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Old 04-01-2003, 06:47 AM   #29
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Reese dual cam problems

Greetings Chas!

For the spring bars that I have, the length doesn't seem to be directly related to weight rating - - the 500 pound bars are the longest with the 350 pound bars being the shortest. I suspect that it may be more an issue of age of the bars. I seem to remember being told when I purchased my first trailer in 1980 that there were two different length spring bars available depending upon which model Reese hitch was installed.

After quite a long wait, I did finally hear from Reese Engineering with a response to my query regarding minimum weight issues with the Dual Cam system. Their reply was that it wasn't so much an issue with trailer weight as tongue weight. The system requires at least 400 pounds tongue weight to be effective. If your Overlander is anything like my '64 model, that shouldn't be a concern as my hitch weight on the Overlander varies between 675 and 725 pounds depending upon how much gear I have loaded.

With the 750 pound spring bars, I drop either three or four links again depending upon how heavily loaded the trailer is - - typically this means drop four when traveling to the International Rally - - towing with the '99 GMC K2500 Suburban with 10,000 pound trailer towing package.


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Old 04-01-2003, 07:52 AM   #30
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I'm not ssure about the lengths I think they can be ordered as needed. My 750lb bars at short and I have a seto of 1200lb's that are longer. the 750s are circa 1980 (have recipt) the 1200's are mid 90's.

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