Originally Posted by E.Fudd
Any thoughts on the Reese Strait-Line hitches with the dual cams? I have also seen these Equal-i-zer hitch and they seem much easier to set up almost like a plug and play. Are the reese tricky to get balanced, is it different eveytime i hook up? There is an overwhelming amount of information on direct comparison between the Dual Cam and the other weight distribution hitch.
I would like to hear from you all on your personal experiences on these hitches, as you all have been so helpful so far.
I towed with a Reese Straight Line WDH that had the anti sway cams for five years. At first with an F150 towing a 26ft bunkhouse and then moved it over to a 32ft bunkhouse pulled by an F250.
In West Texas, in addition to the semi's passing @ 75+ MPH, it's not unusual to have 30 to 50 MPH crosswinds. I was very happy with the Reese hitch in these extreme conditions.
The only two issues I had...
the cams made a lot of popping noise when turning,
and I bent one of the lift brackets setting the chain too tight with a cheater bar. I was able to buy a new bolt on bracket and after I backed off a link on the chains I didn't have that problem.
I did add airbags to the F250 to help with a slight sag...
the 32ft TT was 9,000 lbs wet and I could not get the hitch set up to level out completely.
If I ever bought another travel trailer I would definitely get another Reese Straight Line WDH.