This Hitch and Sway Control combination from Reese make an unbeatable combination. The Reese straight line hitch comes in maximum hitch weights of 800lbs, 1200lbs and 1700lbs. The advantage of this system is its ability to prevent sway in addition to providing resistance against it. The system works to hold down the start of swaying activity while at the same time allowing free and easy vehicle and trailer interaction. Because the unit is installed on the trailer, the system does not require adjustment every time the tow vehicle and the trailer are hooked up. When towing in a straight line, the cams on either side of the trailer A-frame are locked in position providing a "rigid" connection between tow vehicle and trailer. This minimizes the effects of induced sway caused by high cross-winds or passing vehicles.
The dual cams usually ride in a locked position even on fairly sharp curves. However, when cornering maneuvers are required, the system automatically slide out of their locked position to permit full radius turns. When the maneuver is short and abrupt, such as encountered in sudden swerves, the cams seek a straight-line towing angle that helps the tow vehicle retain control.
The product numbers for the hitches alone and the combinations are shown below:
Hitch & Dual Cam
Straight-Line 600 Ibs-GTW-6000 Ibs
Straight-Line 800 Ibs-GTW-10000 Ibs
Straight-Line 1200 Ibs-GTW-12000 Ibs
Straight-Line 1700 Ibs-GTW-14000 Ibs
The dual cam high performance sway control system is our product #99-1427.