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RE: Questions about Reese straight line setup.

Just a final update. Both Resse and GD said not to use that setup because it is under rated. Any resulting damage would not be covered by warranty. Dealer replaced it with 1600 lb. Equalizer set up because Resse no longer makes anything Straightline over 1500 lb. TW., or class V 2-1/2" shanks. Thanks for the advice and encouragement.
Teamjd 05/24/21 05:29am Towing
RE: Questions about Reese straight line setup.

Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, 1540 TW was from the scale I bought and confirmed at the CATS. I didn't know about the 5 links. It was set up by the dealer. I'll be reading a bit tonight. Hopefully the dealer will swap out the bars to 1500 lbs. It's parked now. I'll be sure to follow the instructions from now on.
Teamjd 04/21/21 05:14pm Towing
Questions about Reese straight line setup.

I Just picked up a new toy hauler. I have a few questions about which trunion bars to use. I've towed a lot, just not with WDH. I will be using it 50/50 toys/no toys. Travel weight without toys - 9940 lbs. GVWR trailer - 11,500 lbs. TW - no toys (weighed) is 1540lb. It came with a Reese straight-line WDH 1200TW/12000lb bars. The bars are under max GVWR, but over max on TW. Is one rating more important than the other?, or do I have to be under both? I can adjust the trunion bars to get the front axle weight adjusted to the no trailer weight and height, the rear height is 1" low from no trailer height. To do this, I have to use up most of the chain. (2 links left). With toys, the TW is 1300 lbs.,so I get a few chain links back. Am I pushing my luck running over the max trunion TW? Would I be better off using 1500 or 1700 lb. TW bars? Thanks
Teamjd 04/21/21 03:02pm Towing
RE: First Post - 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie - What can I pull??

Having sold my 2012 1500 Limited because I couldn't tow anything without the wife and kids running along side the truck, here's my 2 cents: The 5000 lbs. tow number is based on a max 500 lb tongue weight. Anything over that, they want you to use a weight distributing hitch. It's in the manual. That's how you get to the 9850 lb. number. And to get to that number, you better be at half a tank of gas and take a dump before you drive alone down the road. As for the max you can legally tow (not talkin redneck if it moves, I can tow it Ye Haw!), there's only one way to know. Take it to the scales. 1.Load up your truck with everything you are going to take that's not going into the trailer, filler up with gas, and weight it at the scales with you in it. (no need to drag the family along) 2.Add the weight of your passengers to that number. 3.Subtract that from the 7000 GVWR of the Ram 1500 That number is the max tongue weight you have left before you max out your payload. It's 10% of the weight you can safely tow at max payload. Don't be surprised when that scale comes back at 6700 lbs.
Teamjd 04/15/21 01:32pm Beginning RVing
RE: New generator for new rv. Recommendations

.... IF you buy a Honda you will pay more, but you will get more. Service, reliability, resale value and a proven generator. If you get a Communist China knockoff you will pay less but also get less and it might , maybe, produce the stated power output.... You do realize that Honda generators are made in Japan, China, Thailand, India, and US. While they are reliable and probably easier to get them fixed, it's pot luck where it was made.
Teamjd 02/22/21 07:23am Beginning RVing
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