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Old 04-17-2011, 09:02 AM   #11
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Thanks I knew there was a set of directions on that site somewhere. I watched a video on e-trailer that made it look really easy.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:59 AM   #12
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You can probably sell your old hitch and have a free upgrade or even get a small bonus.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:13 AM   #13
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That's the plan. I did find out after I got it home, as I had to do a very quick turn around and picking up the hitch required a 2 hr ferry ride as a walk-on, that the spring bars are only 800lbs. The head is 1400lbs, so I have to get some new bars, but still a good deal. Hopefully I can sell the 800 lb bars as well.
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:22 PM   #14
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Bummer. On the plus side at least you know the bars will not be too much now!
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With your trailer you really don't HAVE to get the heavier bars right away. It is nice to have the capability to upgrade when necessary.
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My dry hitch weight is 795. I have 2-6volt batteries and 2-30lb propane tanks as well as typical front hold cargo. I figured I would certainly be taxing the 800lb bars.
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:20 PM   #17
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Derek700,

According the Jayco web site a 2010 256RKS has a GVWR of 7,350 lbs., UVW of 5,570, and dry tongue weight of 625lbs. If you loaded this TT up to it's GVWR, the loaded tongue weight range would be 735lbs to 1,102lbs (10% to 15% of GVWR). A visit to the local CAT scale (or Sherline tongue scale) would confirm your actual loaded tongue weight.

Make sure you confirm which "version" of the Reese HP Dual Cam you have, there are two versions and they both have different installation instructions, set-up dimensions, and component assembly. What makes it even more confusing is that the Reese model number (26002) is the same for both versions. With 1,400lb rating, it must be the trunnion style spring bars.

Early Version (gold in color): http://www.truckspring.com/Installat...eese/26002.pdf

Latest Version (2010, silver in color): http://www.reeseprod.com/content/dow...ion/N26002.pdf

Ideally you want the spring bar rating no less than the loaded tongue weight, but to high of a rating makes adjusting the WD a little more challenging and can make for a "stiff" (no give) WD connection.

I agree with your earlier statement that the 800lb bars may be on the lite side (2-6V, larger LP, etc.), and IMO a 1,000lb rated bar would be ideal, and a 1,200lb rated bar would be for worst case loaded TT weight. All depends on how heavy you load your TT.

Also confirm that there isn't any WD limit restriction tag on the TT A-frame, I believe Jayco has them on some units.

Just thinking out loud.

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Old 04-22-2011, 03:54 PM   #18
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There`s also one earlier then both of those, the 26001 like I have with the Ubolts. Link:

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...ay-control.htm
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