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Old 05-31-2016, 12:46 AM   #51
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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.
The traditional chain-style Pro Series WDH can be used with or without a bar-style friction-based sway control device (and Cequent / Pro Series offers this WDH packaged with a sway control), but the Pro Series design doesn't have any effective sway-damping friction. The E2 is designed specifically to provide this type of sway control.

The chain style does tend to pull the trailer toward straight, which may or may not reduce sway; the E2 doesn't do this.

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Sometimes the simplest, most basic design, works well, at the least cost.
I agree. In this case, the E2 is actually simpler than the Pro Series, since the E2 omits the chains, the E2 brackets are no more complex that the Pro Series snap-up chain brackets, and the heads are comparable.

I see no good reason for the E2 to cost any more than the Pro Series... other than the reality of competitive pricing, which is that if people find a product more desirable they are willing to pay more for it, so the price is higher. At eTrailer.com the Pro Series and Fastway E2 are similar in price; the large difference in Escape's prices presumably reflect distribution issues in Canada, rather than the complexity or manufacturing cost of these things.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:43 AM   #52
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I don't know anything about the E2. My point was that in eight years of towing my 17B with my RAV4, including a couple abrupt lane-changes and dozens of semis passing me, I've not experienced sway.
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:57 PM   #53
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I don't know anything about the E2. My point was that in eight years of towing my 17B with my RAV4, including a couple abrupt lane-changes and dozens of semis passing me, I've not experienced sway.
I have never had a sway problem with my 2005 Sienna either and I have the same set-up. (I also have the electric jack which makes things so much easier.)
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Old 05-31-2016, 03:39 PM   #54
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I've never had a sway problem with my 2004 Sienna and 17' trailer either and I don't have any kind of WDH or sway control device.

I think these RAV4 and Sienna examples are good illustrations of what can work, but the question is about a 21' behind a Tacoma, which is different in every detail.
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:06 PM   #55
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What I did:
New Home Jack-E-Up
Hi Paul!

I have the Jack-E-Up on my Casita trailer. I did not realize I could also install it on the 21' Escape.

Which WDH are you using?
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:34 PM   #56
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I used the Jack-E-Up for almost 2 years on my 21' Escape as well as the Andersen set up.
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:16 PM   #57
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Which model of e2 hitch?

Does anyone know which model (or weight rating) of Fastway E2 hitch they are using with the 21's? Are they the round tube or trunion models?

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Old 08-01-2016, 10:23 PM   #58
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Also, if I get the E2 WDH and the power tongue jack, could I also use the Jack-E Up? Will ETI install the Jack-E-Up? If not, is it difficult to retrofit?
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Also, if I get the E2 WDH and the power tongue jack, could I also use the Jack-E Up? Will ETI install the Jack-E-Up? If not, is it difficult to retrofit?
It's this one:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...-43X7NOYPVbIpg

The 6000 lb model I believe.

The jack-e-up can be used with a power jack no problem. I have no idea if Escape would install it. You could ask, but of course you'd have to supply it. If it were me and I wanted to do a power jack and a jack-e-up, I'd probably do it myself. You'll need some form of quick connect for the power cable so you can disconnect the power cable when removing the jack. Installation of both components is a snap.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:26 AM   #60
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What's a jack e up?
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