Weight of Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Trunnion # FA92-00-0600

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How much does this WDH weigh itself?

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Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Trunnion - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW Item # FA92-00-0600 weighs approximately 75 pounds when you add a ball such as # A-90 for a 2 inch or # 19286 for a 2-5/16 inch. Keep in mind that the weight of the weight distribution you use is not factored in to the total tongue weight.

To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. But it does not include the weight of the system itself.

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Hi Michael, Great page! The info posted is very helpful. I have one more question concerning the two WDHs I posted about. My trailer has high lift axles and if the supplied ball mount is short, can I get a higher rise? I like the fastway since it is a bit lighter but the rise is 6 3/8" - the Equilizer has a 7" rise but is heavier. I'm in my late 60s and want something as easy as possible. Does it take quite a bit of pull to engage the arms? Some info - my little trailer weighs 3450 loaded and ready to go which is not a problem for my tow vehicle (2014 Highlander). But.... the tongue weight comes in at 450lbs which is just a bit to close to the recommended max of 500lbs. I was hoping to not need a WDH but I think I will feel better with one - the easiest for me to handle would be ideal! What do you think?

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You can get different shanks but they can't be swapped out with the ones in the kits that come with them. So what you could do is figure out the amount of rise you will need from a shank and then select a WD system that does not include a shank allowing you to select one with the right amount of rise to tow the trailer level without having to spend extra money on a second shank.

If you go that route you can use Equal-I-zer system # EQ37061ET. The one Fastway system we have without a shank is rated too high for your trailer's tongue weight. For a shank you can use # FA92-02-4214 which has a 9-1/2 inch max rise/4 inch max drop. Or, we have # FA92-02-4315 with 12-1/2 inch max rise or 7 inch max drop.

It can take a bit of force to get spring bars into position but the Equal-I-zer system comes with a tool to make it easier. You can also use the trailer jack to lift up on both the trailer and the tow vehicle (trailer has to be coupled to the ball first) which will make positioning the bars easier for you if the tool alone does not make it easy enough.

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