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Old 09-21-2019, 08:00 PM   #1
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Swapping Trunion Bars

I have a Curt weight distribution hitch rated for 5k-6k lbs. We recently purchased a new Flagstaff Super Lite 26RBWS that weighs in at 6445 lbs. dry weight. Two questions. Do I need a new hitch rated for a higher weight? Can I purchase new trunion bars rated for more weight and use them with my current hitch head unit.

Thanks for your help in advance!
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:48 AM   #2
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Myself I would replace the current hitch with a WDH the is rated in the 8K range with 1k bars and sell the current hitch. JMHO
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:04 AM   #3
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Although ours is a Reese SC hitch, I was able to upgrade just the bars when we moved from a PUP to a ROO. You would have to verify your setup to ensure the head unit is not the limiting factor, of course
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:38 PM   #4
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I've upgraded bars on my Husky Centerline TS. We started with 600-800 pound bars for our 7,500. After weighing the trailer, the hitch weight was more than 800 so I switched to 800-1200 bars. After readjusting, it worked well.

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