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Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

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Why would I buy this?

  • Steel brackets do a good job of holding trailer in line to limit sway
  • Works with surge brakes and lets you back up without having to disconnect anything, unlike bar-style sway controls

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • Steel-on-steel brackets can create a lot of noise, especially during turns
  • With no friction or tension built into the head, there's still the chance for sway, especially with larger trailers
  • Round bars don't allow for much clearance if your rig rides low
Two points of steel-on-steel friction work to prevent and correct trailer sway in this weight distribution system. Sway control brackets help to ensure that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Fastway. Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW part number FA94-00-1000 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Fastway Weight Distribution Hitch - FA94-00-1000

  • 800 lbs
  • 900 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Reduces Sway
  • 2-Point
  • Includes Shank
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Fastway

Two points of steel-on-steel friction work to prevent and correct trailer sway in this weight distribution system. Sway control brackets help to ensure that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included.


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Integrated 2-Point Sway Control limits side-to-side movement
    • Brackets keep spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds trailer in line
    • Steel-on-steel friction helps to minimize sway caused by winds or sudden maneuvers
    • No lift chains - eliminate unwanted movement
  • Unique design makes system compatible with surge-type brake actuators
  • Round spring bars flex for a controlled, even ride
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets can be adjusted along the trailer frame
    • Accommodates frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, battery boxes, toolboxes, or generators
  • Desired tilt is achieved with traditional washer design
    • Add or remove washers from spacer rivet to tilt head up or down
  • Powder coated steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Snap-up lever eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, sway control brackets, lift handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank
    • 1-7/8" Thin walled socket (EQ70-00-4800 - sold separately) recommended for hitch ball installation


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 24" - 27" back from center of coupler
  • Maximum trailer frame height: 6"
  • Shank length:
    • 8" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holes
    • 9" From center of hitch pin hole to front of shank
    • 7" From center of hitch pin hole to back of shank
    • 12" Overall
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 7-1/2"
    • Maximum rise: 5-3/4""
    • Maximum drop: 2-1/4"
    • Overall height: 8-1/2"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • 10-Year warranty


Dimensions

Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Weight Distribution Head
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Snap-Up Lever
  • Spacer Rivet and Washers
  • Necessary Installation Hardware
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
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Weight Distribution Diagram

Create a more stable ride for your tow vehicle and trailer with a weight distribution hitch. Adding spring bars to your towing system applies leverage, which transfers the load that is pushing down on the rear of your vehicle to all the axles on both your tow vehicle and your trailer, resulting in an even distribution of weight throughout. The result is a smooth, level ride, as well as the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.



Selecting a Weight Distribution System

The tongue weight rating is the most important factor in determining which size weight distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If, on the other hand, the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight, rendering it virtually useless.


To determine the proper weight rating for a weight distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight. Then add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. These two measurements make up the tongue weight rating for a weight distribution system.


Fastway e2 Sway Control

The two points of sway control within the e2 are created by the steel-on-steel friction that occurs when the spring bars slide within the L-brackets that are mounted on the trailer tongue. Most traditional weight distribution systems have spring bars that are suspended by chains. Although this ensures that the system is not so rigid as to create bounce in the trailer, it also allows a good deal of side-to-side play in the system.


The direct friction that is applied to the spring bars in the e2 system helps to stop sway once it has begun. The concept is similar to the way in which an add-on friction sway control device functions. When each spring bar moves forward or backward, or side to side, it rubs along the bracket, creating friction. The resistance created by this action limits the movement of the spring bar, thus preventing further side-to-side movement of the trailer.


Most add-on units feature some sort of friction material similar to that used in automotive brakes. But the e2 uses direct steel-on-steel contact to create resistance. This is the same sort of friction that is used with locomotives that pull loaded railcars weighing tons. No additional materials are needed. The steel will outlast any of those other materials, providing an extremely durable, functional sway-control system.



