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Old 04-21-2011, 09:17 AM   #11
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There is no such thing as over kill when it comes to sway control. The E4 is not the best of the best, but actually just the bare minimum for a 34ft trailer like mine. The best of the best are the Hensley and Pro Pride hitches which cost upwards of 2-3K.

If a trailer is set up correctly it should not sway at all in normal driving. Sway control is there mainly to help in emergency situations like you have to swerve to avoid hitting something in the road.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:25 AM   #12
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But there is such a thing as being paranoid when towing...and your version of overkill probably helps you with your fear of towing.

But just my opinion
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:37 AM   #13
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You obviously still have a lot to learn.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:04 PM   #14
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You obviously still have a lot to learn.

I'm sure we all do..yourself included!
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:37 PM   #15
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For what its worth, I have a 1200/12000k Equalizer hitch. I used it with my 07 30ft Timberlodge and Ford Expedition. While I'll admit I had way too much camper for not enough car (weighed in at around 8600lbs), I only had two small occurances of sway that concerned me out of 6k miles of towing, but even then it was nothing too serious and I pulled out of it pretty quick. I have to concur with the previous posts. While I don't know anything about the E2, I think the standard E4 hitch is well worth the money. I've heard horror sories about sway. Fortunately, as a fairly still novice camper (only going on 5yrs), I haven't had any real problems yet due to using this hitch.
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:46 AM   #16
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I have the E2 and it's been great. I bought a tongue scale and used it last week while setting up the E2 on my new truck. I also wanted to know what affect filling the fresh water tank had on my tongue weight. Once again Forest River came thru on TT design because with the fresh water tank 3/4 full it didn't change my tongue wt. But baack to the E2. It is a 800 # rated and my tongue wt was 700#. Following the E2 instructions and measuring the different spots was VERY easy to set up and has worked flawlessly since first buying w/ the TT and towing from OK.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:28 AM   #17
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Ok.........The E-4 is not over kill, if anything the E-2 is under kill. For an added $175-$210, you get a proven set-up for sway control. In the relm of costs that is very little to get better sway control. And the best of the best is the Hensley-Arrow or the Pro-Pride P3 hitches.(as Ibrjet-noted)They arent anti sway, they eliminate sway period! The E-2 is a good hitch for a short TT or a Pop-up. Remember it only takes one time.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:11 AM   #18
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We just had a sway bar on our 18ft KZ hybrid and there was still sway. On our new camper we went with the Equalizer E2 and DH said that this was the best decision we made. He feels NO sway and says he hardly knows that the camper is there. He is retiring at the end of this year so we plan on doing a lot of long distance camping including mountain driving. Peace of mind-Priceless!
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