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Old 05-15-2010, 06:09 PM   #1
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E2 Hitch

My soon to be picked up Surveyor weighs 4400 pounds as is [not loaded for camping] and has a GVWR of 7400 or so. The dealer said it was too light weight for the Reese Dual Cam or the original Equalizer hitch. He is planning to install the E2.
Anyone have this one and/or anyone have any recommendations or thoughts. The charge for this hitch installed [ready to tow] is $599. My truck has the 2 X 2 receiver, prodigy brake controller but I have never had a WD hitch.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:33 PM   #2
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I don't see why either one, Reese Dual Cam or the Equal-i-zer wouldn't work. They've been using them for years.

Based on the weights you posted, I'm guessing he's wanting to install the 94-00-0800 E2.

It's made by Progressive, so I'm sure it's a good hitch.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:59 PM   #3
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I talked with Equal I zer on the weights of the hitches... Your dealer is full of crap. The trailer is not too light for the "original" WDH... Ask the folks who make them and they will tell ya.... I been thru this with my dealer... What if you decide to get a bigger trailer in the future and it has a larger GVWR. Well, your E2 won't work.... I have a Roo 23ss and got the 12000 WDH and Equal I Zer said it was just fine.... Now if I get a larger trailer I don't have to buy a new WDH..... JMHO Tom
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:05 PM   #4
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Dealer obviously mistaken.
Either dual cam or equalizer is best way to go
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I tend to agree strongly with the below. I also wonder why the Reese strait-line dual cam wd hitch would not work. Is there something that would prevent it from being mounted on your trailer? Please check with some other hitch dealers.

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I talked with Equal I zer on the weights of the hitches... Your dealer is full of crap. The trailer is not too light for the "original" WDH... Ask the folks who make them and they will tell ya.... I been thru this with my dealer... What if you decide to get a bigger trailer in the future and it has a larger GVWR. Well, your E2 won't work.... I have a Roo 23ss and got the 12000 WDH and Equal I Zer said it was just fine.... Now if I get a larger trailer I don't have to buy a new WDH..... JMHO Tom
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PS Ask our dealer if it is too light for the other hitches when fully loaded and with a tongue weight of ~12%.
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:44 PM   #7
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I tow a Surveyor 186 Sport 2700LBS unloaded about 3500 loaded and I use the original equalizer hitch. Dealer offered the E2 first but I wanted the built in sway control. I have the 600/6000lb system. Works great for me. I would have to agree with everyone else on this one. The dealer does not have a clue.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:27 PM   #8
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I tow a Surveyor SP189 with the E2 hitch. It has two point sway control as opposed to the four point sway control of the "regular" Equalizer; meaning there are two friction points rather than four. It's a very good hitch and I've had good success with it. The dealer threw it in with the deal for free. However, for the heavier trailer Gene's considering, I'd go with the Regular Equalizer.
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Your dealer is full of it. The Reese or the Equalizer would be perfect for that trailer. Don't let him install some generic hitch for the same price as the Reese or Equalizer, just because he has it in stock.

It might be time to look for another dealer.
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This is still bothering me. Here is the manufacturer's site: Progress MFG. Inc. - Home
On this first page even they describe the E2 as "an entry level product". Please note that they also make the Equal-i-zer.
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