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Old 02-22-2016, 10:03 PM   #15
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"If you back into a site that is very tight the Hensley interferes with the foot. You need to pull forward first to straighten the Hensley out in order to lower the foot."

That's what I have been wondering about it with our ProPride hitch. In other words, the w.d. bar will block the Fastway from coming down if the hitch is turned at an angle?

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Old 02-22-2016, 11:00 PM   #16
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Had a Fastway flip foot installed on our 23 FB and really for some reason I just didn't like it seems to me especially when your on an incline that the damn thing might just buckle . You have to watch when the unit is being deployed , that it is fully down like mentioned by another poster .Also the mechanic that installed it did not set the limiter properly on the jack and it keep blowing fuses ( 30 amp) until I had it adjusted . There's another story about the fuse on your jack , they are special 30 amp slow blow and hard to find. Anyway I don't have it on the 27FB , and that is my experience.

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Old 02-24-2016, 05:45 AM   #17
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That's what I have been wondering about it with our ProPride hitch. In other words, the w.d. bar will block the Fastway from coming down if the hitch is turned at an angle?
Yes. The W.D. bars block the foot from coming down. Really annoying when you've already chocked the wheels and sometimes "plugged in" only to find out you can't lower the Jack. Now it is the first thing I try. After going back to the Hensley late last year I hope I don't forget about it this year. It's more of an annoyance.

As far as the Fastway goes I don't think it is useful on an Airstream trailer. An SOB yes, but an AS no. The trailers are much lower to the ground to begin with and I have never run out of travel on the Jack on a real campsite. When I park the AS next to my house is the only time I run out of Jack, but I am unable to deploy the Fastway since the SUV is on such a steep slope the Tongue is almost on the ground when I go to unhitch and it can't swing out.


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