Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control for Steel Trailer Frames

Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control for Steel Trailer Frames

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  • Sway Control Only
  • Reese
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
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 for Steel Trailer Frames part number RP26002 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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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
    • Steel frames only - cannot be used on aluminum trailer frames
  • 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 for Steel Trailer Frames

Replaces 26001, 26102



RP26002 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP26002 Installation instructions


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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control Review

Today, we're going to be installing Reese Sway Control. Here, we've got our Sway Control arms installed with our entire weight distribution system. This Sway Control is going to help eliminate that sway from your trailer. This is going to make its safer to drive down the road, because you don't have to worry about that sway taking over the back end of your vehicle.The Sway Control arms can be added to any Reese weight distribution system that has trunnion styles with the curved arms, like you see here, as well as round bar styles that also have a cavity here for the sway arms. The Sway Control arms are going to be made of a high grade, durable steel with a black powder coat finish to protect against any rust and corrosion. Our sway arms here are adjustable in and out to get that appropriate length for your system that's installed on your trailer.

The arm here is going to be covered in a zinc plating to help resist against corrosion as well.Once you've got it parked on level ground and your trailer is level, you want to measure from the ground to the top of the ball. You want to record that measurement, because we're going to be using it later. Now, we're going to need to find the center of our ball and mark it on each side. We're going to go ahead and measure vertically first from the top of the ball to the bottom. We're going to mark that in the center, so that's going to be about, let's see, we've got two and a half so we'll mark that.

Then, we need to mark it this way as well. We're looking at about there for the center, so we've got our center mark lined out. We're going to do the same thing on the other side.We'll now make our marks for our anti-sway arms. We'll use the mark we made up here at the ball. We'll use your instructions for the specific type of trailer you've got to make the appropriate measurement from here to the center of the bolt here on your arm.

We'll go ahead and set that up on the bottom of our frame. Now that we've got our arm in the right spot, we're just going to make couple of marks so we know where it goes. We're going to repeat the same process on the other side.We'll now take the long bolt that comes in your kit. We're going to thread it into the backside. We're just going to have it threaded just enough so it's in there.

We'll raise it back up into position where we made our marks. We will thread that down until it contacts the frame. After it contacts the frame, we're going to put an additional quarter turn on that bolt. You don't want to overtighten it, so that's as far as you want to go. Now that we've got it all in place and marked out, we're going to mark the holes with a 7/16th drill bit. Same on the other side. Now, once you've got them both marked, you can drill those out.We can now remove the arm that's on there. You'll then enlarge both of those holes with an 11/16th drill bit. We can now take the inserts that come in our kit. We're going to slide it into the holes. Now, they should be pretty snug so you may have to tap them in, use a hammer. We're just going to use our adjustable wrench here just to tap them in. We can now put our arm back in place. We'll now place lock washers on our bolts and thread them into our rivets that we just placed in there. Then, we can tighten them down with a three quarter inch socket. Then, you want to snug your back bolt up again just like we did before, giving it a quarter turn after it's hit the frame. We can then go back and torque our bolts to the specifications found in our instructions.Now, here on the other side, we're going to perform the exact same procedures. To get your arms in, you're going to want to start with the bottom first. You're just going to angle it until it slides right in there. We'll now take the other end where our chain will attach here, and we're going to have to put these brackets onto our trailer. We're going to go ahead and pre-thread the long bolts with the square head into the backside here. We just want to get it until it's in there a few turns. It's just going to sit down on top of the frame of our trailer.We'll now make sure that, where our brackets are here, that when our arms are pulled up, the chains are close to vertical. Once you've got that set, you'll tighten down the adjustment screw here on the back until it hits the frame. Then, you'll want to go one additional quarter turn. We'll now take our arm here and we're going to place our chain up on it.Now, the more links you use, the more weight distribution you're going to get. It maybe too much, so we're just going to start with two links. We want to make sure it's even on each side, so we're going to hook two on this side. Then, we're going to hook two on the other side. If you're having a difficult time getting this pushed up, you can use the bar that comes with it. That'll make it easier to lift it in position. Then, we can put our lock pin through to hold it in place.After we rechecked our measurements at the front and rear to verify that it's as close to an unloaded ride height as possible, we can go ahead and take it back off. We we're just getting an idea of how many links we needed. Now, we need to hook up our sway. To do that, you'll remove the arm. We need to now take the chain link off of our arm, and we're going to install it into our cam assembly here that hooks to our anti-sway arms. We're going to install it just like we did onto our trunnion arms. We're going to slide our U-bolt through with our end chain linked on it. We're going to place those washers on it and reinstall the nuts, making sure that there's a few threads sticking through. Then, we're going to do this on the other side as well.We can now put our arms back in. We'll take our cam assembly that we made there, we're going to slide it onto our sway arms making sure that the nuts face outwards. Our arm is going to sit on top of this. It'll slide forward and hook on just like we did before. Now, you are going to need to add a couple of links due to the cam assembly to get the same adjustment that we once had. Put it back in place and put our pin back in. Now, we can recheck our ride height once again.Now that we've rechecked our measurements and made sure that they're very close to what it was when we had an unloaded vehicle, we can now adjust the length of our sway arms here. We're pretty close right now, but we need to bring it out just a little bit so that it's sitting in there properly. You will need to unhook this to unload it, so you can adjust the arm there. We're going to go ahead and do that now. We're going to unload it. We'll then take our arm, we'll loosen it up some to bring it out. We didn't need to come out much, so we'll just run this hand tight for now. We'll hook it back up and we'll recheck, want to make sure that this is, again, right up in the groove. It's not going to be until you have it loaded up, it's going to pull forward once we get it back loaded.Now that we've made our adjustment, we'll put it back, lower our trailer back down and recheck to make sure our arms are in the proper spot. Now that we're all set, to keep your weight distribution system working in tip-top shape, there are a few points you can keep lubricated. We want to use some oil here on the front of our trunnion. There's a little oil hole here in the top that you can use to put oil down it. We want to keep our rear points of our trunnions here lubricated as well. We're just going to be using some white lithium grease to spray up in there to keep it lubricated.That completes our installation of Reese's Sway Control.


