Originally Posted by oldgold
I guess my question is.. Regardless what the tongue weight is, if I bought a 1400 WDH, why would it have come with 1000 lb bars?
You have to look a little closer?
The 1400 lbs is for a 14,000 lbs and then there is 800 lbs for 8000 lbs, so all this means is many things
1) the 1000 lbs you are looking at on the bars is a rating of moving 1000 lbs from the rear wheels of your truck to the rear of your trailer
2) the 14,000 lbs is the total weight the entire hitch will carry in WD mode (with the bars)
3) the 800 lbs is in weight mode which is without the bars with your hitch.
People need to understand there is no (ONE) number that matters there are many as in so doing so I hope this clears up some confusion.
No as for shopping at CW you could have done much worse, and as for the rear of your truck dropping here we need to go back to the weights;
1) what is the series of your truck (if a 1500) it could be very normal as most 1500 are made with beefed of car suspension so it rides nice (remember station wagons folks?)
2) is the trailer weight to heavy for truck (look above)
3) is tonged weight to heavy (look above)
If all things are correct with regards to the last part you are good to go, if the rear drop is to much put air bags in to raise it back up (dose not change towing capacity) So in the end Happy Camping