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Old 08-11-2014, 04:52 PM   #11
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In reading the posts it seems the responses, including mine, were recommending 1000 lb bars based on GVWR, not empty weights. It should also be noted that these spring bars have weight ranges, for example 1000 lb bars may have a rated range of 600-1,000 lbs. So even an empty trailer would be accommodated by the 1,000 lb bars.
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:25 PM   #12
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In reading the posts it seems the responses, including mine, were recommending 1000 lb bars based on GVWR, not empty weights. It should also be noted that these spring bars have weight ranges, for example 1000 lb bars may have a rated range of 600-1,000 lbs. So even an empty trailer would be accommodated by the 1,000 lb bars.
I didn't get the impression that anyone was recommending 1000# bars based on GVWR. I got the impression that recommendations were based on unloaded weight plus stuff that might be added later. these to me are different scenarios.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:55 PM   #13
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I think we're now engaging in a distinction without (much of) a difference!
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:33 PM   #14
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We have a 264 which is almost identical. We have a blue ox WDH with 1000lbs bars and it works great.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:56 PM   #16
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snip..... When purchasing a new TT for an existing TV (or vice versa), or purchasing a distribution hitch - why does everyone base their decisions on UNLOADED vehicle weights?....snip
IMO the "everyone" are the RV dealers, they tend to refer to UVW's when selling a HTT, TT, etc., not in terms of realistic (ready-to-camp) loaded weights, and/or GVWR's. In most cases they send a TT off their lot with WDH's sized without any consideration for potential loaded weights (let alone GVWR's).

On the positive side, I believe that JOF members in general focus on loaded weights based on their respective loading habits, and/or GVWR's.

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