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Old 02-16-2008, 08:21 PM   #15
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Andy, are you in favor of the Reese dule cam over the equalizer? Also what would be the best set up for a 04 F-150 super crew pulling both a 27' Argosy and a 9,000lb boat with surge/disc breaks?
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:20 PM   #16
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Reese Dual-cam WDH vs. Equal-i-zer Hitch:
Has anyone used both of these hitches? How do they compare in real life? There is so much theoretical info. out there on which system is better, choosing between the two is very difficult. Thanks for any real world experience you can provide.
Comparison???

Day and night.

Reese dual cam.DAY

Equalizer night, a very dark night.

The Reese knows when you turning and changes the torsion.

The equalizer has no clue when your turning.

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Old 02-16-2008, 10:41 PM   #17
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Andy, are you in favor of the Reese dule cam over the equalizer? Also what would be the best set up for a 04 F-150 super crew pulling both a 27' Argosy and a 9,000lb boat with surge/disc breaks?
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surely you don't mean at the same time?
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:34 AM   #18
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Comparison???

Day and night.

Reese dual cam.DAY

Equalizer night, a very dark night.

The Reese knows when you turning and changes the torsion.

The equalizer has no clue when your turning.

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Hi, could you be more specific about the night part; ["a very dark night"] My tow vehicle and trailer combination has no problems of any kind while turning, going foreward or backward. [Equal-i-zer] I don't feel that I need any torsion correction while turning. [My opinion]
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Hi, could you be more specific about the night part; ["a very dark night"] My tow vehicle and trailer combination has no problems of any kind while turning, going foreward or backward. [Equal-i-zer] I don't feel that I need any torsion correction while turning. [My opinion]
When you make a turn, the Reese dual cam torsion bars, unequally increase the torsion, to increase the sway control. That also permits, within reason, taking your hands off the steering wheel, and the rig will return to a "straight line."

That's where the name came from.

In the case of the Equalizer, in a turn, it does not increase the torsion on the bars, therefore the bars have no idea if your turning or in a straight line.

Same is true for a "friction type" sway control. It has no idea if your in a straight line or not.

A load equalizing hitch that alter what it does, depending on what the rig is doing, is far superior.

Hensley hitches, also have a brain, but costs a lot more than the Reese.

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In a previous post you refered to the need to reduce the tension on a friction type sway control when on slick pavement. Yet this is not necesesary with the Reese dual cam. How does the Reese dual cam know that the pavement is slick?
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Andy, Thanks once again for you information. My question now is; would the Reese Dual Cam system work with my 9,000lb boat with surge/disc breaks and would I have to ues different bars for the 27' Argosy TT and boat?
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