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Old 11-07-2009, 08:41 AM   #1
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Reese Dual Cam Sway Control with SOB WD hitches?

Can a Reese Dual Cam Sway Control be used in combination with other brand weight distributing hitches. Specifically, can it be used with a Husky?
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:02 AM   #2
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Reese Dual Cam Sway Control with SOB WD hitches?

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Can a Reese Dual Cam Sway Control be used in combination with other brand weight distributing hitches. Specifically, can it be used with a Husky?
I am virtually certain that the Husky won't work with the Dual Cam HP, but I would be more confident that the classic Dual Cam that uses U-bolts for mounting might work -- particularly with the trunion style Husky. The key would be whether the bolt-on saddle would match the bolt-holes used to attach the chains on your Husky bars -- I imagine that it would be possible to bore new holes to match the saddle, but don't know whether that might not, in some way, compromised the integrity of the bars.

Good luck with your investigation!

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How is the "Dual Cam HP" different from the "classic Dual Cam"? just the U bolts?
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Cams are bolted onto the w/d bars rather than using a bend in the w/d bars that act as the cams. The bolt on cam follower levers are also entirely different.
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Reese Dual Cam Sway Control with SOB WD hitches?

I thought that a couple of photos might help to illustrate the difference:

Classic Reese Dual Cam Sway Control as Installed on my '78 Minuet




Reese HP Dual Cam Sway Control





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Thanks does Reese still sell both versions?
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Reese Dual Cam Sway Control with SOB WD hitches?

Greetings Lumatic!

Yes, Reese does still offer both versions, but the classic style is something of a back-burner item that isn't even mentioned on their website. As an example, I found the classic style Dual Cam listed at this link.

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My father had a Reese Dual Cam (classic) installed and operating with his Eazilift round bar hitch. He said it "helped", but at the time he also had TWO friction sway bars on the trailer. It was the big three axle Avion, and he towed it with a 3/4 ton Suburban.
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My father had a Reese Dual Cam (classic) installed and operating with his Eazilift round bar hitch. He said it "helped", but at the time he also had TWO friction sway bars on the trailer. It was the big three axle Avion, and he towed it with a 3/4 ton Suburban.
Years ago, many owners used 2 friction type sway controls.

Most of them still had sway.

The trick is not what you may use, but is it the correct type and rating for the intended job, as well as properly installed, and, properly adjusted.

Unless the answer to the above is yes, yes, yes, problems will still prevail.

Load equalizing hitches is not a rocket science, but unfortunately, many owners, to this day, refuse to accept facts, and totally disregard professional experiences.

Any travel trailer will track correctly, without a sway problem, "IF" and only if, the three factors are indeed positive, along with a good tow vehicle.

If even one is negative, the "booze" is certainly on the menu, at every truck stop. The booze helps reduce the "white" knuckles, or seemingly so.

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Andy,

My father had no sway problems with that rig, as defined by "the tail wagin' the dog" type sway. However, the rig still only had a combination of friction type sway dampers, and so had the normal "wiggles" such a setup always has when traversing pavement abnormalities. And, being such a big heavy rig, I know my father was always concerned, and rightly so.

My father was too frugal to buy one of the pivot point projection hitches, although the Hensly and the other one that uses a round track were available then.
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Well, I guess I'm one of those who refuse to accept facts and professional advice.

I still use two sway-control bars.

Have done so for the past 25 years.

No sway, whether I'm towing an SOB or the Greatest Towing Trailer on the Planet.

Of course, I started using those dangerous devices before the Internet experts told me better. All I do is make sure the trailer is well balanced and the tow vehicle is adequate for the load.
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Greetings Lumatic!

Yes, Reese does still offer both versions, but the classic style is something of a back-burner item that isn't even mentioned on their website. As an example, I found the classic style Dual Cam listed at this link.

Good luck with your investigation!

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Thanks for that link. I've been looking for a replacement set and have not been able to find them anywhere, let alone find anyone that knows what I'm talking about.
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The setup that Overland 64 posted the link too,is the setup I use today. As you can see by my stats I have a 1ton and the Old Style Reese Dual cam. This is still a viable setup today. Mine has 550 lb bars. I have tested this on Interstates with the big trucks and crosswinds and on the two lane highways of Ohio and Michigan.I get no sway. I also have intentionally dropped off the pavement on two lanes roads just to get a reaction. I got NOTHING.
I have done alot of weighing of my rig on a state certified scale so I know where the best balance is in regard to weight. We get a great ride on both ends.This setup may not work for everyone as it works for me.
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