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Old 07-22-2019, 06:52 PM   #1
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E2 info

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Getting everything together for my first camper. We have a 2015 Honda Pilot, towing a 3800 dry, 4500 max camper with single axle. Suggestions on E2 setup? Trunnion vs round pros and cons, pound range needed for our setup with room for future growth, etc for the hitch setup?
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Old 07-24-2019, 04:01 PM   #2
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The E2 hitches are usually chosen by tongue weight - buy the model rated higher than the tongue weight of your trailer. The number of washers (max 7) used to angle the head control how much weight is being distributed once the bar alignment has been set up.

My E2 600/6000 was set up by the dealer for an A122 A-frame (3150 max, 400lb (approx.) tongue weight). There was some trial-and-error difficulty in getting it right because the hitch on a minivan is close to the ground to begin with. But the dealer got it set up (with 3 washers), and I loved it. The minivan drove like normal, even when towing.

Went to T21TBHW high wall A-frame a year ago with the same tow Hyundai Entourage minivan tow vehicle. Tongue weight was higher, and aerodynamic loading quite a bit higher. Trailer was about an inch higher due to 14" instead of 13" tires. Did not adjust the height because hitch and tongue jack clear minivan tail gate opening in current configuration. Did add 2 washers to compensate for the extra trailer and tongue weight, which restored minivan ride back to where I wanted.

just my experiences
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2019 Flagstaff T21TBHW A-frame
prev 2014 Rockwood A122 A-frame
2008 Hyundai Entourage minivan with E2 600/6000 WDH
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Old 07-24-2019, 08:49 PM   #3
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The trunnion bar provides more ground clearance than the round bar. It depends on your setup whether or not you need that extra clearance.


I have the round bar setup (1000#/10,000#) and it has not been a problem.
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:33 PM   #4
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No Sway Weight Distribution Hitch

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Hi everyone!
Getting everything together for my first camper. We have a 2015 Honda Pilot, towing a 3800 dry, 4500 max camper with single axle. Suggestions on E2 setup? Trunnion vs round pros and cons, pound range needed for our setup with room for future growth, etc for the hitch setup?
Thanks.
I have an Andersen No Sway Weight Distribution Hitch. Easy to set up and use. It only weighs 50 pounds and no bars to deal with. It works great. I have a 2017 Chevy Colorado Z 71 4 x 4 diesel and I tow a 21 Coachmen 21 foot travel trailer. I have very little to no sway. I had the two way and it was the worst mistake I had. I also tried others including the friction bar ones. The latest has been the best. You can get it from Amazon. Also make sure you are no over weighting the tow vehicle. I looked up your vehicle and it is rated at 4500 pounds. When I went to get my trailer I asked the dealership where I bought my truck and they said a safe weight should be around 5600 pounds. The max towing weight is 7600 pounds. So in speaking you need to think about or ask someone if you are set up right.
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