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Old 08-02-2016, 08:50 PM   #71
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Obviously a WDH has to perform several tasks well, be easy to hook up and hopefully do the job quietly. There sure is a range of opinions on which one does it the best. One of the things that made sense to me about the Andersen hitches was their weight. It seems that if one can pull 50 pounds or more off the bumper of lighter tow vehicles it has to help. That, plus when installing or removing a hitch the lighter options would seem preferable. The E2 apparently is quite light but I question Amazon's claim that model 94-00-0600 is only 30 pounds. I haven't found a site that compares the weight of hitches but the old pros on this Forum might be able to help.
Amazon lists the shipping weight as 81# in the Additional Information....
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Old 08-28-2017, 01:41 PM   #72
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Fastway E2 Model

Can anyone tell me the model for the weight distribution hitch ETI sells with the 21'? I have done some searching on here but cannot find it.
Thanks in advance for your help
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:26 AM   #73
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Finally gave in and decided to get an equalizer. The back end of my Dodge is rather light and sags a bit after loading kayaks, generator, extra water, gas grill, camp fire, table, etc. A half ton pickup is overkill for towing Escape trailers but some fine tuning would improve my driving experience. My goal was to bring the back end up, reduce the porpoising on rolling roads, and also reduce the sway I get in deep asphalt ruts. The Fastway E2 hitch has built in sway control. I believe that the model supplied by Escape as an option ($625 CAD installed) has the square bars. The square bars sit a bit higher if clearance is an issue. Walmart.com in the States has the round bar model (94-00-0600) for $250 USD. I ordered it in and picked it up in Bellingham. The website is oriented to US orders so I gave them a Puerto Rico zip code. Nobody blinked. Installation is a pain. You need huge wrenches not found in standard tool box kits. I had to redo the install because the first time around I followed the suggested shim size and ended up with the lowest part of the hitch @ 6” above the pavement. I removed some shims after a weekend of travel and ended up with 9” clearance. The hitch seemed to work as advertised and as a bonus, my tailgate now clears the jack. I’ve attached pics of both my first and second install.
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:34 AM   #74
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Thanks Dave. I was thinking of getting it installed at the local RV dealer and you convinced me that is what to do. I saw the 6K on Amazon for $300 something. I'll have to check out Walmart too.
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Dave,
Did you ever install Firestone airbags to help with the squat? I'd be interested in the porpoising elimination.
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Did you ever install Firestone airbags to help with the squat? I'd be interested in the porpoising elimination.
No airbags allowed in my rig Seemed to be less porpoising with the equalizer.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:00 AM   #77
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Dave,
Did you ever install Firestone airbags to help with the squat? I'd be interested in the porpoising elimination.
We installed the Firestone airbags in our 2013 Dodge Ram w/hemi and it has made a huge improvement. We can deflate it to the regular driving style or inflate it for when we have a particularly large load in the back of the truck ie: firewood, kayaks plus random items we think we need
Huge improvement!!! Wish we would have done it sooner.
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Same results here on both my Rams, keeps it level while towing.
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