Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-27-2009, 03:41 PM   #15
2 Rivet Member
Phantom's Avatar
2007 19' Bambi
Delton , Michigan
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 71
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 181
Thanks a bunch Steve... really helpful info... the pictures really help me get an idea of what I need. I have the newer bars with the curve in the tips, but I like the idea of the older style dual-cams being easier to adjust. I might go that way. Now let me know about the map...

Phantom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2009, 04:37 PM   #16
Rivet Master
HowieE's Avatar

1991 34' Excella
Princeton , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,318
Images: 12
I would not recommend a mix and match system. The older Dual Cam trailing arms only have a single ware surface were as the newer Straight Line arms can be reversed side to side as the ware thus doubling the life expectancy.

As for easy of adjusting the newer Straight Line arms are quite simple to adjust. With both nuts that hold the cam into the yoke adjust the WD system until yo have it as you want. Now while hitched up drive in a straight line for at least 75 ft. and stop. Tap the yoke and cam arms with a 2 pound hammer to be sure the cams are seated in the arms and then tighten the nut inside the yoke by hand. Once it is tight tighten the outer nut with a wrench. It is a good idea to lift up on the shaft of the drivers side bolt when tightening it to insure the cam is not at an angle to the arm. This is a problem with the sloppy machining of the key way slot in manufacturing.

In all cases after installing the newer arms mark them as to which side they go on again due to sloppy manufacturing they are not the same lengths and crossing them will cause sway rather than reduce it.

2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles

HowieE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2009, 07:07 PM   #17
Rivet Master
SteveH's Avatar
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,286
I've owned both types in the past, having just gotten RID of the new type in favor of the PP. They both wear on the front and the rear of the cam. Also from my experience, the older type control sway better.

There's no question in my mind, I would get the older type. But, your mileage may vary.
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2009, 07:21 PM   #18
4 Rivet Member
Currently Looking...
holland , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 436
Images: 1
Originally Posted by finalcutjoe View Post
leave it to 2air, to go bustin'-balls in a hitch thread... <wink>
Damn, this one had me in tears!!
safari 28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2009, 10:02 AM   #19
2 Rivet Member
Phantom's Avatar
2007 19' Bambi
Delton , Michigan
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 71
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 181
Hi Safari 28.... Fellow Michigander! We're from N. of KaZoo... Delton. Are you on the road this winter?

Phantom is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cam vs friction sway control Boondocker Hitches, Couplers & Balls 40 10-30-2007 06:18 PM
Friction Anti-sway on '65 Caravel PoconoAir Hitches, Couplers & Balls 5 05-01-2007 05:21 PM
34' with friction sway control? Kistler Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12 05-02-2004 03:25 PM
Reese friction to Reese Dual Cam ? Kistler Our Community 7 07-01-2003 07:53 PM
friction vs. dual cam sway Craig Hitches, Couplers & Balls 8 04-29-2003 11:30 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.