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schepp4

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Posted: 01/10/03 01:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I really don't know how to word this question, but here goes: With the dual cam set up when you detach from the car to camp what is left on the trailer???? Do you leave on the ball connected with the shank, spring bars, and dual cam???? Or do you unhook the ball and shank??? and leave all on trailer???But my main question is do you unhook the dual cam??? Does the dual cam come off the trailer frame when camping or storing the trailer??? Hope I made some sort of sense. Schepp.


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Schepp4,
I think I understand your question. The dual cam unhooks when you unhook the load bars. It stays with the trailer the ball and ball holder stays with the tow vehicle. I usually take the ball holder off after as it is all grease and I can not seem to be around the campsite more than one hour without ruining a pair of pants by rubbing up against it.


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Posted: 01/10/03 04:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Schepp,
When you unhook in camp, the hitch with ball attached will stay with the tow vehicle. As JLS said, it is very dirty with grease and you WILL bump into it if you do not remove it. I usually put one of those rubber ball covers over the ball, then take it out and put it under the trailer covered with a small ground cloth, or I sometimes put it into the back of my pickup which has a cap on it.

The spring bars remove from the hitch head and I usually put them across the A frame of the trailer behind the propane tanks.

The Dual Cam set up with the chains etc. remains attached to the trailer A frame.

It is really very simple as you will see when you get your rig. You will have no problem at all getting unhooked and into "Camping" mode.
Good luck.


*This Message was edited on 10-Jan-03 04:12 PM by bsmith0337*



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First off, the dual cam is the only way to go. I'll include a link with some information on the dual cam system with a picture of the set-up.
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Posted: 01/11/03 04:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I made a couple storage holders fron 2" galvanized pipe..Bolted them to the outside frame nearest the back of the trailer. I remove the spring bars and insert the ends , opposite of the cam end, into these pipes (holders) for storage. I leave my ball hitch in the receiver and locked to the truck, and yep, I get a lot of grease spots about knee high on my blue jeans ..I guess I need to cover the ball....


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