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Old 07-08-2011, 04:51 AM   #11
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I recently installed, by myself, an Equal-i-zer hitch. I had been using a WDH with a friction sway control. I have been on one trip, through hilly, country roads. WOW, what a difference. I would have been holding the wheel, white knucled in the past. With the Equal-i-zer it was if I was just driving a heavy truck. I have not towed with the Reese Dual Cam, but it looked complicated to self install (I am a DIY'er cause I like to, not thrifty). From my research, either way you go, Reese or Equal-izer, you will be happy. You will be acustom to your hitch and you won't want to switch.

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Old 07-08-2011, 07:23 AM   #12
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We had the equalizer on our travel trailer - worked like a charm.

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Old 07-08-2011, 08:31 AM   #13
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i use the Equalizer and have no complaints
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:45 AM   #14
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I'm not a big fan of the chains. I don't know anything about Reese, because we have an Equalizer, but our friends have one with the chains; I'm only assuming it is a Reese. Ours is BY FAR easier to hook up.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:04 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Fab-5 View Post
(I'm assuming this is what he'll provide).
You know what they say about assuming! Confirm brand/model/specs of what they will be installing and if it isn't anything you will be comfortable with ask if they can/would install a WDS that you buy/bring on your own. If yes then get either a Reese or EQ4.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:36 PM   #16
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I have a Reese dual cam towing a 31' TT and LOVE it! simple to hook up, quiet on turns and ZERO sway. The fact that the dual cam system prevents sway from starting rather than just keeping it to a minimum with friction just made more sense to me.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:42 PM   #17
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Ah-hah....... I just found out the hitch the dealer has for me is a Fastway E2. After about one minute of research, I found that Fastway and Equal-i-zer are identical, both owned by Progress Mfg. Inc. They look to be identical anyway. The only thing different I see on the Fastway website ( is that the E2 comes in both trunnion and round bar styles. In my trying to learn more about RVing, I've never even run across the E2 name. Looks like I am getting what I hoped for. Does anyone know anything more about this? Thanks for everyone's advice!
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:01 PM   #18
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The E2 is the little brother to the E4. The E4 is a four point sway control. The E2 has only 2 points. The E2 is about a third the cost of the E4. The dealer I bought my E4 from uses the E2 as his standard hitch. They like it but admit if you have the money buy the E4.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:27 PM   #19
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I have looked online and cannot see the difference in the trunnion style of each brand. Going by the photos, it is not clear to me how the 4 point is different than the 2 point on the E2. I know there has to be a difference (~$100 at RV Wholesalers). I cannot see what is meant by the 4 point sway control. Both look like it is simply the friction of the bars against the L-brackets? I imagine I could figure it out if I could see them in person, but the trunnion style E2 looks just like the Equalizer. Can anyone shed some more light on this?
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:34 PM   #20
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Go to www.equalizer and look at the videos on that site. It will explain how the E4 works. The E4 hitch head is totally different from the E2. It has 2 addtional points of sway control over the E2.

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