RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Towing: Straight-line weight distribution system

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Towing

Open Roads Forum  >  Towing

 > Straight-line weight distribution system

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev
Sponsored By:
DustyR

USA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 11/26/20 09:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LITEPHIL wrote:

I had mine on two separate trailers. Really works well. Simple set up really. Drill and mount as they say and then just drive perfectly straight on flat ground and stop and loosen the two big jam nuts and tap the cams so they're center in the bars and then tighten them up. After many miles you will flip the cams over due to wear on the cams. People over react on the set up. Really prett easy.


X-2

I have used this setup on every trailer I've had since the seventies. E-Trailer has a very good set up article and if you follow all of the steps you will end up with a very stable combination. I experience minimal sway from traffic and the only truck that will disturb this combo is a 20' freight truck.


2016 Open Range 319RLS
Tow Vehicle: 2008 Silverado 2500 HD
Duramax, Allison Transmission.

CaLBaR

Ontario, Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 12/01/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 11/26/20 01:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been using the Reese Straightline for 13 years now and as others have said, once it is setup it is a very good system for towing. I was even surprised when I went from a Tundra to my RAM 3500 on the same trailer. All I had to do was to adjust the ball height and everything else stayed the same with no other adjustment needed.


2018 Grand Design Reflection 297RSTS
2019 RAM 3500 SRW Big Horn 4x4, 6.7 Cummins/Aisin
2007 Rockwood 8298 SS (Traded in 2018)
2009 Toyota Tundra 4x4 Crew Max 5.7L (Traded in 2019)
HP Dual Cam Sway Control
Prodigy Brake Controller

BigToe

USA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/01/2005

View Profile



Posted: 12/10/20 01:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I likewise have owned and used the Reese Straightline Dual Cam for the last 15 years.

JBarca has, over the same period of time, posted some remarkably well written, and well illustrated (with detailed, annotated photographs) information on the set up, care, and feeding of the Reese Dual Cam system.

I'm not sure why the forum history is truncated to only two pages, because John alone has singlehandedly produced enough data on the Reese Dual cam... original data... far beyond the instructions offered by Reese, Cequent, or Horizon... to be conferred a Ph.D. on the topic, if RV'ing was institutionalized as a formal education.

Everyone will likely agree that RV'ing is an education, and we are lucky that a few members of this forum have gone above and beyond the call of duty of a neighboring camper, to offer as much help on setting up the Reese Dual Cam as John has over the last decade and a half.

It puzzles me though, that this forum has appeared to change, not readily revealing the many prior posts that cover this topic?

Another change that has taken place over the same number of years is the manufacturing quality of Reese products. The cam arms that Reese sells today, from China, are not the same material, with the same corrosion protection coating, or same casting/construction design, as the cam arms that many of the members here are talking about having for 13, 15, 17, and 20 plus years.

I remember ordering a second Reese Straightline High Performance Dual Cam system for another tow rig set up about 12 years ago, and it was "cheaper made" than what I had ordered 15 years ago. That was before Horizon Global. The changes in other Reese products made since Horizon Global give me pause enough to say only this... the longevity and performance that I have enjoyed with Reese products of yesteryear is no guarantee that Reese products of today will last as long or perform the same.

I own a lot of Reese towing products... from the 30K medium duty 5th wheel hitch to the Signature Series (aka Elite Series in later years) underbed puck system to the Titan (and temporarily called Tow Beast) receiver hitch products (on both Ford and GM) to all the bric a brac ball mounts, trunnion heads, spring bars (from 800 lbs to 1,700 lbs), and sleeve inserts. One cannot accuse me of not liking Reese products. But I have not liked the direction that Reese has gone.

On the other hand, and specific to the Reese Dual cam WD / anti sway system, Reese did improved the snap up bracket design that attaches to the trailer tongue, adding stiffening gussets that prevent the bracket from opening up.

Anyways, post your details, and the long time regulars here will get you sorted.

Bobbo

Wherever I park

Senior Member

Joined: 09/16/2007

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/10/20 07:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BigToe wrote:

I'm not sure why the forum history is truncated to only two pages,

At the top of the forum there is a box where you can change how many pages you see. Mine defaults to the last 14 days, but it can be increased up to as high as 12 months.


