Originally Posted by Jamesandtara
So now that all of that is out of the way does anyone want to answer the original questions???
Which do you guys prefer- round bar style or square style??
Either of them better then the other???
1st of all, the members here are concerned about your safety and those around.....that is why the extra information is volunteered. I agree with others that your receiver hitch is probably not up to that amount of tongue weight. The Ford trucks of that era setup with the heavy duty towing package mostly had a 990 lb. tongue weight limit when using a WDH. I should know, as I have a 2006 F150. There should be a sticker on the receiver stating the weight limits.
2nd, to answer your original question: Generally speaking, the round bar setup is best used on lighter trailers where the trailer coupler is mounted to the top
of the trailer tongue frame. The trunnion style (square bars) is best used with heavier trailers where the coupler is mounted to the bottom
of the trailer tongue frame. With a trailer that size, I presume the coupler is mounted on the bottom of the frame ??
1200 lb. bars would be minimum needed for that trailer. That trailer could go over a 1200 lb tongue weight when ready to camp. Reese round bar setups only go to 1200 lbs, so that is another reason to go with the square bars, in case you need stiffer bars in the future.
The Reese Straight Line Dual Cam works well.
There are other issues to consider like payload, GVWR, and tow vehicle wheelbase, but it seems you are here for only 1 question.