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Old 09-15-2011, 09:06 AM   #11
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Reese now offers an "Equalizer" type of sway control. Reese SC Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW Reese Weight Distribution RP66153
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:29 PM   #12
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Thanks for the feedback Glenn.

mtnguy, I did check that system out as well, but there seems to be an issue with rubbing when the ball receptacle is mount at the top of the frame, which is what I have. Other than that it looks good, but they will need to drop the price about $100 to make it compete with the Equal-i-zer. Thanks for the suggestion.

Measuring my frame tonight and if it's less than 2 1/2 inches wide I'm ordering the dual cam. Both systems are so close that it's really a tough choice. Since I have the Reese WD already it should be fairly easy to add the cams and 1200lb bars. Plus after reviewing the installation instructions I saw that you can switch the direction of the frame plate. This should allow me to keep some space between it and the existing holes, which was my main concern.

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Old 09-15-2011, 06:18 PM   #13
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When we upgraded from the friction bar to the Equal-i-zer, I left the friction bar ball in place. Have had no problems. If I were to remove the plte and ball, I would put the screws back in the holes with Lock Tight. I once had a structral engineer explain to me that a round (true round) hole cause very little weakening of a structure. My thought is that if I were to put the screws back in it would be very close to original spec. Also less chance of rust.
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:01 PM   #14
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I still have my friction bar as well, but after installing the Reese dual cam, I haven't used the friction bar ever again- no need for it. Sell it to someone with a pop up. Randy
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:41 AM   #15
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Another vote for The Equalizer Hitch with 4 way sway control .
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:16 AM   #16
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LFugate - Has nothing to do with this thread (we have an Equalizer and can't comment on the Reese, since we've never owned one), but I LOVE your Avatar photo. Totally COOL car!!!
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:12 AM   #17
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Good point kbrown1075, I also like the idea of putting the screws back in to fill the holes.

Thanks trudinator! It's a project for sure, but we really love it. The full restore keeps getting pushed back because I keep spending the money on other things, like TT's

I've ordered the DC and I'm looking forward to towing with it. Thanks to all for the advice and comments
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on my previous trailer the dealer mounted the friction sway control. Then later on i bought and installed the dual cam. I too was concerned about the holes, but after awhile i never thought about it again.
same here- I had a hitch shop install my dual cam and he said not to worry about the extra holes- also confirmed with Reese.
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Hmmmm...I installed my Reese dual cam setup myself in 08, per the instructions provided, and never needed to drill any holes at all. Maybe I missed something??? Seems to me it all works just fine, although a bit noisy on turns. Randy
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:43 AM   #20
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Hmmmm...I installed my Reese dual cam setup myself in 08, per the instructions provided, and never needed to drill any holes at all. Maybe I missed something??? Seems to me it all works just fine, although a bit noisy on turns. Randy
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