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Old 07-02-2016, 08:45 AM   #11
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$599 sounds a bit high... You can get ti for $300 online which leaves 3 hours of install at $100/hr... Very high...

I got my e2 installed for free when I bought my trailer... It has gone through a few different setups and works great... However, $599 I would try to get an Andersen hitch installed...
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Old 07-02-2016, 09:07 AM   #12
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If the OP wants the hitch to be installed properly she might look for a family owned horse trailer sales dealer. The ones around here sell hitches and their mechanics often are long time employees, even family members. Horse owners aren't as tolerant of screw-ups as many RVers are.
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Old 07-02-2016, 09:35 AM   #13
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If the OP wants the hitch to be installed properly she might look for a family owned horse trailer sales dealer. The ones around here sell hitches and their mechanics often are long time employees, even family members. Horse owners aren't as tolerant of screw-ups as many RVers are.
Good point!
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If the OP wants the hitch to be installed properly she might look for a family owned horse trailer sales dealer. The ones around here sell hitches and their mechanics often are long time employees, even family members. Horse owners aren't as tolerant of screw-ups as many RVers are.
This is very true and probably the best advice in the thread barring being able to do the install themselves.

Horse people also accept that their lifestyle is more than a hobby and that the real life consequences of being frugal over the wrong things can have significant repercussions.
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I have the E2 and it's not a bad hitch. I had some sway issues when meeting semis but that seemed to be more of a TV issue that a hitch issue as the problem seem to have lessened when I moved the hitch from a 1500 Silverado to a 2500HD.

I did have a bar locking pawl break off but the hitch was under warranty and Fastway sent me a new head free of charge and paid to return the old head. The friction bars also have a tendency to move around on the trailer a bit and it is a bit of a pain to set up so I'd leave that to someone with experience.

As far as price, I think they are a bit high...assuming they are pricing a 10k square bar hitch (about $355 on Amazon) and a 1-2" riser ball ($25) they are making a good profit on labor.
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