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Old 01-03-2015, 01:30 PM   #11
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snip.......My next question is how close to your TW does your WDH need to be? I mean they offer systems for 400, 600, 800lb, etc., tongue weights. Do I need the closest to my TW without going under, or is there a 100, 200lb window?........snip
I would first check for any stickers with a WDH weight rating limit on your TT's A-frame.

On the lighter A-framed TT's/HTT's (less then 3,500lb GVWR) I would tend to stay with the "lite-duty" WDH's if at all possible.

The 154BH worst case loaded tongue weight range would be 10% to 15% of 3,200lbs (GVWR) = 320lbs to 480lbs. With the limited CCC of the 154BH towing near/at GVWR will be easy to do. That being said, I would look for a WDH rated at 500lbs (ideal), but a WDH rated at 600lbs would be my maximum (would require extra care for proper adjustment).

You could go with a WDH rated at 400lbs (or 350lbs as referenced in my prior post 'link'), but it would require maintaining a loaded tongue weight within the respective WDH weight limits, which is very doable.

Ideally a WDH rated that gives you a little tongue weight wiggle room would be great because our loading habits do fluctuate...., normally heavier then lighter.

If choose to go with a WDH, a brief visit to a CAT scale will confirm your weights and WDH adjustments.

CAT scale "how-to": http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f37/how-to-weigh-your-tv-tt-3871.html

Hope this helps.



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Old 01-12-2015, 03:00 PM   #12
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The equal-i-zer has 4 points of sway control (2 on each side)
@ the bracket on the trailer holding the bar
@ the head of the bar

The e2 has only 2 points. (1 on each side)
@ the bracket on the trailer holding the bar

This video is a bit misleading, Fastway e2 does not carry the equal-i-zer brand. Nor is e4 what the equal-i-zer is called.
but does show that the equal-i-zer bars are hard to swing and the e2's are not.

Originally Posted by GMC View Post
Thanks, I really like the equalizer, especially because I have clearance concerns with my particular trailer. I have also seen the Fastway e2 trunnion hitch. Looks like the same thing, even made buy the same people, but it is significantly cheaper. Does anyone have any experience with the e2? It seems the only difference is that the equalizer is made in the USA.

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Old 01-12-2015, 03:34 PM   #13
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I use the e2 round bar and have no complaints. I have the 600 and tow a 184bh. For this size unit I think its perfect easy and not over kill. Great sway control

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