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Old 09-28-2019, 10:54 AM   #1
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We got Anderson hitch for our 32 foot fifth wheel and it is great
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They are easy on the back for sure.
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Old 09-29-2019, 04:10 PM   #3
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I've had my Andersen hitch for two years full timing in my Arctic Fox 27 – 5L fifth wheel which weighs a little over 12,000 pounds loaded, I've never had a problem and I'm a boondocker that drives on a lot of dirt roads. So far so good.

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I was the head cheerleader for Andersen until I bent the 2nd one. No more for me.
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:08 PM   #5
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With so many posts about trailrt frame issues and the roads getting no better, I can't understand why anyone would consider any rigid hitch regardless of brand.
Secondly, I've seen multiple Anderson hitch failures posted on YouTube, however, none for more robust traditional hitches.
With a truck/trailer combined retail valie of $170k I'm not cheaping out on the connection between the two. I hope it works out for you.
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:10 AM   #6
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Good luck if you have an off camber disconnect/hookup that starts out nose high. Too lightly built and struts at an incorrect location for best strength. There are better choices such as a Reece Goose Box or a Pull-Rite if you want a goose neck type hitch.
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:21 PM   #7
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What can I say. Since I'm a full-timer maybe my Andersen hitch will fall apart someday, I can't say for sure but if it does I will let everybody know not to buy one. But until then it's been towing a 12,000 pound Arctic Fox fifth wheel, for thousands of miles without any problems.

I've got 40 acres in the Colorado mountains that I take my Arctic Fox to whenever I feel like it and there's about 3 miles of Jeep trail I use to get to my property, I think I mentioned I'm a boondocker, and I boondock most of the time, and some of the time I'm on some pretty bad dirt roads that put a lot of stress on the hitch and I think if the Anderson hitch is going to bend or break it would be on the Jeep trail going to my property. Here are some pictures to show what I'm talking about.


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I was the head cheerleader for Andersen until I bent the 2nd one. No more for me.
I phrased this incorrectly. I bent 2 different Andersen hitches. Each time I was sent the newest upgraded version. I never hooked up the 3rd one . That was last September. I bought a B&W 18K Patriot since I still had my Curt X-Rail to go in my goose neck hitch. my 5er ready to go will scale close to 13k. I was going to go the goosebox but it's not made in the size to replace my Dexter pinbox .
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Been using one since 2015, really like it. No problems what so ever. I think you made a good choice.
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With so many posts about trailrt frame issues and the roads getting no better, I can't understand why anyone would consider any rigid hitch regardless of brand.
Secondly, I've seen multiple Anderson hitch failures posted on YouTube, however, none for more robust traditional hitches.
With a truck/trailer combined retail valie of $170k I'm not cheaping out on the connection between the two. I hope it works out for you.
Can you post some links for all these failures you have seen or watched?
Especially ones where its shown the hitch was at fault.
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Here is one:
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...ch-falure.html
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LOL, that is exactly the youtube video you seen of a andersen hitch failure?

You know that was a picture of user error right? But dont let the facts get in the way of your biased opinion.
Feel free to share some of these MULTIPLE youube links of the failures. Love when people flat out make crap up to validate their views. But feel free to prove me wrong with some of these multiple youtube links.
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Anderson Hitch

We've only had our 5er and Anderson hitch since May of this year; it has traveled some 2000 miles. Some of those miles were freeway, some were rough dirt roads. I'll admit, this is my first 5er and I am still learning how to maneuver everything into tight spaces.
As for the hitch, it works well, and seems to handle everything just fine. One huge advantage is the ability to take it out of the truck bed and have full use when I need to move building materials, etc.
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16k miles on mine. Rig is scales at 13k. Excellent product and company.
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