Originally Posted by bgarv29BHS
snip.......Is the 800# bar the problem since I might be over that weight? Was I expecting too much from this setup? I ask another Rv store and they recommended the 800# bar as well vs the other option which I believe is 1200#......snip
If you plan to tow an empty TT, the 800lb rated bars are fine, but who tows an empty TT!?! That's the problem with to many RV dealers, they size WDH's based on "dry" or "unloaded" weights.
The approximate "ship weight" of the 29BHS is 5,725lbs (UVW 5,475lbs), add dealer items, battery, hitch, etc., figure off the dealer lot at 5,850lbs. Loaded for camping add a "very, very conservative" 600lbs (no fluids), so we are at 6,450lbs loaded (assumed). The GVWR of the 29BHS is 7,700lbs.
Recommended loaded tongue weight on a 30ft TT should be 13% to 15% of the loaded TT weight. Based on our assumed 6,450lbs this would be a loaded tongue weight of 838lbs to 967lbs. Reese dropped the 1,000lb rated bars, so the 1,200lb rated bars would be a better choice.
Lets say your loaded TT weight was 6,850lbs (realistic) the loaded tongue weight range would be 890lbs to 1,027lbs.
When the Reese HP Dual Cam is sized correctly to the loaded weights in play and adjusted correctly, IMO it will do a great job.
Also, the 20" rims on your TV may contribute to handling issues. The 20 inchers tend to have a low ply sidewall thus may do a little wondering with a 30ft TT in tow, especially at higher speeds.
Just thinking out loud here