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Old 11-19-2014, 07:16 PM   #11
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Are the bars in the same position in both pics (top bar the same in both pics and bottom bar the same in both pics)?

They look swapped in the top pic and the bottom pic). If not,then I say the bottom bar is thicker to the naked eye.

Can you trace the numbers to the manufacturer?
The bar closest to my feet is the 1500# bar.
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Contact the manufacturer. Often times they have a phone number or email address on their site. I'm betting that they'll tell you the difference.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:15 PM   #13
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I would guess that the difference is in the metallurgy. Perhaps different heat treatment.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:17 PM   #14
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I would guess that the difference is in the metallurgy. Perhaps different heat treatment.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:24 PM   #15
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I would imagine the metallurgy is the same and the heat treatment is the difference. Be pretty troublesome to keep track of metallurgy on the "pours" on no larger batches than are used by the manufacturer of the bars.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:28 PM   #16
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Might be as easy as they are stamped wrong, being you measured them both and they are the same. Give the manufacturer a call as the one post said.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:53 AM   #17
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I'm betting there is no difference other than a change in the stamp. I know of three companies that label the same bar that I rate at 1000# as a 1200# bar. We all buy the bar from the same manufacturer so it's pretty easy to figure out.


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Old 11-21-2014, 11:59 AM   #18
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I'm betting there is no difference other than a change in the stamp. I know of three companies that label the same bar that I rate at 1000# as a 1200# bar. We all buy the bar from the same manufacturer so it's pretty easy to figure out.


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You're not saying there's deception in the RV business are you?
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:00 PM   #19
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You're not saying there's deception in the RV business are you?
No. Just stating a fact. ;-)
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:18 PM   #20
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So the difference is in margin of safety. The 1200 lb bar has at least a 25% higher safety margin against failure.
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