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Old 04-19-2005, 09:01 AM   #1
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Just wondering what weight-rating trunnion bars I should be getting for my Reese dual-cam hitch? I plan on carrying a dirt bike or two plus a few other things in the box of my tow vehicle, so should I get bars rated for the tongue weight of the trailer plus the load in the box, or just the tongue weight alone? Thanks, P.
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We would need more information to make a call on that.
What is your tow vehicle?
If you have a 1-Ton Dually, you probably need 500 lb bars. If you have a half ton pickup, you probably use 1000 bars. The stiffer the suspension of the tow vehicle, the less stiff you need the trunnion bars.
Think fishing poles.....the bars need to flex to work. You have more play in a limber rod than you do with a stiff one. If the suspension is stiff, you need a limber rod, if the suspension is weak, you need a stiffer rod.
I am pretty sure Inland Andy would concur, and he is an expert in such matters.
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I should've known to include tow vehicle info - doh! Anyways - tow vehicle is an '04 Chevy regular cab half ton 4X4 with the factory towing package. If you need any other info let me know. Thanks, P.
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I should've known to include tow vehicle info - doh! Anyways - tow vehicle is an '04 Chevy regular cab half ton 4X4 with the factory towing package. If you need any other info let me know. Thanks, P.
You will be fine with the 1000 bars and the hitch height set correctly in my opinion.
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