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Old 02-23-2016, 01:34 PM   #41
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I spray with white lithium.
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:08 PM   #42
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I spray with white lithium.
My RV Tech guy recommends lithium grease. He says it is easier to wash out of your pants.
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My RV Tech guy recommends lithium grease. He says it is easier to wash out of your pants.
He must use a lot better laundry detergent than mine....
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I spray with white lithium.
Me too. WD40 is a poor lube. The spray white lithium is handy to apply.
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Old 05-13-2016, 02:35 AM   #45
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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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Hey Jeff..... so what do you think of the E2 WDH?

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Hey Jeff..... so what do you think of the E2 WDH?

I just posted about that on another thread, will just cut and paste here:

I got the E2 on my trailer. Just picked up and drove back a few weeks ago. This is my first travel trailer and first wdh so nothing to compare to. Only towed a small utility trailer before

It is nice. They set it up there. On the trip back I didn't notice any sway. Hookup etc is fine. I did get the electric jack so easy.

When first left after picking it up I did notice some porpoising but thinking that was just the hitch weight being off? We just threw our gear in and took off. Once the tanks had water in them and gear more organized that seemed to mostly go away.

Once I get it all set up and organized I'll get it weighed so I know total weight. I ordered one of the Sherline tongue weight scales so I can check it any time and adjust

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Old 05-30-2016, 11:07 PM   #47
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I just posted about that on another thread, will just cut and paste here:

I got the E2 on my trailer. Just picked up and drove back a few weeks ago. This is my first travel trailer and first wdh so nothing to compare to. Only towed a small utility trailer before

It is nice. They set it up there. On the trip back I didn't notice any sway. Hookup etc is fine. I did get the electric jack so easy.

When first left after picking it up I did notice some porpoising but thinking that was just the hitch weight being off? We just threw our gear in and took off. Once the tanks had water in them and gear more organized that seemed to mostly go away.

Once I get it all set up and organized I'll get it weighed so I know total weight. I ordered one of the Sherline tongue weight scales so I can check it any time and adjust

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A belated thanks Jeff for the great info.

I'm looking forward to the Fastway e2 WDH when we get our 2017 21'

If i recall correctly, for backing up there is no separate sway bar to have to remember to remove. For me, this is a big plus.

With our Casita I would often stress out, a bit, during the first day out (when I am extra tired) that I'd get to the campsite and forget to remove the sway bar, back up, and damage it.

and

Numerous people who are much smarter than me have strongly encouraged me to get the power jack installed by ETI, to make hitching and unhitching easier.

I will get the power jack.

and

anyone else now using the Fastway e2 WDH?
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:23 PM   #48
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I'm looking forward to the Fastway e2 WDH when we get our 2017 21'

If i recall correctly, for backing up there is no separate sway bar to have to remember to remove.
Correct - the spring bars slide in the brackets on the trailer frame with substantial friction, so they do the same thing as a friction-type sway control device (or "sway bar"), without a separate device.
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:26 PM   #49
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I have the Pro Series WDH that ETI also sells. It doesn't have a sway bar that needs to be removed for reversing, and I've never needed a sway bar. Costs less than the other offerings and does the job.
Sometimes the simplest, most basic design, works well, at the least cost.
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:42 PM   #50
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I have the Pro Series WDH that ETI also sells. It doesn't have a sway bar that needs to be removed for reversing, and I've never needed a sway bar. Costs less than the other offerings and does the job.
Sometimes the simplest, most basic design, works well, at the least cost.
The Fastway e2 was specifically recommended to us as "best" for us with a 21' by ETI

I choose to trust the trailer manufacturer.

Also

I have done tests with our Casita with and without a sway bar, and I prefer how it handles with a sway bar. (Or, I would imagine, win a function that does what a sway bar does)

Horses for courses, of course.

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