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Old 02-13-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Spring bar questions....EQ, Centerline

I have asked a few questions about the hitch I am using...Husky next question has to do with the size spring bars I have. I would assume this could pertain to other Equali-zer type hitches so there should be a large base to pull this info from....The dealer set me up with 500-800 lb bars. During the walk through I questioned multiple times if these bars were sufficient as the unloaded tongue weight is roughly 750lbs...before battery and propane. Surely I will be in the 900 lb neighborhood fully loaded and mentioned that to the tech that had set up my hitch. I asked a very direct question basically asking if the Mfg would agree with the choice of spring bars? He said Yes....then I pointed to the sticker that said 500-800 and he still said yes....then followed up with "If i have any issues to call and they will make it right". This weekend I plan on hitting the scales with it as light as it will be (basic stuff now) and expect the Tounge weight to exceed 801 lbs. How concerned should I be if the bars are outside of their range? Any issues being on the low end of the range of bars if i exchange them for the higher rateing..... Anyone care to comment??

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Old 02-13-2012, 10:44 PM   #2
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Good question. I ended up with a steal of a deal on a WD hitch, with 1000lb springs on a trailer I don't think will get much over 750lbs

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Old 02-13-2012, 10:57 PM   #3
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If you can get the trailer level, by adjusting the ball height, and you can get the tow vehicle back to the ride height it was when not towing, (measured at the wheel wells, center of the tire), then your spring bars are sufficient. It doesn't matter what weight they have stamped on them, as long as you can accomplish the above. If you get them too stiff, you will have a poor ride, and so will your trailer. Plenty of post on here about setting up a hitch, do search, make the measurements/adjustments, before you cross the scales.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:06 PM   #4
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I had the 800lb bars on my husky hitch. I found the the weaker bars gave a lot ob bounce when driving down the road have upgraded to 1200lb bars. The stiffer bars have given my a better ride.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
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I would go with the 1200# bars for sure. You really do not want to be close to the max weight.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:41 PM   #6
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Those bars are too light.
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The manual should outline the measuring procedure before and after the trailer is installed. It is pretty unlikely that the rear of the vehicle will not settle some with the trailer attached, unless of course you are pulling a popup with a one ton dually! The most important part is that the front of the vehicle does not rise when you install the trailer. If so, the bars are too light. Ideally you should see the front settle slightly with the correct bars. It will make all the difference in the world when towing if you are setup correctly. Make your dealer do it right. My experience with both dealers I have dealt with is that they are in too much of a hurry and neither did it correctly.

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