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Old 08-03-2009, 07:17 PM   #15
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Interesting.... now you have me thinking about upgrading my friction sway control to dual cam. Didn't know it was this easy to do.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:19 PM   #16
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Reese Dual Cam Sway Control for round/trunnion hitches

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Interesting.... now you have me thinking about upgrading my friction sway control to dual cam. Didn't know it was this easy to do.
The "classic" Dual Cam System is very easy to install and adjust -- it has to be if I can handle it as I am not typically a do-it-yourself type. I have installed and adjusted the system on both of my coaches, and it is amazingly easy if not a bit time consuming -- my biggest problem is finding a quiet stretch of road to make the final adjustment. The last time I installed the system on my Minuet, it took about 4 hours from unboxing to final adjustment.

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Old 08-03-2009, 11:18 PM   #17
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Roger,

My father did just what you want to do...added the Reese anti-sway cams to an Eazy lift hitch, and he had to grind down the bars a little off each side at the ends only. He had the old style cams, the only ones available at the time, and it worked fine.
Thank you steveH, I need some encouragement. It seems as though it would not effect the torsion effect much to remove a little off the edges.

How long did he use the cam on the eaz-lift? Do you know the torsion bar rating on the bars he modified ie 1200 lb, 1000lb, 800lb, 600lb etc? size of trailer etc?? Thank you,
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Roger,

That was in the later 80's, and I really don't know the size of the bars, but I would guess they were the bigger ones because at the time he was towing a 35' Avion.

I also remember with the Reese dual cams he used TWO of the friction anti sway bars. He was towing with a 3/4 ton Suburban, but it was a BIG trailer, and he had a tendancy to drive too fast.
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The arms on my Reese would work with the setup posted earlier. My only concern would be the placement of the bracket for the cam arms. I am concerned that the propane bottles might be in the way.
There are several places on the brackets to place the u-bolts, avoiding the propane bottles. Also, I saw in another posting, someone suggested using a third u-bolt on each side, because the brackets have a tendency to slide on the trailer frame, changing the adjustment.
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