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Old 06-01-2016, 07:58 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 20216 Classic and requested the dealer to install a Reese WD hitch and dual cam sway control. This is my 3rd AS and I have had the same set up on the first two and they worked fine with no complications either on installation or use. My dealer is now telling me that they can't install the dual cam sway control because of the location of the LP line from the tanks ( it runs along the A frame). I have never heard of this issue before and fine it hard to believe particularly since they tried to get me to accept a friction sway control from another manufacturer.

Any one with a newer Classic run into this issue or have the Reese dual cam? Thanks.
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Turn the cam arm brackets around then relocate away from the tank brackets. This reference exists in writing in the installation instructions!
Make them read it!
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I have a 2016 Classic with the original Reese Dual Cam hitch on it (the no drilling version). I have used this setup on two previous Airstreams and liked it. Luckily I found a new old stock setup on eBay since the original design is no longer made. I had it installed by the techs at Airstream. They had to relocate the propane line slightly to allow the bracket to bolt to the tongue, but that was no big deal. It can be done.

I had a friction only setup on one previous Airstream and did not really like it, so that was never an option when we finally made the jump from used Airstreams to a new one.
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Thanks Guys.
One question for 66overlander: what exactly do you mean by turning them around?
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You can change the front/ back orientation. There is the mounting tab for the cam arms.... it can be mounted front or back! Depending on its direction you can gain space if something like the gas fittings are in the way.
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Thanks Guys.
One question for 66overlander: what exactly do you mean by turning them around?
Hi Molinari,
On the original Dual Cam design that uses U-bolts to secure to the tongue frame (rather than attaching via bolts that are drilled into the frame), you will see that the hinged arms that the weight bar cams ride on are attached to the frame via thick metal plates. These plates bolt to the bottom surface of the frame using the U-bolts. There are 3 or 4 pairs of holes in each plate that the U-bolts go through, and you select the best two sets of holes when attaching them so that the U-bolts do not interfere with LP bottle brackets of other things on the frame. The 3 or 4 sets of holes are not symmetrical end to end. This plate can be unbolted from the hinged arm and turned around the move the holes to different locations relative to the hinge point.

I believe that on my 2016 Classic, we unbolted one swing to change the direction of the plate, but used the other one "as is". Each case may be different and may need to be fine tuned based upon which weight bars you are using (heavier bars are longer than lighter bars) and the angle you set the hitch head at (more or less downward tilt). I am using 556/600 lb. bars that are the shortest since I am towing with a 2500 truck. If I was towing with a 1500 truck, I may have used the 750/800 lb. or 1000 lb. bars that are longer.

It takes a little time and experimenting to dial it in (we had the swap the arm plate after the first try didn't work quite right on one side), but it's not hard. Good Luck!
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