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Old 08-15-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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Question Do I need the support bars now?

I was towing my 19' grey wolf toy hauler with a 2002 1/2 ton Ram1500..shortlegged and underpowered

I have since upgraded to a 2006 Ram 2500 Hemi 4x4 with 4.10 axle..rated to tow 12k pounds

Do I still need to use the two support bars which transfer part of the trailer weight to the frame, or can i just use the heavy duty tow bar and the anti sway attachment?

Trailer weight is max 5500 lbs for this trip

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:41 PM   #2
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I was towing my 19' grey wolf toy hauler with a 2002 1/2 ton Ram1500..shortlegged and underpowered

I have since upgraded to a 2006 Ram 2500 Hemi 4x4 with 4.10 axle..rated to tow 12k pounds

Do I still need to use the two support bars which transfer part of the trailer weight to the frame, or can i just use the heavy duty tow bar and the anti sway attachment?

Trailer weight is max 5500 lbs for this trip

Thanks in advance
Whether a weight distributing hitch is needed is a function of tongue weight and max trailer weight ratings on the hitch and receiver. There should be two (one with WD and one without).

I am SURE the 12K rating is with WD. Whether you need one at 5500 depends on the "not with WD" rating. I believe my 2500 GMC's rating is 5000 pounds without WD hitch.
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