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Old 06-08-2009, 04:22 PM   #15
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I am an owner of a Reese SC hitch. I have no other WD hitch experiences to compare to but, I am very happy with it. My TV is a 06 Tacoma 4 door long bed and I am towing a 23ft safari. With this setup I experience little to no sway.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:35 PM   #16
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I am an owner of a Reese SC hitch. I have no other WD hitch experiences to compare to but, I am very happy with it. My TV is a 06 Tacoma 4 door long bed and I am towing a 23ft safari. With this setup I experience little to no sway.
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I've been looking at the pictures of the hitch and there's one thing that I cannot figure out, maybe you can tell me. Are the brackets that the bars ride on adjustable up and down, or is all bar tention adjustments made with the angle of the head?

Appreciate any information you can give us on the hitch.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:27 PM   #17
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The brackets do not have an adjustment for the amount of weight they are going to support. The only reason they have more than one hole is so they can be used on multiple trailer frame sizes. The pictures in the link attached to the second post appear to show the brackets installed improperly (according to the installation directions I received). The amount of weight on the springs is controlled by the angle of the ball.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:07 PM   #18
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Thanks, that's what it looked like, but the quality of the pictures were not good enough for me to tell for sure.

So, changing the load on the bars is not as easy as with other Reese hitch configurations.
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Changing the load on the bars is not easy. You have to unhitch the trailer to make any adjustments. Time consuming and frustrating if you are in a hurry.
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Yes, but.....and this is a BIG but to me, once it is set, it should be pretty much plug and play.

THE ONE MAJOR thing that I don't like about my Dual Cam hitch is any time you make any change, even just change the load in the truck, or the trailer, for the anti sway system to work correctly, you must readjust the cam arms. And that, is a PITA.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:29 PM   #21
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When I looked at the Reese website and went through the photos, the third from the last appears to show an Equalizer, not a Reese. The Equalizer bars are square and larger than the Reese bars and have a red decal on them with the arrows. I could almost make out "Equal-i-zer", but the photo was too blurry when I blew it up.

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Old 06-08-2009, 07:07 PM   #22
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Not all reese sc hitchs have tapered bars. I have a 750lb model that I bought from etrailer and my spring bars are square. Although since being involved in this thread I tried to find a link to my exact hitch I can not find it for sale anywhere. The prices has gone up considerably since I bought mine about 4 months ago.
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When I looked at the Reese website and went through the photos, the third from the last appears to show an Equalizer, not a Reese. The Equalizer bars are square and larger than the Reese bars and have a red decal on them with the arrows. I could almost make out "Equal-i-zer", but the photo was too blurry when I blew it up.

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Nothing wrong with your eyes Gene. I have an Equal-i-zer brand hitch and would recognize the logo whether blurred or not and when I enlarge the photo I can definitely read the name, not to mention that it is a close-up of the L-brackets and retainers. I'd know them anywhere.

Makes me wonder, hummm.
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I have an Equal-i-zer brand hitch and would recognize the logo whether blurred or not. I'd know them anywhere.

Makes me wonder, hummm.
The only thing I wondered about was not whether it was a photo of an Equalizer, but how anyone at Reese could be so dumb to post it on their website.

If Equalizer decides to sue them in a patent infringement case, that photo will be priceless, or perhaps, more accurately, pricey.

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Whoops! The photo was in a magazine article about the Reese hitch, not on the Reese website. The magazine editors screwed up (and me too). Glad I rechecked that. I looked on the Reese website and couldn't find any reference to the SC series at all.

Whether Equalizer has a patent case, well, that's another story…

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After studying this SC hitch design, I've decided I like the idea of it. I specifically like the part that once it is setup, that's it, no changing the stupid cams every time you change the load slightly like with the "High Performace dual cams" system.

So then, I have only one question for Reese...Why don't you put the same brake pad material on the stupid "High Performance dual cams", and make them work even better Yet?

That is, once you get them adjusted right.........
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Whoops! The photo was in a magazine article about the Reese hitch, not on the Reese website. The magazine editors screwed up (and me too). Glad I rechecked that. I looked on the Reese website and couldn't find any reference to the SC series at all.

Whether Equalizer has a patent case, well, that's another story…

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The photo I referenced was on their website. As you said, it was the third from the last photo in the string of photos. Perhaps they are monitoring this thread and saw their mistake and took the web pages down before anyone else saw their snafu until they could re-work their ad. I bet someone at the ad agency or website administration is in hot water right now!
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The photo I referenced was on their website.
So it sounds like the magazine just copied from the Reese website.

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