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Old 12-03-2017, 01:21 PM   #1
Bmackr6
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Reese Dual CAM question

I have a 2016 F150 super crew, 2.7 ecoboost with a tow package. 1440 payload.
A 2016 Springdale 260TBWE.
My hitch is Fastway e2 round bar friction. That Iím not to thrilled with. Under ideal conditions it toes fine but with a little wind itís a handful.
Iím looking to switch to a a Reese dual cam.
My MAX Tongue weight on a fully loaded trailer would be 903lbs.
Iím no where that as when I loaded my trailer Iíve weighed everything and am about 6000-6200 lbs.
My question is which dual cam setup to buy?
The 800lbs bars seem a little light if I ever do go max trailer weight and the 1200 seems overkill.
Which bar setup would you go with?

Or should I go equal-I️- er with the four point friction control.

I am leaning toward the dual cam as I think itís a bit better for stopping the sway before it starts.

Thoughts?


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Old 12-03-2017, 04:11 PM   #2
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We have the 1200lb dual cam. Just new set it for our new tow rig. I always seem to go bigger than needed just for the comfort level when towing
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:04 AM   #3
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This is what I have, https://www.curtmfg.com/part/17501 and the trailer is rock solid behind the truck. Overkill and no problems. I will be upgrading to a 2.5 receiver shank in the spring so I don't have to use the sleeve. Truck is aprox 9500# loaded and have not maxed out the trailer yet at 8800#GVW I need to get them on the scales next summer and find my true weights. The tail should never wag the dog
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:07 AM   #4
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I had the dual cam hitch for my 36' Jayco and it did well. I went from 1200# bars to 1500# bars as the tongue weight was right at 1200# loaded. You can always go with heavier bars and just add one link of chain when you draw them up to the snap brackets so the tension is a bit less. It should not affect your ride. We upgraded to a fifth wheel and I installed air bags in my F 250. This greatly improved the ride and towability of the travel trailer. Not sure why, but handling improved.
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:44 AM   #5
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Went with the Equal-i-zer E4 and 1000# bars. Previously had the traditional Reese WDH with 1000# bars and the added sway bar. The change made a world of difference. Pull a fairly light trailer but overkill in better.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:20 AM   #6
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This is what I have, https://www.curtmfg.com/part/17501 and the trailer is rock solid behind the truck. Overkill and no problems. I will be upgrading to a 2.5 receiver shank in the spring so I don't have to use the sleeve. Truck is aprox 9500# loaded and have not maxed out the trailer yet at 8800#GVW I need to get them on the scales next summer and find my true weights. The tail should never wag the dog
I agree. I have the Reese Dual cam with 1700 lb. Bars. If Curt made a hitch heavy enough for my camper, That's what I would have. A friend upgraded from a Reese to Curt this summer. It is very heavy duty and took care of all of his sway issues. The Curt is much Heavier than the Equilizer.
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:09 PM   #7
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My trailer is 6500lbs loaded pulled by an F150. We use the 4 point Equalizer hitch and sway control with WD 10000lbs trailer max and 1000lbs tongue limit. I have yet to have a white knuckle event and I pull mostly in Manitoba/North Dakota and Northern Minnesota, so we get some good wind up here.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:54 AM   #8
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I love my dual cam setup. Been thru some pretty bad storms, even tornadic activity. I went 1 step up on the bars(1200) since the other was borderline.
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