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Old 03-20-2010, 07:33 PM   #11
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We purchased and installed our Blue Ox WDH on our Wildwood 23FLSRV (total length 27' 10"). As you can see in our profile we are towing on a Ram 1500 with the factory trailer towing package. We have experienced no issues with this very easy to install hitch. It provides all the sway control we could hope for. It was purchased at the local dealer prior to us driving to TN to pick up our trailer. We got a discount on the hitch from the local dealer and we are very happy with it's performance. Very easy to connect and disconnect with less parts then many other hitches to deal with. There is relatively no snapping or popping noises from this hitch. We would recommend this hitch setup to anyone. Good luck with your purchase.

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 2WD w/trailer pkg 345HP 5.7 Hemi/5spd Auto/3.92 Rear
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:09 AM   #12
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My non engineer's take on the Reese Dual Cam is as follows. It works by friction and spring tension. The bending of the arms supplies the spring tension which increases as the trailer begins to sway side to side. The swaying drives the hubs along the ramps, bendy bits, in the spring bar causing the the bar to bend more and more. This is a rising rate system where the more it sways the more pressure is applied by the spring bars to restore the system to a stable state. This pressure tries to drive the hubs back to their original positions because of the angled portion(ramp/inclined plane) of the spring bar.

There is also a friction component of the angled surface of the spring bar sliding against the face of that hub. This friction is a linear component that doesn't change with the angle of the sway. It can act as a damper to dampen any sway as well.

The Equalizer system uses only friction to prevent the sway but doesn't have any mechanism to drive the trailer back to steady state. The Equalizer also has this same friction that prevents the sway preventing the trailer from going back to the steady state whereas the Dual Cam actively pushes the hubs back to the centered position.

A far as drilling holes in the tube one can look at it this simplistic way. The frame tube being bent is putting a tension on the lower horizontal surface of the tube. Drilling hole in the sidewall does not reduce the load carrying capacity of the tube in this direction because the lower surface has not been compromised. Drilling a hole in the upper or lower surface is a different story. As someone else has said, the lawyers would be all over this if this was shown to be cause of a problem.

P.S. I have a Dual Cam on my setup.

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Old 06-27-2010, 10:46 AM   #13
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I know this is a day late and a dollar short so to speak but we ended up with a 15k Blue Ox and it is very nice. The bars are set with the factory 40 Lbs of torque on them and the trailer tracked like a dream in a cross wind on the way home from the dealer on Friday. A couple times you could feel the trailer try to give a wag but the hitch did it's job and it was only one wag and back to straight. It is also very quiet and backing up is a non issue as well. Fit and finish are very good as well.

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Old 07-25-2010, 06:42 AM   #14
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I just joined the forum yesterday and I am late also, but those of you thinking about this question might benefit. We have a Blue Ox Sway Pro 1000 and absolutely love it. We pull a 8000 lb trailer (loaded) and it does wonderfully. As mentioned earlier, it is easy to install and the best two things about it is...1. You do NOT have to remove the bars while backing up. 2. There are NO pins with it. With the other setups there is always the chance of losing pins (especially at night) in the process of backing up. As mentioned earlier, the factory sets the torque at 40 lbs. Based on the weight of the trailer, the factory rep suggested I torque my bolts to 55 or 60 lbs. I set it 60 and it is perfect. You are supposed to adjust the torque based on weight. Anyway, it is a great system, very clean and easy to use. I would recommend this set up for anyone using weight distribution hitches.

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2009 F150 King Ranch, 5.4L, 3.73
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