94-00-1000 Fast Way e2 Weight-Distribution Hitch - Round Bar - 10K

Installation Details FA94-00-1000 Installation instructions



Video of Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Colorado, we're gonna be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution with 2-Point Sway Control, part number: FA94-00-0600. And that's gonna be for 6,000 pound gross trailer weight, along with a 600 pound tongue weight. It's also available with an 8,000 pound gross trailer weight and 800 pound tongue weight, using part number: FA94-00-0800. And also available with 10,000 pound gross trailer weight and 1,000 tongue weight, using part number:FA94-00-1000.Now, the way our weight distribution system is gonna work is, it's gonna take our tongue weight and it's gonna evenly distribute all that weight between the axle on our trailer and the axle on our truck. Now, this is gonna give us a stable ride, not only for our vehicle, but also for our trailer. Now, this is gonna allow for a smooth, level ride, and it's gonna allow us to tow the maximum capacity allowed by our vehicle's hitch.

Now, our weight distribution system is also gonna have sway control built into it. It's gonna have metal-to-metal contact, which is gonna create friction, causing less sway between our spring bar here, and the bracket attached to the frame. And that's gonna be real nice, because we're driving down the road and there's cross traffic, curvy roads, or any time we need to make an evasive maneuver, it's gonna keep our trailer in track with our vehicle in a nice line.We already talked about it having built-in sway control. Now, compared to the styles that use chains, those are gonna rely on a separate component that you're gonna have to install on your trailer to achieve that. Our system's also gonna come with an adjustable shank.

Now, in our position, we have it in the drop position, but you can also put it in the rise position to ensure that your trailer's gonna be nice and level when you're towing down the road. Now, the shank is gonna work with 2" by 2" receiver tube openings. Our weight distribution system is gonna feature our round bar style, opposed to the trunnion style, which makes it a little bit easier to install. And getting them in place or taking them out is simple. You just come to this spring clip here and we can pull out, and the bar will come right out.Compared to other weight distribution systems, our Fastway is gonna weigh about anywhere from 15-20 pounds less than others, which is gonna make installation just that little bit easier, and make it easier on your back.

Your system's even gonna come with a tool to help us get our spring bars in place so we don't have to fight them. Simply take the hook, hook it around the spring bar itself, and we can take this tab, put it in the hole, and rotate the bar up so we can get our spring bar in place. Now, what I really like about this weight distribution system is the fact that I don't have to drill into anything. Everything's gonna use brackets that are gonna sandwich in between the frame of our trailer, or it's gonna hook up into the hitch, and we're not gonna have to worry about welding or any kind of cutting.Our weight distribution system is gonna feature a steel construction, with a nice black powder coat finish to resist corrosion and rust. All the features that we've gone over so far are gonna apply to all three weight capacities of our Fastway e2 systems.

