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Old 11-30-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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wdh Equalizer 4pt vs e2 ?

So instead off hijacking another thread...what are the faults of the e2 equalizer wdh vs the 4 pt equalizer? My dealer sold me the e2 and I used it on about 9 trips this year with great control (I think)
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:44 PM   #2
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So instead off hijacking another thread...what are the faults of the e2 equalizer wdh vs the 4 pt equalizer?
I don't think there are any "faults" per se to the E2 as I don't believe that Progressive would manufacture and sell a hitch that is faulty.

But you will inherently have greater sway control and, hence, greater safety with the Equal-i-zer 4-point.
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The greater safety would come into effect in an emergency situation like someone cuts you off and you have to swerve to avoid a collision, not in normal driving.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:33 PM   #4
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Guess I need to do some studying of the 4pt on line to see the differences between it and my e2. I thought the e2 looked the same and was conveniently at my dealer.....hopefully I'll have no instances with mine, but if i see a reason, I may upgrade before next season since I'm near the max comfort towing level of my rig.(2004 1/2t burb pulling 28' 6500lbs loaded)
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I wouldn't jump right out and buy one if you already have a stable towing experience. The E4 is much more expensive than the E2 for a reason, however, you probably wouldn't notice any difference except in an emergency which may never happen. You could call Equalizer and get their opinion (they are good honest real people). They can explain the differences.
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I'm kinda in the same boat. Just bought a 30' Forrest River 6251 dry and 1045 tongue weight. The dealer was really pushing the Fastway h2, they don't carry the Equalizer. I call Progress and I think I got the Equalizer and not the Fastway h2 side of the company. The guy I talked to said the Equalizer would be much better for the length of the trailer I will be pulling. I have a name and number for a different guy at Progress that I am going to call tomorrow. I'll let you know what he says.
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By the way I live in NE also. Wondering if it was the same dealer in Omaha???
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I really don't know anything about the E2 but I do know the 4 point is rather noisy when turning. Not a problem when traveling down the road but rather annoying when moving slowly through the campground. I talked to another dealer (whom we did not purchase our trailer from) who sells the Equalizer 4 pt. and he said that is the only drawback--the noise. As for pulling the trailer--very stable. I am very pleased with the way the TT pulls and rides down the road.
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By the way I live in NE also. Wondering if it was the same dealer in Omaha???
I'm sure it was AC Nelson. Have had a good experience with then so far and most definitely the best price around here!
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Here’s the bottom line on the differences between the Fastway E2 and the Equal-i-zer hitches. I talked to Todd at Progress Mfg, who sell both the hitches, and he straightened everything out for me. The Equal-i-zer has been manufactured for many years and is considered a top of the line hitch. It is manufactured by Progress Mfg, in Provo, UT, using nothing but the best materials and is considered a heavy duty hitch. The E2 was developed and marketed as a less expensive alternate to the equalizer. It is manufactured outside of the states somewhere and isn’t as heavy duty as the Equal-i-zer. Pulling a smaller trailer, the E2 would probably be fine. I just purchased a 31’ that weighs 6251 dry, I’m gonna get the Equal-i-zer. I'm picking mine up in two weeks from AC Nelson. Sales people seemed helpful, as they should. I'll see how the rest of the experiance is.
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