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Old 09-04-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Reese SC vs Fastway EQ2

Spoke to a local Jayco dealer and was quoted a price on a Equalizer hitch. Went to the dealer to set up an appointment and figure what size and found out he had quoted me a price on Fastway Eq2 wd hitch with 2 point sway control. Should have known $475 (plus $80 install charge) was too cheap for the original Equalizer.

Question is has anyone used the Fastway EQ2 version and what do you think?? Also have been looking at the Reese SC wd hitch and wondered if anyone has experience with this hitch. Was hoping to spend less than $600 installed. May even drop down to more basic chain styles and or consider installing a better model myself to save the $80 to $100 dealer installation charge.

Any ideas/feedback??

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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I have the e2 round bar 1000# bar. I cant complain at all. Trailer when traveling is just over 6200 with hitch at 830. Longest trip we had with the setup was last week. 850 miles round trip. No away issues and handled great with big rigs going by. Nasty traveling weather as well. One concern depending o n your setup would be ground clearance. It is the lowest point on mine.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:45 PM   #3
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Mine works great. Have now towed well over 1200 miles this year and have had not one episode of sway. Do not even feel big rigs blowing by me on the highway. Given your relatively short trailer and longer TV wheelbase I think you will be fine.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:00 AM   #4
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Spoke to a local Jayco dealer and was quoted a price on a Equalizer hitch. Went to the dealer to set up an appointment and figure what size and found out he had quoted me a price on Fastway Eq2 wd hitch with 2 point sway control. Should have known $475 (plus $80 install charge) was too cheap for the original Equalizer.

Question is has anyone used the Fastway EQ2 version and what do you think?? Also have been looking at the Reese SC wd hitch and wondered if anyone has experience with this hitch. Was hoping to spend less than $600 installed. May even drop down to more basic chain styles and or consider installing a better model myself to save the $80 to $100 dealer installation charge.

Any ideas/feedback??

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You should be able to get the Equalizer 10,000lb for right around that price, might want to shop around....
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:31 PM   #5
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IMO the hitch system is the most important feature when traveling. Go with the more durable system when picking out a hitch system and install it yourself. Family safety is number #1 in my book. In the long run it will safe you time, frustration and give you the extra security when going down the highway. A friend of mine convinced me to upgrade to the Dual Cams and have no regrets spending the extra money. Also, if you spend the money now and decide to upgrade to a larger trailer you most likely will have the hitch system already in place.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:04 PM   #6
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I have had both. I liked the Reese hands down over the E2. The E2 works well for sway, but its the checking the bolts, and the occasional walking of the brackets for some people. It's also a pain to raise the rear of the truck almost off the ground to get the bars in. The Reese system just snaps in like a regular WD bar. You don't need to worry about he bracket, loosing the L clips with pin with a Reese system. It was equally great about keeping the sway away.

One thing I forgot to mention like the above person said, durability. Where the bars on the E2 rub, it causes rust. You can touch it up, but they say it has a material like a brake shoe on it for friction. Well, brake shoes wear, and over the long haul, I think the Reese system would be cheaper to maintain.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:09 PM   #7
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Well I eneded up installing a Reese Pro Series today with the help of another dealer. They showed me what to do and had the head assembly set up and all tourqed down when I got there. When the bars are connected the measurement on the front fender remained the same and the rear of the truck settled one inch. Looked like this when all hooked up. I will install the sway bar another day due to rain. Just couldnt come up with the money for the Equalizer and was not about to pay $500 for an imitation fastway e2 as the local Jayco dealer was pushing.

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Old 09-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #8
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Looking at the photo it appears to be a good set-up. One way to confirm that the WDH is "dialed-in" is a visit to a local CAT scale, the following JOF link will be helpful should you ever decide to do a weigh-in: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...igh-Your-tt-tv

Oh, to minimize any issues with the chain snap-up bracket, position your top chain link that is under tension so that the loose link isn't being pinched.

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Old 09-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #9
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What about the dual cam from Reese?
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:52 PM   #10
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Don't forget the Husky centerline dual cam. I would think if your W/D hitch was properly adjusted it would have to lower the front end even if just a little. JMO
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