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Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control

Reese Weight Distribution

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Code:   RP26002

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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
  • Made in USA
  • 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

Same as 26102 Dual-Cam HP Sway Control by Draw-Tite and Reese





Video of Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control


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Video weight distribution and sway control install ford van
Weight Distribution and Sway Control Installation
Video install sway control towing products 26102
Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control Installation

Video Transcript for Weight Distribution and Sway Control Installation

Today we are going to do an install of part number 66067 we have a full size van and an enclosed toy hauler and as you can see here it is kind of sloping down pretty bad. We will go ahead and install weight distribution to help straighten things out. To begin our install we have to uncouple the truck and trailer, get the trailer level and get the measurement off the ball mount. At this point we can go ahead and pull the van out of the way and get a little more working room. We will go ahead and take out the ball mount and then then go ahead and measure for a rise or if needed for the shank for the weight distribution. What we are going to do is measure from the bottom of the coupler to the ground and that is 22 inches. We will do the same thing for the vehicle. We will measure from the top of the hitch on the vehicle to the ground. Roughly it will round off to 18 inches so we will need to raise it 4 inches.

Now we just pick out a shank with a 4 inch rise to it. Next we will go ahead and loosely install the head assembly on our shank and adjust it as close as we can to the couplers 22 inch height. We will go ahead and install our adjusting washers. To adjust the tilt of the head you just turn these washers here to make it go up or down as needed. Once you have the hitch set the height you want, if it is in between always go with the next higher slot up. Because it is better to have it up to take care of any vehicle squat when you put the weight on the trailer hitch. Go ahead and install the ball on here. Turning it sideways will make it easier to tighten down. We will go ahead and tighten up the bolts that hold down the head assembly. Next we need to get a few measurements on the van before we put the weight on there. We will measure from the top of the wheel wells then down to the ground and note those. Ideally we want to have about a 1/2 inch of sag overall and the rear measurement should not sag more than 1/2 inch. Looks like the back wheel is 36 and the front wheel is 35. We will go ahead and attach our chains to our spring bars here. They just attach them with a U bolt. Go through a couple of washers and lock nuts. It does not have to be super tight either just tighten them down a few threads past the nut will be fine

The next part is to go ahead and put the trailer back on the truck and get it back to original ride height. We will go ahead and install our swing bars and locate where our lift lock brackets need to go. What you want to do is go ahead and pull up the chain as straight as possible until it gets vertical. Then line the lift lock bracket just with it. That will give us plenty of clearance for this little ferrying here. Once we have our alignment set we will go ahead and put a few marks on here just so we know where to place it when we put it back. We will take it off and then put our set bolts back in and reinstall it. Once you have it set you want to tighten down your set screw tightened right until it touches then about a half turn it will fall into place. Then go ahead and repeat for the other side. Now at this point you have the trailer and the van coupled up. We will go ahead and raise both of them with the trailer jack. Rise it back up to original trailer height. Then we will install our chains and see how our dimensions come out on the wheel wells. One note is you should have a minimum of 5 links showing. So I think we will be on 7 maybe. We will go ahead and pull it up and repeat for the other side. Now we will take the tension off of the jack and let the bars do all the work and check our measurements. Go ahead and measure here 35-1/2. About a 1/2 inch difference which is just fine. Then 35-1/4 which is pretty close. The rear was okay but the front did not settle like it was suppose too, in fact it went up just a little bit. Also one detail we will look for is that the spring bars if you notice should be parallel to the bottom of the tongue.

In this case they are actually pointing up towards the tongue. Which is not right, they should be pointing straight or down. So to remedy that you will have to tilt the whole head assembly one notch then see what we have there. This requires disassembly then we tighten it back up and try it again. With adjusting it one more notch down and we have gained about an 1/8th of an inch overall in front which is fine. Then on the back we settled it about a 1/2 inch. So a load is being distributed across the vehicle and trailer. That concludes the installation of part number 66067 from Reese. What we have here is our dual cam high performance sway control. Part number 26002 from Reese. We are going to install it on an existing weight distribution system. That system would be the round bar system from Draw Tite. We do have to make a few modifications to it. First off we have to take the spring bars back off and disconnect the chains there on the end. Then the chains get reattached to another bracket and get reinstalled. This is our new bracket we are bolting our chain too. It just goes through a loop and then through here. All we need is a minimum of 2 threads past the nut will be good enough. Then repeat for the other one. Next thing we do is make sure the yolks are centered on the threads here. Basically you want to make sure they have even threads on both sides. You pretty much tighten until they stop. Then go ahead and mark the frame to mount these onto. Next is to install one of our spring arms to do a trial fit. What you want to do is make a center point 18 inches from the center of the ball out to the end of the frame.

