Is this the hitch Escape uses - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Towing and Hitching
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-25-2017, 10:04 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
Trailer: 2018 Escape 19
Posts: 12
Is this the hitch Escape uses

Can anyone confirm this is the $350 hitch that Escape now uses? I would like one with the wing on the side to mount the second small ball for the anti sway.
Thanks
__________________

Eggstatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2017, 10:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Iowa Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Benton County, Iowa
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 Classic Number 6, pulled by 2018 Toyota Highlander
Posts: 4,348
Hitch

The $350 pro series does not have the little ball for the anti sway bar. It is not
A genuine Equalizer hitch.
But itís a good hitch and if the tow rig and Escape are are properly mated itís a solid hitch and sway will not be a problem in my experience.
Iowa Dave
__________________

__________________
Strike while the iron is hot. Live every day as if it were your last and one day you will be right.
Dave
Iowa Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2017, 10:30 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
Trailer: 2018 Escape 19
Posts: 12
Well the picture I was planning in the question did not attach...I can add the little ball...I need to know if it has the ear to attach the second ball to.
Eggstatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2017, 10:58 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 13,815
If the WDH we are discussing is the same Pro Series that I bought from ETI in 2008, then here is a picture of it in use.
I don't have sway bars. Don't need them and don't want them. This WDH gives me a secure ride, even with abrupt and radical lane changes ( twice ).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg With WDH1.jpg (103.3 KB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg With WDH2.jpg (118.1 KB, 56 views)
File Type: jpg WDHitch capacity.jpg (129.6 KB, 45 views)
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2017, 07:35 AM   #5
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 19,783
There are sway devices and weight distribution devices, each one perform a different function. A side benefit of proper w/d set up is reduced sway but a sway device will not impact weight distribution. With double axle and proper loading sway should not happen, but you may still need w/d depending on your tow vehicle.
__________________
Jim
"Never in doubt,..... often wrong!"
cpaharley2008 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2017, 07:54 AM   #6
Site Team
 
padlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
Trailer: 5.0 TA #6, 2012 F150 EB
Posts: 5,891
Here's the pic from ETI for the $350 hitch, I don't see an ear, but it's not all that good a shot.

__________________
Happy Motoring
Bob
padlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2017, 09:21 AM   #7
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 19,783
This one has a wing but it is not used by Escape, these bolt on sway gadgets hinder movement but need to be released when backing up. Normally used on single axle light trailers with low tongue weight. https://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts...Tite/7390.html
__________________
Jim
"Never in doubt,..... often wrong!"
cpaharley2008 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2017, 10:30 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" & 2017 Highlander XLE (previously 2010 17B "Blue" & 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 4,207
This is the ProSeries model ETI provided in 2010 when we bought our 17. It does not have the attachment for a friction sway control and I never felt the slightest need for any.
Pro Series - Weight Distributing Kit - Round Bar
__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." George Bernard Shaw
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2017, 01:26 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
AKCamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Trailer: 2016 Escape 19
Posts: 418
Quote:
Originally Posted by thoer View Post
This is the ProSeries model ETI provided in 2010 when we bought our 17. It does not have the attachment for a friction sway control and I never felt the slightest need for any.
Pro Series - Weight Distributing Kit - Round Bar
I second the motion. We tow an Escape 19 and have no sway control and do not feel the need for any. We tow with a 2017 Toyota Tacoma. The ProSeries ETI sells is all we need.
AKCamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2017, 01:28 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Kent, Ohio
Trailer: 2017 21
Posts: 107
I have the pro series with our new 21, it works well as the 21's are not as susceptible to sway issues per Reace. The trailer and tow was very stable (2004 F150). I did drive it without the bars fro a short trip to vehicle registration and noticed the difference, though the could have been somewhat attributed to the longer stinger. I am very happy with the combination.
oldwave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2017, 02:15 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Olympia wa, Washington
Trailer: 5.0TA 2017
Posts: 1,918
i used the ProSeries with my 17 and my Highlander. I didn't really need it and didn't use it for short trips but i did think it made hauling more stable so i used it when i hauled on longer trips. It was worth the additional effort as it felt more stable with it and the combination worked very well. i did not use any sway /friction system.
Fox hunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2017, 02:30 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2016 19 / Toyota 4Runner 2019
Posts: 318
2016 19 with FJ Cruiser

I have the Pro Series supplied by ETI, definitely need the WDH but no need for sway control in my experience.
__________________

__________________
Hugh
hughharden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×