With everything hooked up, let's go ahead and take our truck and trailer and see how it handles. Once I pull it out I can tell you, I feel a difference. Going around the turn, it genuinely feels like the trailer wants to come back in line with my truck and track right behind it. And it genuinely just feels like it's a smaller trailer than it is, and just feels a lot more stable and safe.To begin our installation, you're gonna want to disconnect your truck and trailer, and you want to go ahead and pull out the ball-mount you've been using. Next thing we need to do is make sure that our trailer is sitting nice and level, and you can either take a tape measure or a level, and you want to make sure, front to back, that it's nice and level, and where it's gonna be towed at. You'll want to grab the head out of the packaging. Our kit's not gonna come with a ball, but you're gonna want to choose a ball that's gonna fit your coupler, and that's gonna have a long enough shank to go through so we can mount it. Now, with the ball loosely in place, we can go ahead and put the lock washer and nut on. Now we're gonna need to put the ball in the vise so we can tighten this nut down without it spinning. Now, in order to torque our nut down, you're gonna need a thin wall 1-7/8" socket so you can get it in between on the head here, and you're also gonna need a torque wrench that's capable of going up to about 450 pounds. So we're gonna go ahead and torque this. And if you don't have these tools available, I suggest you take it to a shop that can install the ball for you.Once you have your trailer level and the ball is mounted, you want to come up and you want to measure from the ground to the top of the coupler on your trailer. And you're gonna want to either write down that measurement or remember it. Now, every trailer's gonna be a little bit different, but you just want to make sure that it's nice and level, and you measure from the ground to the top of the coupler. Now, you're gonna want to take the adjustable shank and you're gonna put it into your hitch, and secure it with the pin and clip. If we look at the back of our head, we're gonna have a bolt on the bottom and a hole in the top right here. Now, we're gonna want to grab our spacer rivet, and we're gonna start with six spacer washers here. And we're gonna slide the washers onto the rivet, and then we're gonna slide the rivet into place. And we're gonna need to get the head in place on the shank, and you're gonna want to get that top of the ball as close to that measurement as you can, and then you're gonna see where the corresponding holes line up, and then we can get some hardware in place.Now, the way we're gonna be attaching the head to our shank here, is gonna be with this 3/4" bolt and a conical tooth washer. You're gonna want to slide the washer onto the bolt, making sure that the teeth are just gonna face the channel right here. So once you figure out where it needs to sit . in our application we're gonna be using the second hole from the top. So we can take our bolt, slide it through, and it'll help support it a little bit. Now, once the bolt's through, we're gonna take another one of our conical tooth washers, slide it over the bolt, and then secure it with a lock nut. And we're gonna repeat that process for the bottom hole, wherever it may line up.At this point, we're gonna want to snug up our bolts. We don't want to tighten them down all the way, just hand tight a little bit snug. So I'm gonna come back with an 1-1/8" socket for the bolt head, and then 1-1/16" wrench to hold the nut on the other side. The bolt at the bottom of our head here, we're gonna grab a 15/16" socket, and we're gonna tighten it up until it makes contact with the shank. But also, we're gonna tighten it up until that rivet with the spacers is also making solid contact, as well. Now, once that rivet is making solid contact with the shank, we're gonna want to turn that bolt one more half turn.We're gonna have to take a few measurements along the frame and the tongue of our trailer here, so I'm gonna go ahead and remove the cover for my tanks just to make it a little bit easier to see what I'm doing. From the center of our coupler, we're gonna go along the frame here, and we're gonna measure out to 27", and then we're gonna mark a spot on our frame on both sides. Now, every trailer's a little bit different, but where we had that 27" mark, it was gonna interfere with our gas tanks here. So we removed the gas tanks and just moved the tray forward with the self-tapping screws. You need to determine if your coupler is top-mounted or bottom-mounted. And what I mean by that, the coupler on here is mounted to the top of the frame; it's gonna determine how you mount your sway bracket assembly.So we can go back to that 27" mark now. We'll go ahead and grab our link brackets here, and the one with the two studs, that's gonna be on the outside of our frame here. And we're gonna put it against our frame, and the edge of it should be lined up with that 27" mark. Now, you want to make sure that the L with the studs coming out are going towards the outside of the frame, and are towards the top of the frame. And you want that single hole at the top. So we can grab our other bracket, and you want to watch for any electrical lines or anything else that's on the inside of the frame there.And then we can take our 1/2" by 4" bolt, and we're gonna slide it through both brackets. With the bolt through, we're gonna come back with a lock washer, slide it over our bolt, and secure it down with a nut. We're gonna take another one of our 1/2" by 4" bolts, and we're gonna want to go through the hole