Selecting the correct REESE UltraLight 350 for your TT or P'UP
The Reese UltraLight 350 is a great option to provide weight distribution and anti-sway for TT and P'UPs up to 3,500# with tongue weight of 350# or less.
After reading many reviews on the product...the #1 complaint was that the spring bars and friction pads conflicted with other A-Frame mounted accessories (propane tanks / and break-away switches in particular). Most reviewers were frustrated they had to return the kit (at their own cost).
A well kept secret is that the spring bars come in two lengths...knowing this in advance, you can check your A-frame for top surface conflicts and be sure you order the correct kit. The kits are....
Part #66024 = Standard Kit (with 26" spring bars)
Part #66041 = Coleman / Fleetwood Kit (with 28" spring bars and extension side brackets)
The extension side brackets (and longer bars) for Part #66041 accommodate the swing-up A-Frame jack common on Coleman Pop-ups. I realized that if you don't have the swing-up jack....you can disregard installation of the extension side brackets and install the friction pads as normal (on top of the A-frame) and take advantage of the 28" spring bar length.
After measuring the A-Frame of my 154BH, I realized I needed to order the #66041 (For Coleman / Fleetwood Pop-ups) as only the 28" spring bars would clear my propane tank hardware.
The following picture shows how my installation came out....and how to measure your A-Frame to see if there is a conflict for your application. The spring bar length is measured from the center of the ball...keep in mind the friction pads are 6" long - so you need 3" available in either direction of the 26" and 28" bars to properly mount the friction pad and allow full travel of the spring bars when turning.....
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I'm about to but 154BH myself. I have a question about this hitch.
Does it allow back up ?
Do you have to make a hole in your a frame ?
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