Stop trailer sway before it begins with this dual-cam sway control. Cams lock in place on either side of trailer to supply consistent pressure, helping to prevent and correct sway. Works with weight-distribution systems with cam-style spring bars. Lowest Prices for the best Weight Distribution from Reese. Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control part number RP26002 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control

Reese Weight Distribution

(33 reviews)


Code:   RP26002

Retail:$299.58

Price:$180.95


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Reese Weight Distribution - RP26002

Stop trailer sway before it begins with this dual-cam sway control. Cams lock in place on either side of trailer to supply consistent pressure, helping to prevent and correct sway. Works with weight-distribution systems with cam-style spring bars.


Features:

  • Sway control attaches to Reese weight-distribution spring bars (sold separately) on both sides of trailer
    • Applies constant, even pressure to keep trailer in line
    • Works only with cam-style bars - either round or trunnion bar
  • Automatically self-adjusts and self-centers to control sway in a variety of situations
    • Straight-line movement - cams lock in position to hold trailer steady despite crosswinds
    • Cornering - cams automatically unlock and slide to allow full-radius turns
    • Sudden swerving - cams seek a straight-line angle to help stabilize trailer
  • Simple, bolt-on installation for A-frame trailers
    • Trailer frame width cannot exceed 2-1/2"
    • Mounting system won't interfere with items already mounted to trailer frame, such as gas tanks, toolboxes and generators
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: Dual-cam sway control cannot be use with surge-type trailer brakes and is designed for Class III, Class IV and Class V hitches only.


Dual-Cam Sway Control

Reese's dual-cam sway-control system stops trailer sway before it begins. This is a significant improvement over traditional friction-style controls, which help to correct sway only after it has already begun. This specially designed system uses unique sliding devices called "cams" to suspend the spring bars of your weight-distribution system. One end of a cam bolts onto your trailer's frame, and the other end attaches to the lift bracket via the lift chain. This type of sway control is compatible only with cam-style weight-distribution systems. The spring bars of these systems are designed with rounded, hooked ends that sit in the cams. The controlled placement of the spring bars keeps your system secure while still allowing enough movement for free, easy interaction between your trailer and your tow vehicle.



Dual-Cam Sway Control Turning

During basic, straight-line towing, the cams lock in place and hold the trailer steady by applying constant, consistent pressure to both sides. This keeps the trailer from swaying in crosswinds. When you go into a turn, the cams unlock and slide to allow a controlled, full-radius maneuver. If you swerve suddenly, the cams will give to accommodate the movement while still working to obtain a straight angle, thereby maintaining control of the trailer.





26002 Reese Dual-Cam High-Performance Sway Control

Replaces 26001, 26102







Video of Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control


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Video Transcript for Reese Weight Distribution RP26002 Review

Today we'll reviewing part number RP26002. This is Reese Dual Cam High Performance Weight Control System. This weight control is going to attach to the Reese Weight Distribution Spring Bars, which are sold separately. That's going to be on both sides of your trailer. This is going to apply constant, even pressure to keep the trailer in line, and it works only with cam-style bars, either round or trunnion bars. This system is going to automatically adjust and self-center to control the sway in a variety of situations. If you're going in straight line movement, the cams actually lock into position to hold the trailer steady despite crosswinds.

When you're going around corners the cams are automatically going to unlock and slide to allow full radius turns. If you ever come into a situation where you need to make a sudden swerve, the cams actually seek a straight line angle to help stabilize the trailer. This is a simple bolt-on installation for a-frame trailers. You just want to make sure that your trailer frame width does not exceed 2-1/2". Right here on each bracket you're going to see that you have two holes upfront and one hole in the back. The distance between those holes, center on center, is going to measure 4-1/2" here on the front face of the bracket.

Another great thing about this mounting system is that it's not going to interfere with the items already mounted to your trailer frame, such as gas tanks or toolboxes. If you have a generator mounted it's not going to interfere with those. You do want to keep in mind that the dual cam sway control cannot be used with surge-type trailer brakes, and this is going to be designed for class three, class four, and class five hitches only. Pretty simple system to use. Everything that you need for the installation is included, and then this portion right here just fits over the end part, the end connection point. It's going to sit like that. This is where the arms from the weight distribution system is actually going to sit. Again, it's a very safe system to use.

The function of it is very simple and the installation is pretty simple as well. That's going to do it for our review of part number RP26002. This is the Reese Dual Cam High Performance Weight Control System. .


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Customer Reviews

Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control - RP26002

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (33 Customer Reviews)

Stop trailer sway before it begins with this dual-cam sway control. Cams lock in place on either side of trailer to supply consistent pressure, helping to prevent and correct sway. Works with weight-distribution systems with cam-style spring bars.


