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Old 03-22-2006, 07:22 AM   #1
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I'm in need of new spring bars for our new heavier trailer. Tongue weight is just over 1000 lbs with little baggage in the front bedroom, but full propane and two batteries. I can go to 1200 or 1400. What happens if I go to the heavier ones?
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I'm in need of new spring bars for our new heavier trailer. Tongue weight is just over 1000 lbs with little baggage in the front bedroom, but full propane and two batteries. I can go to 1200 or 1400. What happens if I go to the heavier ones?
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Old 03-22-2006, 07:51 AM   #3
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Too much spring is like too little tongue weight. You'll bounce and sway too much.

I have 800# bars, and used them on a 25' Nomad Lite. Thought nothing of it until I got a 29' Holiday Rambler that was about 2000# heavier and has more tongue weight. The ride difference (less bounce) and towing control (less sway) was impressive to say the least from the first tow.
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what size bars do you have now? I would go with the 1200# bars.

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It would be best to determine the tongue weight loaded to travel, then get spring bars that are just above that. Example: if the loaded tongue weight is more that 1000#, but less than 1200# use 1200# bars.

Check any of the WD hitch websites (Reese, Drawtite, Equalizer, etc.) for verification of this information.
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Old 03-29-2006, 07:39 PM   #6
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Well, just got off the scales. I'm at 1360, so will go with the 1400 lb bars. Didn't think I was that high. Yes, the truck has a reciever that can handle it. Thanks for the info.
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