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Old 08-04-2007, 07:43 PM   #15
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follow up question

I have gone through several threads on weight distribution, but I think these pictures really are going to help me get everyone's opinion.

I have an equal-izer brand and I am worried that I am bending the bars too much in order to get the weight distributed to the front. However, my bend is no more than the photos above. the bend in the bars above too much???

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Old 08-04-2007, 09:14 PM   #16
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I read nothing in the previous posts whether you have heavy enough bars. I use 1000# bars. 750# were to weak for my set-up and the bars bent too much. I think the correct bars should bend about one inch at the chains. More than that you probably need heavier bars.....regardless what worked for the PO.

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Old 08-05-2007, 05:59 AM   #17
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Spring Bars

I think that is another advantage of using the CAT scales to set up your hitch.
If you get to the point where you take out another link under tension (shorten the chain between the spring bar or cam saddle) the ball height dosent change and the bar just bends more, I would say that you need the next heaver spring bar.
Just my assestment.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:19 AM   #18
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One other thing you may wish to consider, after you get your hitch and weight distribution bars set up correctly, is that it probably would be okay to cut off the bottom of your hitch bar (shank), if you wanted to, to keep it from dropping so far below the bottom of your hitch head.

I did that once on a Reese hitch bar, after calling Reese for technical assistance and they told me there was no problem in doing it. That way, you may not need to get a new hitch bar.


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