- RP26002

by: Mike01/02/2014


A difference you can feel... After trading our old camper, towing the new one home was a scary experience. I read tons of reviews about different sway control devices and decided on the dual cam. As we pulled on the highway for our first trip, I was a little nervous as I saw the first tractor trailer coming to pass me. To my amazement, no sway!! My truck and trailer did move over a little but it was together and without sway. Nothing can substitute for a properly loaded trailer and adequate tow vehicle but the dual cam is a great supplement. Installation was fairly easy with basic tools (ratchet, wrench, tape measure and drill) and etrailer.com has several videos that complimented the instructions very well. Their customer service is the best in ecommerce; plenty of communication and always available if needed. Thanks for making our vacations a little more relaxing!! 111702





Comments

I wouldnt tow without it it makes that much of a difference. It is a bit of a hassle to disconnect for backing into tight spaces but otherwise I LOVE it! I towed our 28 camper to the NC coast last July 4th with an approaching hurricane and felt very safe. Dont get me wrong, we were pushed quite a bit but no sway. My neighbor went with 2 friction units and wasnt happy with the results.

Mike - 01/02/2015

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by: Jim S09/03/2014


I installed the weight distribution set on our 27 foot Arctic Fox trailer. The instructions were well written, the set went on as described and the system works very well. We now have about 10,000 miles on it. We have a 20 foot cargo trailer, I wanted to use the sway control in it. I ordered the extra parts to be able to change trailers relative easy. Vince was very helpful and got me the correct parts. Delivery was prompt and as forecast. Good place to do business, nice people that know the product. 149929





Comments

We put another 10,000 on the Arctic Fox. Put about 3,000 on the cargo trailer, the system works just great on both trailers.It was exactly the right thing to do. Very happy with etrailer, highly recommend them.

Jim S - 09/03/2015

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by: Garry G.08/05/2013


I have been using (2) friction sways when towing my 32ft enclosed car trailer. Now with this new dual cam unit, it eliminates the sway actually before it gets started. I feel like I have more control of my truck now when pulling my trailer. No more sudden movements when a semi truck passes by. Great product and easy step by step instructions. I would defiantly recommend this over the friction type sway controls. Thank You etrailer.com for your awesome customer service from start to end as I received an email confirming the order was placed, then when shipped, then a follow-up after I received it. The shipping was very fast and the product was packaged very well. 93481






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by: Marty B.08/08/2012


Sway unit arrived promptly. It's 119 degrees on the Mohave Desert these days, so I won't be installing it until the weather cools. It is to replace the old unit I trashed this summer while making a very tight turn in an Aspen, CO parking lot. Sometimes the customer is at fault!!! Had to drive back to CA with no sway control and it wasn't fun with some really bad winds coming down I-15. It'll be back on the hitch before the next trip. 50968






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by: Michael Burke10/18/2012


I received the Reese High Performance Sway Control with 1200# trunnion bars for my 2013 Keystone Outback travel trailer. The directions were straight forward and installation wasn't too difficult. The biggest part was adjusting the cam arms, and making sure the measurements were correct for the cam placement on the trailer tongue. This system works beautifully, and I couldn't be happier. The price was reasonable too. 57592






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by: nick01/24/2015


FAIRLY EASY TO INSTALL AND ADJUST. TOOK ABOUT 1 1/2/HOURS. SUGGEST YOU USE COBALT BITS FOR DRILLING. ALSO NEEDED WASHERS BECAUSE RADIUS OF THE BRACKET WAS DIFFERENT THAN THE FRAME. BRACKET SHOULD SIT FLUSH ON THE BOTTOM FRAME. TOOK A TRIP AND FOUND NO SWAYING WHEN TRUCKS PASSED BY! NEED MUCH LESS OF ORIGINAL CHAIN, SO MAKE SURE YOU ADJUST LINKS SO THAT FRONT WHEEL WELL HEIGHT IS THE SAME AS BEFORE. 171070






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by: Dawn09/10/2013


My husband had no trouble installing and they have worked fine. Our trailer wasn't extremely heavy to begin with so we didn't have a real sway problem, but since we were planning a long trip on I-95 we thought it would be a good idea since we'd encounter a lot more big trucks. We never even noticed the passing of a big rig. Our camper just glided along behind us without so much as a shutter. 99287






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by: Mike06/07/2013


I had a friction type on my 30 foot trailer that the rv dealer put on , then found out after doing some research that it is not enough for a trailer that large or of that weight !!!! Great rv dealer 30 years in this and they know enough to be dangerous !!! So took it off put this on and took it out on the hwy , Great !!!! So much better !!! took a little while to set it all up but worth it ! 83773






