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Old 04-30-2014, 10:09 AM   #1
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Fastway E2 hitch questions

When I bought my trailer, the previous owner has a Fastway E2 hitch installed for his vehicle. I did not use it on my truck because of the huge height difference between our vehicles. (seller had a small SUV, I have a lifted F-250)

My truck tows the trailer just fine with my standard ball hitch. However after reading about WD and sway control hitches, I started thinking of using this hitch. I will need to buy or make a longer drop down for the hitch, and that can get expensive, so I want to make sure its worth it.

Does anyone have any experience with the Fastway E2 round bar hitch?

Any comments or concerns on setup?

Any advice on how to adjust or setup the tension bars would be appreciated, this is the first time I have used this style of hitch.

Thanks in advance
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I wouldn't waste my time or money with a WDH on that TT with your truck. You are overkill on a tow vehicle. If the TT is loaded right you shouldn't have any trouble towing. Are you thinking you need one because others have one? Not everyone needs a WDH.
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Thanks for the input, I was only really thinking about it because I already have it. It came with the trailer, so I figured it wouldnt hurt, but I wasnt going to set it up if that particular brand wasnt any good.

The little bit I have towed it, it towed just fine, no sway, and I was able to easily maintain 70 plus. We are planning a trip out to PA this summer and I know I-84 out there is just riddled with potholes, (at least it was last year) so I thought this might help keep it from bouncing around so much.

My only needed expense would be the longer drop, I could have it made and it would probably cost next to nothing, I think the ones I saw in the stores were around $200. Thats more than I want to spend on an item that I dont really need.
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That's understandable. I guess if you have it and don't mind spending the time using it then go for it.
FYI in case you don't know ST trailer tires are only rated for 65 mph. If you have some weird name China bombs on you could be asking for trouble running 70+ mph. I'm sure it's easy to do with you're truck considering how light the TT is. If your running 14" tires you might want to take a look at these http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....4857&tab=Specs
They have a speed rating of 99mph and are trailer rated.
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That's understandable. I guess if you have it and don't mind spending the time using it then go for it.
FYI in case you don't know ST trailer tires are only rated for 65 mph. If you have some weird name China bombs on you could be asking for trouble running 70+ mph. I'm sure it's easy to do with you're truck considering how light the TT is. If your running 14" tires you might want to take a look at these http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....4857&tab=Specs
They have a speed rating of 99mph and are trailer rated.
Its funny you mention that, I was actually thinking of that right after I posted it. The tires are the originals, I will take a look at them. The speed is really more to keep the engine in a better RPM range. I have an 8 inch lift and 37 inch tires with the stock gears, so the lack of gearing hurts towing performance quite a bit. If I get her up to 70 + then the engine is much happier, but you are right, it wouldnt be happy for long with a blown tire.

I will check that link out, thanks.
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