Bobbo and Lin
2017 F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCab w/Max Tow Package 3.5l EcoBoost V6
2017 Airstream Flying Cloud 23FB


BigToe

USA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/01/2005

View Profile



Posted: 04/26/21 08:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bobbo wrote:

BigToe wrote:

I'm not sure why the forum history is truncated to only two pages,

At the top of the forum there is a box where you can change how many pages you see. Mine defaults to the last 14 days, but it can be increased up to as high as 12 months.



Bobbo, thank you for taking the time to share the forum navigation tip. I looked for, but could not find, any "box" at the "top of the forum" where one could change how many pages of history can be seen.

I also checked in the "Preferences" settings under "My Forums", and wasn't able to find any history depth setting there either.

Still, even if I were able to find that box, and increase the look back of posts "as high as 12 months"... 12 months is not very high. 12 years isn't even high enough to capture the burgeoning content that flowed through this forum 15 years ago, specifically on the topic of this thread (straight line WD system).

This obviously is not your fault or doing... and I very much appreciate your help.

It is a puzzle, across many fora, how only "recent" posts are valued, where "old threads" are relegated away as irrelevant to current issues. And that's too bad, because if folks had access to "old" information, they might not have the current issues.

Bobbo

Wherever I park

Senior Member

Joined: 09/16/2007

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/26/21 07:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BigToe wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

BigToe wrote:

I'm not sure why the forum history is truncated to only two pages,

At the top of the forum there is a box where you can change how many pages you see. Mine defaults to the last 14 days, but it can be increased up to as high as 12 months.



Bobbo, thank you for taking the time to share the forum navigation tip. I looked for, but could not find, any "box" at the "top of the forum" where one could change how many pages of history can be seen.

I also checked in the "Preferences" settings under "My Forums", and wasn't able to find any history depth setting there either.

Still, even if I were able to find that box, and increase the look back of posts "as high as 12 months"... 12 months is not very high. 12 years isn't even high enough to capture the burgeoning content that flowed through this forum 15 years ago, specifically on the topic of this thread (straight line WD system).

This obviously is not your fault or doing... and I very much appreciate your help.

It is a puzzle, across many fora, how only "recent" posts are valued, where "old threads" are relegated away as irrelevant to current issues. And that's too bad, because if folks had access to "old" information, they might not have the current issues.


[image]

BigToe

USA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/01/2005

View Profile



Posted: 04/26/21 09:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow, that green line you drew as a circle looks like a 3D alien worm... one of those visual puzzles like the infinite stairway.

Thanks for redoubling your efforts to teach the hopelessly thick, but alas, my browser does not present the option you so clearly and kindly circled.

I only have 2 choices... view post from new to old, or view posts from old to new. And it appears that Good Sam's definitions of "old" as presented in my browser doesn't go back beyond 2 pages. There is no option in that box on my screen to select "Last 14 Days".

Thanks once again for going through the trouble to post a pic, because I know that sometimes isn't easy, as it takes several steps to do it. So know that I appreciate your help, even if the option isn't presented in my screen.

BarneyS

S.E. Lower Michigan

Moderator

Joined: 10/16/2000

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 04/27/21 07:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A good portion of the Dual Cam information by John Barca is located in the hitch set-up instructions stuck at the top of the Towing forum. There is a ton of good information in the links in that thread along with LAdams and Johns excellent tutorials and pictures.
Barney


2004 Sunnybrook Titan 30FKS TT
Hensley "Arrow" 1400# hitch (Sold)
Not towing now.
Former tow vehicles were 2016 Ram 2500 CTD, 2002 Ford F250, 7.3 PSD


ktmrfs

Portland, Oregon

Senior Member

Joined: 06/22/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/27/21 09:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also have run the dual cam setup for the last almost 15 years. IMHO it is a very good setup, works well for us.

I'll agree with everything JBarca posted. If there was a downfall to the dual cam, it was with earlier trunnion bar setups with the biggest bars (1400lbs) where the bracket wasn't up to snuff for the forces and unless everything was perfect, the bracket could bend. (happened to me) But the updated brackets with gussets fixed that problem more than a decade ago.


2011 Keystone Outback 295RE
2004 14' bikehauler with full living quarters
2015.5 Denali 4x4 CC/SB Duramax/Allison
2004.5 Silverado 4x4 CC/SB Duramax/Allison passed on to our Son!


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Towing

 > Straight-line weight distribution system
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Towing


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.