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Old 08-30-2005, 09:10 PM   #1
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Currenting I'm using a Reese WD with the friction sway control. I'm wondering if all the "haunted house door" sounds I get at low speeds is normal? It's sort of annoying in a way because I feel like all eyes are on the me when I go to pulling into the campground. Would I be better off with the Dual Sway Cotrol? If I did what would I need to buy? Checking out the Reese web site it looks as if I already have most of the kit anyway. Worth the bother or not? Thanks.

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Old 08-30-2005, 09:10 PM   #2
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Currenting I'm using a Reese WD with the friction sway control. I'm wondering if all the "haunted house door" sounds I get at low speeds is normal? It's sort of annoying in a way because I feel like all eyes are on the me when I go to pulling into the campground. Would I be better off with the Dual Sway Cotrol? If I did what would I need to buy? Checking out the Reese web site it looks as if I already have most of the kit anyway. Worth the bother or not? Thanks.

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Old 08-31-2005, 05:50 AM   #3
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Make sure all the correct components have been greased. We had several noises coming from our Reese hitch. Most of them want away when I greased up the ball and weight distribution bars. Ours still makes noise now but it's only the sway controller moving back and forth and it only happens when I turn.

One thing to mention.....My sway control broke last year. Evidently it happens a lot. My dealer said that before you back in, you should disconnect it. If you pivot too much, you can break the sway bar. So you could disconnect the sway bar when you first pull into the campground. This should eliminate all the noises. Later.
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Old 08-31-2005, 07:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tip Rich. I tried to make it a point to at least loosen the "grip" on the sway control bar before backing in, but I guess removing it all together would probabaly be better.

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Old 09-01-2005, 02:04 PM   #5
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I ALWAYS removed the Friction Sway before backing in. I was always affraid of bending it on a harsh turn.

I never used one, but everyone I know who has the Dual Cam sway says it is the way to go.

Oh, by the way, mine always creekd and groaned when pulling in too.
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I changed from a friction sway control to the Dual Cam sway control system several years ago. There is a HUGE difference in the performance between the two. With the old friction control, I was constantly steering to keep straight and often arrived very tired at my destination. With the Dual Cam, there is very little steering effort needed and the trailer tracks straight and true. It is automatically hooked up when you chinch up the chains and does not need removing before backing up either. It was well worth the $150 or so for the peace of mind and comfortable towing in my opinion.
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Old 09-05-2005, 08:30 PM   #7
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BarneyS, With the Reese WD hitch that I have could I just add to the setup with whats needed for the dual cam, or do I need to buy a whole new hitch? Thanks.
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