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Old 05-19-2013, 07:07 AM   #1
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Another newbie wb / sway control ???

My new Reese spring / trunnion bars (600#) just arrived and am hoping to get it installed before the rain comes. While reading the install instructions for the dual cam sway control I noticed they are designed for use on frames with a maximum width of 2". If one side is open, i.e. C channel, you must install a reinforcing plate in the open side. Must this be metal and welded on? Can it be a hardwood block and inserted into the open channel? Not quite sure what to do. Thanks all...... Woody

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It should not be wood, and it does not need to be welded.
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Huh?

Jim, not sure what you mean. Are you saying just to slide a metal plate into the channel? If so what will hole it in place? If it is only secured by the two big U bolts, will it not slide around or out if not welded or tacked? Maybe I just can't see the forest for the trees? Thanks, Woody
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Woody, the plates, if installed to match the c channel, will be held with sufficient pressure by the U bolts.

Install, then carefully mark upper and lower positions and watch for movement. If they move, you should have them 'tack welded' in place or otherwise secure them to the mount point.
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Hi Channing
Thanks for the reply. After looking at this issue from several different angles I've decided to go ahead and have the plates welded in. If the frame should ever torque I think it better in the long run to have had them properly secured in the first place. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing....... :>)
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Hi Channing
Thanks for the reply. After looking at this issue from several different angles I've decided to go ahead and have the plates welded in. If the frame should ever torque I think it better in the long run to have had them properly secured in the first place. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing....... :>)
That would be my plan too!
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Hi Channing
Thanks for the reply. After looking at this issue from several different angles I've decided to go ahead and have the plates welded in. If the frame should ever torque I think it better in the long run to have had them properly secured in the first place. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing....... :>)
Yep, why do it when you can over do it, right??!!!

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