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Old 12-25-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Round or Trunnion Bars

Starting to look for a WDH for our 24ft Caravella I have not used one before. Is there a difference in the ride of the round vs trunnion bar?
Does one give more ground clearance than the other?
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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I believe that the trunnion bars give more ground clearance.

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Starting to look for a WDH for our 24ft Caravella I have not used one before. Is there a difference in the ride of the round vs trunnion bar?
Does one give more ground clearance than the other?
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #3
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It all depends on what the bar is rated for. 800, 1000,1200#. Ground clearances are about the same. I use a Reese trunion type and like it. Simple to hook up & maintain.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:56 PM   #4
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Looking at 600lb bars. I thought I read some where the round bars gave a smoother ride but cannot find that info.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:05 PM   #5
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Trailer Hitch and Towing Questions - Get Answers from Hitch Info Experts - Weight Distribution - What is the difference between Round bar and Trunnion style weight distribution systems?
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:07 PM   #6
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OP, best clearance is with the Andersen WD system. It does not use bars to accomplish weight distribution; it uses chains and urethane bushings. It has proven to work very well with similar trailer and coupler combinations contrary to what some here would have you believe.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:27 PM   #7
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FWIW...I have had excellent results with a Blue Ox WD hitch setup. I have round 550 lb bars. Sway control is integral. YMMV.
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:50 PM   #9
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Has anyone used Curt WD I know they make a good hitch. Don't have the budget for Anderson or Equalizer that goes to the trailer still needs some things. And most of our trips are seldom over 400 miles.
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:06 PM   #11
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Is not the Curt similar to the Equalizer? Just don't by the one from Harbor Freight. That one is J U N K !
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The Curt is junk. Not at all like the Equal-i-zer. More like the Eaz-Lift- just not as good. The little spring loaded tabs that hold the weight bars in are cheesy and have to be manipulated with one hand while putting the heavy bar in with the other hand. The EazLift is made so that the bars go in when parallel to the truck bumper and stay in when parallel to the trailer a frame- reverse procedure to remove- this procedure with Curt is way more cumbersome and difficult- and the little rivets holding the spring loaded tabs are loose and break real easy- then the bats won't stay in-
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Do your homework and buy once! You will find many folks who have bought multiple hitches. Spending money on a high quality hitch up front is a wise decision. There is a school of thought that round bars have more range of deflection and therefore give a smoother ride.

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