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Old 09-08-2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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Equalizer or Reese Dual Cam?

Which do you like and why?


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Old 09-08-2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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Both work very well. All things being otherwise equal, I would prefer the Equalizer as is does not require drilling holes in the a-frame as does the Reese.

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Old 09-09-2008, 11:55 AM   #3
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My guess is you would be happy with either one. I like my Reese Dual Cam and have no issues with it. Can't give you a comparison as I've never even seen the Equalizer other than Internet photos. People always tend to recommend what they have don't they? : - )
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:17 PM   #4
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I have the Reese Dual cam, and I did NOT have to drill any holes in my camper's frame, or anywhere else. It is a simple bolt-on install, done on LEVEL ground, with simple hand tools. BTW, mine works very well! Thanks, Randy
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:34 PM   #5
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Reese dual cam with weight distribution and sway control has worked well for me since 2000.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:06 PM   #6
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I like the DC over the EQ for the simple reason the DC will want to keep the trailer straight behind the TV whereas the EQ will try and hold the trailer where it stops. think of it like pulling something heavy.

think of the DC like trying to pull a log out of a ditch. now take that same log and try pulling it on level ground. which one do you think is going to offer the most resistance?
I also don`t like how the L brckets are mounted on the EQ frame brackets! they are only held to the height position by a bolt with only 2 threads into the bracket.

As you can see the DC does a very good job of keeping my 32ft. 8600lb TT solid and stable behind my Excursion.
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:35 AM   #7
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Here's another vote for the Equal-i-zer. I like it but I will say that either would do a great job. To me the Equal-i-zer appears easier to setup correctly but that might be a misconception on my part from reading the thread on another forum.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:55 AM   #8
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I have the Equal-i-zer and it works very well for me. I have heard that backing up is a problem using other hitches, mine does moan and groan but does back up ins tight turns.

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Equalizer is all I've used..and I loved it. Now, it's laying on the floor of the garage...cause I don't tow.
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:03 PM   #10
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I'm on my second set of dual cams (my second trailer too). Our friends have the Equalizer and i've put quite a few miles on his truck pulling their RV. It took some time to get it dialed in, but once there, it seemed to be okay.

I would have to say that the dual cams "seems" to hold my truck/rv straighter when we get the "suck" versus his truck/rv combo. Actually, it is the after effect of the "suck".

I do like hooking up the DC's much better, just feels much cleaner. I hate that little handle to pop those bars on, although it does take some (not a lot) of strength to hook up the chains and tension the DC's.

Like others have said, you tend to pick what you have. I am very comfortable with the DC's and would recommend them over the EQ's... Again, my opinion.

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