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Old 08-23-2017, 06:20 AM   #1
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Reese Steadi-Flex WD Hitch

I've learned that Reese has come out with a new WD hitch called the Steadi-Flex. As a long-time (and satisfied) Reese Dual-Cam user, I'm interested in knowing how the new Reese design compares in use to the traditional dual-cam model. Any information is appreciated.
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:28 AM   #2
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It appears it will work much more like an equalizer, but with tapered bars, I suspect it will have much more flexibility. My observation is solely based upon looking at pictures.
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Dznf0g, thanks for the comment. I guess I'll have to wait to learn more until the Steadi-Flex becomes more commonly used.
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FYI

https://www.reese-hitches.com/produc..._000_lbs,66559
https://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Dist...e/RP66560.html
https://www.amazon.com/Reese-66559-S.../dp/B01B9K4TBK

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Looks interesting.
They definitely copied the good features of the Equalizer, and added more flex. Then simplified the head.
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I like that the head doesn't appear to be as tall as the dual cam. I usually drag the bottom of the hitch head/shank going in an out of my driveway.

I don't like that the sway bars need to be pinned into the head and then secured with spring clips under the head. At my age getting down on a knee to find the hole for the spring clip is hard.

Also I wonder how quickly the holes for the pins that hold the sway bars will become wallowed out.
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At my age getting down on a knee to find the hole for the spring clip is hard.
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Copy that! My first thought when I saw that photo . . .

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I agree in concept about using friction material at the bar to bracket joint rather than steel on steel. Just needs the right properties.
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I agree in concept about using friction material at the bar to bracket joint rather than steel on steel. Just needs the right properties.
Equalizer now sells a pad that the bars ride on also. Looks kind of plastic, rather than brake pad, but folks say the difference is less noise.
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Equalizer now sells a pad that the bars ride on also. Looks kind of plastic, rather than brake pad, but folks say the difference is less noise.

Have them on mine for several years now.
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