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Old 10-21-2010, 02:51 PM   #1
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Can anyone please tell me the use of this bracket? It was installed by one of the PO's. A similar bracket is located on the other side of the frame in the same location.
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Since it's on both sides, it's probably part of a previous sway bar/weight distribution hitch set up...
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:09 PM   #3
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Isn't that the muffler hanger bracket for an exhaust extension from the tow vehicle?
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:16 PM   #4
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Hangers for a WD hitch...
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:41 PM   #5
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Can anyone please tell me the use of this bracket? It was installed by one of the PO's. A similar bracket is located on the other side of the frame in the same location.
Those brackets are (were) for the Reese "dual cam" torsion sway control.

If you wish, saddles on the end of the arms that connected to those brackets, supported the cams that were on the end of the torsion bars.

As your rig turned, the cams moved over the saddles, one forward and the other rearward, which then "unequally" increased the torsion on the bars.

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Thanks everyone. I thought it might be some type of weight distribution system but I have never seen this design. I am removing everything that does not have a useful purpose so these brackets are history. They are being replaced by a new Reese strait line system per your recomendation Andy. Thanks again.
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Isn't that the muffler hanger bracket for an exhaust extension from the tow vehicle?
Maybe a support for a thermosan which transports the black water to the exhaust manifold. No kidding, there was such a gizmo in the early 70s.

All seriousness aside, I believe Andy is right for the umpteenth time
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Thanks everyone. I thought it might be some type of weight distribution system but I have never seen this design. I am removing everything that does not have a useful purpose so these brackets are history. They are being replaced by a new Reese strait line system per your recomendation Andy. Thanks again.
Don't throw those brackets or U-bolts away.

You may need some of those parts with the new Reese dual cam sway control, especially the U-bolts.

Adding a third U-bolt to the new brackets, will keep them from sliding out of adjustment.

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