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Avion Guy

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Following our accident last Sept. (check the web-site for details) my old Draw-Tite was destroyed.
The trailer is repaired, the YUKON is in the driveway going through breakin. All that is left is the purchase of the hitch system.
After reading and reading past posts I am committed to the Dual-Cam sway control. Now I must decide who's hitch and spring bars to purchase. I want your experiences on what you own if you are using a Dual-Cam. What hitch are you using and would you buy it again.


*This Message was edited on 15-Jan-03 06:09 PM by Avion Guy*





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I would say go with the reese product if you are dead set on the dual cam,

I would suggest the hensley, with that tow vehicle anyway.

Not sure what the cause of your accident was but fortunately everyone walked away....


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Reese, Draw-Tite, Fulton, Wesbar, and the rest of this family of brands of Trimas Corp. are now owned by Heartland Partners.
http://www.heartlandpartners.com/portfolio/trimas_fact.shtml

As already said, if you're buying dual-cam, might as well get Draw-Tite/Reese...about the same price as everybody else, good quality, and it fits. Shop your Draw-Tite and Reese dealers for the best price.

Or, a better idea, for the same money, buy a used Pullrite hitch. It's safer. Contact the Pullrite factory for their service of connecting a private seller with a buyer, or contact some of the larger Pullrite dealers who sell used hitches. www.pullrite.com


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Avion Guy,

Why did you crash? What can the rest of us learn from your misfortune?


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Reese and Draw Tite are the same company, I was told, only the labels are changed to protect the innocent. I use Draw Tite spring bars on my Reese Trunion.


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I will throw this onto the thread. If you wind up close to the max limit on one size bar or at the low end of the next size go to the heavier rated bars. I had that situation on a hitch I sold. I was told by a Reese engineer that bars that are undersized might start out ok but over time will loose their tension and therefore their effectiveness.

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Kenneth, Here is the posting about Avion Guys accident.
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kenneth you said pullrite and reese are the same money? if so where I'll buy pullrite... thanks Dave


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Dog gone it. Now I am thinking from square one all over again. I ordered the Hensley Video today.

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My understanding is that the Hensley Arrow stays totally attached to the trailer. How easy would it be for someone to steal it when it is parked in the driveway?

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