Sean told me from the start I needed the 1400# bars. You would think I would listen to the manufacturer 😕
I went with the 1000# bars (against his advice) for 2 reasons:
1) I was petrified by all the reading I had done in the forums about popping rivets with too strong a bar
2) I didn't (and still don't) understand AS's manual which states the tongue can't exceed 1000# and in no event can it exceed the receiver weight of the TV hitch label (1500# on my truck). (Is it 1000 or 1500
? Is the warning about the TT frame or the TV frame - or both - or neither?)
So I figured tongue weight had to be 1000# or less and the 1000# bars would be the right choice since the 1400# bars would only tear up my trailer. I was so wrong.....
And FWIW - the ride back from Cape May included many many miles of roads under construction - a lot of bouncing and bumping and while a few things came off the key hooks on the cabinet, not a single rivet popped with these 1400# bars.
I thought it was great already but having it really dialed in correctly is a surprisingly great joy! I was trying to describe the difference in feel to DW on the ride back but other than "rock solid" I couldn't come up with the words. Just very happy with the improvement!!