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Old 04-04-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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Fastway E2 pro's and con's

Was thinking of greeting one of the round bar type e2 hitch. Wanted to know what others think?

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Old 04-04-2014, 07:53 PM   #2
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Never had the round bars as I prefer the trunion type with the square bars for built in sway control. I know that when set up properly, my TV and my trailer were locked together and I rolled down the highway like I was on rails. Never had any trouble with it.

If I can get this much performance out of an E2, then the Hensley must be something I can't even fathom.

If you can't afford to drop 2 grand on a hitch (I can't), then go with the E2. Fastway is an arm of Equilizer.


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Old 04-04-2014, 10:44 PM   #3
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Here are a couple JOF threads on the Fastway product that may be helpful:





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Old 04-05-2014, 09:28 AM   #4
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I have one. It's a bit on the light side for my setup, so I'll be going with the Equalizer or Reese Dual Cam for my next hitch. The E2 works pretty well for us even at its maximum load; sway has been well controlled, weight distribution is adequate (verified on scales), and it's fairly easy to use. As mentioned in some of the posts referenced above, it is kind of noisy because the sway control is friction based. I lubed the ball and the head part of the bars with general purpose grease, and put a little Vaseline on the friction sway components (YMMV, many people say you shouldn't do this because lubricant on the friction sway components negates their effectiveness at controlling sway; I did it because Vaseline is not an efficient lubricant under load, but it makes the hitch quieter and I've noticed no change in performance).

Bottom line, if I had it to do over again, I would've kept my money from the dealer and gotten a Reese or an Equalizer in the first place; but that's what the dealer had at the time and I didn't know any different. But the E2 is not a bad hitch IMO.

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Old 04-06-2014, 07:30 AM   #5
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I have an E2, and it works really good at controlling sway. I have had it out when tractor and trailers were all over the road, and I was on rails.

The down side is having to just about raise the rear tires of the TV off the ground to get the bars to disengage. I hate that, and even blew a fuse in the electric jack on day because I did not quite get the front tires of the truck off the black top. That cause me to need to raise the jack even higher, and it did not like it.

I have also had the Reese Dual Cam. If I had it to do over again, I would have insisted the dealer install this type of hitch on the rig I have now. It controls sway pretty good, but its so much easier to work with. Just drop the brackets and unhook. Way less trouble than the E2. And I would not have to worry about loosing or someone stealing those brackets from the E2.
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