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Old 02-22-2016, 01:54 AM   #11
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so anyone else using the Fastway e2 wdh?

ETI says it is the best choice for the bigger trailers they sell - such as the 21' we will be ordering soon.
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Old 02-22-2016, 08:02 AM   #12
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It is probably overkill for my trailer but since my first and not knowing what I'd need I went for the E2 wdh. Will pick up end of April so will find out then.

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Old 02-22-2016, 11:52 AM   #13
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Any labor savings with a wdh is worth exploring. The downside for us of going from a 19 to a 21 is using a wdh. Dread it, greasy hands, etc. We used a single bar Reese on my Casita/Tacoma. Since the tounge weight is roughly similar as a Casita, I'm wondering if anybody has used a single bar hitch. It was fine with half the grease and hassle.

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Old 02-22-2016, 12:10 PM   #14
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Andersen has no grease nor bars, just 2 lightweight chains.
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:05 PM   #15
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I have bars on the pro series, but haven't run into any grease. Am I supposed to have messy grease?
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:09 PM   #16
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We used a single bar Reese on my Casita/Tacoma. Since the tounge weight is roughly similar as a Casita, I'm wondering if anybody has used a single bar hitch.
That design always made a lot of sense to me, but it seems to have disappeared from the Reese WD product range, although it is offered by various retailers (who may have old stock, or may not be able to deliver it). Even if you find one, one of its advantages is also a problem: the frame which holds the convenient lever arm (to apply it) and makes one bar possible (by bridging across the tongue) needs to run across the tongue, and the propane tanks are probably in the way of installing that in the current Escape tongue configuration.

Strangely, the Light-Duty WD web page still describes the very different single-bar design, even though the products listed are both conventional two-bar round-bar WD systems:
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Light-Duty Weight Distributing system is especially designed for use with lighter weight trailers and pop-up campers. The center mount single bar is contoured to avoid interference with center mounted jacks. Easy to set up and use. The lift mechanism is designed to prevent interference with gas bottles or battery trays. Works with any 2" receiver.
The integrated lifter bar feature provides the advantage of allowing a single person to operate from one side of the trailer. This system works with both side and center mounted tongue jacks. The sway control platform allows you to put a friction sway control on either side of the trailer.
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:21 PM   #17
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No grease on my Kurt WDH

works like a charm.

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Old 02-22-2016, 04:07 PM   #18
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I grease the hitch. Then it is lowered onto the ball, which picks up grease. Then when removing the WDH after a trip, I pick it up by the ball.
I've done it a thousand times. Who says an old dog can learn?
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Old 02-22-2016, 04:10 PM   #19
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I grease the hitch. Then it is lowered onto the ball, which picks up grease. Then when removing the WDH after a trip, I pick it up by the ball.
I've done it a thousand times. Who says an old dog can learn?
I have several pairs of pants that attest to my forgetting to put the cover I have for the ball on it before unloading the tow.....
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Old 02-22-2016, 04:26 PM   #20
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I have several pairs of pants that attest to my forgetting to put the cover I have for the ball on it before unloading the tow.....
I would recommend wearing shorts when hitching/unhitching. It is much less stressful to clean the grease off of your shins than to have your significant other complain about you having ruined yet another pair of pants.
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