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CLHEJ

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Posted: 10/16/02 06:14am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello all. Recently I posted about receiving our new Sportsman 3004. When we took delivery, our dealership had not realized that the Reese Dual Cam system did not work with a specific set of equalizer w/d bars. Knowing all the great experiences that I have heard about the D/C system, I asked them to reorder the proper setup for my hitch. Needless to say, they installed a friction sway control system, which did have noticeable sway on a 300 mile trip that we took it on for the first time. A week later the correct setup for the D/C arrived and I was anxious to get it exchanged.

Let me tell you, there was a night and day difference. The Reese dual cam had absolutely no sway whatsoever. This system IS what everyone has talked about. I couldn't believe how much better it was than the fiction system.

Thank you all for your expertise! Reading and posting on this forum has enabled me to make wise and sound decisions about my first TT.

Craig

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Thanks for getting back with us and 'reporting'. There is nothing more reliable than hearing from those that 'experience' various aspects of rv'in, both the 'good' the 'bad' and the 'ugly'.

When it is set up correctly it is an excellent system when used as designed. Take care, and enjoy your new setup.

Happy rv'in.


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Desert Dweller, Hiya.

You are 'thinking correctly'. There is a good chance,would even make a bet on it, that your dealer is going to set you up with a Reese WD system and friction bar. If so, drive VERY CAREFULLY, on the way home as the friction bar is not rated for trailers with over 400 lbs. tongue weight and your TT will far exceed that.

Secondly, IF, he does set up the Reese WD, you can get the Dual Cam upgrade. However, if you have the $$$, with that size of TT, you may want to consider the Hensley. You have a good tow vehicle for that TT, so that is not a concern.

Let me know what he does set you up with; and be sure, if it is a friction bar, to let him know he does not know what he is doing with that setup. Hopefully, he is one of the few 'smarter' dealers and will set you up appropriately.

Happy rv'in, and enjoy your new rig.

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p.s. Get the Prodigy brake controller as well...

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You guys have really got me thinking now. My wife and I just ordered a 32' travel trailer from a dealer 150 miles away. I've got a 3/4 ton 2001 GMC Yukon XL with the 4:10 axle. The only thing I've towed with this truck is the pop-up we just sold. The dealer has told me he will sell me a weight-distribution hitch and sway bar when I arrive to take delivery. I've been reading much about the Reese Dual Cam and the Hensley. One thing I've discovered in both is that I'd need exact measurments from both my truck and the trailer, which I obviously don't have yet. The set-up (hitch) the dealer will provide for me will cost me around $325. I guess I'll just have to absorb that cost until I get the trailer and I can order either the Hensley or the Reese. From everything I've read on this forum, either one of these hitches is the ONLY way to go.

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Yes, Definately get the Prodigy brake control. It has been super!

By the way......My dealer had never even sold the dual cam system before. Always sold units with the friction control. He has been in business for 23 years (i think). He asked to test drive mine with the new Dual cam, and was simply amazed at the difference. Needless to say, he will be stocking these now.

Thanks again

Craig


Craig & Lillian
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 MEGA Cab Cummins "BlueTec", HyperTech Max Energy, Fitch Fuel Catalyst, Prodigy brake control, Reese Dual Cam
2003 Sportsman 3004SS (in search of a bigger,better TT)

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It appears that your dealer is setting you up with a Reese weight distributing hitch only. If I am correct, I hope that you get this before you take delivery.

Get a Reese Dual Cam Sway Control setup. This includes the WD hitch, the receiver, the WD system, and the antisway parts.

Your dealer should be able to order the entire setup beforehand based on you tow vehicle specs and the trailer specs. If he has a problem, he can call Reese to get all the proper parts.

In my opinio, you need this setup given the length and weight of your trailer to your tow vehicle.

I have the entire system and can highly recommend it. I belive mine cost about $1,200, including all installation fees and brake controller. I hope this helps.


John L - Toms River, NJ
2003 Savana G2500 8 Passenger Van, 6.0 V8, 3.73 Rear, Factory Tow Pkg - 2007 Sprinter Copper Canyon 2591RBS 27.7' - Reese Dual Cam Sway

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Thanks for the input Craig.

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I am waiting to get my dual cam. I hope this really works. I have been leaning towards the hensley.. but 300$ or 2300$ ..... I am trying the least pricy one first..

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