Originally Posted by chily3
For our Aspen Trail 1900RB had it weighed yesterday loaded by not full of water or food stuff etc for a trip. The trailer weighed 4220 hooked up to the truck so we are not overloaded and probably will not be with full water tank, and the goodies for our trips. Next step is do the tongue weight to make sure have the right size equalizer bars, right now using 800 bars.
Looks to me like the bars you have are more than adequate for your camper. If you go overboard on bar size you will begin to feel it in the seat of the pants, you 'll feel every expansion joint on the interstate as if it's a pothole.
I have the same 8000# bars on my Hensley that I used on my Airstream. The Dutchmen comes in at just under 12k and I still don't crank them to the max to get a proper weight distribution. If I cranked them right up to the max I can get way too much weight moved forward to the steering axle and the back end gets squirlly and the interstate feels like a corduroy road.
When I talked with the folks at Hensley about getting a new draw bar, old one was a 4" drop and I had to get a straight draw bar to level the trailer, they said I as long as I was getting a balance in the TV, I was good to go. If I really wanted to go with the bigger bars, I could have exchanged them right there on the spot.