Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-18-2018, 09:15 AM   #1
New Member
 
2018 22' Sport
Hudson , Quebec
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 3
Unhitching on an angle?

Hi everyone

I just had my Fastway E2 hitch stolen (same company as Equalizer) and replaced it with a Husky centerline TS.

Now it is near impossible to remove the tortion bars if the tow vehicle is more than 5 degree angle to the trailer, even after lifting the jack and TV. The Husky is similar to the equalizer style but has two vertical pins that you have to clear.

I never had this issue with the Fastway. I understand that the more angle you have the more tension there is, but sometimes it is difficult to be perfectly straight on small sites. And Id prefer not to have to remove it before backing up each time.

Is it possible the dealer installed it incorrectly, or is this normal? If so Im going to switch back to the Fastway.

Thanks!
__________________

Cvinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2018, 11:10 AM   #2
New Member
 
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Holland , Michigan
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 4
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cvinson View Post
Hi everyone

I just had my Fastway E2 hitch stolen (same company as Equalizer) and replaced it with a Husky centerline TS.

Now it is near impossible to remove the tortion bars if the tow vehicle is more than 5 degree angle to the trailer, even after lifting the jack and TV. The Husky is similar to the equalizer style but has two vertical pins that you have to clear.

I never had this issue with the Fastway. I understand that the more angle you have the more tension there is, but sometimes it is difficult to be perfectly straight on small sites. And Id prefer not to have to remove it before backing up each time.

Is it possible the dealer installed it incorrectly, or is this normal? If so Im going to switch back to the Fastway.

Thanks!
Newbie here too and had the same problem. Lifting to put on and off is a must. Getting off. If you have an angle it will bind. But one should be loose. Take that one off and then with the unit well chocked, move left or right just a mite so the bar is not binding. Then remove.
__________________

Flyboy328 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2018, 11:34 AM   #3
retired USA/USAF

 
2001 30' Excella
Somerset , New Jersey
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,337
I don't have these sort of problems with my hitch. How about if you remove your bars before backing in to a spot and while you are still straight & mostly level ???? Same thing in reverse when hitching up. Pull out into a straight line and install the bars.
__________________
Roger in NJ

" Democracy is the worst form of government. Except for all the rest"
Winston Churchill 1948

TAC - NJ 18

polarlyse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2018, 11:42 AM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
2018 23' Flying Cloud
Savoy , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 82
Images: 1
Put leveling blocks under TV to get TV and trailer parallel. Getting the 2 straight helps.
SpinWhite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2018, 06:31 AM   #5
New Member
 
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Holland , Michigan
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 4
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by polarlyse View Post
I don't have these sort of problems with my hitch. How about if you remove your bars before backing in to a spot and while you are still straight & mostly level ???? Same thing in reverse when hitching up. Pull out into a straight line and install the bars.

Yes , you do not need the bars to back
Flyboy328 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« Porpoising | Top | Help ! »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Simple Unhitching with an Equal-i-zer Al and Missy Hitches, Couplers & Balls 36 04-30-2017 03:21 PM
Propride unhitching problem, Help! anniemaine Hitches, Couplers & Balls 11 08-16-2016 09:16 PM
Unhitching when changing tires? bertheep Tires 6 03-10-2015 07:14 PM
Hitching & Unhitching harrysteven On The Road... 15 06-07-2012 11:09 PM
Scissor jacks/unhitching J Goertzen Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 3 06-24-2008 04:55 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.