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Old 01-05-2016, 10:09 AM   #1
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Fastway e2 wdh?

Hello, Since ETI recently started offering the Fastway E2. Is anyone with a 21 using this hitch? Are you happy with your choice? if you have a pick up will the tailgate open? (We have a chevy Silverado)
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:17 PM   #2
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Am also interested in feedback from anyone using this WDH to replace my Andersen. Seems to get very good ratings on etrailer.
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:47 PM   #3
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A WDH is an option that can easily be added later. I am giving the Andersen one more chance from the sleeve failing at around 3,000 miles. There probably are very few of these Fastway hitches out on Escapes as the switch over was starting in mid Sept. Loren
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I too like the design of the Fastway E2 - lets hope someone here has some feedback for us.
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Are the "arms" lighter weight on the Fastway than that of the ones with chains?
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:37 PM   #6
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Are the "arms" lighter weight on the Fastway than that of the ones with chains?
There is no reason that they should be. They are the same working length, and so they need to apply the same force to do the same amount of load transfer (weight re-distribution). They are just like any other round-bar WDH bars, with flat ends (some other brands with chains have flat ends, too).

The e2 bars might even be a bit heavier if they are longer so that they don't pull out the of the brackets in turns (since it doesn't have chains to keep things connected).
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Hello, Since ETI recently started offering the Fastway E2. Is anyone with a 21 using this hitch? Are you happy with your choice? if you have a pick up will the tailgate open? (We have a chevy Silverado)
Thanks, Kevin
We have it on our 21 (picked up Sept 25, 2015). It was a snap decision and I guess we like it okay. The mount has slipped once, probably because of maneuvering to get out of a tight gas station driveway. It was difficult to get it to unhook that night. Had to release the driver's side mount (where it's clamped to the trailer)...

And, no, we cannot open our 2013 Ford F-150 tailgate when the 21 is hitched up. It's because of the tongue jack, though, not the hitch. And, yes, it's very inconvenient, but what're you gonna do?
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:25 PM   #8
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And, no, we cannot open our 2013 Ford F-150 tailgate when the 21 is hitched up. It's because of the tongue jack, though, not the hitch. And, yes, it's very inconvenient, but what're you gonna do?
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:39 PM   #9
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Hey, that's a great product! I've bookmarked their site. Thanks for the info.

I've got the Fastway hitch on my build sheet.
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:24 PM   #10
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Have decided to replace my Andersen with the Pro Series. Had it with the 17B and like many others here never had a problem with it. The Andersen had significant wear issues in the chain guides and creaked pretty bad.

The Pro Series Escape now sells is the trunnion which will have better clearance than the round bars they sold previously for those who need that and is said by Etrailer to be a bit stouter. The shipping weight is 4 lbs. more than the Fastway.
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