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Old 08-21-2015, 11:23 AM   #29
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Mike, Nice! The WDH will add stability and for the most part, when you need it most. With the size of the trailer the bars should be on the lighter side.
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Ordered a new hitch through DSP. After shipping back my reject spring bar I'm only getting $30 for it, but they are only charging me $35 to ship me a whole new complete hitch. Not bad considering it weighs close to 80lbs. They suggested the 600 model. I think that translates to tongue weight. The lesser option is 400. I've read that loaded tongue weight on the Bigfoot 17 is around 350 with battery and 2 full propane tanks. I guess the option is you don't need to really crank down the bars with the 600 setup.


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They suggested the 600 model. I think that translates to tongue weight. The lesser option is 400. I've read that loaded tongue weight on the Bigfoot 17 is around 350 with battery and 2 full propane tanks. I guess the option is you don't need to really crank down the bars with the 600 setup.


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Wonder why they suggested the 600, the 400lb model seems right??
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Not sure. They said the 550 that I have now translates into the 600. I'll research some more to find out tongue weight on the Bigfoot b17.


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Sounds good Mike. Generally speaking you match up the LB rating to the tongue weight. But if you have a vehicle with a very long wheelbase you would go with a higher rated bar. If the vehicle has a very short wheel base then one would consider a lighter weight bar.
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Tongue weight seems to range 300-400 lbs for the Bigfoot 17b. My truck does have a long wheelbase since it's the double cab long box model. I'll give the owner of DSP all of this info and see what he says. Thank you for all the help.


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