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Old 11-29-2011, 07:46 PM   #15
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That's why I mentioned it, but I think she's on the ragged edge between the 400lb single bar and the 600 lb Reese after she gets in all her stuff.

What kind of trailer are you using it on?
I'm using it with a 17' Casita, and the tongue weight is about 400. The hitch will carry a lot more than the spec, IMHO.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:51 PM   #16
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Yeah, I'm running 800# bars with 975# tongue weight per Surline, and it's just right. I'll defer to your experience with the single bar. How does it accomplish sway control? Or are you using the friction type....or nothing?
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:58 PM   #17
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Yeah, I'm running 800# bars with 975# tongue weight per Surline, and it's just right. I'll defer to your experience with the single bar. How does it accomplish sway control? Or are you using the friction type....or nothing?
The single bar WD hitch does not incorporate sway control, so I'm using a friction bar. Works fine with such a small, light weight trailer.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:16 PM   #18
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The single bar WD hitch does not incorporate sway control, so I'm using a friction bar. Works fine with such a small, light weight trailer.
Some would fight you on that! But I won't....I used a single friction bar on my old 5500# SOB for 17 years. Worked fine.

Wouldn't use them on my 8500#, 30'er though.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:29 PM   #19
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No, the single bar is for smaller lighter trailers. And the friction bar works good too, but again, it's a 3500 pound max trailer.
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:18 PM   #20
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Why can't they order you some smaller load bars and swap them out. The hitch itself is not the problem it is just the load bars are too stiff. I have a 31 footer and I am running 750lb load bars and it tows just fine. I have two hitches and the load bars are interchangable. The bigger bars that came with the trailer are at least 1000lb bars.

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Go to the hitch web site and see what they say. I have an Equal-i-zer E2 10000/1000 hitch and contacted Equal-i-zer about their hitch. They said that with their hitch - in the way the hitch works - I really do not need to go with lighter bars. But, if I wanted to change just go to an Equal-i-zer dealer and purchase the lighter bars. They will work on the hitch. I would need to let the dealer know weather I had just the Equal-i-zer or the Equal-i-zer E2 because the bars are not interchangable. Good luck and Happy Trails.
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I tow my 63GT with a 2500 Dodge Ram 4x4 using an Equalizer hitch with 600# bars ,also have Centramatics. Setup has worked great for 50,000 miles. Don't know where your water tank is but mine is up front and that adds a bunch of tongue weight when full. 600# bars are just right for me.
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Why can't they order you some smaller load bars and swap them out. The hitch itself is not the problem it is just the load bars are too stiff. I have a 31 footer and I am running 750lb load bars and it tows just fine. I have two hitches and the load bars are interchangable. The bigger bars that came with the trailer are at least 1000lb bars.

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Well so far the dealer has yet to return my phone call. I'm thinking they are going to tell me to get lost.

I went to a hitch-specific store to have professional installation and an education on the right equipment and proper use. I feel like I left there sold a piece of equipment that was not right for my application.

It looks like I will Craigslist it and buy a better set up.
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Well there is always the BBB, file a complaint.

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