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Old 04-15-2016, 08:05 PM   #1
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Hitch falls apart in u-turn?

So here's what happend. I installed a Reese weight distributing hitch with duel cam sway control, all was well until I went to do a left hand tight u-turn and the left trunion bar popped clean off the hitch. I had stop and run back and pick it up and reinstall it.
Any ideas why this might happen or is this a common problem? Not sure I feel safe with this now.
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:13 PM   #2
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Sounds like the brackets on the trailer might be too far back.
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:54 AM   #3
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That is what I thought but everything seems to line up good. Was just hoping someone with more experience with this could help.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:03 AM   #4
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You need to move the brackets on the trailer forward some.

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Old 04-17-2016, 01:27 PM   #5
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Send a picture of your brackets set up and connected
Ive made lots of very tight turns with our dual cam and never had it come apart
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:36 PM   #6
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X2 on pictures. We regularly jackknife our trailer to back it into our driveway with same hitch and have never had it come apart.
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Old 04-17-2016, 02:08 PM   #7
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If you make a very sharp turn, to the point of the truck and trailer almost contacting each other the possibility is high that it could pop off. If your cams are centered when the truck and trailer are straight ahead then you are set up properly. I only popped one off once. At the end of my street doing a very tight turn around. Otherwise it's been 11 years and 20k+ miles with no issues.
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Old 04-17-2016, 02:36 PM   #8
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Old 04-17-2016, 04:12 PM   #9
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Think the problem was way to tight of a turn. Did al kinds of turns last couple days with no problem.
However I do have another problem. With this system if I have it set on four links I am getting sway, but if I go to three links I get a lot less sway but everything shimmies when I first take off.

Just to give you some numbers at the wheel wells it is 36 front, 37 rear,
Truck is 2014 F-150 5.0 motor
Toy hauler is 26rr, total weight hauling about 6700 lbs well below the 7750 max.
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:37 PM   #10
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That's why they recommend taking the bars off during backing since it's to ez to turn sharp backing. Our pdi suggested taking them off before getting into the tights turns of a campground.
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