Eaz lift Recurve r6 Review: Is It Worth The Hype?

Weight distributing hitches are designed to accommodate the linear weight distribution hitches. It also controls the sway control between a vehicle and trailer. Furthermore, 64 percent of trailer accidents happen in the States due to overload or unbalanced vehicles.

Large trailers need a class 4/5 hitch for front and behind alignment while driving. If a hitch head doesn’t have proportionate sway control installation and stiff sway control, there’s a chance of an accident occurring due to imbalance. 

Eaz lift Recurve r6 Weight Distributing Hitch connected with a trailer

Camco has been making hitches for a long time, and Eaz Lift Recurve R6 is their updated sway control combined weight distribution hitch.

Unlike the old Eaz Lift Recurve R3, this intelligent 10° sway control technology adapts to the road for better ground clearance while automatically disengaging and low-speed adjustment.

But there’s still debate if it’s worth it to upgrade to the new sway control R6? So, we’ve tested it out and provided you with an in-depth analysis of the Eaz lift recurve r6 reviews below. 

Eaz lift Recurve r6 Reviews: Key Features

Premium Adaptive Sway Control

Recurve r6 adjustable Sway Control

The Recurve R line was already famous for its intelligent tuning detection on its trailer move. It features a collar at the center and includes a collar pad material. Moreover, the collar pad provides a spindle to the hitch of your vehicle.

Ultimately resulting in better trailer move grip and adjustable sway control & more ground clearance. By the turn of a bolt, whenever your trailer goes on low speed or makes a turn or a ten-degree rotation, it automatically adjusts with speed.

But now, Camco has updated and brought sway control technology. Compared to the r6, other sway control hitches are not stable enough. 

Heavy-duty function

While testing the r6, our experts found that its sway control automatically disengages by 10 degrees, taking a low run. As it’s flexible, turning 90 degrees on the sway control highway is easy and smooth.

Nonetheless, the Eaz lift stands out from other weight distribution hitches because other sway controls and weight distribution hitches become too stiff while taking a turn. Highways and regular roads make tow vehicles change speed controls due to traffic.

So, the sway control is effective enough to adjust a truck hitch head or trailer’s actual time speed and provides automatic sway control. While trying it out, we felt its sway control is perfect, not more or not less. Steering can become very easy when a vehicle is paired with the Eaz lift.

Accident prevention

The r6 adjusts with a vehicle’s angular rotation and creates sway resistance using linear resistance. There are top-loading spring bars and a hitch ball included in this ReCurve sway control system which mainly regulates the control.

If a vehicle doesn’t use a weight distribution, there can be an accident due to overload. Recurve r6 automatically detects any sway movement, and its innovative adaptive system makes a trailer in a straight line. As a result, any kind of accident while can prevent normal driving.

Hitch measurement

Despite Camco publishing different tutorials and instruction manuals, users tend to be confused about hitch adjustment. The ReCurve r6 comes with a 16 inches pre-installed hitch. The correct way to measure is measuring from the ground to the ball coupler. 

Things change for tow vehicles because per ⅛ inches adds a hundred lb weight. The vehicle we tested while normal driving had a per coupler height of 20 inches, and trailer per tongue weight goes around 700lbs.

So, per calculation, the recurve r6 hitching steering for the tow vehicle becomes 20 by ⅞ inches. Some users complained that the recurve r6 sway control doesn’t pair with their trailers no matter how they try.

It’s essential to consider the heights of a sleek receiver, spring clip, and hitch pin to adjust with trailers. Spring clips tend to give higher ground and easy hook up to any trailer or vehicle. There’s a hitch ball included.

Ergonomic weight distribution

A van and trailer on the road connected with lift recurve hitch

Eaz lift line has a specialized “U” shaped eight inches hole inside the ball mount.  So, the spring bar determines the weight distribution through the ball mount transfer making maneuvering smoother. While changing and angling the bars, manufacturers claim the weight distributor distributes weight to the front of a tow vehicle.