Customer Reviews

Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control for Steel Trailer Frames - RP26002

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (82 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.

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As requested, photos of products installed. Thanks for the expert and prompt service to help me put this setup together. 512394



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Sorry for the long review. Purchased these as an addition to our Reese high performance weight distribution hitch. I was previously using friction sway control with our previous trailer, which was much smaller (by 10ft) and much lighter. Our new trailer is 36', 8,600lbs with a 950lb hitch weight. The tow vehicle is a 2016 F150 Lariat super crew with max tow. After towing the new trailer one time with friction sway control, I needed something else. Since we already had the hitch, I figured I'd try this instead of purchasing a new system. The dealer installed the kit as I was there for warranty work already. Towing the trailer home, the sway on the freeway was terrible. After doing a ton of research online, and various forums, I found dealers typically never put the time into setting this system up correctly, which I found is key for proper operation. I went through the complete setup with the hitch, and then the dual cam system myself (as I didn't trust the dealer who also originally set up the hitch as well). The instructions are a bit vague on setup, especially chain links from the cam to the snap up bracket under tension, which the forums helped greatly with. The dealer set this up to have 4 links under tension, when I found you need 5 at the minimum. Also found the 3/4 cam pivot nut not tightened anywhere close to 35ft/lbs. After setting this system up correctly, there is virtually no sway at freeway speeds. Moral of the story is that the setup is pretty tedious (took about 2 hrs), but once done, the system works great! 382508



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Replacement arms are shorter than the original and I had to adjust the locking nuts almost to the end of the bar. I talked to dealer later and was informed that these were the only bars currently made. They do work and I have not had a problem with them. Only have about 2000 miles at this time on them. 445491



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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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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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Installed these replacement parts. The diameter of the cam is a little smaller than originals, but they seem to work just as good. I went out and realigned the parts as suggested, and it wasn't nearly as hard as the first time. LOL Since the original larger size cams are no longer available I would recommend these. 575517



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The etrailer web site is easy to use and informative! I buy my needs here the service is prompt and fast Thank you 629073



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We are replacing part of our Reese hitch that was showing wear. The replacement parts are original equipment and came with a good installation manual. 629019



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Just what I ordered,received fast and damage free shipping.Part of my order was delayed because product was out of stock,etrailer customer service called me to inform me about the delay in shipping,most companies now days would not do that.Another great order,will be ordering more items from etrailer when needed. 588651



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These were easy to install and work great with my existing weight distribution hitch. Pulled the camper 300 miles this week. The sway control worked great! No more white knuckle driving on the steering wheel and slowing down. I was able to maintain the speed limit and relax while towing! 585227



