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Old 09-13-2011, 02:17 PM   #1
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Concern about upgrading to Reese Dual Cam

With the purchase of our new camper we will have to upgrade our round bars on the WD from 750 lbs to 1000/1200 lbs. I currently have the friction sway control pictured and figured since I'm upgrading bars I may as well upgrade the sway control with the dual cams. My concern is where you mount the cams on the tounge. Since the plate with the ball for the other control is mounted there (will be removed), there are 6 holes in the tongue already and I'm scared of putting another 2 holes so close to the other 6 to mount the cam. Am I concerned over nothing?

My other option would be to spend $150 more and get the Equal-i-zer and hopefully recover the additional expense by selling the old reese.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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The Equalizer Hitch with 4 way sway control does not require any holes to be drilled in the frame, as long as you are buying a new hitch anyway, that may be an option for you. I have the 10K lb eqaulizer and love it! The bolt on friction sway control like you have pictured may not be the best option for larger TT.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:35 PM   #3
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I have the Equalizer 4 point as well and love it. The Reese was my second option, but the Equalizer is easier to set up and no drilling.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:21 PM   #5
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Yes, I would consider the Equal-i-zer because there is no drilling. Still is cheaper if I go with the Reese, just concerned about having so many holes in the tongue frame so close together with the Reese. I'm just wondering if I'm being to paranoid.

I have actually towed with that friction sway control about 400 miles now and it has really done well. I was worried going from a 27' to a 32' with it, but I haven't felt any difference. No winds yet though, my primary concern for upgrading the sway control.
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Dodge Guy, thanks for the info, you must have posted when I was typing my last message. I'm thinking I would never have a problem, but then I think for a little more I could get the Equal-i-ers I never have to worry about it again. Just wanted to to bounce it off a few of you and see what the concensus was. Thanks to all who posted.
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:29 PM   #7
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How close to the friction sway controller holes will the Reese Dual Cam be ?? Can some of the same holes be used ?? If the holes are not going to be too close, then I can't see where more would be a problem.

I too was concerned about holes being drilled in my brand new camper frame, but now I don't even think about it.
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:38 PM   #8
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How close to the friction sway controller holes will the Reese Dual Cam be ?? Can some of the same holes be used ?? If the holes are not going to be too close, then I can't see where more would be a problem.

I too was concerned about holes being drilled in my brand new camper frame, but now I don't even think about it.
I went and out and measured last night. If I mount the cam mounts where they recommend (18" back from center of ball I believe) then the rear hole of the cam mount will be somewhere in the middle of the other holes. It looks like the cam mount holes would be lower in the frame then the friction sway bar mounts, so no re-using any existing holes. Thats how it looks online anyway.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:52 AM   #9
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Well I called Reese last night and spoke with their tech dept. They said there should be no issue drilling more holes. Of course, I didn't expect them to tell me something that would stop me from buying their product Good people though. Still undecided on which setup
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I have used both and both are good systems, you won't be disappointed with either. I would give a slight preference to the Equalizer. Both work equally well, but I would give the preference to Equalizer as it was easier to set up/adjust, was a slightly quieter operation and no drilling was required.
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