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Old 06-01-2004, 03:42 PM   #1
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Installing Reese Dual Cam on Safari SS

Has anyone installed a Reese Dual Cam on a Safari? I am going to install mine and I am a bit concerned about drilling into the A Frame blindly with the wires running through it. What did you do to avoid drilling into the wires?
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I did it slow and carefully. I had no problems. As a matter of fact, I used (I think it was) tungten drill bit and it went through the frame like butter.

I would measure 10x and drill once. I used a hydrauallic (sp) jack to hold the arm in place, set it correctly, measured at least 20x...hey, I'm excessive compulsive.. and then I drilled into it.

BTW, I also added some silicone caulk to the inner brackets, the bolts and the tip of the bolts. I figured if I did that, not only would it seal fairly well, but also the caulk on the flat tip of the bolt would also help cushion any wire looms that might come into contact with the bolt on the inside of the 'A' frame.

All good for over 1000 miles so far!

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Old 06-01-2004, 04:43 PM   #3
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PS- also as it starts to break through, you'll actually feel it start and know when to ease up a bit.
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for the hints

Installed the hitch with ease last Friday. I purchased some drill stops and used them just to be sure I did not drill too far. I also measured several times just to be sure.... I used cobalt bits and only needed to use 1/4" and 7/16" to get the holes drilled.
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