As you can see we already did that all we want is the center of this bolt to line up with this mark. Then you want the this part here about 1/2 inch in front of the indent. When you bring up tension this round ball part will rise up into the indention. Once you are certain it will fit decently we will go ahead and line it up and just mark our holes out. We will drill these out with a 1/4 inch first then come back through with a 7/16 bit. We can go ahead and just start threading our bolts in the front end without the bracket first just to get them started. Then we will go ahead and install our main bracket. We are going to go ahead and install our bracket now to the sway control. When you get the bolts tightened down snug then go ahead and tighten them up about a 1/4 turn thats all the torque you need. Now we can go ahead and install our set screw here on the back of it. Before we can install our set bolt we have to install this jam nut first about 3/4 of the way. Then we will lock it in place with the jam nut. Before we hook up our chains we need them back off these nuts now. Get a free range of movement. Then we can go ahead and put up our lift lock brackets. We will go do that for the other side also. Next we need to go take it on a test drive making left and right turns, about 20 degrees. So that you can make sure that sway control cam fits properly into indention on the spring and then we will snug those nuts back down and tighten them good. After you have had your test drive and things are sitting they way they are suppose to go ahead and tighten down these nuts right here. You want to get them torqued down so we can get the lock washer flattened out. That concludes our install of part number 26002 from Reese. The dual cam high performance sway control.


Customer Reviews

Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control - RP26002

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: lawrence C.03/08/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike01/02/2014

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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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron C10/13/2013

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dawn09/10/2013

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Garry G.08/05/2013

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Barry S06/12/2013

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike06/07/2013

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael Burke10/18/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Marty B.08/08/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rance P.03/30/2012

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: VR4orceCJ03/10/2012

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: George H08/23/2013

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Everything as expected and advertised. Straightforward instructions.96571



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: George H08/23/2013

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Everything as expected and advertised. Straightforward instructions.96567



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Glenn06/23/2013

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Just what the doctor ordered. Relatively easy installation. 85657



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nick K.06/21/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick B.05/19/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike11/26/2011

