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Old 01-03-2016, 02:36 PM   #1
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Reese Dual cam Hitch, buy parts or something new?

I recently picked up a 1999 Fleetwood Mallard 27G. The max trailer weight is 6400lbs. The tongue has arms for a Reese Dual Cam model 26000. The truck end of the system was not sold to me.
Since we tend to go off the beaten pathI need the truck and trailer to stay together. I understand this hitch can be used in reverse.
This is our practise trailer and the next trailer. Everything we acquire needs to move to the next trailer.

Is it worth it for me to buy the parts for the truck or should I look at a new system?

What would you recommend this combination?
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I think there is a small error in your part number? ETrailer shows a part # 26002.

https://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Dist...e/RP26002.html

If you have all of the other parts of the hitch: Buy the shank. About $100 give or take. https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...e/RP54970.html

If you don't have all the parts, I'd call ETrailer on Monday and find out what you need and get some prices from them before you decide.

A new quality hitch system from any of the big manufacturers of this stuff would be $500 and up, and that isn't a bad hitch. I'd see about completing the hitch I had before getting a new one.
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The 26000/26001 should be the u-bolt clamp-on brackets with the small cams that bolt to the hitch bars. If you don't have the bars with the cams bolted on them, you can also use the later spring bars.

Parts may be out there, or a used unit, but where and how much is always the big question. A new 1000# Reese hitch kit with the drawbar should be in the $300-$400 range, and will have the "crooked" spring bars. You really don't have to replace the DualCam unit you have, it is a good unit, although the early design. Works just like the HP newer version.

Here is the Reese install pdf: http://triadtrailers.com/wp-content/...y_.control.pdf

Where are you located???
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Here is an image of the right side. This is the part I have on my trailer tongue, matching part on left side. The chains are pretty rusty, I'd replace them also. I need the hitch head, the tiltly part, ball and spring bars, or a new complete new unit.
I already installed a brake controller, it works.
I am in Maryland.
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There occasionally are used Reese/DrawTite hitches on Craigslist, and depending on distance and price might be a good chase!!

Not knowing the tongue weight of your trailer (estimating 650-950# published??), there are 2 Reese hitch kits to look at: #66541 - 800# rating, or 66542 - 1200# rating. Both are about the same price (roughly $370-$400) and come with a drawbar for the truck. These would work well with the dualcam you already have.
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Here are a couple of Craiglist ads in the Maryland area:

REESE COMPLETE HEAVY DUTY HITCH Great price and looks like it has the cams on the bars already for your style Dualcam.

reese hitch Really great price for a new style DualCam HP.

Neither one states what the bar ratings are, but quite often there is a label with the weight stated or a stamped weight in the bar.

Good luck on whatever you go after!!!


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Here are a couple of Craiglist ads in the Maryland area:

REESE COMPLETE HEAVY DUTY HITCH Great price and looks like it has the cams on the bars already for your style Dualcam.

reese hitch Really great price for a new style DualCam HP.

Neither one states what the bar ratings are, but quite often there is a label with the weight stated or a stamped weight in the bar.

Good luck on whatever you go after!!!


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Wow, thank you .On craigslist so much, no idea how I missed it. Eastern Shore too far to go by time I'm off this week, better luck with Ellicott City.

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