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Old 05-03-2010, 08:47 AM   #1
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Reese Dual Cam or Reese SC

Just a quick question. I am trying to decide which sway control to use. My decision is between the Reese dual cam sway control or the Reese SC sway control. Both have the sway control and weight distribution built in. My current setup works, but not as good as I would like. It is a Draw-tite weight distribution with the slide bar type friction sway control. Has anyone used either of the Reese sway control setups? If so, how well do they work.

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Old 05-04-2010, 02:36 PM   #2
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We have used the Reese dual cam system for the past three years on two different Jayco travel trailers--a 27ft and a 29 ft. It does a good job in minimizing sway but it does not eliminate it completely in gusty wind conditions and when meeting or being passed by 18 wheelers. In my opinion it works much better than friction sway control units and it is simple to hook up and unhook.

According to many owners of the Hensley Arrow system, it totally eliminates sway at any speed, in windy conditions and when being passed by large vehicles. Here is a link to the manufacturer's website: www.hensleymfg.com

However, it is too pricey for me.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:26 PM   #3
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Thanks Sam. I think the Hensley is too expensive also. I think that with any hitch you will have some sway with passing trucks and wind gusts. Thats just the way it is when towing a high profile trailer. I'm just looking for something that will do a little better than my current set-up.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:31 PM   #4
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Well I guess I have to say I went the too pricey route , I bought a Hensley . Last year while towing my old trailer , I was on I95 north middle lane , two tractor trailers one on each side passed me trailer started to sway hit a rut on the road and scared the bejibbers out of me . When I got home I ordered the Hensley and for me it was worth every penny Those tractors zoom on by and the trailer stays , straight as an arrow .Propride also makes a hensley type hitch that I have heard many good things about .
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:07 AM   #5
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I upgraded to the reese dual cam this year from a friction bar type. So far so good. Wind gusts are still felt but the sway is not as bad.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:57 PM   #6
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Well, I have made my decision. I have ordered a new hitch head with 2 sway bar attachment holes. I have heard (and seen) about poeple using 2 friction swar bars and they say that it works well. I'll see how this works. Thank you all for your input. One of these days I will convince my wife to let me get the Hensley!
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Keep in mind the friction bar helps to minimize sway once it starts where the dual cam helps to keep the TT going straight and prevent sway.
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