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Old 11-08-2010, 11:25 AM   #15
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Andy,

I'm unclear on who the original author was but I'll keep digging around to see if we can find out. I ran across this a few years back and it was a big help in better understanding this setup, at least for me. I'd say if there are valuable updates to add - stick some on it as a footnote - it could only help.
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I cannot add anything to it, that in any way, could promote myself or Inland RV Center, since we are a vendor.

But, anyone can, as long as they are not a "commercial vendor".

There are a number of corrections that should be included, in an updated version.

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:57 PM   #16
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From Tuning a Reese Hitch:

" I believe the reason the previous owner had 1000 pound bars in spite of having less than 500 pounds tongue weight is because those particular bars would have been suitable for his original tow vehicle – a soft-sprung 1966 Oldsmobile Delta."

The REAL problem he had was 1000 pound bars with 500 pound tongue weight. That would cause a problem no matter the tow vehicle.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:41 AM   #17
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Bruce, you were right, the bars are 1,000 lb bars.

So, here's a thought - I am thinking to simply reduce the bar width from 1.25" (1,000# bar) to 1.0" (550# bar). I would use a grinder and frequent water cooling to keep the bar stock cold. Any opinions?

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Bruce, you were right, the bars are 1,000 lb bars.

So, here's a thought - I am thinking to simply reduce the bar width from 1.25" (1,000# bar) to 1.0" (550# bar). I would use a grinder and frequent water cooling to keep the bar stock cold. Any opinions?

Thanks, John H
Well John, you did ask for opinions, and my opinion is I would not attempt that. Bars are too cheap to risk one breaking because of a at home modification. Even if I had a full machine shop, I would not do it to save the price of a pair of bars. If I didn't want to spend the money for a new set, I'd try to find a used set somewhere like EBAY. There's too many stories about these Reese bars breaking on here already, IMHO.
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Gary.

Can you post who wrote that very nice article?

There are some updates available that could be easily added.

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The author has not posted for several months. I have sent him a note.
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The author has not posted for several months. I have sent him a note.
I got your note, and am happy to see that others have benefited from the article I wrote and posted on my Overlander's web site.

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There are a number of corrections that should be included, in an updated version.
While I wouldn't say that page went 'viral' on the Internet, a year or two ago, I told white-box owner about it, and he subsequently mentioned that a bunch of other sites had linked to it - the page appears to be referenced frequently.

As I was a novice making my own discoveries while tuning the hitch & writing the article, it is easily believable that a seasoned installer could contribute welcomed insight into what was discussed. I would welcome the guru-from-California's comments.

I would prefer the guru mentioned email me a red-lined article - I'm sure all comments would be incorporated, and it's tons easier than bantering the subject on this forum.

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