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Old 05-24-2004, 08:17 PM   #15
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does everyone think that i should just purchase a whole new setup rather than try to use anything on the trailer, the one looks bent in the first picture am i correct?
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Old 05-24-2004, 08:25 PM   #16
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Absolutely. Get a complete new Reese hitch with dual cam. You are correct about it being bent. I sure wouldn't try to straighten it, even if it were possible.
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Old 05-24-2004, 09:27 PM   #17
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hey does anyone have a we source that can get me into the new WD setup cheap?

there is a thread on this but real quick is the HD with the bolt on brackets the way to go or should i just use the regular dual cam?
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Old 05-24-2004, 10:18 PM   #18
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I have the HP with the bolt on and I love it. Looks like it is really part of the trailer. Joe
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Old 05-24-2004, 10:21 PM   #19
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Here's a good place to purchase online: Reese Strait-Line Hitch

Cost = $400 (1200lb bars)
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Old 05-24-2004, 10:22 PM   #20
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If you are passing through STL on the way to Mississippi, I have a dual cam and 1,000 lb. bars that I would be willing to let go at a nominal cost.

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hey does anyone have a we source that can get me into the new WD setup cheap?
"new WD setup" and "cheap" are mutually exclusive terms.

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Roger,

what setup are your using on your 34?
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Reese Hi-performance drawbar and ball mount

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what setup are your using on your 34?
It's pretty standard... I have the Hi-perf 12,000 lb draw bar and ball mount. The mount is slanted about 15 degrees on the draw bar. The WD bars and cams that mount on the tongue are the older style that I got from the P.O. when I bought the trailer. The original setup I bought, I got for a Minuet several years ago, so I still have the later-style lightweight bars and those cams in a box somewhere. All-in-all, it's a pretty pedestrian hitch... nothing fancy at all, but it seems to work fine.

When I first got the 34' I had huge sway issues. As it turned out, the draw bar was too long; it was for a van conversion with rear-mounted spare and it flexed like crazy. Using the Hi-Perf draw bar stopped about half of the sway, but I still had issues until I figured out the tire pressures were WAY too low on the Excursion at 55psi on my "E" range tires. That allowed too much sidewall flex which allowed the Excursion to "wiggle" with trailer input at speed. It was pretty scary. At 70psi (all the way around) on the Ex and the trailer tires aired up to max, and the Hi-Perf draw bar setup, the thing tracks like it's on rails.

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Lightbulb Finally have this isssue solved

Thanks one and all for the help and the lessons on WD. I found a gent to bring this baby up to me. he is a professional owns his own tow rig and WD setup that he puts on and gets to towing. I should have my new A/S 1 week from today. i am exicted and scared to see what i actually have purchased.
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