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Old 05-29-2011, 05:59 AM   #15

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I also have a Reese dual cam WD hitch with 1,200 lb bars that the PO gave us when we purchased our 2009 27' FB Ocean Breeze a couple of months ago. My TV is a 2010 Tundra 5.7L CrewMax 4x4 with AirLift bags on the rear suspension. With all of this talk of 800 lb and 1,000 lb bars providing a smoother, more stable ride, should we also be using softer bars or is this the correct setup for us? Still a newbie and want to make sure we are doing things correctly.
IMHO....I would try your 1200# bars first. Get your rig set LEVEL, go to the Cat scales see what the numbers look like and how it rides.

Look at post #47 here... get an idea of what you are trying to accomplish.

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Old 05-29-2011, 06:55 AM   #16
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I had the 1200 bars and just switched to the 800 bars. I had to do some adjusting but it works fine. The ride is much smoother with the 800 bars. I have a 2011 Avalanche with a 2007 25ft FB. E-trailer had the bars for $64 a piece. I now have a set of 1200 that I would like to sell.

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Old 05-29-2011, 09:28 AM   #17
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1200 lb bars seems very stiff for a "lighter" trailer. I had 1200 lb bars on my 31 classic. I am switching down to 1000 bars for a 10,000 GVW trailer.

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