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Old 02-22-2012, 04:38 PM   #11
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snip...... Dry tongue weight is around 990# and it wouldn't take much to get over 1200# I don't think.
I agree.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:25 PM   #12
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I am putting an Equal-i-zer 1400/14K hitch system on my 308RETS due to arrive in a few weeks. Dry tongue weight is around 990# and it wouldn't take much to get over 1200# I don't think.
Mikefos, Let me know how this Equal-i-zer works out for you. I just got an email from them recommending the same one for our 308 RETS! I originally was thinking of the 12,000/1,200 but they talked me out of it.. Good Luck!
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:18 PM   #13
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Not necessarily. For Reese, the trunion head and shank are the same, regardless of what size bars you are running. Once you get up to the 1,500lb setup, they include the heavier duty snap up brackets.

If you step up to 1,700lb version, you need a 2.5" receiver because the shank is 2.5" (I would assume that the trunion head is different as well to fit on the bigger shank).

This is assuming you buy the whole set up new.
The brackets are what I am referring to.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:46 PM   #14
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Just a couple of JOF snap-up bracket threads for future reference:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...bracket&page=3

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...nap-up+bracket

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Old 02-23-2012, 08:58 AM   #15
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Merlin,

When using the Reese "HP" Dual Cam with the taller TT A-frames, IMO round bars work best with TT's that have the ball coupler welded on top of the A-frame, and trunnion bars work best with the ball couplers welded to the bottom of the A-frame......, especially with the first "HP" model (the latest "HP" version is a tad more forgiving).

Both spring bar styles will work with either ball coupler locations, but I have found the above rule of thumb can reduce some minor adjustment/clearance issues on some TT's.

The Reese Straight Line in the round bar max's at a 1,200lb rating, which IMO may be a little lite if your loading habits are on the heavy side (especially if you carry any fluids in the tanks). If you think you may be loading the 308RETS up toward it's GVWR, then I would look at a Reese Straight Line trunnion bar so you can get something rated higher than 1,200lbs.

Ideally, to cover for a worst case loaded weight scenario, size the WDH size rating at 13% to 15% of the 308RETS GVWR of 9,750lbs (1,276lbs to 1,462lbs). A 1,200lb rated WDH will work just fine, but one must watch the loaded tongue weight.

Maybe some other 308RETS owners will chime in with their thoughts on the recommended WDH size rating.

Here is a good reference for the Reese HP Dual Cam set-up: http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/17730894.cfm

Also confirm that your TV's receiver is rated for the potential loaded weights of the 308RETS in the WD mode.

Hope this helps

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Best explanation I have heard. Before I bought my trunion spring bars I tried to get info from e-trailer and Reese. After a million (seemed like) questions they only said both will work. Thanks for the info.
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If you step up to 1,700lb version, you need a 2.5" receiver because the shank is 2.5" (I would assume that the trunion head is different as well to fit on the bigger shank).
The trunnion head is the same size...when I bought my new truck, it has a 2.5" receiver, I bought the Reese 2.5" shank and the head bolts right up...I have the Straight Line 1200# hitch.
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