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Old 01-10-2019, 07:38 PM   #29
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No, I did not order this one. The dealer apparently ordered it for his inventory and he just got it in earlier this week. It has the following options: A/C, TV antenna, privacy curtain, roll away shower door,shower skylight, Windswept color interior. I like that it is not "loaded" as I would rather add things myself as I determine that I want or need them.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:26 PM   #30
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The dealer, Trailer World Denver, says that they will have the proper size Equalizer there for me to evaluate and consider as an alternative to the Fastway, but that the Equalizer would cost $300 more installed! They say they sell more Bigfoots than any other dealer in the U.S. and that nearly every Bigfoot they sell is sold with the Fastway e2 hitch and that they have used these for years now with zero negative feedback.

If memory serves me correctly (at my age who knows?? not me!!) Boardman RV was the Bigfoot dealer in Colorado until 2 or 3 years ago. Both what they say about their hitches and their Bigfoot sales may well be true. I really know nothing positive or negative about them. All that I am saying is that I think that they haven't been in the Bigfoot business too long.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:42 PM   #31
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Good video explaining how the e2 hitch works: https://www.fastwaytrailer.com/e2-hitch
Wow. Every scene in there with a chain-style hitch is like watching the incompetent "before" people in an infomercial. I like the idea of not needing to disconnect the sway bar to reverse. Not so sure about their claim that normal swaybars can't be used in the rain, though.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:13 AM   #32
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Bob, something you might consider. Easy to install. This is the one I have on my trailer. Currently $227 on Amazon with free Prime shipping. A godsend. Getting too old to enjoy hand cranking....lol.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...4&&FORM=VRDGAR

A better video...…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/7KxBonnZhvo?rel=0
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:16 PM   #33
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Dan, It is my understanding that all Bigfoot trailers now come equipped with power jacks as standard equipment. Their website is confusing and poorly maintained, but look at the "standard equipment" page.
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:06 PM   #34
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WDH/anti Sway Hitch

We have a 2017 Bigfoot 25RQ with the front storage area. It pulls like a dream with our 2018 Tundra. We have been in very throng crosswinds in Central Nevada and it towed straight.

All that said, I eventually got an Anderson WDH/anti sway hitch. It is different than most because it uses chains instead of bars. I use it when Iím doing long days on the road. It is easy to attach and detach. Additionally, storing the chains is much easier than bars. It is a great setup.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:12 AM   #35
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We use an equalizer hitch on our 25 rq and it works great. Have fun.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:41 AM   #36
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We use an equalizer hitch on our 25 rq and it works great. Have fun.
And how do you know it does?

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Old 01-17-2019, 11:38 AM   #37
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We have been towing for 40 years. Its tje best we have had.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:58 AM   #38
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We've used our Fastway E2 for about 2 1/2 years now and have been very pleased with it
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:13 PM   #39
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And how do you know it does?

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I've towed my Escape 17B two miles down to my RV shop without using WDH, which is how I know mine works and is why I would never leave home without it.
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I've towed my Escape 17B two miles down to my RV shop without using WDH, which is how I know mine works and is why I would never leave home without it.
And I towed my Escape 19 to the home of a friend who helped me set up our E2, in very windy conditions. The drive to his house and then the drive back with the E2, there was a world of difference.

So I've never towed without it since then.
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:16 PM   #41
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We ended up going with the 800 lb Fastway e2 hitch recommended by Dave at Trailer World Denver and, after using it to tow our new trailer back to Gulf Shores, Alabama from Denver, about 1,500 miles, we are very pleased. We experienced nearly imperceptible "push" from the bow wave of 18 wheelers passing us, much less than what we used to experience with the 26 foot Born Free Class C with 7.3 L Powerstroke diesel and tow car that we owned for 13 years.
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