There are three different models of r6, but the most popular is the 48733 model. It distributes a max trailer tongue weight of 1200 lbs and a max gross trailer weight of 12,000 lbs. The recurve and tow vehicles must be on the same ground level sway control.

So it can get a proper spring angle. We would advise you to balance spring bars and not go overboard to other sway control hitches making maneuvering smoother. Overload of spring bar might result in excess distribution on the front tow of your vehicle and insufficient tongue pressure on the rear axle.

Read: Does Weight Distribution Hitch Increase Payload?

Constructive lock-up position

Mainly the hook bracelets of the ReCurve lock the bond between r6 & the trailer for more ground clearance. Addiotanlly, the top loading spring bars in the ball mount automatically close position and prevents excess movement.

Hook up bracelet included in this hitch ensures alignment between the tow vehicle and sway control technology. Extra ½ inches flat screw comes with a must so the user can manually change corresponding holes to align with the vehicle. Make sure to release tension from the hook-up bracelets by uplifting the front of the trailer and towing the back, making maneuvering smoother. 

Streamline design

Recurve r6 design

Typically, hitches don’t have any particular design but do make the trailer straight. But Eaz lift recurve stands out for its sleek and subtle look. Moreover, popular hitches like the CURT 13333 trailer hitch make a sound while operating.

Camco has made the sway control of r6 as quiet while working as possible. It comes with additional supplies like a tongue jack, hitch jack, adjustable spring bars, and sturdy Hensley arrow. Even in iced road conditions, you can operate your truck smoothly with lift recurve weight. 

Warranty

Camco offers a five-year extended warranty only on the vehicle it’s installed than other weight distribution hitches. However, they don’t provide regular tears during normal driving conditions. Furthermore, suppose any damage happens to products while using this sway control hitch.

In that case, manufacturers don’t take responsibility. Users must fill out an online registration form at the Camco website within ten days to get a warranty. The warranties on other sway control hitches don’t go more than three or four years.

Also read: How to install a Weight Distribution Hitch

Pros:

  • Included thumbscrew & top loading spring bars make propane alignment between vehicle and trailer straight for the smooth driving experience.
  • Provides three inches higher ball alignment for front and back weight control
  • Proportionately distributes the weight all over the vehicle to maintain steady contact with the highway or everyday driving.
  • Mono trunnion with inverted bent bars allows the vehicle and trailer to rotate at the same hitch ball center point.
  • Distributes a weight of 1200 to 12,000 lbs 
  • A sleek and subtle look

Cons:

  • Ball height and tension work together only and don’t have separate adjustments.
  • No height adjustment to tune bar tension
  • Moderately expensive  

Recurve r6 vs r3: Which one is the best?

The r6 is an updated version of the r3 and made by Camco. The main difference is between the sway control system that r3 works passively and r6 on real-time adaptive. The below table shows the key differences between Recurve r6 and R3.

ConcernEazLift Recurve R6EazLift Recurve R3
Sway ControlAdaptive sway control that engages & disengages on trailer’s off-centerAdjustable before fixing with the trailer & vehicle; remains constant at any position
Weight DistributionComes in three different weight: 600 lbs, 1000 lbs & 1200 lbsComes only in 1200 lbs
TimeWorks in real-time in any kind of road conditions or speedWorks constantly at highway or icy road conditions
PriceCheck priceCheck price

Recurve r6 and r3 installation guide (Video)

Conclusion

If you travel hillsides and highways often, upgrading to the Recurve R6 is a good option. From our testing, the R6 gives a fantastic performance and does its job nicely. The choice of having three different weight hitches is an intelligent move by Camco.

Compared to Eaz Lift 1,000 lbs Elite Bent Bar Weight Distributing Hitch, it’s a good deal with updated sway resistance. However, it does provide quite a similar performance to Andersen Hitches No Sway Weight Distribution Hitch.

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