closest to the frame of our trailer. So if you can't get it through the hole, or if it's just half of a hole, you're gonna want to use the next available one. Just stay as close as you can. And we're gonna be securing it with the same hardware; a lock washer, followed by a nut. You're gonna want to make sure that the edge of your plate is right at the edge of that 27" mark that we made, and you're gonna want to have the two brackets laying flat against the trailer frame, and you're gonna tighten down those nuts hand-tight for right now. And we'll repeat that for the other side, as well.We're gonna come back with a 3/4" socket and wrench, and I'm gonna start tightening up my bolts. Now, when you're tightening these up, you want to tighten them up a little bit, and then alternate to the other bolt so that it doesn't start bowing out or getting bound up. Now, we're gonna get these nice can snug, and you're gonna want to come back with a torque wrench. We're gonna torque down our bolt to the specified amount in the instructions. And again, you want to go back and forth, alternating between the two, so you don't get a weird bind or a bow in your plates. We'll go ahead and tighten and torque the other side, as well. So, we're gonna grab our L bracket, and initially we're gonna set it up, we're gonna leave two holes at the top. So we're gonna slide those studs through our L bracket, and we'll secure it down with some nylon lock nuts. And we'll go ahead and put the other one on the other side. I'm gonna come back with a 3/4" socket and snug up the nylon lock nuts. I just want to mention, we don't want to tighten them up all the way, we just want them nice and snug. We'll snug up the other ones too.We're gonna need to put our spring arms in place, but before we put them in, we're just gonna take a little bit of grease and just put a thin layer around the notched end that's gonna be going into the head. Then we're gonna take that notched end, and if we come to the bottom of our head, we're gonna push it into place. And we'll see that it locks in and it won't come out unless we pull on the release tab. Now, we're gonna put the other arm in place, as well. At this point, you're gonna want to back your truck up, and hook up to the trailer. You want to lower the tongue onto the ball, and until the jack is coming up off, and make sure that's locked into place.Once we have our trailer coupled to our truck, we're gonna take our spring arms and we're gonna get them on top of our L brackets here. Now, if you've reached the top of your jack, and you don't have anymore room to lift it, they're gonna give you a tool that comes in our kit. We're gonna be putting that right in that square hole, and we're gonna take our spring arm and put it in the pocket. And then we can lift upwards. And once it's sitting there, we're gonna take our L-shaped pins, slide them down to the square hole, then secure it with a clip. And you're gonna do that on both sides. Now you're gonna go ahead and lower the jack back down so your trailer is back on the weight of your hitch, and you're gonna want to look and see that you have a minimum of 3" on your spring bar here to the L bracket.Now with the weight distribution installed, we're gonna need to make sure that it's adjusted properly. Now, you're gonna want to uncouple your trailer from your truck, and you're gonna want to take the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of the thunder well here. After you have that measurement, you're gonna hook up to your trailer with the weight distribution in place, and you're gonna take that measurement again. Now if it's too little and the front end is coming up, we're gonna need to adjust it. But if it's pushing it down, we're also gonna have to make some adjustments. The second measurement after we have it hooked up, you're gonna want it to be as close as possible to that original height measurement. And if you are, you're ready to go.Now, after our initial setup, we found that we do need to make a little bit of an adjustment, because it's pushing the front of our vehicle down. And if we look at our spring bar here, it's kind of slanted up, and we want that nice and parallel with the frame on our trailer. So we're gonna be loosening these bolts, taking the spring bar off, and then moving this down. If your spring bar is sitting nice and parallel, or you just need a little bit of adjustment, we're gonna go to the back of the head and you're gonna need to remove the bolts and uncouple the trailer. And you're gonna be removing the spacer washers from the back here. And then you're gonna want to hook everything back up and remeasure and check everything.Once you have your weight distribution set up the way you want it, your front measurement and your fender is back to original height, and the tongue on your trailer is sitting nice and level, we can go ahead and take everything back apart one more time and do our final tightening. So I'm gonna come back to our brackets holding our L brackets in place, and tighten down the bolts and torque them to specification that we're gonna find in our instructions. And we're gonna do that for both sides. Finally, we can come back to our two 3/4" bolts coming though our shank, and we can tighten that up using a 1-1/8" socket and holding the nut on the back with a 1-1/16" wrench. We're gonna repeat that for the remaining bolt, as well. With everything torqued down, we can re hook up our trailer and put our spring bars and everything else back into place.And that'll finish up our look at the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System with 2-Point Sway Control, on our 2017 Chevrolet Colorado.


