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Which Weight Distribution System is the Best Solution for a 1994 Coleman Sequoia Pop-Up Camper

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I have a 1994 Coleman Sequoia with the swing-up jack. Im a bit confused as my understanding is that the 66041 has a spring bar that is longer by 2 inches. I would think it would need to be shorter to stay out of the way of the jack as it rotates to the horizontal position. Based on my measurements the jack will have 1-2 inches of overlap with the bracket on the end of the spring bar. Can you please provide some insight? While were at it. I was wondering if you could tell me whether there is any way I might use this with a dual hitch so that I can put a bike carrier on. Im towing with a 1996 Honda Odyssey so I need to raise the ball about 1.5 inches. My max TW with the Odyssey is 350lbs. Ive been looking at the single bar as well as the Reese 350 Mini. My understanding is that the 350 has integrated sway control while this model requires the purchase of an additional friction sway control. I am somewhat concerned about obstructions blocking the arms on the 350 Mini the side jack and brackets for the chains sticking out about an inch right behind the ball receiver on the A frame. Im wondering if this model wouldnt be a better choice for avoiding these. My last concern is the bar bottoming out. Right now I have about 12 of clearance with the trailer attached. If I intend to use this in the mountains will I have problems? Thank you.

asked by: Lenny


Expert Reply:

The RP66041 needs longer bars so that they can reach to the bracket extensions that accommodate the jacks. I have included a link to the instructions that will make this a bit more clear.

There are not any dual receivers that you can use a bike rack in conjunction with the weight distribution system. Your best bet would be to consider alternative modes of transporting bikes while pulling the camper. Perhaps a roof mounted rack on the Odyssey or a Swagman Pop-Up Mighty Rack, part # S80550 that will allow you to carry bikes on top of the camper.

There is no need to use a single bar weight distribution system. The Mini-350, part # RP66041, was designed specifically for the Fleetwood, Coleman and Jayco Pop-Ups with swing away jacks. It is the best fit weight distribution system for your camper. With the Mini-350 you should not run into bottom-out problems.

expert reply by: Patrick B




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Pop Up Camper Roof Mount 4 Bike Rack - Swagman Pop-Up Mighty Rack


Pop Up Camper Roof Mount 4 Bike Rack - Swagman Pop-Up Mighty Rack

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Platform Rack
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Wheel Only Mount


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