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I have been using this system for five years. I’m pleased with their performance and durability. I always get better customer service from E-trailer then any other Internet business I have been involved with. Always my first choice. 583337



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Quality product delivered promptly at a great price. 563237



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Just as advertised. Prompt arrival, packaged well and etrailer service, followup, etc. was excellent! Needed to add anti-sway to a new, longer trailer that has a tendency to sway. Have not used it in gusty winds yet but seems to work fine with passing vehicles. 555278



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These did the trick 517659



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As requested, photos of products installed. Thanks for the expert and prompt service to help me put this setup together. 512389



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All very good quality with good installation instructions. 496248



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The Reese Dual cam sway control parts I ordered were to replace damaged original cams. I was very pleased that ETRAILER had them in stock and I received the new parts in less than a week. I would highly recommend ETRAILER for any Items needed for your RV. 494050



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I have this on my 35' bumper pull and it makes it a lot nicer to pull. 488061



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Exactly as advertised. Along with the etrailer video I installed the cams shortly after they arrived. 486139



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this looks like a great product and it should work.Ive installed the dual cam system on our travel trailer and that was a breeze for an old stepper, But havent had the trailer out yet to check it out.Come on spring time ! 479205



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This ITEM WORKS PERFECT! 466181



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Easy install. Work as Advertised. Great product. 463819



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The product was exactly what I ordered. Was very nervous about receiving the product in a timely manner as I needed to move the camper right away. All three Representatives that I had dealt with at etrailer went above and beyond to make sure everything went smooth for me. I would definitely use etrailer again in the future for my camper needs. Thank you Madison, Chelsea, Reesa. 439860



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The folks at etrailer went way out of their way to contact the manufacturer to verify that this item would be compatible with my current equipment. Delivery was prompt and the product was as described. I have not had the opportunity to install it yet, or try it on the road,. but I am pleased so far. 435754


Comments

After I nstalling the Reese DualCam system, my trailer was much easier to tow, but I discovered that my spring bars were way too light. Tongue weight was 900, spring bars were rated at 750. Once again, the folks at etrailer.com stepped up and helped me resolve the situation. Now Im towing my 25 Airstream effortlessly with no sway whatsoever, using the Reese DualCam with 1200 spring bars.

Allen K - 09/23/2018

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This product made a tremendous difference in towing my trailer. Installation was easy, and took about three hours total after making sure it was set up properly. 422895


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Still works great! It has taken some fine tuning, but I couldn’t be happier with this product.

Sal P - 08/20/2018

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I've purchased a few things from etrailer and have never had anything to complain about. Or should I say they have always met or bettered what my expectations are. They sell the best equipment around at fare prices. They use ups which is on time every time and no complaints from me. Thanks everyone 410983



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I have not installed this yet on my trailer but a friend of mine had them on his and it works really well. I went to this product because I have the old Reese dual cam and it lasted through for trailers and 40 years. I had one of the arms been on me. I might have done something wrong or could be metal fatigue in any rate I wanted these dual cam and I sway product. 408978


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This is the best anti-sway distribution system that there is. Ive been in heavy winds and my trailer does not sway at all.

Ken C - 07/21/2018

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They done the job ,that I needed. 400805



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Excellent product instructions that came with product not the best I would highly recommend youtube video etrailer has and before you do any drilling make sure every fits good and I live in canada and the got it to me in 3 days I couldn't believe the good service 394191



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Great service and products. 396108



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Third time ordering items from etrailer. Very fast, efficient service. Items shipped within two hours of ordering. Can't beat that. 380518



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Received the item I ordered in a timely manner.always get the parts I order ,and get great service. I highly recommend etrailer for all your hitch needs. Steve 373687



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Works great, about hour and half install and another half hour to get adjusted. 371390



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Great control, ended the white knuckle driving. No pops or grinds just pulls straight and true. 361527



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Exactly what I needed. Good quality , everything was included with complete instructions to install. 360151



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I have not yet installed my dual cam sway control yet .But your price and service was great Thanks to George for the follow up. I will review the product after install and uses thanks again Dave B. 356744



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Works great 353204



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Installed these on a 33 foot toy hauler that I tow with a 2012 Ram 1500. The combined gross wt. is around 13,000LBS. There is virtually no sway at speeds from 0 to 70 MPH. Excellent product. 349349



