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Old 05-01-2015, 08:48 PM   #1
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Old style reese dual cam hitch

Is any one using one on there WP ? When I traded my old trailer in I wanted the dealer to install my reese dual cams on new WP. Service tech said that hitch wouldn`t work because of the propane tank location. I tried to explain to remove the tanks to drill the hole for the U bolts in propane tank tray. Then replace the tanks. I ended up getting a equalizer hitch. It worked great . I just think the dealer didn`t want to take the extra time to install my old hitch, plus get more money from me.
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:09 PM   #2
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I don't know the difference between an "old style" and current style of the Reese Dual Cam, but I have a new one on my 30WLA. The tanks weren't in the way, but I did have to re-route the trailer light wiring and the breakaway switch. The install wasn't too bad.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:37 PM   #3
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The old style , each side has two u bolts, new style
I think bolts on trailer tongue farther back and on the side.
sorry I don`t have any pictures.
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:40 AM   #4
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Just curious, which hitch do you like better? Weight distribution and sway control.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:53 PM   #5
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I`ve only towed with the equalizer hitch about 500 miles so far. It performed great. But the reese performs great as well so as of now I can`t really tell which one works better on the road. I can say the equalizer is easier to hook up or readjust to different loads . The reese is harder to get it adjusted. A nice feature of the reese is the hitch block can take any weight trunnion bars . Where the equalizer block will only take the bars for that hitch weight. The reese you have to lift on to hook the chains up where the equalizer you lift trailer tongue and rear of TV up just like reese ,you just swing the bars over onto the L brackets. Hope this helps , I`m sure I left some details out thou. Both hitches are WD and sway.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:53 PM   #6
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Which one makes more noise?

Sorry for all the off topic questions, I am currently borrowing a friends Eaz-Lift(which I don't like) and am trying to decide which hitch I want to buy. I really like the simplicity of the Andersen Hitch, but physics tell me it can't distribute very much weight to the front axle.
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:32 AM   #7
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For noise the reese made noise when doing slow tight turns but no noise when going down the road. Didn`t hear any noise from the equalizer hitch like others claim. I was told by one dealer that reese old style was better than the new style but I can`t say either way. Never used the new style.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:13 AM   #8
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Big Red, I had the older dual cam style, I never had sway towing with a Mercury Grand Marquis or a Safari Van with P series tires. The sway reduction was better on that then he new Reese with friction and no cams. What I have done is take the bottles off, mount the hitch, put spacers on the tongue made out of hard plastic or hard wood. Remount the tanks.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:29 AM   #9
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Old style Reese DC , (3) U bolts per side,have used Vaseoline on Cams and Trunnion pivot points, (NO) noise,but then agin we have Only used this (Reese Hitch) for (42 Years)! We have (3) sets of Bars (500#/750#/and 1200#) that all fit the Same Head! Will let you know when it (Fails or makes noise)! Youroo!!
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Old style Reese DC , (3) U bolts per side,have used Vaseoline on Cams and Trunnion pivot points, (NO) noise,but then agin we have Only used this (Reese Hitch) for (42 Years)! We have (3) sets of Bars (500#/750#/and 1200#) that all fit the Same Head! Will let you know when it (Fails or makes noise)! Youroo!!
When I got my dual cams I talked to a few old timers about them, They told me never grease the cams because that takes friction away. The friction is what you want to combat sway with. So that's what I did. Not saying your wrong because it must of worked for you. I`d grease the ball and pivot points like you did. I have two complete set with 500 550 800 and 1500 trunnion bars. If the dealer wasn`t so far away I would of hauled my new trailer home and installed the dual cams myself.
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