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Old 04-16-2019, 09:25 AM   #1
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Escape 21 hitch height

Good morning all! As I prepare for our journey West in two weeks, I was wondering how I should setup our hitch.
I have a 1 y/o Fastway 6000lbs E2 hitch from our old camper that I intend on using on the new 21. Does anyone have a newer 21 with this hitch that could give me a level measurement? Also I will mount the frame brackets at pickup, the manual states to mount the brackets between 26" and 30" from the coupler. At what measurement does ETI mount these? If you have any pictures would be great! Not sure that it will matter but our tow vehicle is a 2016 Crew Max 5.7 Tundra 4wd.

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Old 04-16-2019, 11:41 AM   #2
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Good morning all! As I prepare for our journey West in two weeks, I was wondering how I should setup our hitch.
I have a 1 y/o Fastway 6000lbs E2 hitch from our old camper that I intend on using on the new 21. Does anyone have a newer 21 with this hitch that could give me a level measurement? Also I will mount the frame brackets at pickup, the manual states to mount the brackets between 26" and 30" from the coupler. At what measurement does ETI mount these? If you have any pictures would be great! Not sure that it will matter but our tow vehicle is a 2016 Crew Max 5.7 Tundra 4wd.

Thanks in advance!
Did you order the high lift axle?
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:29 PM   #3
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That is important info that I forgot! We ordered the standard height axle with Aluminum wheels.
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:00 PM   #4
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Here is what ETI has to say:

Good morning John,
The standard ball height for the 21’ Escape is 19’ from the ground to the top of the ball with a loaded trailer. The high lift axle adds an additional 2 Ĺ”, so the ball height would need to be 21 Ĺ”. Feel free to forward any questions you may have to me.
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:13 AM   #5
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Farther,

Thank you for the reply! I will setup for 19" to the top pf the ball. Does anyone have a picture of the e2 brackets on the frame?
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I highly recommend an adjustable hitch, setting up before hand can cause some issues because the 19" is for an empty Escape, once you have propane and liquids and your stuff, that height can go up or down depending on your weight as well as your tow vehicle contents. One or two inches either way does not seem like much but towing level is preferred for both the driver and trailer experience.
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I would say the same to many variables for this to be an exact science, I would either have an adjustable type ball or take a few different drop heights just to be covered. Enjoy the drive out and back, I'm sure it will be a blast.


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When you are at Escape picking up your trailer, they can make any required adjustments to your set up as the E2 Fastway is one of the hitches they install themselves.
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When you are at Escape picking up your trailer, they can make any required adjustments to your set up as the E2 Fastway is one of the hitches they install themselves.
Chris,

I called out to ETI and spoke to my sales person. She said that if I needed any help at delivery in regards to my hitching, there is a $200.00 charge! Now I'm all for people making money, but this seams a bit excessive! This is the reason for the thread. My gut tells me that the office staff is wrong on this one, but I would like to be prepared. ETI delivers 4 rv's a day, I'm sure not everyone is as prepared as the members on this forum! While I am very good at winging it, my career in public safety has made me a planner! Our E2 does have the adjustable mount and 19" give or take will not be a problem.
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Chris,

I called out to ETI and spoke to my sales person. She said that if I needed any help at delivery in regards to my hitching, there is a $200.00 charge! Now I'm all for people making money, but this seams a bit excessive! This is the reason for the thread. My gut tells me that the office staff is wrong on this one, but I would like to be prepared. ETI delivers 4 rv's a day, I'm sure not everyone is as prepared as the members on this forum! While I am very good at winging it, my career in public safety has made me a planner! Our E2 does have the adjustable mount and 19" give or take will not be a problem.
Just set up your E2 the same as others that have the 21 and you should be fine.

Any volunteers with the setup info he needs?
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