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Old 07-02-2011, 08:29 AM   #1
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Reese Dual Cam Question

Quick question for you guys,
I am installing my Reese Dual Cam system...I have a Jayco 32Bhds and because of the box frame on the trailer, should i drill all the way through both sides of the frame to connect the cam brackets to the frame. The instructions show a c-frame application. Will drilling all the way through compromise the frame at all, if so what other options would you suggest. I appreciate any imput on the subject. thanks
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:13 AM   #2
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Looked over the instructions online and don't see any reason to drill through both sides of the frame... two screws are thread forming and the other is a set screw with a jam nut... only holes to drill are for the thread forming screws...

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Old 07-02-2011, 12:44 PM   #3
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The instructions specifically say to not drill through the frame. You also run the risk of voiding the warranty on the frame.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:30 PM   #4
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From the Reese HP Dual Cam Installation Instructions:

TUBULAR FRAME DUAL CAM HP FRAME PLATE INSTALLATION:

CAUTION: Before drilling, make sure there are no obstructions in the trailer frame where the intended bolt holes are to be drilled, such as trailer wiring and or electric brake beak-away switch.

DO NOT drill through the opposite wall of the frame tube.

1. With the C-clamps still in place, center punch (2) holes in the frame for each bracket..

2. Drill (2) 7/16” holes in each side of the frame where the punched center marks were made. The use of a center drill or small
pilot hole may be very helpful prior to final drilling.

3. Install (2) supplied ½-13 Thread Forming Screws (Item 3, figure 1).
Repeat for opposite side and torque (4) ½-13 Thread Forming Screws to 50 ft-lb.

4. Install ½-13 Hex Nut (Jam Nut) onto the ½-13 X 3 ½” Square Head Bolts and Install into the frame brackets as shown in figure11.

5. Tighten the Set Screw until it contacts the trailer frame. Then proceed to tighten ¼ to ½ turn (DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN SET
SCREW). Tighten the Jam Nut preventing the set screw from backing out while in use. Repeat for other side of trailer frame.

6. Remove C-Clamps from frame.


SCASEY5,

I do see where the confusion is.........: Reference Item #2 above; where it states "each side of the frame" could give one the impression to drill through both sides of the tube frame. Reese uses the same phrase (each side of the frame) under their "C-Channel" instructions within the same document.

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