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Old 07-08-2011, 05:51 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, 08:23 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, 09:31 AM   #13
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i use the Equalizer and have no complaints
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:45 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, 12:04 PM   #15
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(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, 05:36 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, 08:42 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 (www.fastwaytrailer.com) 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, 10:01 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, 10:27 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, 10:34 PM   #20
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Go to www.equalizer hitch.com 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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