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Old 06-06-2019, 05:29 PM   #1
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1000 or 1200 Pound Spring Bars?

Hi,

Reading this forum, with our model AS (25RB Twin) folks report loaded TWs in the low to mid 800s.

I plan to buy a Reese Steadi-flex.

The 1000 pound bars say for TWs of up to 900 pounds. Seems about right.

The 1200 pound bars say for 600 to 1200 pound TWs

So which should I get?

Thanks
Dan

P.S. I will not be carrying any cargo in the bed, behind the rear wheels.
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:37 PM   #2
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Hi,

Reading this forum, with our model AS (25RB Twin) folks report loaded TWs in the low to mid 800s.

I plan to buy a Reese Steadi-flex.

The 1000 pound bars say for TWs of up to 900 pounds. Seems about right.

The 1200 pound bars say for 600 to 1200 pound TWs

So which should I get?

Thanks
Dan

P.S. I will not be carrying any cargo in the bed, behind the rear wheels.
I have used 1000# bars with both my reese dual cam and my current Hensley. My measured TW is between 920 and 1000 pounds, depending whether bikes and rack are on the A frame. I would not want a heavier bar rating.
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Hensley...1200lb TW
560lb to the FA
160lb to the AS
720lb moved, also with 1000lb bars.👍

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I use the 1200# bars for 600-1200# TWs on my Reese Strait Line hitch on my 27 FB, which has a TW in the 900# range. They seem to work just fine. I have the bars set to return all the front axle weight and the trailer seems to ride fairly well. Pillows and cushions remain in place, which I think is a good indication that the trailer is not riding too rough.
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