2-Point™ Sway Control with Fastway's e2 Hitch

Proper hitching of your tow vehicle and trailer not only helps your equipment last and perform properly but will provide the maximum sway control for a safer journey. The Fastway® e2® Hitch has 2-Point Sway Control, which offers constant resistance to sway caused by hazards like towing heavy loads, passing semi-trucks, fighting crosswinds, or making quick maneuvers. The built-in sway control also allows the e2 to have no backing, turning, or weather restrictions.

What is 2-Point Sway Control?

2-Point Sway Control is an advanced trailer hitch system that utilizes two friction points to stabilize your trailer in case of unexpected movements. In specific, two friction plates to the trailer tongue and hitch head. These friction plates work in opposition to each other and prevent the trailer from swaying or bouncing while in motion. When the trailer begins to sway, the friction plates press against each other, thus increasing the tension and force needed to move your trailer. This added force helps stabilize the trailer, preventing it from causing any accidents on the road. Altogether, its designed to work alongside your standard weight distribution system to stabilize the trailer and reduce the risk of an accident.

To get the most benefits from your 2-point sway control system, you need to ensure it is well-maintained. Regular inspection and maintenance of all components are necessary to detect any defects or damages to the system. Make sure the sway control bars and dampeners are tight and secure, and replace any damaged parts immediately. Also, ensure proper lubrication of the sway control dampeners to maintain their effectiveness.

Setting Up Your e2 Sway Control Hitch

Before you begin setting up your e2 sway control hitch, you should make sure that you have the right hitch for your trailer. Check the weight rating on your hitch and compare it to the weight of your trailer. You should also ensure that your hitch has the appropriate ball size for your trailer. If your hitch isn’t compatible with your trailer, it’s unlikely that a sway control hitch will help. Once you’ve chosen the right hitch, attach it to the tow vehicle's receiver. Align the hitch head with the receiver opening and secure it with a pin and clip.

The shank connects the hitch head to the trailer ball. Adjust the shank to ensure the trailer sits level when connected to the tow vehicle. If the trailer is leaning too far forward or backward, adjust the shank accordingly.

The spring bars are a crucial component of the e2 Sway Control Hitch. They distribute the weight evenly and reduce swaying. To install the spring bars, insert them into the hitch head and connect them to the chains on the trailer’s A-frame. Adjust the tension on the spring bars as per your trailer’s weight.

The sway control brackets are attached to the trailer’s frame and the spring bars. Once installed, adjust the sway control such that it’s in the correct position and angle. The most comfortable option is to attach the clamp to the trailer frame and use a wrench to tighten it. Once you’ve secured the bracket and sway control in place, you’re good to go.

For a detailed step-by-step guide, read our e2 setup guide here.

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