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RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

After a 2nd look, still can't imagine the culprit other than bottoming out in reverse or possibly an extremely sharp turn where the trunnion was close to being ejected and apon straightening back up.....the top section of trunnion caught the cam bracket. Inspect the tip of trunnion for gouge marks. Oh, 6 links does seem to be the sweet spot with these hitches.\ After listening to what you guys have said & looking at everything I'm thinking the cam slipping out of the trunnion bar makes the most sense. I had to replace my bars this summer & the tip that drops down behind the detent for the cam is very short compared to my old bars. In hindsight I wish I would have kept them just to compare. I have to make a very sharp turn into my driveway & with the longer tip it was not an issue. With the shorter tip the cam probably slipped out the back of the bar & then the bar caught on it when I straightened out. I absolutely love the dual cam but if this is how the damage happened then I either need to disconnect when making sharp turns (not going to happen) or get a different hitch. I was leaning towards Blue Ox but after reading a lot of posts & a lot of reviews I'm now thinking Equalizer. Thank you all. On a side note I have emailed Reese twice & have not received even as much as an acknowledgement of receipt, not impressed.
Arn 10/16/20 02:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

Do you have pix of the set up hitched on the tv before things went wrong? It's from quite a distance but does show the set up. https://i.imgur.com/KFZ8Sjal.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
Arn 10/14/20 06:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Accident with tow vehicle right before big camping trip?

I hit a deer 2 miles from my destination & 120 miles from home while I was towing with an F150 about 10 years ago. Truck had serious front end damage but was drivable so I went ahead & set up (it was a 13 night stay) then I drove another 2 miles to a Ford dealership to make sure the truck would be okay to keep driving. Luckily it was so it didn't affect our vacation but like your question asks, I don't know what I would have done if it wasn't drivable. Probably pay big bucks to have a specialty service tow the trailer for us which may be the only option if the vacation must go on.
Arn 10/14/20 03:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

Checked the tip of the trunnion bar & the bottom of the cam & there is no damage beyond what is in the pictures. I'm almost afraid to stick with the Dual Cam setup. I'm in Canada so it's $500 just for the Reese 26002 kit which is only cams, hangar brackets & chains. If I go with that & the same thing happens then I just spent good money after bad. Blue Ox will run me around $1,000 & haven't yet priced Equalizer. What to do, what to do...
Arn 10/14/20 03:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

Bracket was on correctly & I don't recall bottoming out. Certainly possible though. I'll check the bottom of the cam & the tip of the bar for scuff marks.
Arn 10/14/20 09:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

Been using this one for 10 years. Had it recently set up for my new truck by a hitch shop & have towed all summer with no issues. Towed level at 6 links, cams were properly seated in the bar detents & FALR was 100%. No marks on "A" frame so there was no contact. The threaded part of the cam bent up which to me defies the laws of physics because the bar is pulling down on the cam.
Arn 10/14/20 08:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

I use that very same rig.What the heck? I can't figure it out, the cam bent up which makes no sense. If it was bent sideways I'd think it hit the "A" frame but I can't wrap my head around what would cause it to bend up.
Arn 10/12/20 08:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

Is your trunion collar which mounts in the hitch head hitting the trailer A frame? Not that I noticed. Everything looked fine.
Arn 10/12/20 06:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

Not a clue. Hitched up the same as usual & had no events along the way. I'm at a loss & I'm wondering what to go with as a replacement set up.
Arn 10/12/20 06:19pm Travel Trailers
Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

Got home today & this is what happened to my Reese Dual Cam. Both pieces are supposed to be straight. Ouch. https://i.imgur.com/88IKscHl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. https://i.imgur.com/h3YXZPxl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
Arn 10/12/20 03:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trunnion Lube?

I use wheel bearing grease on the ball so I guess I'll use it for trunnions too. Thanks all.
Arn 08/26/20 08:53am Travel Trailers
Trunnion Lube?

Getting my trunnion WD hitch tomorrow & I'm wondering what to use for lube where the bars go into the hitch head. I have some 80w90 gear oil & if it's heavy enough I'll use that. Thanks.
Arn 08/25/20 06:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wasp Nest Behind Fridge

Thanks all! Job is complete & lesson has been learned. After 20+ of owning trailers I now know that if pests & rodents can, they will!
Arn 07/27/20 04:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Wasp Nest Behind Fridge

After you get them out do yourself a favor and get a set of these bug screens for the fridge and then these screens for the furnace and water heater. In total they took about an hour to install and for the life of the trailer no more worrying about mud daubers or any other annoying thing getting into the burning parts of the RV. Btw those might not be the exact item for your RV, there are a few sizes of each but they should get you a starting point. Done. I ordered the ones for the fridge & will look into the others as well. Thanks.
Arn 07/26/20 08:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Wasp Nest Behind Fridge

Wear protection!!! Good advice & absolutely!
Arn 07/25/20 06:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wasp Nest Behind Fridge

Got the cover off & lucky for me the nest is right there & the entrance is very accessible. Come on sundown!
Arn 07/25/20 05:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wasp Nest Behind Fridge

Yes, turn them 90 degrees. They do not unscrew so dont turn them like a screw. Then pull the cover out gently Excellent, thank you for your help.
Arn 07/25/20 05:11pm Travel Trailers
Wasp Nest Behind Fridge

Hmm, the access cover on the outside has 2 black tabs that look like a flat blade screwdriver might fit into but it doesn't look like you turn them. I'm hoping someone can tell me how to get the cover off. Thanks. https://i.imgur.com/Zh9peB3l.jpg
Arn 07/25/20 04:26pm Travel Trailers
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