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I received excellent assistance when contacting etrailer by phone, trying to determine the correct piece-items needed for my new trailer, to replace the parts for my Reese Sway-Control/Wt Distribution system that I "lost" when selling my old trailer. they were polite, patient and helpful. This hardware set, as well as the Lift brackets and Dual-sway Cams were as heavy-duty as needed (as described) and will be putting them onto my new trailer as soon as I pick, it up. 345635



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Takes time to adjust, but well worth the effort! Best hitch I have ever had; bought my first trailer in 1968. This has hitch was used for a return trip from California to Alaska return. Easy pulling. 333783



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Super quick free delivery!! Every thing looks in good condition. Will buy from you again when I need quality trailer parts! 306745



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Noticed big improvement using this item ,camper much more stable. 303411



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The product was received exactly as ordered and on time. All of the parts that are supposed to be supplied with item were there and look to be of very high quality. Product has not been installed yet, but I look forward to doing so and hope it works as intended. 297052


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I wouldnt tow my trailer without the dual cam sway control installed. This product works exactly as advertised. When we got our 32 trailer all it had was the weight distribution hitch. After a trip to Myrtle Beach, which was two handed white knuckle holy terror for 7 hours each way, I knew I had to do something about the sway. I looked around at various systems available and decided on the dual cam setup as being most likely to provide the sway control I was looking for. After installing this system and getting it adjusted correctly this is key to proper operation, towing is a breeze now, sway is gone and I now have control of my trailer with confidence. We have gone on five trips this year of varying length, all with no sway issues due to large trucks or wind. Driving is so much more pleasurable now.

Mike S - 09/21/2017

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We installed this on a 20' enclosed trailer, along with the Reese HD distribution kit. Everything arrived promptly. Instructions and installation were simple. We are extremely pleased with the way the trailer tows after installing. Great product. 297600



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EXCELLENT CUSTOMER RELATIONS MORE IMPORTANTELY VERY THOROUGH PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS AND GREAT PRODUCT VARIETY 256211



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I installed this last year and had to do some modifications because my battery tray area angle iron was in the way. After changing that the rest of the installation went ok. Setting the bars to the mounts took a few movements of towing and checking to make sure they settled in correctly. Our first trip out was in a very windy storm and I didn't have faith in them, but the wind was so bad it wasn't a good test. They did work but fighting the wind and rain was like driving through a tornado. The rest of the trip after that was great and they did the job no sway. 252265


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Very pleased with this system, we tow longer distances and it works great. Would not want to go back to the old style friction type.

Edward - 05/29/2017

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used reese sway control years ago and still love them 248086



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High quality. Assembly to trailer was a little tricky to get angles correct. 243898


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After one year of use, product performing well. Good quality, great service.

Rob B - 04/12/2017

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I purchased your weight distribution system for my camper last year 2015. We purchased a new camper and the system that I had for my other camper just didn't cut it. The camper was longer and a bit heavier, but the old system I had didn't stop the sway, and it was not comfortable pulling it. So started looking into systems that would help stop the sway. I went to etrailer.com, and found this product that worked with the distribution system I had. I called them and asked if this would indeed work to stop the sway. They made sure I had picked the right model to work with the one I had, and then told me that this was the best system out there. I watched their installation video, that was very helpful, and proceeded to install it. When I took it out for the first time, I couldn't believe it. The sway completely disappeared, and my comfort level went right back up to the top, along with the safety factor! Even when it's windy or a semi passes, it vertually stops the sway! I can't say enough about the product and the support from this company. I guess that is why they are in the business, and are the top rated! Thank you etrailer!! Greg H. ,Wisconsin 243545



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Fast shipping and great price from Etrailer. I love the dual cam system. Trailer sway is nearly eliminated with this system. Much better than the friction bars that I had on my trailer. My favorite thing about this system is that you don't have to disconnect anything before backing the trailer up. 239126


