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Old 07-26-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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WDH bars intechangeable?

I have the round spring bars but think i may need stronger ones. Are all the round spring bars the same? Im looking to find a used pair to try. thanks
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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I have the round spring bars but think i may need stronger ones. Are all the round spring bars the same? Im looking to find a used pair to try. thanks
No; they are sized by weight capacity. The correctly-sized bars are required for the corresponding tongue weight. Bars that are too heavy will cause problems.
Is your hitch properly set-up? Here are the instructions for setting up a trailer hitch.
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No; they are sized by weight capacity. The correctly-sized bars are required for the corresponding tongue weight. Bars that are too heavy will cause problems.
Is your hitch properly set-up? Here are the instructions for setting up a trailer hitch.
Thanks Ray, I guess its ok then. My front raise returned to normal, but the rear dropped about an inch.
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Looks good.

How well does it tow.
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Looks good.

How well does it tow.

thanks. It could use some more power but other than that it does everything else very well. Much better tv than my pervious 1999 ford explorer was. Trailer weight is around 4200lbs loaded and I needed to add a reinforced hitch, stiffer shocks and engine oil cooler.
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Well that's good.

That's a lot of weight on that dodge. Good to know what they can do.

What year is the van. They are are starting to impress me.
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its a 2010 and Ive had it since new....so far so good. it gets about 17-18L/100km (12.6 mpg) highway in 5th (1:1) but will downshift to 4th on the steep grades to maintain speed. It feels very stable and smooth when towing compared to some suv's ive used in the past. Its a tough balance trying to find a fuel efficient daily driver that can fit in the garage and still be able to tow heavy trailers... maybe one day dodge will put a diesel in there minivan lol.
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Yes a diesel would be nice.

I am using a 06 chevy colorado crew cab xtream edition.

Tows good. Just wish it had the 6 speed vs the 4 speed. I can keep it in 4th most of the time down shift to 3 on big hills.

But I have tuned and modded the truck to make more power than stock. So it all helps out.

But have a fun summer camping.
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