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Old 08-01-2015, 12:50 PM   #1
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WDH - Are these bars correct?

We bought our TH and WDH from Camping World. Probably my first mistake.

My truck squats 3 or 4 inches. After reading some other posts, I decided to try for the next chain link. I noticed for the first time that my bars have a 1000 on them while the hitch says 1400.

Thoughts? I think they sent me on my way with the wrong bars???

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Old 08-01-2015, 02:50 PM   #2
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If your dry tongue weight is 1400 pounds, then yes they sold you the wrong ones. Although most toy haulers when loaded have a much lighter tongue weight with all of the toys in the back. I would still go back and have them swap your bars out. Jerry


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Old 08-01-2015, 03:10 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 08-01-2015, 11:11 PM   #4
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Most WDH kits come with the same shank, which is the 1400 lb rated shank. The weight distribution bars are chosen based on tongue weight. As long as your tongue weight is 1,000 lbs or less, you are good to go. You do not want to get spring bars that are rated too heavy. Most have a weight range for the tongue. I would guess yours are 800-1,000 lbs.
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:00 PM   #5
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Most WDH kits come with the same shank, which is the 1400 lb rated shank. The weight distribution bars are chosen based on tongue weight. As long as your tongue weight is 1,000 lbs or less, you are good to go. You do not want to get spring bars that are rated too heavy. Most have a weight range for the tongue. I would guess yours are 800-1,000 lbs.
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What is your tongue weight? 1000 or closer to 1400?
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What is your tongue weight? 1000 or closer to 1400?

According to this: XLR Nitro Travel Trailers his tongue weight is 1088 lbs.
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:14 PM   #7
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It's probably pushing 1350 or so. I have 30lb tanks on front and the 4000 Onan. It rides a ton better with the 4 wheeler in the back when the tongue weight drops. I was worried if I tried to move up to the 4th link in the chains, there would be too much pressure on the WDH bars. I try to keep most of the load behind the axles if possible.
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Old 08-02-2015, 02:35 PM   #8
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I guess I do not understand the truck squats 4 inches. Is this with the bars installed? The truck should be lowered the same amount in the front and back with the bars installed. Did you check the angle of the hitch ball it might have to be tilted more to get the truck level so there is more weight on the bars
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Old 08-02-2015, 02:42 PM   #9
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That back end goes down 4 inches with the bars installed. The front doesn't hardly move. Essentially the WDH helps some, but I think the bars are flexing some since they are not strong enough. I'm waiting on a call back from CW. They need to give me the bars that work for that tongue weight. They set all of it up. I think along with the wrong bars, they just did a crappy job and I didn't know any better. Our older campers were so light they didn't need a WDH.
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Correct answer would be to weigh the tongue, without the bars, when the trailer is loaded...

That'll tell you the proper bar weight for sure.

With a dry weight of 1088; and a GVWR of 13,000 - your bars are probably too light, though... I'd exchange them for 1200 or 1400# bars.
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