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Old 06-02-2016, 06:23 AM   #31
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Thanks to those who posted their experiences with the Anderson hitch. It appears to function well for us but I will go check on the wear points discussed.
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Old 06-02-2016, 07:39 PM   #32
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Jeff,

Just to be sure I understand it correctly, does the wdh that you had installed by ETI, and the one that is shown on my build sheet as "E2 by FastWay Integrated Sway Control and Weight Distribution Hitch" look like the attached photo?
I drove down to the factory in Chilliwack and spoke directly with Dennis. He cleared things up for me. The answer is that the E2 by FastWay Integrated Sway Control and Weight Distribution Hitch is the one shown in the photo. No chains! That is the one I will get for our 2017 21' Escape!
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:15 PM   #33
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I got the E2 on my trailer.

When first left after picking it up I did notice some porpoising but thinking that was just the hitch weight being off?

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Most likely a symptom frrom tandem axles vs. weight distribution with your load.
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:57 PM   #34
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When first left after picking it up I did notice some porpoising but thinking that was just the hitch weight being off?
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Most likely a symptom frrom tandem axles vs. weight distribution with your load.
I agree. A single-axle trailer can do this if the combination of tug suspension and trailer mass, triggered by road bumps, happens to hit a resonant frequency... like car without shock absorbers bouncing. A tandem-axle trailer, on the other hand, inherently bucks whenever there is a bump.

When the leading axle's wheels go over a bump that reduces the load on the trailer's tongue, and then a fraction of a second later the trailing wheels hit and it goes the other way, adding to tongue load. The hitch gets jerked up then down. Anything that makes the hitch go up or down (the tug's rear wheels hitting a bump, accelerating, braking...) has a similar effect.

If the tongue weight momentarily goes to zero then the hitch clunks (more free play in the coupling means more clunk); this can be reduced by increasing tongue weight, or by clamping on a WDH (a conventional WDH puts a huge force down on the ball and up the head through the spring bars).
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Old 09-09-2016, 01:42 AM   #35
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Good info Jeff... thanks for posting this here.

ETI specifically said to me that for the 21' they suggest the e2.

We are getting the e2.



i cant see any reason we would not like it.
Today I emailed ETI to ask (again) about the e2.......
another thread is reporting one user noticing wear on their e2.
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:46 AM   #36
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yes, Im pretty sure. My bill of sale lists the pro series 600# trunion with sway control.
$475 cdn.
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And now at $625! C'est la vie!
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:52 AM   #37
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And now at $625! C'est la vie!
Wow, I feel for my Canadian friends. Everything seems to be substantially more expensive. A Pro Series WDH runs about $270 USD here.

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Old 09-09-2016, 10:04 AM   #38
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Wow, I feel for my Canadian friends. Everything seems to be substantially more expensive. A Pro Series WDH runs about $270 USD here.

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Where are you finding them for that price? The cheapest I can find them is around $340 with shipping.

https://www.amazon.com/Fastway-92-00.../dp/B0071L3T3G

For what its worth I have been told the the E2 is a Chinese knock off of the American made Equalizer.

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution EQ37060ET

https://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Dist...2-00-0600.html
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Where are you finding them for that price? The cheapest I can find them is around $340 with shipping.

https://www.amazon.com/Fastway-92-00.../dp/B0071L3T3G

For what its worth I have been told the the E2 is a Chinese knock off of the American made Equalizer.

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution EQ37060ET
Ah, it's a Fastway? I was referring to the Pro Series on E-Trailer. But, the Fastway E2 runs about $299 at PPL Motorhomes and a few other sites.

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Old 09-09-2016, 02:49 PM   #40
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I had the anderson on my Casita and I thought it was a pain. You had to be perfectly straight hooking up or the chains wouldn't make up. We bought the Pro series with trunnion from ETI and they work flawlessly on our 21. Easy on and easy off. Really happy with them except for the price we paid for them in Canada.
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