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Old 03-06-2010, 08:16 PM   #141
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A $60,000+ trailer, just dropped on the ball, and towed.
Anybody want to buy an '010 Flying Cloud, cheap? Sway control not included, nor was it ever installed.

Doesn't surprise me the slightest, Terry. I talk to people every week that do have sway "control" and do the same thing.

When the sway controls the situation it can be quite damaging.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:50 AM   #142
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Andy;

What is the cost of the Reese?

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Old 03-09-2010, 09:57 AM   #143
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Hi john, This is Andy's link. Inland RV Center Inc. Or you can just try a google search. reese weight distribution hitch - Google Search
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Well I just gotten thru 11 pages of this discussion and I have to admit now I'm a believer. I have a 2009 Flying Cloud 27FB towed by a 2001 F350 4WD 7.3 Diesel. It tows very well. I'm usually passing big rigs, not the other way around. None the less, the raised level of control seems worth the investment of the Reese. My WD hitch came with a friction sway control device that I knew inherently was near worthless. (I have a lot of experience with building vehicles.) Also, there seemed to be issues with very tight turns and backing up. So I never intalled it. I can't really afford the cost of a Hensley or ProPride, but the Reese dual cam seems like an affordable option. My question is: With the Reese dual cam, are there any issues with very tight turns or backing?
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I've taken some very tight turns and only once, in a campground, did I have an arm "pull out" of the cam.

Backing is no issue.
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Skip, I believe hhendrix was refering to the "friction sway control" device that came with his hitch. They reduce the turning radius significantly. I got one for "free" with our trailer but discarded it long ago.

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Thanks guys, let me clarify. The device pictured in newrosewell's post is the friction sway control I was referring to. I sold it. I knew there were turning and backing issues with the friction sway control. One dealer even told me to disconnect the friction sway control when backing. In light of that, are there any limitations to backing or turning with the Reese Dual Cam sway control?
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What is the cost of the Reese?

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We are not allowed to quote prices on anything that we sell or may sell.

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Old 03-09-2010, 03:32 PM   #149
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I paid around 750.00 for a Reese W/D with Sway control bars Installed.

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This reminds me... my Reese dual cam has some stiff bars. It isn't bad with my spongy half-ton Titan, but I'm a little nervous about a "buckboard wagon" 3/4 ton. I'm going to have to snoop around for some lighter bars, I suppose.
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This reminds me... my Reese dual cam has some stiff bars. It isn't bad with my spongy half-ton Titan, but I'm a little nervous about a "buckboard wagon" 3/4 ton. I'm going to have to snoop around for some lighter bars, I suppose.


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I've gone one direction and then another on this subject. The rear springs on a DODGE are truly stiff in 3/4T. But the aftermarket makes spring sets with a softer "top" to them (DEAVER; more leaves, more progressive); so keep that in mind as well.

All I know for sure is multiple weighings and a dead-accurate set of TW readings to inform any changes.
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The hitch salesman tried to sel me 1000 lb bars for my sway, I settled for 800lb. I drive a F250 4x4. Rides great. I did the Jump test and it actually moves up and down 3plus inches. Would like to get a set of 600lb bars and do the jump test also.

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I've taken some very tight turns and only once, in a campground, did I have an arm "pull out" of the cam.

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Thanks guys, let me clarify. The device pictured in newrosewell's post is the friction sway control I was referring to. I sold it. I knew there were turning and backing issues with the friction sway control. One dealer even told me to disconnect the friction sway control when backing. In light of that, are there any limitations to backing or turning with the Reese Dual Cam sway control?
I was answering for the Reese, so no, I find no limitations unless you are really really cranking a turn.
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