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Old 03-18-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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WD Hitch Question one time move

I have a reese WD hitch rated to 15000 lbs with accompanying spring bars rated for 500 -800 lbs of tongue wgt. Now I am taking delivery on a 330 rlts with a dry wgt around 9000 and tongue wgt at 1400. I need to move the trailer one time 45 miles and set it on our perm. site. The tv is a f350 so I have enough truck but the tongue wgt on the hitch is an issue. Would you move this trailer the one time with this set up. A new hitch rated to 1700 tongue is running around 800.00 is it necessary for one move?

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Old 03-18-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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Just my opinion but I would hitch it up with the spring bars and tow it for 45 miles.

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Old 03-19-2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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When we bought our camper, I tried to use my old 750# bars on our 32BHDS with probably 11-1200#s of tongue weight. When we hooked up, they didn't look bad, but after we drove around the build and everything had settled out......Granted, I only have my 1500 Silverado, but they were at such a severe bend I figured that if the trailer took a good bounce I would snap the bars they were that bent. Figured worst case scenerio, I was going to spring the bars to the point they would be ruined. I told the salesman to get me the proper set. They sold it to me at cost. Got the bars, brackets, and hitch head for $300. I pulled back around the building back to the garage area and we did the swap.
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