Customer Reviews

Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW - FA94-00-1000

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (298 Customer Reviews)

Two points of steel-on-steel friction work to prevent and correct trailer sway in this weight distribution system. Sway control brackets help to ensure that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included.

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This is a review of etrailer.com not the towing system. I ordered several items online Sunday morning, then realized I needed to change one. Their customer service starts at noon on Sundays. About 11 am I received an email stating that my order had been shipped - on a Sunday! An hour later I was on the phone with one of their "customer service" reps. Although she admitted that my order had not yet actually left the premises, she refused to have someone from shipping pull the order back in and make a change. Finally left me on hold until the line disconnected. And this is on a 2-day shipping that cost about $30 extra! After exhausting all possible options. I called back and had basically the same conversation wth another rep. I told them I was going to call the bank and file a dispute, and might even keep the order for spite. A few days later i received an email with a return shipping label. When the order arrived, I printed the label. It was for a 2 lb package. This order was 2 boxes and weighed almost 100 lbs! I refusef the order and am still waiting to hear from their customer service. Bank reversed the charges. etrailer is the WORST company I ever dealt with 399541



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Product is good - heavy. Instruction book leaves something to desire. Makes reference to Spacer Washers but has no picture of where they go. Not enough pics to understand all parts. Have not used product yet but seems very high quality. BTW delivery was awful! Came 5 days after it was stated to be delivered. Big brown co did awful job. Too bad etrailer can't use FX. They are soooo much better. I won't order anything else because of delivery mess. 512391


Comments
The washers act as a fine adjustment for the tilt of the weight distribution head. The more washers added to the stud, the further rearward the head tilts. If you use the provided link, you can see an install/set-up video that will walk you through the process.
-- Mike L - 05/24/2018

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Excellent equipment the Fastway e2 .The system work great and was easy to install .the price can't be beat. the team at e trailer are great and know there stuff and can help with a number of problem .The truck and trailer road a lot better with this system. please do yourself and family a savour use this system or one like it could save you your family a lot of grief and headache . happy trailering and thanks again (Lisa D.) and e trailer staff for helping me make right choice !!! 499580



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Was easy to install.. After installation I drove our camper down the highway on a windy day and I was very impressed how it worked!! I highly recommend this product very good price and it works!! 502945



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Finally got a chance to put my equipment on the truck trailer. Then I had a chance to use it and man it was a great experience. I was really impressed With installation and control. 547485



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This system works great for me. I have a Nissan Frontier and 21 foot TT. If you install this yourself make sure you watch every video and then follow the written instructions provided. You cant go wrong. This leveled my truck out and planted the front wheels firmly back on the ground. One word of warning. If you are parking your trailer on an incline and the truck and trailer aren't level move to a level spot, remove the bars and then back it in. Just makes getting the bars off easier. 570572



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This product made towing my trailer much more safe and easy to tow. We tow close to our weight limit once our vehicle and trailer are loaded, so having this product really increases my confidence driving such a heavy load. The install took a while but I was able to do it myself, and now hooking it up takes only a few minutes. 728056



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fast delivery and so glad we found what we needed 717065



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What's not to like. Hitching up is a breeze. It pulls easy with great sway control. I get good gas mileage. I feel very confident when using this hitch. 704687



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Easy to install works great 635031



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I am very pleased this product. Very durable and easy to use. 627798



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works great 608142



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So far the hitch works as advertised. It is well worth the money and makes towing a larger camper MUCH easier. The sway bars are not hard to place or remove. For the price I would buy it again. 602880


