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Old 05-10-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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Updated Reese HP Dual Cam Instructions

Reese Products updated their web site this week with the latest Reese HP Dual Cam Installation Instructions, Model #26002, Dated 2/18/12, REV. "L"., for the 2nd version of the Reese HP Dual Cam (silver finish).

2nd version of Reese HP Dual Cam (silver finish): http://www.reeseproducts.com/content...ion/N26002.pdf

It should be noted that Reese uses the same #26002 model number for both the 1st and 2nd version Installation Instructions, but they are designed and dimensionally different.

1st version of Reese HP Dual Cam (gold finish): http://www.truckspring.com/Installat...eese/26002.pdf

Original Reese Dual Cam (not "HP" version): http://65.196.229.70/pdf/N26001.pdf

It's important to confirm that the correct Installation Instructions are matched with the correct version of the Reese HP Dual Cam product, there are set-up dimensions and component differences. If in doubt, contact Reese @ 1-888-521-0510.

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Old 05-15-2012, 03:29 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting that Bob. I just installed mine today. The hitch I have is 5 years old. It has the round 1000lb. spring bars. I needed to set mine to 18 1/2 inches, otherwise I would of had trouble with the fit. The snap up brackets have a large quarter inch plate that goes down the outside frame rail. I don't know if I need to drill a screw hole for it on account of that. Later today I will take it for a test drive. I also think I'll add more of an angle on the hitch head so the spring bars will be closer to parallel with the frame rail. Bob, have you induced a sway in your trailer to test it?
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:25 AM   #3
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snip.......The snap up brackets have a large quarter inch plate that goes down the outside frame rail. I don't know if I need to drill a screw hole for it on account of that. Later today I will take it for a test drive. I also think I'll add more of an angle on the hitch head so the spring bars will be closer to parallel with the frame rail. Bob, have you induced a sway in your trailer to test it?
Richard,

Just curious, but I assume your Reese "HP" Dual Cam is the 2nd version "HP" based on your JOF thread referenced below.

In the latest Reese instructions REV "K" & "L" they do recommend the incorporation of a screw (at the snap-up bracket) on Jayco frames, and I contacted both Reese and Jayco on this added screw but neither gave me a clear explanation "why". In the past bolting (or screw) was recommended by Reese in cases of a heavy tongue loads (1,200lbs plus) on the standard WDH's (no Dual Cam) because the snap-up chain "moved" during TV turns which in some cases could move the snap-up bracket as well.

As far as the round spring bars parallel with the TT frame is ideal, but a "slight" downward angle is fine especially if it provides for better component clearances. The trunnion style spring bars can be set at a more aggressive downward angle do to the associated ball mount style.

I haven't induced sway, but have had a couple of driving conditions over the years (sudden strong crosswind, etc.) that I could "feel" the Dual Cam working at keeping the TV and TT traveling in a straight line.

If you get a chance, post some pics of your finished installation in your thread
here: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...highlight=dual. Would be a great visual aid for others installing their own Reese HP Dual Cam.

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:37 AM   #4
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Thanks Bob, I will crank up a real computer and post some picks in the next day or two. Yes I do have the 2nd edition. It's nice to know that after spending the money and time to install them that you can feel them working when needed.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:10 AM   #5
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I really don't see the point in bolting the snap up brackets to the frame. I have a 2012 308 RETS running the new HP dual cam setup without the snap up brackets bolted and they have not moved at all. The snap up brackets hold the chain which connect to the cams that are permanently fixed at length. How would the snap up brackets ever move in a turn when its the torsion bar which slides over the cam? I would agree that a regular WDH setup without the dual cam should be bolted on the heavier trailers because the angle of the chains do change from up and down in turns but they do not with the HP dual cams.
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snip...... How would the snap up brackets ever move in a turn when its the torsion bar which slides over the cam?........snip
Merlin,

My best guess would be that it not so much that the snap-up bracket would move along the top surface of the TT frame, but there is the possibility of the snap-up bracket saddle bending over the top of the TT frame and pulling on the snap-up bracket lag bolt (see pic below). This would support Reese's instructions in requiring the single snap-up bracket screw be located closer to the top of the bracket (rather than using the two lower existing clearance holes in the snap-up bracket).

The Reese engineers must feel with the TT ball coupler mounted to the bottom of the TT frame it introduces some kind of added dimensional dynamic (compared to top mounted coupler) along with the stationary chain pull force on the snap-up bracket that it could compromise the snap-up bracket.



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Thought I would post some pics of the different versions of the Reese Dual Cam product:

Original Reese Dual Cam:



1st Version of Reese HP Dual Cam (gold):



2nd Version of the Reese HP Dual Cam (silver):



Special Note: I did run across a photo of a Reese HP Dual Cam that was gold in color and most of the components matched the 1st version HP, but the the gold "hanger bracket" had the slight bend in it like the one supplied in the 2nd version HP. The following photo is where I seen it:



One thing wrong in the photo is the hanger bracket is attached backwards on the cam arm (could have contributed to the bent snap-up bracket), and you can tell that the Cam Arm Yoke is of the 1st version HP. I have never run across any Reese Installation Instructions that reflected the "bent" hanger bracket with the 1st version HP gold components. Still a mystery.

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