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Old 11-28-2010, 09:07 AM   #1
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Which WD for Jeep/16': 600#, 800#, trunnion, round...

Towed my 16' home in October, on ball only, with 4-door Wrangler, took it slow and no problems. Parked for winter but want ready to install a WD hitch now. Airstream dealer recommend Reese 750# system (choices from Reese seem to be 600 and 800) -- so why not the 600# since my 16' is spec'd at 430# tongue weight? (yes unloaded.. but even loaded would TW jump beyond 600?) Sure, nice to have a little tolerance built in, but would 800# be overkill (or even unsafe?)

Trunnion, round, etc... which?

Tow vehicle is 4-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (4,315# curb weight), rated at 3,500 lbs max towing weight.

Here's three I'm considering:

Reese 66541: 800# adj. high perf trunnion, no sway control
Reese 66153: 800# trunnion bar w/sway
Reese 67509: 800# HD round bar

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Old 11-28-2010, 09:28 AM   #2
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get the dual-cam sway control.

You might want to consider the lighter bars if you do go with sway control, because that function will work best when the bars have some deflection in them when they're tightened. The stiffer bars won't deflect as much, if at all.


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Old 11-28-2010, 11:21 AM   #3
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600# more than adequate. As noted, you want some flex to prevent shock from the tow vehicle being transmitted into the trailer. Soft is good.

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