Comments
We have had the weight distribution hitch for one camping season and it worked great. Weve pulled a 6k camper across the state multiple times without issue. Once in place the system is very easy to use and only takes a minimal amount of time to get everything hooked up and on the road. I appreciate the fact that you can back up and turn without having to disengage the sway bars. The system seems like it will continue to do its job for years to come. This is the best priced system out there that gets the job done.
Brian P - 02/11/2020

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Great value, easy installation. I towed a 10,500# trailer 2100 miles across the country and the hitch performed well! 587682



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Can’t really say much the hitch was recommended by the dealer I got my RV from and y’all had a great price. 584251



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Easy to use. Very stabilizing. 575992



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Package arrived badly torn. Upon inspection a major component was found to be missing. Damage appears to be the fault of UPS. Etrailer customer service promised to ship the missing part the next day. I will still have faith in etrailer as I’ve had no problems in the past. All the items I’ve purchased from them have trouble free. 556158



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Best hitch I've had so far. Definitely buy another if I ever needed one 544548



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I needed a weight distributing hitch to tow a 16' box trailer behind my truck/slide in camper rig, attached with a 48" hitch extension. Initial set up was a breeze. Hitching and unhitching the trailer is straight forward and easy. Weight distribution helps take some of the stress off the trucks suspension and is noticed by reduced suspension air bag pressure. Truth be told, I barely notice the trailer is back there even when loaded with two quad atv's, an Indian Roadmaster and support equipment. 522837



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Still works great! No sway at all. Great purchase. 521232



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Works great on my 25 tt 520134



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Works very well and easy to put together. Huge difference it the way the unit pulls. 517534



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Truck and Trailer feel like one easy setup follow the instructions 484469


Comments
Great hitch love it
Edward E - 03/13/2019

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Really fast shipping! 476495



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Everything went great. Thanks for all your help. 469331