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



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  • Can You Back Up Using a Weight Distribution System with Dual Cam Sway Control
  • There is no problem backing up with a Dual-Cam sway control system. They work very differently than the old friction bars and will not bind like the friction bars.
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  • How to eliminate Trailer Sway that Occurs at 55 to 65 MPH Even With Sway Control
  • Sway controls are designed to be used in situations where sway is a direct result of some type of road condition, like high winds or large vehicles passing. If you have sway with a trailer under normal towing conditions, sway control will most likely not correct the problem. The best defense against trailer sway in all conditions is proper trailer loading. You will need to check your trailer tongue weight and gross trailer weight and get the weight distributed properly. Most times sway is in
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  • Can Dual Cam Sway Control Be Used on CURT Weight Distribution Systems
  • The dual cam sway control system, part # RP26002, will not work with CURT weight distribution systems. CURT uses straight bars, where as dual cam sway control systems need bars with an integrated cam or hook shape at the end where the chain bolts. You can use a friction sway control system like part # 17200. It will add a small ball to your weight distribution head and a ball on the trailer frame. Using friction, the sway control arm will react to sway and begin to hold the trailer straight.
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  • Dual Cam Sway Control 26000 will Not Fit a Frame Wider than 2-1/8 Inches
  • The brackets which hold the sway control on the frame of your trailer will not fit if the frame is wider than 2-1/2 inches. They are not large enough to fit around the frame.
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  • Availability of Replacement Sway Control Frame Bracket
  • Are you referring to the brackets that hang the sway control from your frame? We offer the right hand sway control frame bracket, part # 58462. If you are referring to the Snap-Up Bracket which attaches the weight distribution chains to the trailer frame, those are available as well, that part # is RP21501.
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  • Sway Control System for a 2006 Toyota 4Runner
  • Increasing the tongue weight or moving some of the gear in the trailer forward might help alleviate some of the sway you are experiencing. If re-distributing some of the gear in the trailer does not improve the situation, going with an active sway control will certainly help. A weight distribution system that utilizes the Reese Dual Cam Sway Control, like the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System, part # RP66083 would be great for your application. This system is designed for trailer tong
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  • Which Friction Sway Control For a 1,800 Pound Trailer Behind a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • For a trailer load that light, a Friction Sway Control bar, like part # 3400, should be sufficient. You will also need a sway control ball adapter plate for your ball mount. If you have a 2 inch hitch use adapter part # RP26003 and if you have a 1-1/4 inch hitch, use part # RP26005. I have also included a link to the instructions for this sway control bar.
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  • Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control Hardware
  • Yes, all the mounting hardware for the Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control System, 26002, is included. You get 2 square head set bolts, 4 flanged head thread forming bolts for square tube framed trailers, 4 cap head screw bolts with nuts and washers for C channel trailer frames, and 2 U bolts with nuts and washers. I have posted a link to the instructions and an install video for your convenience.
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  • Dual Cam Sway Control Clamp with Reese Pro Series Friction Sway Control
  • The Reese Dual Cam Sway Control, product 26002, does not work in conjunction with the Reese Pro Series friction sway control. The spring bar is not shaped to allow you to use the dual cam. Product 26002, the dual cam, works to control the sway before it begins, instead of resisting it once it starts, which is how the Pro Series works. If you are encountering sway due to topographical or weather conditions, or in the event the system you currently have on your vehicle is not meeting your expec
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  • Need for Weight Distribution System on a 2004 Mazda Tribute
  • I think your best bet would be to make a few short test trips to see how the trailer responds. I would suggest driving a few miles on the interstate as well as surface streets at varying speeds. If the rear of your Tribute sags once the trailer is attached and trailer sway becomes an issue, then I would choose a system appropriate for fully loaded tongue weight of your trailer. Once you get your trailer, if it becomes evident that weight distribution or sway control is necessary, get back
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  • Will the Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control Work on My Pro Series Hitch with Weight Distribution
  • Yes, the Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control, 26002, will work with weight distribution system as long as the spring bars have the curved design at the end of the bars. Tongue weights over 1,200 pounds, may require a light coating of lubricant to reduce friction and prevent excessive wear. I have posted a link to the installation instructions for the Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control to help you make your decision.
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  • Will the Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control Work With Other Brands of Weight Distribution Hitch
  • To use the Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control, item # 26002, you would need Reese brand spring bars that have the curved ends for the cams to self-center on. The best option for you is to purchase a new weight distribution head and spring bars for your shank and hook-up brackets. With the new Reese spring bars and head you may need to move your hook-up brackets slightly for proper function. When choosing spring bars you will need to select bars that have proper capacities for your trailer
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  • What Weight Distribution System Do You Recommend for a 3400 pound Trailer
  • There are two systems I would recommend for your setup. Your tongue weight should be in the 400 pound range with a 3400 pound trailer so the weight distribution systems that go up to 600 pounds of tongue weight capacity are perfect for your situation. If you use a system that is heavier, it will cause a stiffer ride and will not provide any added benefit. The first system is the Reese Heavy Duty Round Bar Weight Distribution System, item # RP66065, which will work nicely with, and is designed
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  • Will Dual Cam Sway Control Part # RP26002 Work With Straight WD Spring Bars on My 2007 Ford F-150
  • The Dual Cam Sway Control, item # RP26002, is designed for use with spring bars that have the cam end or hook (see instructions link). You would need to use the bolt on cams, included with the system, with your spring bars. The dual cam sway control is an excellent addition to your weight distribution system, helping stop sway and providing resistance to the start of sway.
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  • Which Sway Control System for a 2004 Trailblazer and 16 Foot Horse Trailer
  • One of the most important things you can do to control sway is to get the trailer and vehicle as level as possible, once this is done, then it is time to look into a sway control system. Since it is a 16 foot trailer and you are only carrying 1 horse, I assume there is not a lot of weight, so a small friction sway control system should be sufficient. The Friction Sway Control system, part # 3400, should do fine. In addition to this part, you will need a ball mount with a second ball hole f
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  • Using Dual Cam Sway Control with Straight Style Reese Trunnion Bars
  • If your frame is not wider than 2-1/2 inches, you could use Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control part # 26002, but you would need to upgrade your current trunnion bars to the equivalent bars with the bent ends.
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  • Recommendation for Grease and Adjustment of the Reese Trunnion Weight Distributing Hitch
  • We carry Trailer Hitch Grease - Hitches, Balls, Couplers, etc., item # L10337 for application on your hitch ball and trunnion ends. Any quality wheel bearing grease will work to grease these items but hitch grease is recommended because it adheres better and does not liquefy as easily when heated up due to the friction between the ball and coupler or trunnions and weight distribution head. Your trailer should be loaded to have between 10 and 15 percent tongue weight when it is fully loaded an
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  • What is the Proper Weight Distribution and Sway Control System for a 10,400 GVWR Tandem Axle Trailer
  • I would plan for the maximum load possible, 10,400 pounds. Tongue weight is approximated as 10-15 percent of gross trailer weight, 1040-1560 pounds in this case. We have a couple of weight distribution with sway control systems that will handle a tongue weight range of 800-1500 pounds, part # RP66157. These systems use a friction sway control system. If you can keep the tongue weight under 1200 pounds, you can use a weight distribution system with the better performing dual-cam sway control s
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  • Controlling Sway in Wet Conditions with a 2003 Toyota 4Runner and a 26 Foot 5600 Pound Trailer
  • The water may be contributing to the problem, but I really feel the problem is the type of sway control and the length of the trailer and size of the vehicle. These 3 factors, all together, are contributing to the control problems. The trailer, though it is fairly light, is pretty long. Long, light trailers are particularly prone to sway problems. Couple that with the smaller 4 Runner and the Friction Sway Control system and sway can become a significant problem. It is probably not so much th
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  • Are Replacement Sway Control Arms Available For The Draw-Tite Dual Cam Sway Control, # RP26002
  • Yes, you will want to replace the sway control arm if it is bent. Any damage to a piece in the Draw-Tite Dual Cam Sway Control, # RP26002, system should be replaced, so the sway control assembly can work properly. Also, you might want to check all the other parts on your sway control system to make sure that they have not been damaged. It would probably be best to replace the system with a new RP26002. That way you will get all new parts and mounting hardware. I am sending a link to the
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