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Old 03-10-2013, 08:44 AM   #1
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Seeking Advice on Spring Bar Weight

I'm upgrading from my '72 Safari to a '12 International 25 B. The tongue weight is 835 pounds. My tow vehicle is a Chevy 2500HD.

I've decided on a Reese Strait-Line round bar weight distribution hitch with the dual cam sway control.

My question to the forum is this: Should I use 600 pound or 800 pound spring bars?
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:34 AM   #2
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I'm upgrading from my '72 Safari to a '12 International 25 B. The tongue weight is 835 pounds. My tow vehicle is a Chevy 2500HD.

I've decided on a Reese Strait-Line round bar weight distribution hitch with the dual cam sway control.

My question to the forum is this: Should I use 600 pound or 800 pound spring bars?
600 pound bars will work great with your super heavy duty tow vehicle.

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I'm upgrading from my '72 Safari to a '12 International 25 B. Airstream says The tongue weight is 835 pounds (most likely over 1000lbs). My tow vehicle is a Chevy 2500HD.

I've decided on a Reese Strait-Line round bar weight distribution hitch with the dual cam sway control.

My question to the forum is this: Should I use 600 pound or 800 pound spring bars?
Fixed that for you.

Do you have a set that you used with the '72 Safari or are you getting new?

I would say try what you have or if new I would get the 800lb bars.
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We pull a '88, 25' with a 2500 dodge and 800 lb bars with the same hitch. I think it is a good match. Your trailer probably weighs more than ours.
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Pulling our 2013 25FB International with 1,000 pound bars from Hensley. Tongue weight per factory literature is 833 pounds but the Sherline scales report 1,175 pounds which has been born out by the CAT scales weighing the truck and then the truck with trailer.

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Thanks, Andy. That's just the kind of advice I was looking for after reading your articles on the subject.

BTW, the axles I bought from you in 2011 for the Safari worked out great. I've already put about 15,000 miles on them.
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Thanks, Andy. That's just the kind of advice I was looking for after reading your articles on the subject.

BTW, the axles I bought from you in 2011 for the Safari worked out great. I've already put about 15,000 miles on them.
Is that all??

Some folks might think you only take your Airstream to the grocery store!

Thank you.

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