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Old 08-17-2015, 11:06 PM   #1
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3P Pro Pride hitch

I've been a member of the forum for a couple of years but this is my first post. For all the short wheelbase vehicle owners wondering what WD hitch to buy, I'm here to sing the praises of the 3P Pro Pride. My vehicle is a 1991 Ford Bronco with a 105" wheelbase. I purchased the Pro Pride hitch and drove back to Des Moines, Iowa from San Diego, CA to pick up our new 27DSRL White hawk. During the 1800 mile trip home I never experienced sway from the semis' or the wind. In fact after the first couple of hundred miles I stopped looking in the side mirror for the next big rig to pass me. I could drive one handed on the wheel and feel in complete control. The wife drove for hundreds of miles and commented that she couldn't feel the trailer behind her. I know the Pro Pride is probably more then twice the cost of the other hitches but knowing that sway is completely gone from my vacation travels is priceless. I hope this helps my short wheelbase brethren.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:48 AM   #2
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Expensive and worth every penny...
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:17 PM   #3
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I agree 100%! I love mine...I too drive very relaxed and with a light grip on the steering wheel. I actually like getting behind the big rigs to "draft." Truck is so smooth in the rig's wake and I burn almost no gas! Would never consider doing that with my other hitch.
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:35 PM   #4
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I agree 100%! I love mine...I too drive very relaxed and with a light grip on the steering wheel. I actually like getting behind the big rigs to "draft." Truck is so smooth in the rig's wake and I burn almost no gas! Would never consider doing that with my other hitch.
As a big rig driver, I politely request that you don't "draft". In fact, if I notice you back there, you will have no choice but to pass or I will "scrape you off" in traffic.
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I agree with you. I don't mean I get right up behind you. I still stay back a proper distance. I make sure I can see your driver side mirror. Normally, I just pass and keep going. I also make **** sure I don't sit beside you! I hate when people do that to me even empty!

What do you mean by "scrape you off" in traffic?
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Scraping you off is nothing more than changing lanes or using traffic to leave you no opportunity to stay with me. Like if I change lanes one to the left before an exit ramp and traffic is backed up ahead of me. If you were too close behind me your visibility( or lack of) would not allow you time to make the maneuver and I would continue down the road while you were left behind in slower traffic. Nothing sinister. Just a way to protect my "bubble"
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