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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.


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