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Old 08-02-2010, 08:45 PM   #1
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Reese 600 lb. bars discontinued--is it true?

This morning, a local hitch dealer told me that Reese had ceased manufacture of the trunion-type 600 pound bars I was trying to buy. Is he correct?
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:50 PM   #2
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Just Groogled up those bars.
Plenty available.
Your guy could be correct but they are still available, some with free shipping.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:09 AM   #3
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Thanks fastrob. I found some.
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Bringing this up again. . .maybe now it is true. I can't seem to find any of the 600 lb. trunnion replacement bars.
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Bringing this up again. . .maybe now it is true. I can't seem to find any of the 600 lb. trunnion replacement bars.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:15 PM   #6
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I tried buying them on etrailer.com and they didn't have any. Had to go with the 800 lb bars. Guess I didn't search well enough.
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I have a new pair that I believe are 600# that I may let go.
I need 1000 # to 1200 # so I never used them.
Let me know if your interested.

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Old 06-21-2011, 12:47 PM   #8
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I have a set of 1200 lb Reese truinion bars that were used for four hours. I'm about to put them up for sale on craigslist. Let me know if you want to buy them for a good price
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:14 PM   #9
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I to have a set of 1200lb bars that need a new home.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:22 PM   #10
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I was talking to the local AS Service department yesterday on a different topic but also asked about what rated Reese trunion bars I should be using to pull my 27' FB International with my 2010 Tundra 5.7 L 4x4. I currently have the 1,200 lb trunion bars. The Tech said the lowest I should go is with the 1,000 lb trunion bars, but that the 200 lb difference wouldn't even be noticed so why spend the money. In another thread a few weeks ago someone indicated that I should probably be using an 800 lb(?) trunion to avoid damage to my TT. I am so confused ??? All comments welcome...
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Going off what I have read on here from several well respected posters the 1200 lb bars are too stiff for the way airstreams are made. I have to agree with the opinion that the 1200lb bars are too stiff for a 27FB. I have a 2009 27FB as well and the way the hitch was set up by the dealer I was not happy with. I have had to do research on here on how to properly set my hitch up. Since I have a 2500 Dodge Diesel and it can take a lot of weight I was not as concerned with weight distribution as I was sway control.

The way it came from set up from the dealer it was about two inches low at the front, and the bars did not have the proper length for the trunion bars to properly provide sway control. I've never trusted dealers to properly set up hitches. I've always fine tuned hitches after several tow's.

After two short tows with the 1200lb bars I noticed that all my cushions were strewn on the floor and it felt like it jarred way too much when I would go over bumps. I ordered 800lb trunion bars and after a 6 hour tow the cushions were not strewn all over the floor and it did not jar over bumps. I don't know the physics behind why it helps, but for my Airstream it works.
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I have a set of 1200 lb Reese truinion bars that were used for four hours. I'm about to put them up for sale on craigslist. Let me know if you want to buy them for a good price
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I tried buying them on etrailer.com and they didn't have any. Had to go with the 800 lb bars. Guess I didn't search well enough.
I have new 600# bars I will sell and need to swap for 1200#.
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Since I have a 2500 Dodge Diesel and it can take a lot of weight I was not as concerned with weight distribution as I was sway control.

Payload and trailer towing capacity have little relationship, from one perspective: DODGE requires WDH when the TW is but 350-lbs (2004 Owners Manual). Taller offroad tires make it more important, IMO.

Hope you "enjoy" Pensacola. Our son was in from MCAS Futenma for some training there a year or so back and we'd all meet in New Orleans for a couple of weekends. (Just spent an hour laughing at posts on I love Bagram.com). Miss him, but highly approve of your choice in housing for the instructor job (I'd like to interest him as well).

Maybe you'll post your scale tickets. Not near enough Dodge CTD's for others to compare to in hitch rigging. However, on fuel mileage there are about half-dozen showing 13-16 pulling that size and larger (though spec'd for on-road only).

Visited CAT Scales . .

Hitch rigging is experimentation up to some point. And then again, later. But a stack of scale tickets is key to it all.

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