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Old 10-16-2016, 06:15 PM   #1
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Any old timers know what reese product this is?

Hello everyone, newbie here. We just acquired a '68 overlander. It has a equalizer or sway hitch attachment and I was hoping to get some info on it.

Ken
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:40 PM   #2
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It's a Reese saddle cam hitch. They were supposed to be a bit tricky to set up but great once they were. My 71 had the same thing. You can't get new parts just used. I recycled mine and bought new.
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:42 PM   #3
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The only thing I found was this link http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...tch-24210.html but it doesn't tell me what I'm missing or how it works.

Ken in Canada.

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Hello everyone, newbie here. We just acquired a '68 overlander. It has a equalizer or sway hitch attachment and I was hoping to get some info on it.

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Old 10-16-2016, 06:44 PM   #4
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Thanks, I figured there were pieces missing, we are picking up an Equalizer hitch this week.

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It's a Reese saddle cam hitch. They were supposed to be a bit tricky to set up but great once they were. My 71 had the same thing. You can't get new parts just used. I recycled mine and bought new.
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:14 PM   #5
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We have one of these Reese dual cam weight distributing and sway reduction hitches. It is currently mounted on the sons 69 Globetrotter. He was towing with just a simple ball mount. He said the Reese make a big difference in the way the trailer tows. That would be true for almost any weight distributing and sway reducing hitch, including the Equalizer.

I think Reese still makes a modern version of this hitch.

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Old 10-16-2016, 08:03 PM   #6
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Box that junk up and send my way! But seriously as the owner of both that style and the new Reese dual cam I prefer the old style. PM me if you would like to sell as I have another trailer I could use that on.
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:06 PM   #7
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In Southern Ontario, I have a complete Reese Dual Cam set-up for sale.
Cost me a thousand+ dollars, and used three times.
Make me a decent offer.
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:23 PM   #8
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Thumbs up Hitch

I concur with everyone else and just finished cleaning up the exact set up off of a 67 overlander that I am just finishing up for sale. Here is a picture of it when cleaned up, took me a couple of days to grind everything down, paint and prime. It was about in the same shape as yours. I thought it was such a cool set up that a future owner would really like it. I have the sway bars and hitch that come with it as well.
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:27 PM   #9
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You have the trailing arms and hangers from a Reese Dual Cam hitch. To complete it you need a set of bars and a hitch head for the receiver on the truck.

Look up Reese Dual Cam Hitch and you will see a complete list of parts/

That said it will be cheaper to buy a complete system and it will have No ware.
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:29 PM   #10
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Reese weight distribution hitch

hello! This looks identical to the Reese Dist. Hitch I have on my 1985 Sovereign - 25'. do you have the rest of the package? That would be the two heavy duty bars that attach the TV Reese hitch to the parts you have shown. Mine is still going strong although one of my stirrups (u shape attached to chain) broke. The Reese parts are no longer made, but I substituted a length of welded chain and a universal link, which works just fine.
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:32 PM   #11
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Hi, Will try this again as I think the picture was too large.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:08 PM   #12
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reese hitch

best hitch i ever had. towed 69 31 ft sovereign to baja mx , went down a 17 mile 15% grade and had been traveling 3 days with the neck of the ball hitch broken. didn't find out until i disconnected truck to drive into loreto. the ball fell out of the hitch and had been ground down to just the ball and no neck.the only thing that kept the trailer attached was the hitch that you could not see the broken neck of the ball. it beets any hitched i have used since.
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:58 PM   #13
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Reece hitch parts

I have a hitch "head with 2inch ball" and bars that fit saddle side sway control off 1966 25 ft. That has been sold . also these hitches are excellent for towing but remember cam lock sway control does not
Work when you are in a turn. Saddle hump only works in going straight line. Different concept from friction pads on friction sway units. If interested in my parts e-mail me for a picture. Head and bars $50.00
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:46 PM   #14
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That is exactly what I have and my dad has used on his 3 trailers since 1966. They work great imo. Dad called Reese a few years ago and they sent new saddles as his were very worn at no charge. Don't know about now.
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