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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation For Trailer With 750 Lb Tongue Weight
    Ideally when choosing a weight distribution system you want your loaded tongue weight to fall in the middle of the range that the spring bars of the weight distribution system are rated for so the 800 Lb Fastway E2 part # FA92-00-0800 is not the ideal choice. If your loaded tongue weight will be 750 or more I recommend the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control part # FA94-00-1000 because the spring bars are rated for tongue weights between 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs. A range...
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  • Trailer Still Sways when Using Fastway e2 Weight Distribution with 2014 Ram 1500
    It is possible that your total tongue weight is exceeding the capacity of your Fastway weight distribution system. For weight distribution tongue weight consists of the tongue weight of the trailer when ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. So if your propane tanks, food, clothes, and 50 additional pounds can all be counted towards the tongue weight that 720 pounds turns into 930 pounds. That 930 pounds is within the capacity of the...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 23 Foot Travel Trailer w/ 5400lb GVWR
    In addition to all the items on the trailer that will increase its dry tongue weight, you'll also need to add the weight of anything you carry in the bed of the truck behind the rear axle. The right way to do this is to load up the trailer as you would typically have it, and take it to a truck scale or use the # 5780 Sherline Tongue Weight Scale. Ideally, the TTW of your trailer should fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the weight distribution system...
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  • Driving in Reverse with Fastway e2 Weight Distribution with Sway Control
    You made a great choice! The e2 Weight Distribution Hitch, # FA94-00-1000, is a sturdy system that has 2-Point Sway Control and comes with a 10-year warranty. The unique design of this system does allow you to back up without having to disconnect the sway bars. Don't give your friends a hard time, though. Many weight distribution systems have independent friction sway control devices that do require you to get out of your vehicle and remove the device prior to backing up. Your e2 system,...
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  • Tips for Preventing and Stopping Trailer Sway Caused by Passing Semi Truck
    The best defense against trailer sway is proper trailer loading. You need to have the tongue weight of your trailer between 10 and 15 percent of the total trailer weight otherwise sway is very possible. Other possibility is that the trailer isn't sitting level. Another thing that can help stop sway that starts from a semi truck like yours is to use the manual override lever of your brake control to smoothly apply the brakes of the trailer. That will quickly stop the sway.
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  • Trunnion Bars vs Round Bars & Ground Clearance
    The round bar extends about 2-1/2 inches below the weight distribution head, while the trunnion bar does not extend below the weight distribution head at all, as you can see in the side-by-side photo I edited for you. This is why we recommend folks that have vehicles with low ground clearance like minivans and compact trucks go with a trunnion bar system.
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  • Weight Distribution for a 7,500 Pound Trailer
    Before getting into my answer I first have to ask if you intend to tow with your 2017 Toyota RAV4? If not you can skip to the second paragraph. The reason I ask is because RAV4 will be an issue. The available trailer hitches are not rated high enough, even with weight distribution, to tow a trailer weighing 7,500 pounds. And when I went to check the vehicle towing capacity in the owner's manual it said if you have an SE model then the vehicle can't be used for towing. For other models it...
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  • Troubleshooting Lack of Control with GMC Canyon When Towing Trailer with WD System
    I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2017 GMC Canyon and did see that it has a 7,000 pound maximum trailer weight as long as you have the 3.6L V6 engine. For the Canyon models that feature a 2.5L L4 engine, the maximum trailer weight is just 3,500 pounds. I first recommend making sure that you aren't exceeding this 7,000 pound limit when the trailer is fully loaded. Since the dry weight of the trailer is 5,200 pounds, you will want to verify its weight when you have it...
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  • Comparing Weight Distribution Systems With Sway Control When Towing 32-Ft Travel Trailer
    Based on your trailer weight the tongue weight when the trailer is loaded and ready to tow may be at the high range of the three systems you referenced. You really want to have your tongue weight fall right in the middle of the system range, so if your tongue weight is 1,000 lbs you may want to check out systems that can handle up to 1,200 lbs like the Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control, part # RP66074. This system can handle tongue weight between 600 and 1,200 lbs. The...
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  • Choosing the Correct Weight Distribution System
    It sounds like you've got a good start to choosing a weight distribution system. One thing to keep in mind is the 420 pound tongue weight spec of your trailer is its dry tongue weight. Since you're likely to add more than just the 100 or so pounds in the front storage area in the trailer you're better off loading it and then finding its tongue weight. From there add the 100 pounds of gear stored in the rear of the Explorer. I'm guessing with the trailer fully loaded your total figure...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2016 R-Pod Model 179 Travel Trailer
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. If the dry tongue weight on your...
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  • Do Spring Bars Need Be Removed While Turning in Reverse with Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System
    Yes, you will need to disengage the spring bars on your Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System like part # FA94-00-1000 if you will be making any tight turns while in reverse. This will ensure you do not put too much tension on the bars which could cause them to break. You can disengage them by simply removing the L-pins that hold the spring bars to the frame brackets.
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  • Can you Tow Without the Spring Bars Installed on the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Systems?
