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Old 09-06-2015, 07:56 PM   #141
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You're right, off topic. But the CCC did indeed build some incredible parks during the depression. Garner SP here in South Texas is one of my favorites.
Going off topic again Let us not forget some of the guard rails they built. This is on Mt Rainier.
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Old 09-06-2015, 08:16 PM   #142
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My uncle worked in the CCC's........
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:09 PM   #143
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If you are pulling your Escape with your quiet or noisy hitch setup and you enjoy history and craftsmanship, your state probably has some CCC projects that are still very functional and you may even have a CCC museum where you can learn a lot about this fascinating segment of American History. Sorry I am so prone to thread drift. I have had many wonderful experiences in my life and continue to appreciate the industry of American and Canadian citizens and the beautiful parks and roads that generations before us built and maintained.
Salute American and Canadian labor tomorrow and every day. Many before us sacrificed greatly and labored proudly.
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:40 PM   #144
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Well said Dave.
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:16 AM   #145
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E2 vs Pro Series vs Anderson on a current build ?

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Good Morning Forum - our trailer is in the final stages of being build.

We received an E-Mail stating that we could have the Pro Series or E2 inplace of the Andersen we put on our build sheet.

There have been a number of comments about the Pro Series - but no one has mentioned the E2.

Has anyone used the E2 ? - it almost looks easier to use than the Pro Series.

What is the difference between the Trunnion & Round bar system ?

What is the weight of these three hitch systems ?
If the hitches are "in pieces" - what do the different components weight ?

Which one will less likely mess up a bad back ?

Thank You for your time & consideations.

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If there is a better area to post this note - please let me know.
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:17 AM   #146
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Re E2. The E2 is made by Fastway which is a division of Progress Manufacturing out of Provo Utah. Progress makes the Equal-i-zer hitch. This is why there are a lot of similarities in design and use some of the same smaller parts. Fastway hitches are less expensive because it is my understandinding that they are produced in China whereas the Equal-I-zer is a U.S. Made product. Having had both Andersen and Equal-I-zer I have reviewed our problems with Andersen before and have it up for sale on another posting. The Equal-I-zer has and is great as has been the service. I would expect similar results from the E2. I looked at the E2 but paid a little more for a MADE IN THE USA product.
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Old 09-19-2015, 02:57 PM   #147
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I understand that OWilly's Andersen order led to the E2, but this E2 discussion might better fit in Equalizer hitch changes.

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Re E2. The E2 is made by Fastway which is a division of Progress Manufacturing out of Provo Utah. Progress makes the Equal-i-zer hitch. This is why there are a lot of similarities in design and use some of the same smaller parts. Fastway hitches are less expensive because it is my understandinding that they are produced in China whereas the Equal-I-zer is a U.S. Made product.
Aside from the manufacturing location, the difference between an e2 and an Equal-i-zer is that the head is completely different. The e2 head is like any other generic round-bar WD; the Equal-i-zer "tri-wing" head clamps the spring bar sockets to add friction for sway control. The tri-wing head certainly looks more expensive to make, while the bar-end brackets are probably identical. The spring bars are different only because the e2 bars need to be round at the head end to go into the head sockets, while the Equal-i-zer bars need to be square to go into the rotating sockets in the head.
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Old 09-19-2015, 03:25 PM   #148
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Off-topic again...

The first CCC project completed was the pedestrian bridge over the Sacramento River at Sims Flat. My father was stationed there with the CCC shortly after the bridge was completed. It's now a US Forest Service campground, with none of the buildings remaining, only the bridge. While camping there a number of years ago, before his passing, my father wryly observed that they paid him $5 a month to help build the camp, then it got torn down, now they were charging him $5 a day to camp there! We camped there in 2013 ourselves, 80 years after my father lived and worked there...a "connecting" feeling that's hard to describe.
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:27 PM   #149
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I'm having the same horrible squeaking squawking sound from my new Andersen hitch. It sure was a show stopper when I pulled in and out of my camping spot and at the gas station. I phoned ETI a couple of weeks ago from the camp ground at Puntzi Lake and they said they would get back to me but did not. Today I phoned Andersen Hitch Inc in the States and they said they would send me the part. They didn't say anything about overnighting it. Now I am waiting for the part. I assume it will be the the braking material. The colour of it is black. I bought the trailer and hitch in July of 2015.
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Hhmmm, my Andersen has over 15,000 miles and is quiet as a mouse, I wonder what is wrong with yours. They are made in Utah.
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