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Old 09-05-2019, 08:47 PM   #1
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E2 fastway wdh

Can some of ya'll post pictures of your wdh hooked up? I have the e2 10k round bar setup I'm still tweaking my setup. I've Followed all the directions my numbers are all within spec but it leaves the bars just riding on the edge of L brackets on the frame. I've talked to the manufacture who recommended flipping the link plates (that would allow the L bracket to ride lower but still offer adjustability) and get the bars more parallel to the tongue. I've attached a far away photo of the old setup I'm going to hook back up with the new configuration and check all my numbers again.(added washer and flipping the brackets.)
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:59 PM   #2
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That's exactly what I corrected with my E2 this past weekend. I flipped the frame brackets (link plate) so the two L bracket bolts are towards the bottom and then lowered the L brackets so that the spring bars run more parallel to the frame. This required adding another washer to the hitch to compensate for the lowered L brackets.
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:51 PM   #3
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How did your numbers work out? It's aggravating to hear the manufacture say one thing then a dealer say another. I'd tend to trust the manufacture more from reading peoples posts on here with botched dealer WDH installs.
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Old 09-06-2019, 07:12 AM   #4
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I'd trust the manufacturer more than the dealer.

I've found that calling them is helpful too. The guys over there are very nice and helpful.

I had to flip my bracket too (at the direction of Fastway). They do ride with what looks like not a ton of room to spare but I've never had one come off.
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:39 AM   #5
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How did your numbers work out? It's aggravating to hear the manufacture say one thing then a dealer say another. I'd tend to trust the manufacture more from reading peoples posts on here with botched dealer WDH installs.
TV, Uncoupled: Front: 41.38 Rear: 43.63

Coupled, No Bars: Front: 42.00 Rear: 41.50

Coupled, With Bars: Front: 41.88 Rear: 42.19

I'm not returning the front halfway. I added one washer after lowering the L bracket and now have a total of 4. I'm going to add one more washer and see what it does. Then I'll go get weights.

One other thing I corrected from the dealer was the distance of the centerline of the L bracket to the c/l of the ball. The e2 manual states 24" minimum and 27" max. Mine were right at 27" so I moved them to 25-1/2". Had to relocate a ground wire to do that.
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Ok I had 4 washers on mine with the flipped brackets I just added one more to make it 5 but have not had a chance to get all the measurements. Sounds like we're almost identical settings minus the centerline distance.
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:54 AM   #7
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I think I have my hitch almost dialed in how do these numbers look? Bars are finally parallel with 5 washers and the brackets flipped like mentioned above.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:04 AM   #8
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Photos of E2 with 800 lb trunnion bars.

Here are my brackets, set up to tow with f150 4x4.
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It's pretty hard to see how level you are from that close up.

On level ground, the camper should be level. The back end of your truck down maybe an inch or so and the front pretty close to the unhitched height.

Would you say that you are there?

I used the sway bracket jackets designed for the Equalizer hitch which help a bit to cut down on the noise.
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Yes, I'm about back to my unhitched front measurement and everything looks pretty level. Brought it to the dealer today felt like it hauled quite a bit better.
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Yes, I'm about back to my unhitched front measurement and everything looks pretty level. Brought it to the dealer today felt like it hauled quite a bit better.
Sounds like you're set.

Congrats!!
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:13 AM   #12
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If the front measurements are back to stock (or very, very close to it), the trailer is level, and yes, the spring bars are close to parallel to the frame...
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NOTE: Anyone noticing a lot of wear between the bars and L-brackets, I highly recommend the sway bracket jackets, if you have the full 4pt sway control Equalizer. It really quieted my system down, and with a good amount of sway control happening at the head, I've noticed no reduction in sway control on the road.


Those with E2 system, I would not use the jackets, and those 2 points (at the L-brackets) are your own points of sway control.
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:48 AM   #13
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I have the E2 and it works fine with the sway bracket jackets.

I've had it on two different vehicles and no sway. It really quieted down the hitch.

I don't want to start an argument but for me it works fine.
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:36 AM   #14
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No argument here! The level of friction is definitely lower, but it's still doing something for you.
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