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Old 06-16-2018, 07:47 AM   #1
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WD hitch bar size

Just wondering....I have a wd with bars which are stamped 600 pounds. Is this 600 each? my tonge weight can be as much as 1000 pounds. Are these bars OK for this? Thanks
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:58 AM   #2
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Just wondering....I have a wd with bars which are stamped 600 pounds. Is this 600 each? my tonge weight can be as much as 1000 pounds. Are these bars OK for this? Thanks
You need Bigger Bars=1000/1200! Youroo!!
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:57 AM   #3
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No, it is not 600 each, it is 600 total tongue weight.
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:01 AM   #4
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WD hitch bar size

Bigger bars are needed. Which hitch do you have? Would say if you get to 1000# of TW your going to want the 1200# or 1500# bars depending on which hitch setup you have. The weight numbers usually have a minimum weight and max weight rating. Like 750-1000# anything over the 1000# you would step up to to the next weight rating of bars.
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I'd have to disagree with some aspects of the previous post. If the TW is ~1000 lbs the spring bars should be rated for 1000 lbs. Going to 1200 lbs or even 1400/1500 lbs spring bars makes the rear of the tow vehicle bounce down the road like a ricer with cut springs. It also causes the rear axle to unload a lot more which can cause loss of traction and/or adhesion.

More isn't better when it comes to spring bars
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:12 AM   #6
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I'd have to disagree with some aspects of the previous post. If the TW is ~1000 lbs the spring bars should be rated for 1000 lbs. Going to 1200 lbs or even 1400/1500 lbs spring bars makes the rear of the tow vehicle bounce down the road like a ricer with cut springs. It also causes the rear axle to unload a lot more which can cause loss of traction and/or adhesion.



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You are right more is not always better which is why getting exact weights of your TT is a must. Like I said towards the bottom of the post most bars have a minimum and maximum rating. We do not know exactly what the TW is on the OPís TT is or what brand WDH the OP even has. So getting the weight using a scale is the best way to know. I guess if Iím at say 995# TW or more me personally would probably go to the next size up depending on how the bars ratings work.

Some people on here would also argue the fact that you are to close to the max and you have no buffer and will cause the exact issue you are referring to as well. So really you have to do your research and if you have questions just call the manufacturer and tell them your situation and see what they recommend.

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Old 06-17-2018, 07:00 PM   #7
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Need larger rated bars rated to 1000 tongue weight. If Blue Ox system, need bars rated to 1000 lbs ( 3 dimples = 1000 lbs)
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:21 AM   #8
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Even though your vehicle will support a tt with a tw of 1000 lbs, you must use spring bars that are rated for the tw of your trailer. Your current spring bars are rated for 600 lbs tw which may not be enough. The good news is you can always purchase spring bars alone to handle your tt tw.
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You need Bigger Bars=1000/1200! Youroo!!

Yep... at least 400 lbs bigger!
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Thanks for all the info. TW checked at 1088# then I adjusted loading of TT and reduced it to under 900. Buying 1000# bars before next trip. Thanks.
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