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Old 04-18-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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fastway or equalizer?

I am ready to order WD hitch , 16foot bambi on jeep liberty, rvwholesalers seems to have decent prices. Fastway e2 with round bars $260, trunnion $325, equailizer $450. Also do I have to order equailzer ball for any of these hitches? Lowest rating 600/6000. I am open to any suggestions
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:11 PM   #2
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You're dealing with some really light weights... defiantly the lowest rated bars you can get. The E2 and Equal-i-zer are the same style of WD/sway. If you've got the proper ball on your hitch you're all set.

I always question hanging an extra 100+ lbs of hitch on the back just to move 200lbs of weight forward... but, you are also getting sway control from those two.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:33 AM   #3
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Although Equalizer if a very popular WD hitch among members here, my 2012 Sport 16 came set up with an e2 Roundbar with anti sway (600/6000) and a Tekonsha P3 brake controller. I believe since we are on the lighter side of towing, probably any of these set ups would work fine for you. In the approx. 1000 miles we have travelled so far, I have found this combination to work very well for me. I hardly feel it when large trucks pass and I've had no trouble coming on and off the hitch at campsites. I do agree that it is important to have everything set up correctly at the shop, if not doing yourself. You can learn much through these threads about questions to ask and things to look for to make sure you get set up correctly.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:01 AM   #4
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For a 16 footer, it is my opinion all of those hitches are overkill. Google Single Bar Weight Distribution Hitch. I have one I use on a 17' Casita with a Toyota FJ Cruiser, and it works great. They are rated for 400/4000 lbs, and I believe would be a perfect match for your trailer and tow, not too expensive, and more inportantly, not too heavy.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:37 AM   #5
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I have been very well pleased with my Equal-i-zer hitch system, but my 30' Bunk House is a much heavier trailer and my tow vehicle is an F-250. I have no experience with any of the other systems you list, but I'm sure they are also good hitch systems. My set up would definitely be over kill for your sized trailer, but with the correct sized hitch and bars I think you would be pleased as well. Good luck with your decision and respond on this thread and let us know what you decide.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:50 AM   #6
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I recently installed a Andersen 'No-Sway' Weight Distribution Hitch on my Bambi II. First impression is that it is going to work very well. This is towing with a Nissan Xterra. It is light weight compared to other WD hitches and very easy to install, set up and adjust. Also you do not have to disconnect it when backing up as is necessary with some other hitches. Added bonus, It is greaseless as the ball moves with the trailer.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:32 AM   #7
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She is beefy trailer

Welds and strength look stronger than my tow vehicles. Is tounge weight really 420 and approx weight 3800pounds. I plan on towing without anything in black tank or fresh water. I will be switching this hitch on Liberty and Nissan Frontier. Trucks suspension seemed more up to task, while liberty was little sketchy. For my truck it's sad hidden hitch rated 350,3500 with WD jumps 500,5000. As long hitch does not fall off or bend I may just tow without WD on her.
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i'm thinking of returning my e2 WD hitch and not using anything on my 16' Bambi (3500lb) towed with my Fj Cruiser. Seems to tow just fine so far but have only gone on short trips. I'm wondering if the extra weight (over 100lbs) of the WD hitch is worth it? Am I looking for trouble on a long 2000 mile trip out west from Ohio? The FJ is short wheel base and has a max tow rating of 4700 lbs
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i'm thinking of returning my e2 WD hitch and not using anything on my 16' Bambi (3500lb) towed with my Fj Cruiser. Seems to tow just fine so far but have only gone on short trips. I'm wondering if the extra weight (over 100lbs) of the WD hitch is worth it? Am I looking for trouble on a long 2000 mile trip out west from Ohio? The FJ is short wheel base and has a max tow rating of 4700 lbs
I would have some sway control on your wheelbase TV. It is your choice, but too late to plan when things go north.
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I also have a 17' Casita, and tow it with an FJ Cruiser using an Andersen Anti-sway WD hitch. The Andersen works exceptionally well with this light weight trailer, and is itself light weight as well.
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