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Old 10-14-2016, 05:44 PM   #15
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Not sure the Bambi is gonna bounce much on this truck. I Thought the function of the WD bars was to transfer some of the weight to the front axle by adding a torque to the hitch, not prevent bounce. Never used them on the large pickups I had before and I towed pretty heavy stuff.

Any of you large truck/Bambi guys use WD BARS? Or just the sway device?
It seems like the bars change the bounce. Not sure why...
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Towed it to Can Am, looking at a 25' or 27' now. No issues towing, even carefully passed a few semi trucks without issue. Averaged 10 mpg...😁
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Look, all this hair pulling over a Bambi behind this huge pickup is nuts. I've towed my Argosy 20 (sim in size to a Bambi) thousands of miles over all kinds of roads behind my 2014 Tacoma TRD with the factory option tow pkg. There has been no problem with sway, bounce, braking or anything else to be worry about. The tongue weight slightly changes the front-to-rear balance of the truck, but not enough to warrant distress. The worst effect is night driving where the headlights aim a little too high. To correct that I added a set of rubber air lifts over the truck's rear springs. No discernible effect on ride and problem solved. So hook up your Bambi with nothing more than the ball hitch, my friend, and drive away with confidence.
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It seems like the bars change the bounce. Not sure why...
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The bars did make a difference. I ended up putting them on. The setup is rock solid. The hitch height needs a slight change but I'll get that done later.
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