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Old 08-28-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Anderson Ultimate Hitch

Anyone using this ball to king pin adapter hitch that attaches to the bed via rails or gooseneck ball. 24K limit, 75 lbs. harder to mate since you have to get the kingpin mounted ball socket directly over the bed ball.

Seems interesting. Any users with experience?

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There is a Anderson Ultimate Hitch thread on the Cummings Forum also. Several members have them and use them and they like them a lot. They report a smooth tow with non of the Her key-jerk of a normal Fifth wheel hitch. Just reporting what was said. Went to the web site and watched the video which showed how much weight it took to break the ball and bend the frame. Was interesting to watch. The one question i was left with being that it is a non-greasing system. How long will it last without not greasing the ball to king pin adapter.
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Thanks, Scotty.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:42 PM   #4
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Anyone using this ball to king pin adapter hitch that attaches to the bed via rails or gooseneck ball. 24K limit, 75 lbs. harder to mate since you have to get the kingpin mounted ball socket directly over the bed ball.

Seems interesting. Any users with experience?

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Ball hitch, safety chains required, I still like the snap and go of my 5er hitch.
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Still a major PITA to get the hitch directly over the ball before you drop it down.

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That's my thought. Really hard with my TT.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:15 PM   #7
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That's my thought. Really hard with my TT.
I have to agree also. After more reading on the Andersen hitch. I think
I will continue looking at the B & W Champion 20K Hitch and the Curt 20K,
until i here more positive inputs about how long the Andersen hitches last
under load.
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I thought companion was 18K. Is it a new model or was I wrong this whole time?
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I thought companion was 18K. Is it a new model or was I wrong this whole time?
There is a OEM Ford prep Companion 20K Hitch avaliable. It is designed to fit the new Ford OEM hitch platform, installs and removes easily with itsí two-piece design.

You are correct. The 18k Champion is for the normal non rail removable system.

The 20K is more expensive. So i may have to consider the 18K.
Will just have to see.
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There is a OEM Ford prep Companion 20K Hitch avaliable. It is designed to fit the new Ford OEM hitch platform, installs and removes easily with itsí two-piece design.

You are correct. The 18k Champion is for the normal non rail removable system.

The 20K is more expensive. So i may have to consider the 18K.
Will just have to see.
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I plan on buying one of the Anderson Ultimate 5th hitches, and will have a B&W Companion (18K) available for sale in N. Texas.
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I wouldn't buy it. Don't like the design of the hitch with a ball, need for safety chains, the adapter to be installed on the kingpin. I don't see the herky-jerky I hear some always complaining about. The Fifth hitch is extremely easy to use and in over 200000 miles of use in 3 truck and 2 trailers I never had a problem with the Reese 20K.
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I wouldn't buy it. Don't like the design of the hitch with a ball, need for safety chains, the adapter to be installed on the kingpin. I don't see the herky-jerky I hear some always complaining about. The Fifth hitch is extremely easy to use and in over 200000 miles of use in 3 truck and 2 trailers I never had a problem with the Reese 20K.
Thanks for the words, but I don't have a lot of choices. The B&W was fine for our 37' Carriage, but we just bought a 39' Conestoga, and the Gross Weight went up over 22K. Well past the Companion limits. I need the 24K capacity.
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I bought one and pulled my new to me 35PKO Excel from Arizona to Idaho this past weekend with no problems. I like it
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I love ours! Can never see using a traditional fifth wheel hitch again. I can have a clean bed for hauling other items in less than 5 minutes with no assistance.
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