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Old 04-14-2019, 10:57 PM   #1
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Is Propride compatible with boondocking?

2017 3.5 Ecoboost Screw, 7500lb 24ft trailer with HD chassis mods, 1000lb tongue weight, low weight in the bed, traveling the mountain west, currently running a Equilizer 1200 WDH.

The Equilizer does well, but if I can tow with less stress, I can max my road time. The problem that Iím most worried about is hooking/unhooking on uneven terrain. My trailer is sort of similar to the Outdoors RV with the off-road package. Also no WDH likes grime, but is the Propride more susceptible?
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2017 3.5 Ecoboost Screw, 7500lb 24ft trailer with HD chassis mods, 1000lb tongue weight, low weight in the bed, traveling the mountain west, currently running a Equilizer 1200 WDH.

The Equilizer does well, but if I can tow with less stress, I can max my road time. The problem that Iím most worried about is hooking/unhooking on uneven terrain. My trailer is sort of similar to the Outdoors RV with the off-road package. Also no WDH likes grime, but is the Propride more susceptible?
Love our propride 3P 1400 on the road and it will hitch/unhitch if off level front to back by adjusting the hitch jack and keeping the weight distribution bars "loose" to allow more play in the hitch box but I could see off level side to side very difficult to hitch and unhitch as there is not as much play there in the hitch box pivots. Had some difficulties with that trying to unhitch on a dune at the beach a few weeks back once I put the TT on leveling blocks and my truck stayed off level.

I now have the lot bar ball hitch attachment in case I get in a lateral unlevel pickle again but that would mean unhitching on level ground and then rehitching on lot bar to tow to off level ground and then unhitching again. If you don't want to lug the extra gear I suppose another option would be to use leveling blocks on your truck as well as you camper for hitching/unhitching on off laterally off level surfaces.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:46 PM   #3
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2017 3.5 Ecoboost Screw, 7500lb 24ft trailer with HD chassis mods, 1000lb tongue weight, low weight in the bed, traveling the mountain west, currently running a Equilizer 1200 WDH.

The Equilizer does well, but if I can tow with less stress, I can max my road time. The problem that Iím most worried about is hooking/unhooking on uneven terrain. My trailer is sort of similar to the Outdoors RV with the off-road package. Also no WDH likes grime, but is the Propride more susceptible?
Used a Propride P3 for about 7 years before switching to 5th wheel and absolutely loved it. When we had our Northwood Nash the hitch A-frame was even with rest of the frame there wasn't a problem, which sounds like what you have. When we traded for the Dutchmen Denali the A-frame was welded under the main frame, there could be a few issues. We bottomed out a few times pretty hard in a big dip in the interstate highway. Didn't break or bend anything but not a nice feeling. As far as getting dirt or grime into the bushings there wasn't an issue that I was aware of. Just pull the bars out once in awhile, clean them off reinstall and pump new grease in.
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I used a used one for a short period of time before going to a 5th wheel. I loved it 90% of the time. Towing was as easy as with my 5th wheel.
Hitching and unhitching COULD be a PITA sometimes. Those sometimes were when we were dry camping and the site was rough dirt. If the truck and TT weren't on the same page it was a fight. Now I didn't have a back up camera on my truck at the time so it was me and the DW. Sometimes it wasn't a good scene. LOL.
If you have a backup cam then I'd get one. That alone will make your life easy.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:30 PM   #5
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Iíve been reading many reviews. It seems that uneven terrain could be a major PITA. Even with a back up camera. The Equalizer is difficult at times and I have much experience. Trying to do a hook up in adverse conditions, in the cold, especially at night worries me.
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