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Old 04-16-2011, 10:28 AM   #11
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I still have my old setup from old tt, Reese wd with friction bar, looking to up grade. now that i had it on the scale i think my bars are to light. on the bars it said 600 lb tw. does that mean 600lb total or 2 x 600 for 1200lb total. I will buy new bars if I have to . I called 3 places about buying the dual cams & all are on back order till April 30, one dealer said Reese is having a problem with them, but he didn't say what the problem was. has anybody heard about any kind of problem with them ? my other option is the equalizer, I have heard good things about both but it would be cheaper for me to go with the dual cams and everybody talks great about them.

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You definitely need heavier bars. Even 800 lb. bars may be too light when your trailer is camper ready. 1000 lb. bars may be a better choice.

The 600 lb. weight is for total trailer tongue weight.

There have been some rub problems with the dual cam setup.....and I have experienced that. It is the result of a "perfect storm". If the trailer coupler is on top of a 6" trailer frame, and if using the square trunnion bars (the round bars are OK), the spring bars will sometimes rub against the yoke bolt during a sharp turn. I have that type of tongue setup, plus my trailer tongue is not exactly in line with my frame, making things a little worse. After contacting a very knowledgeable member of RV.net, and also contacting Reese technical department, I now use a 1" raised ball to make the spring bar clear the yoke bolt. I still get a rub with the yoke itself during sharp turns, but that is not as bad as hitting the bolt.



Some of the sway that you are experiencing could be from to much weight on the back of your truck....the 600 lb. bars would not give you the lift that you need. If your truck is back heavy and front lite, then that throws the manufacturers intended "geometry" out the window, plus might even overload your back axle.

There are several choices here that might work. 1st, you need heavier weight spring bars. Once you get the weight off of the back of your truck, and put that weight on the front axle and trailer axles, I believe some of the sway will disappear. To get rid of the rest of the sway, a 2nd friction control bar could work, or add a dual cam to your Reese system.

If you now have straight bars, when you order the heavier spring bars, make sure they have the bent tip....that is the only bars that will work with the dual cam. Depending on whether you have the round bar or trunnion bar system, they should both work equally as well......but the ball mount does not allow changing between those 2 systems. As a precaution, call Reese and see if the exchange of straight bar system is compatible with the bent tip bars as far as fit on the ball mount. The last time I called Reese Technical Department, I used 800-632-3290 (Cequent).


Here is an article on the dual cam rub problem: http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...g/1/page/1.cfm
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:27 PM   #12
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I have the trunnion bars with bent tips, I looked today and my break away switch is in the way, if I can move that by just drilling a hole or two than I'm going to call e-trailer or Reese Monday and order 1000 tw bars & cams. my setup is about 9 years old so i hope the bars are the same size to fit , if it gets to difficult than I'm going with the equalizer.
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2 people i know of have the equalizer brand weight distributon/sway control and swear by that brand.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:00 AM   #14
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I have the trunnion bars with bent tips, I looked today and my break away switch is in the way, if I can move that by just drilling a hole or two than I'm going to call e-trailer or Reese Monday and order 1000 tw bars & cams. my setup is about 9 years old so i hope the bars are the same size to fit , if it gets to difficult than I'm going with the equalizer.
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Sounds like a plan....you should be fine with that setup.
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Thanks mtnguy for the advice about sway control & scales, i could not find any Reese 1000 tw trunnion bars so i had the dealer install the 4 point equalizer in the 1000 lb. class, it cost me more this way but thats the way it goes sometimes, on the way home ( its about a 45 min. drive ) I had no sway at all. In the short time I have been on this forum I have learned more than 20 years of bull from salesman, dealers. I'm now SWAY LESS.
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