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by: Kevin F.07/01/2014


I have a 2014 Premier Bullet 31 feet long about 7,000lbs. I have Reese weight distribution and had a friction sway control. Have a huge problem with sway. I now purchased a new high performance control. This still did not help. I drove 35mph to keep the rig on the road. I don't know the next step. Etrailer gave me great service though I still have a problem. 138508






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by: Barry S06/12/2013


Great service, prompt delivery. Helpful installation video that I was able to view prior to ordering. Installation of Sway Control unit was very straight forward. Have not highway tested it yet, will be doing that in a week. I am sure it will perform as advertised. Thanks ETrailer 84332






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by: lawrence C.03/08/2012


The Dual Cam and WD unit works well wit my 4000 Lb unit.. I had to adjust the links to 5, move the frme attachments forward to be more in line with the indent on the bars. we are ready to go. thanks for the quick delivery. Good product. Sorry I Have no pictures. 33212






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by: David W06/25/2015


Reese makes great towing products. Etrailer is a great way to buy these products. Easy website and loads of information and videos. Easy and free shipping and tracking with a follow up by George J. Definitely will return for all my trailer needs. 207077






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by: Mike S.01/05/2015


Haven't installed the sway control yet but, if they perform as advertised I will be very happy. I paid for 3-5day shipping but they did not arrive for 7 days. Had hoped to install over the holidays but now will have to wait until the weekend. 167733






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by: Ron C10/13/2013


Product was easy to install, worked very well controlling sway we were having in windy conditions. I would recommend Etrailer for their fast, courteous service. Watching the installation video was a great help. 103678






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by: Nick K.06/21/2012


Excellent web presentation of your products. Easy to find what I was looking for and prices are competitive. All in all a better than average ordering and delivey experience. 45040






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by: Rick G.08/12/2015


Shipped as ordered and arrived on time. Instructions were comlete and understandable and installation went well. So far the product performs as advertised. 218771






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by: Rick B.05/19/2012


Order came quicker than expected. Had a quick question about install, called, got a quick anwser, and install was done. Great product and great service! 40992






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by: BB09/02/2015


Great product. I bought this to replace a, older hitch. It took me longer to get it setup than others, but it works fine. Very little sway now. 223659






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by: Craig L06/26/2014


Replaced the standard dual cam sway control with the high perfromance version. Quality of the controls are excellent and they work very well. 137755






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by: TimG06/03/2014


Got it mounted and towed a short trip. Looks like it will work. Will know more when on a long trip on big roads with lots of tractor trailers! 133898






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by: Steve05/29/2015


Installed product on a 37' travel trailer.worked good.Still has a slight sway from time to time but not real bad.Better than the brake type! 198442






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by: Doug P.06/28/2014


Easy to install and does a great job. Does not have the noise of the friction style sway control. Also very fast service and delivery. 138154






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by: Tony M01/14/2015


Received sway control in 4 working days !!!!! Instructions are easy to read. Will be installing them as soon as it quits raining. 168972






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by: Mike11/26/2011


The dual cam sway arrived really quick, and installs great. Once again thank you etrailer for all the help. 27384






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by: Scott C08/06/2015


Same day shipping, exactly what I needed at the best price I found, I always recommend etrailer.com 217238






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by: Doug C10/08/2014


Made multiple orders from Etrailer. Always great service and fast shipping. Item works great. 155284






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by: Rance P.03/30/2012


Clear instructions and easy installation. Does a very good job at reducing trailer sway. 35693






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by: Bret P.03/25/2015


My order was reasonably priced and was shipped to my house fast and in good shape. 180819






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by: George H08/23/2013


Everything as expected and advertised. Straightforward instructions. 96571






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by: George H08/23/2013


Everything as expected and advertised. Straightforward instructions. 96567






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by: Glenn06/23/2013


Just what the doctor ordered. Relatively easy installation. 85657






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by: VR4orceCJ03/10/2012


Easy to install and work exactly as advertised. Sipped quick! 33514






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by: jr. b05/27/2014


great product and fast delivery 132565




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  • If your current spring bars have a curve at the end of them you will not have to purchase new spring bars in order to use a Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control, # RP26002. If your current spring bars are completely straight you will need to purchase new spring bars. The spring bars you need are based on the weight capacity you need. If your current setup is for 1200 lbs max tongue weight I would recommend the Trunnion Style Weight Distribution Spring Bar Kit, part # 6666. At...
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