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Old 07-12-2013, 08:28 AM   #1
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Anyone have experience with this Reese SC Weight Distribution with Sway Control system, I would like to hear your impression of the hitch.

Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW Reese Weight Distribution RP66155
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:56 AM   #2
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I have not driven one, but have heard that it behaves very much like an Equal-i-zer...but more flexible bars???.....subjective, certainly. I have seen no flex numbers like were run on a few WDs a couple years ago.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:03 AM   #3
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Hitch questions always stir a lively debate, and here is my opinion....

The sway control is still friction based.

I have never used one of these, but have towed with other Reese hardware for several years.

I prefer the cam type anti-sway because unlike the friction devices, once installed and tuned the cam type "knows" when the trailer is straight behind the tow vehicle.

Friction devices just resist movement. Any movement. Like a trailer which has swung out of position and is trying to return straight behind the TV.


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Hitch questions always stir a lively debate, and here is my opinion....

The sway control is still friction based.

I have never used one of these, but have towed with other Reese hardware for several years.

I prefer the cam type anti-sway because unlike the friction devices, once installed and tuned the cam type "knows" when the trailer is straight behind the tow vehicle.

Friction devices just resist movement. Any movement. Like a trailer which has swung out of position and is trying to return straight behind the TV.


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Thanks for your reply, and all you have stated I understand and do not dispute. That is why I asked for input from actual users of the hitch.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:11 AM   #5
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So, no one has experience with the Reese SD 66155?
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:23 AM   #6
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Thanks for your reply, and all you have stated I understand and do not dispute. That is why I asked for input from actual users of the hitch.
LOL: Steve you know that has never stopped anyone here from giving uninformed opinions.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:32 AM   #7
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Michael,

Do you have experience with the Reese SD 66155?
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Of course not. I'm a die hard Andersen WD system user, but you know that.
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Anyone have experience with this Reese SC Weight Distribution with Sway Control system, I would like to hear your impression of the hitch.

Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW Reese Weight Distribution RP66155
Steve we have been using that exact hitch for over 2 years, and about 15,000 miles. It's performed very well in all conditions, including some pretty crazy windy conditions.

I have no interest in any more of these hitch threads, only saw this because it was on the portal. We can discuss further via PM if you like.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:58 PM   #10
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I have the Reese Dual-Cam sway control. I do not believe Dual-Cam system is considered a friction system. It is a fantastic system. It took a day or so and trip to the scales to get it dialed in. I Love it, love it, love it. My bars are 750 lbs as I recall.
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So, only one person on this forum uses the Reese SC hitch?
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #12
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Well I have he same hitch - it came with the 25 ft excella I just bought - Have only towed about 400 miles (bringing the trailer home through the Mts. of Pennsylvania and I will say I am impressed. Barely knew the trailer was behind me... of course the creaking sounds when slow going on turns in town or around gas plazas is enough to raise your hair, but ya kind of get used to it! Then again how does one get experience with several hitches or systems/ kind of cost prohibitive to experiment. I will be doing the Long Haul from WNY to the Keys in January and then touring the US in 2014 hunting and fishing where ever the wind blows.. I should have a lot more experience with it in the next year or two LOL...
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BigPine, are you sure you have this hitch or the Equil-i-zer, which looks very similar but doesn't have the friction pads the bars sit on? The Equil-i-zer is the original design and is notorious for being "squeaky".
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Well I have he same hitch - it came with the 25 ft excella I just bought - Have only towed about 400 miles (bringing the trailer home through the Mts. of Pennsylvania and I will say I am impressed. Barely knew the trailer was behind me... of course the creaking sounds when slow going on turns in town or around gas plazas is enough to raise your hair, but ya kind of get used to it! Then again how does one get experience with several hitches or systems/ kind of cost prohibitive to experiment. I will be doing the Long Haul from WNY to the Keys in January and then touring the US in 2014 hunting and fishing where ever the wind blows.. I should have a lot more experience with it in the next year or two LOL...
Those creaking sounds are easily cured....all you have to do is put a thin film of Vaseline, on the bearing surfaces of the dual cams, and on the top and bottom of the trunnion bars where they attach to the ball hitch. A very thin film is all that is necessary. Do not use a heavy grease,Reese recommends only Vaseline. I've used this for years, and it works great.

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