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Old 02-21-2006, 09:05 PM   #15
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Hi all,
I have an 1985 Sovereign. It has hitch almost like the Blue Ox. The main differance is that two bars hook up to the hitch that swiwels in the middle. It has 2.5 inch ball. I have been looking in a lot of magazines and the internet to identify it. No luck so far. If anyone has any ideas please let me know at rdworian@comcast.net . This looks like instalation that the dealer would put on. This AS. was first sold Mantica Calf. and I am the second owner. I still have all the original paperwork on the trailer but nothing on the hitch. I could not find find any I.D. on the hitch. Any ideas would be appriciated.
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:26 PM   #16
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Hi all,
I have an 1985 Sovereign. It has hitch almost like the Blue Ox. The main differance is that two bars hook up to the hitch that swiwels in the middle. It has 2.5 inch ball. I have been looking in a lot of magazines and the internet to identify it. No luck so far. If anyone has any ideas please let me know at rdworian@comcast.net . This looks like instalation that the dealer would put on. This AS. was first sold Mantica Calf. and I am the second owner. I still have all the original paperwork on the trailer but nothing on the hitch. I could not find find any I.D. on the hitch. Any ideas would be appriciated.
Regards Rusell
Russell,
What color is the hitch? Could it be a Hensly Arrow?

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Old 02-22-2006, 01:04 PM   #17
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Holes are not drilled anyplace, when using a Reese "Dual Cam" sway control. U bolts hold it in place.

However, it's usually wise to install 3 U bolts on each side, so that the bottom plate can "never" loosen, especially with larger trailers.

Drilling 4 holes suggests a friction type sway control, that I don't recommend, because it "must" be somewhat disabled when towing in rain or snow. Also, it never knows when your in a straight line or not. Therefore it exerts as much force getting you into or out of a sway.

Not true with a Reese.

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Old 02-22-2006, 11:34 PM   #18
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Thanks Andy,
I almost have this nailed down and ready to purchase.
I like the 3 u-bolts per side tip. Thanks
I know I want the dual cam vs friction.

It looks to me like Reese has two dual cam setups advertised.
One is the standard u-bolt type you're talking about, part #26000.
The other one is called: Reese Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control. Part number is #26002. It states: ďno u-bolts to conflict with bottle racks or...Ē
This one appears to be different and mounts by bolting to frame with 2 bolts each side. That means drilling holes in vintage AS frame.

This HP setup is also listed as part of their "Strait-line hitch kit" which is the #66020 hitch and #26002 dual cam HP sway control as a group. This is the package I was looking at, although, it only sells for about $20 less than standard hitch and standard dual cam.

Is theHigh Performance Sway Control actually any more high performance?

I suppose my main question now is:
How do I install the u-bolt setup and not interfere with my original LP bottle rack and bottles?

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Ah, new gadgets.

The new Reese HP sway control, operates the same as the standard sway control.

However, the HP mounts with self tapping screws, but you must drill the 1/2 inch holes.

It would appear that the HP model is more versatile than the standard model, plus it costs a little less.

If you use the standard model, the flat plate can be reversed, which allows an additional way to avoid the gas bottle rack interference.

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