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  • Replacement Parts for Reese Weight Distribution System with Dual Cam Sway Control
  • The replacement cam arms are sold in a pair # RP26002 or just the replacement arm # RP58435. Due to the inheritance of your setup you may have a set of gold colored cam arms instead of silver. If this is the case you would want to replace both arms because there was a design change and I cannot recommend you use an old version cam arm with a new one. Alternatively, if your setup is currently silver you can just replace the one arm with either of the above listed products. The...
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  • Reese Dual-Cam Sway Control Brackets are Coming Loose from the Trailer Frame
  • It sounds like you need the rivet nuts # RP58507. If the rivet nuts do not work then you can go ahead and drill all the way through the frame and use longer bolts to bolt the dual-cam brackets to the trailer. Also make sure that the set screws at the backs of the brackets are at the proper tension. As far as the tension goes you may need to make adjustments to the head angle and/or the amount of chain links you are using at the spring bars to make it easier to use.
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  • How to Reduce Trailer Sway When Towing a Camper with a 2016 Ford F-150
  • If you are just using one friction control bar, it is not sufficient enough for an 8,000 lbs. 35 ft. trailer. You will need two friction control bars if your spring bars have the hook at the end. If you do, you can add the dual-cam sway control # RP26002 and it will work much better. However, if you do not have two notches, towing a trailer that is close to the maximum towing limit of your truck can cause significant sway on the highway even with a weight distribution system. Installing...
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  • Replacement Trailer Bracket for Reese Sway Bars 22210
  • The Replacement Head for Reese Weight Distribution System - Trunnion Bar # RP58167 is confirmed to go with your sway bars. There are two possible sway bar styles and that will impact the brackets needed. If you have the tapered bars that are straight at the end like # 58346 then you can use the # RP6637 for chain use with Reese Replacement Chain Kit # 55630 but the SC system brackets are no longer available. If you have the bars with the curve like # RP66009 then you will use brackets...
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  • How Tight of a Turn Can You Make with Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control Installed
  • With a Reese weight distribution system that has a Dual Cam system part # RP26002 installed you can turn about as tightly as you'd ever need to going forward, but when in reverse you'd have to be careful as it's much easier to jackknife a trailer in reverse. Basically going forward you'd never really have to worry about anything but when backing up you want to try and keep the trailer as reasonable straight as you can. Otherwise the bar ends will slip off of the cams of the Dual Cam kit.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommended for Ford Expedition Towing Keystone Outback Camper
  • It sounds as if you might have too much tongue weight on the hitch. You will want to check the weight rating on the hitch as well as the tow capacity of the vehicle to ensure that that you are not exceeding any capacities. Using a weight distribution system will transfer a portion of the trailer tongue weight to the front axle of the tow vehicle, which will improve your steering response and also improve the trailer sway you are experiencing. Tongue weight is traditionally calculated...
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  • Can a Weight Distribution System be Used on 1998 Toyota 4Runner
  • According to my research, the 1998 4Runner had a 5000 lb towing capacity. On some vehicles, adding a weight distribution system can add additional capacity to the hitch itself, but the tow rating of the vehicle itself will always be the final word. In other words, adding a weight distribution system to your 4Runner would not gain you any more towing capacity. Although I wold love to sell you a weight distribution system, I cannot recommend exceeding the manufacturers stated tow rating...
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  • Should Dual Cam Sway Control Cams be Greased at any Point
  • I checked the installation instructions for the Reese Dual Cam Weight Distribution system and the instructions state that you should NOT use grease on the cams or arm. If you are having issues with noise a very light coating of a lubricant can be used on the part of the cam where the spring bar rides the cam. The only mention of a lubricant is that you can use it on the adjustment nut and cam arm so that the adjustment nut can be moved freely to the desired position.
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  • Reese Dual-Cam Sway Control Fell Off of Trailer
  • Sometimes this situation can occur and the first thing to try that will likely work is a set of rivet nuts # RP58507. With these rivet nuts you should not have to drill all the way through the trailer frame. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • The Best Sway Control System For Use With Reese Heavy Duty Round Bar Weight Distribution System
  • The best sway control to match the Reese Heavy Duty Round Bar Weight Distribution System, item # RP65509, is the Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control, item # RP26002. This sway control system prevents and corrects trailer sway using a patented cam design that does not require adjustment every time the tow vehicle and the trailer are hooked up, unless the hitch weight or tow vehicle loading change.
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  • Replacement Arms for Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control # RP26002
