone to afford, if you can, it will be money well spent and make your towing experience much more comfortable and safe.
We're looking forward to many more years of camping as a family and my only regret is not purchasing it sooner! Thank you Sean for all of your help!
Posted by Mike on 18th Aug 2015
Quite simply, the trailer will not wag on the back-end of your tow vehicle. If any cross-wind or passing vehicle moves you at all, the hitch keeps the two safely aligned without tail oscillation.
The hitch performed rock solid when semi trucks and RV's passed at high speed both from behind on freeways or head-on on two-lane highways.
Posted by Jim Vierling on 15th Aug 2015
We have had several different types of campers and even a motor home. The current one is our favorite and is a 35' Cougar 321RES conventional camper trailer that we really like and pull with a 2012 F150 powered by a 3.5 EcoBoost engine.
The convenience of having a great floor plan all on one level as well as the lighter weight and being less expensive are reasons we prefer it over a 5th wheel camper. But a 5th wheel camper naturally has greater stability in windy conditions because of the weight distributed over the rear axle. And safety is a big deal.
When our son called while they were crossing Iowa during very windy conditions on their way to Colorado and their family was shaken by the amount of sway, I decided to do something about it. Family is precious and other drivers on the road have a reasonable expectation that we have control of our rigs.
Yes, I checked out less expensive sway solutions, but decided to purchase a ProPride 3P hitch because of the great experiences users were having. They weren't kidding.
Last June, we took our whole 'tribe' of children and their families to Turkey Run in Indiana where we had rented a large home and apartment for a couple of days. My wife and I took our camper for us to stay in.
On the way back home, one of our Daughter-In-Laws called and wondered how we got along through the high wind gusts somewhere between Danville and Champaign, Illinois. She said there was a sign on I74 warning about wind gusts, but I did not see it...probably because three of our young Grandchildren were in the pickup with me and we were probably yapping along.
Anyway, I remembered feeling a tug on the steering wheel and wondered what it was from. But our son driving a Minivan had exclaimed 'Whoaa!' when the wind gusts rocked the Minivan which prompted our Daughter-In-Law to call wondering how we got along pulling our long camper through it all.
Pulling our large camper is a dream now and can be easily done with only two fingers on the steering wheel. But it is better to have a little more hand to steering wheel contact because not even ProPride can protect against hazards on the road or 'hazards' driving down the road :-) But your ProPride hitch will keep your vehicle and camper stable as you swerve to miss them.
Compare your options for sway control and then choose a ProPride 3P hitch if you can afford to do so. We decided we couldn't afford not to. And now we 'have our cake and eat it too'. The advantages of a great conventional camper trailer with the stability of a 5th wheel because of the unique ability of the ProPride hitch to shift weight toward the rear axle like a 5th wheel.
Posted by Aaron on 27th Jul 2015
I don't normally rate products, but I need to make an exception in this case.
I tow a 6200 lb travel trailer behind a Nissan Titan. When I bought the trailer used it came with weight distribution hitch and a cheap anti sway friction bar.
In 2014 we took a trip from the west coast to Yellowstone and I was so tense with all the crosswinds causing trailer sway. After driving 400 miles in a day I would be exhausted from anticipating trucks or SUVs passing and causing sway... On that trip I met a gentleman that was towing with a Hensley hitch. He said he would purchase the Propride hitch if he had to do it over. The reason he had bought is he had flipped his Nissan Titan and trailer on its side in a gusty crosswind the year before. He said he would never tow with a standard hitch again.
After returning home, I started researching what hitch I wanted. I called Propride and talked with Sean. He gave me information and did not pressure me at all.
I ordered the Propride 3P with 1400 lb bars. I installed it myself. Took about an afternoon.
I just got back from a 7,500 mile cross country round trip. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I could comfortably do 600 mile days. The sway was eliminated. No longer did my trailer try to push my truck side to side when a vehicle passed us.
This past trip I encountered crosswinds, tailwinds, headwinds, passing semis, hail, etc. At one point we had about 35 mile crosswinds from 3 oclock. The trailer stayed firmly behind the truck. As one reviewer stated "Its not like the hitch makes the vehicle feel like its on a rail". You do have to compensate for crosswinds and your whole trailer truck combo will be pushed with the wind. But the sway no longer occurs, and keeping the truck in the lane is very easy. At times I felt like I was just driving the truck. The only reminder that I was towing, is that it felt sluggish like I was dragging a parachute. :) Oh, and having to stop for fuel more often.
I am so glad I have invested in this hitch. It will graduate to each trailer/truck that I upgrade to in the future.
Posted by SeanG on 27th Jul 2015
We have been towing for nearly 8 years two campers three vehicles. My wife suffers from PTSD from a car accident so using the ball hitch even with sway control did not help when big rigs flew past us at 70 mph on either side. Not wanting to give up the glamper I researched the H Arrow and the ProPride. I talked with both and decided to go with Sean and the ProPride. Last year we took a 1,500 mile trip to Forida and were passed on both sides by 18's going over 70 that normally would rock us and nothing. Not even a tug. Amazing, not once but multiple times in the early AM hours passing CT, PA, NC, SC, in the rain, on corners. It was almost like we didn't have a 30' rig behind us. She still has PTSD, and hates being passed on the inside but it happens when you need to move out due to on-ramps and toll booths. I never go over 65 mostly stick to 60 to 62 for the tire ratings so we get passed often. This hitch made going to WDW and home a real dream, easy to hook up and to stay in your lane even with rumble strips, road construction narrow lane changes with j-barriers, you name it we have driven through it on the east coast. I trust this hitch technology and the company behind it.
The only modification I made was where the bal towers mount I reinforced the back plate on my frame with a 6" by 6" by 1/2" alum. plate and painted it back to take up some of the gap so I could keep the towers straight. The standard fixed fitting on the Bal towers was to wide and it would sometimes lean out under the tongue pressure. The plates solved that problem.
I also purchased the cover it looks great, keeps junk out of the opening and helps avoid with leg injuries. Wish it was yellow or had a reflective strip but I added one to mine.
Posted by Bert Tower on 16th Jul 2015
Started our RV experience with an inadequate tow vehicle and a sub-standard hitch. Had thought about the ProPride but got talked into an Equil-i-zer by my RV dealer. Finally got smart and bought a diesel truck and the ProPride 3P 1400.
This was the smartest investment I've ever made. This product is second to none. Packaged very well and obviously constructed with the highest quality materials. Installation went smoothly and the customer help has been top notch when needed.
Ride is now rock solid, feels like TV and TT are one. Night and day from previous hitch. Feel very confident and secure now with this setup. Money well spent for the safety of my family.
Posted by mkis cheek on 11th Jul 2015
This is my 4th hitch in 10 years! The first one was dealer's suggestion and I replaced it within the first month. The next two hitches were from Blue Ox, which I really liked because of their ease in using. (I bent the first one backing up without trailer attached)I have looked at both the Hensley and Pro Pride for a long time and finally was convinced after talking to numerous Airstream owners.
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