    Absolutely. You will have no problem towing a trailer with the Fastway e2 weight distribution system without the spring bars. In fact, this is the case with almost all weight distribution systems on the market. If you don't use the spring bars, it is basically just a very large ball mount.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 6,040 Pound Trailer
    When choosing a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your towing setup. This will include both the loaded tongue weight of your trailer, along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your Ford F-150. Ideally, you will want this number to fall somewhere around the middle of the tongue weight capacity range for the system that you choose. A trailer tongue weight should be around 10-15% of the trailer's...
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  • Fastway Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2015 Ram 1500
    Based on your truck's towing capacities and the weight range of the trailer you plan to tow the Fastway Weight Distribution System part # FA94-00-1000 that you referenced would be a great option. It has a tongue weight range of 600 to 1,000 lbs which would be right what you'd need. The advantages of trunnion bars is mainly ground clearance. They just don't hang down quite as far. Trunnion bars can have higher capacities too. Typically you only see round bars on lighter weight ranges....
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  • Fastway E2 Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailer That Weighs 4,000 lb Loaded
    So your trailer when fully loaded is going to weigh right at 4,000 lbs. That means your tongue weight is most likely between 400 and 600 lbs. If you were at the 600 lb weight you'd be at the bottom of the # FA94-00-1000 weight range as it has a range of 600 to 1,000 lbs. The better option would be the part # FA94-00-0600 which has a tongue weight range of 400-600 lbs just like what your trailer would have. For a drop shank you'd then want the part # RP3344 which will work well with this kit.
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  • Fastway Weight Distribution Recommendation for Tongue Weight of 588 lbs
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. The Fastway Weight Distribution...
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  • New, Not Used, Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System # FA94-00-1000
    Fastway e2 Weight Distribution system # FA94-00-1000 is brand new. If we have a used item available it will appear at the very bottom of the product page. So in other words we would make it clear if something was used. The Fastway systems do not come with a ball so that is the only other item that is needed to complete the system. For a 2-5/16 inch ball use # 19286. For a 2 inch ball use # A-90. I have linked a video review of this system for you.
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  • How to Use a Weight Distribution System with a Lifted Truck
    It sounds like you need a longer weight distribution shank for the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System part # FA94-00-1000 on your Ford F-250 to accommodate for the 6" lift. If this is the case then I do have an option for you but a high-low adapter will not work as it is designed for flat-towing only. Instead, I recommend using something like the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Shank part # FA92-02-4315 which offers up to 8-1/2" of drop while using round spring bars. In order to determine...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 5,300 Pound Trailer
    When choosing a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your setup. This will include both the loaded tongue weight of your Gulf Stream Track and Trail, along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your Dodge Ram. Ideally, you will want this number to fall somewhere around the middle of the weight distribution system's tongue weight capacity range. Using the 5,300 weight you mentioned in your question, we...
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  • Unhooking a Trailer From Tow Vehicle When Using a Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Hitch
    When unhooking your trailer while using the Fastway e2, like part # FA94-00-1000, the spring bars should be removed and put somewhere or storage however the brackets can stay on the trailer's frame. This way when you go to hook back up all you need to do is install the spring bars.
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  • Weight Distribution Setup Recommendation for 6800 lb Travel Trailer
    The best place to start when choosing a weight distribution setup is to confirm the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of the travel trailer. Make sure the weight of anything stowed in the truck bed behind the rear axle is included in that tongue weight figure. I'll link you to a help article that will explain a few methods of determining the actual as-towed tongue weight. Why is it so important to know the ready-to-tow tongue weight, you might ask? Because that's how weight...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For 2017 Keystone Hideout 27DBS WE Travel Trailer
    We have just what you need. To prevent the sag when towing a weight distribution system is what you are in need of. The part # RP66084 would be your best option. It has a tongue weight range that fits your 800 lbs of tongue weight well as it's range is 600-1,200 lbs and features only sway control on market to fight sway before it starts. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286. For sag from towing a weight distributions system works better than...
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  • Recommended Fastway Weight Distribution System for 3,046 Pound Trailer
    The most important factor to consider when choosing a weight distribution system is the total tongue weight of your towing setup. This will include both the loaded tongue weight of your trailer, along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your Tahoe. Ideally, you will want this number to fall somewhere around the middle of the tongue weight capacity for the system you choose. A trailer's tongue weight should be around 10-15% of its total weight. With this in...
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  • Reasons a Trailer would have Persistent Sway if Tongue Weight is Adequate
    I'd check the suspension of your trailer as it sounds like something might be worn out which is allowing too much movement that is turning into sway. Normally insufficient tongue weight is the cause of persistent sway like you described but your trailer sounds like it has enough tongue weight and is sitting level enough so that checks out. Under-inflated tires or worn out/broken suspension components is another issue that can cause sway too. I'd go over all of the components to see if...
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