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and yes, some wear is common on the arms of the Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control, # RP26002, because it is metal rubbing on metal to prevent sway. Replacement Cam Arms, # RP58435, are available should you choose to replace them.
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  • Do Spring Bars of Weight Distribution System Have to Be Lowered to Adjust Dual Cam Arms
  • When adjusting the cam arms nuts of the Dual Cam Sway Control part # RP26002 that you referenced you will have to lower the spring bars per the install instructions for the kit. The spring bar tension would make turning the nuts too difficult so the bars have to be lowered.
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  • Sway Control and Suspension Enhancement Recommendations for a 2013 Subaru Outback
  • Since the Hidden Hitch # 87568 is not rated for use with a weight distribution system I would not recommend you attempt to use a system with it. The best recommendation I could give you would be to load your trailer properly and if you are experiencing any sag you could install a set of Coil SumoSprings Custom Helper Springs for Coil Spring Suspension # CSS-1094R. These will help your vehicle ride level by giving extra support to the rear suspension. There is a sway control system...
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  • Which is Better, Friction or Dual-Cam Sway Control
  • If given the choice I would always choose dual-cam sway control over friction because dual-cam system are proactive, stopping sway before it starts. Friction systems are reactive and work to stop sway after it has already started. To use dual-cam sway control your spring bars will have to have the hook ends, like bar # RP58115. If your bars do not have the hook ends you would either need to replace the bars or go with a friction sway control system using # 83660. If you wanted to...
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  • Making Adjustments to Reese Dual-Cam Sway Control
  • The nuts that are on the dual-cam sway control # RP26002 do not move by themselves. You will need to make adjustments by turning the nuts. This adjusts the cam arm length. You want the spring bar hook end to nestle onto the cams as shown in the included picture. Once the bars are in the right place in the cams then you tighten the dual-cam nuts as described in the instructions linked for you.
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  • Installing Dual-Cam With Friction Sway Control
  • If you go with the Reese Dual-Cam, you will want to remove the friction sway unit. The Dual-Cam system is the top-of-the-line performing sway control system that will actually prevent trailer sway from beginning before it can start. The Dual-Cam system has been extremely well received and highly rated by our customers. You would gain no benefit from leaving the friction unit in place, and the unit might actually interfere with the brackets that mount the dual-cam to the trailer frame. Keep...
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  • Sway-Control Recommendation For 27 Ft Travel Trailer Behind 2013 Ford Expedition
  • When towing your 27 ft travel trailer with your 2013 Ford Expedition, excessive sway can be caused by a couple of things. Many times it is high crosswinds, or can also be caused by the trailer possibly being improperly loaded. You want to make an effort to keep the tongue weight between 10 and 15 percent of your GTW(Gross Trailer Weight). Many times it is recommended to move more weight in front of the axle on your trailer to help reduce sway. For trailers longer than 26 ft, it is recommended...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2013 Ram 1500 Towing 8,500 lb Trailer
  • As long as you are under the towing capacities for the vehicle the length of the trailer really won't be an issue. If you tow the trailer level, have proper weight distribution of the trailer's weight so that you have 10-15 percent of the total weight as tongue weight and then use a properly rated and set up weight distribution system you would be totally fine and safe. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when...
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  • How to Pick out a Weight Distribution System for a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Towing a 35 ft Travel Trailer
  • The most reliable way to get towing capacities on a vehicle is to check the owners manual. There can be a lot of contradictory information floating around the internet so I would recommend you either check your owners manual or contact a Dodge dealer. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of a setup. Once you know that you can pick out a system that will work the best for you. You should note that any weight from cargo behind...
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  • Is Weight Distribution Needed For 2007 Ford Expedition Towing a Titan 3,000-Lb Loaded Trailer
  • A good rule to follow when deciding whether or not to use weight distribution is to remember that weight distributing systems should be used any time the trailer weighs more than 50 percent of the tow vehicles weight. So with the trailer at almost 2,000 pounds, and 1,000 pounds loaded on it, you are looking at about 3,000 pounds total trailer weight. Since the 2007 Ford Expedition can weigh as much as 7,700 pounds, a weight distribution may not be required for your setup, but you would...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 6K and 7K Trailers Towed by GMC Denali
  • Weight distribution (WD) systems need to be tuned to the actual fully-loaded trailer tongue weight (TW) in order to work properly. 6K and 7K trailers could have similar tongue weights, which would allow one system to work with both, apart from the need to swap out hitch balls. You'll want to check the actual trailer TWs and add to that the weight of anything that sits behind the Denali's rear axle, since that too acts like trailer TW. Typically a properly loaded trailer's TW will be...
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