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Old 06-11-2009, 07:33 AM   #15
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Mine have always been the square trunnion bar models which I'm actually quite happy with... and frankly your reasoning is exactly why I've just always stayed with the Dual-Cam... it may be kind of lame, but I have always figured that struggling with the devil I know is better than the one I don't.

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Roger, I understand and cannot argue that reasoning. I'm just unhappy with the difficulty of adjusting the newer model cams, and the fact that with every different loading of the trailer or vehicle, to perform correctly, the cams really need to be readjusted.

If both cams are not exactly in the correct position...i.e. touching the bars in the front and the back of the bend when the TV is straight ahead, the anti sway does not perform correctly.

I've proven this to myself by using a feeler guage between the bars and the cams after making changes, and while doing adjustments. Also, the new type cams must be "persuaded" with at least a 2 pound hammer to move to the new position when doing the adjustments. The older "U" bolt attached cams would slide very easily to the new possition after loosening only one side of the "U" bolts.

I believe this is because the older cams where carried by a "U attachment" that distributed the load to both sides of the cam and therefore did not tend to twist the cam as the newer system does, because it's load is applied to only one side of the cam.

After using them for a while, it is my evaluation that the newer cam bolts get wedged in their slots when under the strain of the bar being loaded, and they MUST be loaded to get to the correct adjustment position.

All in all, it is my opinion that the newer design was of course intended to be an improvement, that in operation, has proven not as good as the original.
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Hmmm... interesting observation, Steve. I confess that I've had no issues with mine at all... at least not that I've noticed... since it was originally set up in October of '06, and I've now used three tow vehicles with this tongue setup.

Next time I hitch it up, I'll take a closer look at the saddle position... but remember I'm also using the square trunnion bars rather than your round ones... with the Hi-Performance forged ball mount. I don't know if that ball mount/trunnion bar setup would make any difference or not.
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Roger, I'm also useing the trunion bars....600 pounders, used to have 800 pounders, but was "told" by THE hitch "guru" I needed the smaller ones. They do ride better, but the anti-sway works no better, and I'm concerned about the amount of bend in them. Wish I had stayed with the Reese recommended bars.

I actually wish sometimes I had the round bars, as I know they would ride better at the appropriate sized bars for my tongue weight. By the way, I actually weighed the tongue yesterday. It weighs 780 pounds. The specs say it weighs 760, so no problems there.
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Actually, the bars will deform an amazing amount... something like 4-6".

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Actually, the bars will deform an amazing amount... something like 4-6".

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And, that's about what they are deforming. Hope they don't break.
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