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Old 09-17-2010, 04:17 PM   #1
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My new Reese dual cam hitch is making moderately loud creaking noise when I turn corners. I'm sure it's coming from the ball/tongue hitch rather than the friction sway. I've greased up the ball, but it still creaks. What do you think is happening? Thanks.
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My new Reese dual cam hitch is making moderately loud creaking noise when I turn corners. I'm sure it's coming from the ball/tongue hitch rather than the friction sway. I've greased up the ball, but it still creaks. What do you think is happening? Thanks.
It normal. The sound is the arm riding on and off the trailing arm cams
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No Worries, Mine does the same thing. Sometimes it goes BOOM!!!!

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It's just letting you know it's doing it's job....well sorta. Okit's letting you know you have them on and didn't forget them at the campsite or garage.

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Reese tells us that greasing the cam will decrease the effectiveness of the anti-sway. It will ALSO make most of the creaking and popping go away. I rub a finger over the well greased ball and LIGHTLY RUB a little into the cam saddle. It may be less effective as anti-sway, but it keeps my wife from jumping out of her skin when we turn a corner at low speed...
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That answers my question. Thanks for all your replies.
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Mine does it as well and it makes me a bit crazy! Bit the instructions tell you to put a small amount of vasiline on the cams and it works! Happy trails.
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