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Old 08-26-2015, 08:36 AM   #43
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I got the aluminum one and as you age,the difference in weight will be appreciated everytime you take out or put back in.Its like 32lbs or so.

With the Anderson Hitch all set up in the truck, does the top ball doesn't stick up above the bedrails does it? I am hoping when I am done towing to just roll my tonneau cover over it until time to head back home...
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:14 PM   #44
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With the Anderson Hitch all set up in the truck, does the top ball doesn't stick up above the bedrails does it? I am hoping when I am done towing to just roll my tonneau cover over it until time to head back home...
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:24 PM   #45
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I have mine at the highest setting, it measures ~18 1/2" from the truck bed, plenty of room for most covers.
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Anderson Hitch Question...

It seems this setup - ball only direct to pin - would be very prone to chucking and other rough road transfer to the truck. Is this true? Do you have an air ride pin box to lessen the jolt? Do you need one?
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It seems this setup - ball only direct to pin - would be very prone to chucking and other rough road transfer to the truck. Is this true? Do you have an air ride pin box to lessen the jolt? Do you need one?
Quite the opposite, the socket (the piece mounted to the pinbox) hugs the ball from all sites, there is zero play horizontally and vertically, compare it to your hip or your shoulder joint.
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:32 AM   #48
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It seems this setup - ball only direct to pin - would be very prone to chucking and other rough road transfer to the truck. Is this true? Do you have an air ride pin box to lessen the jolt? Do you need one?
Smooth.i don't want another regular 5er hitch ,its just that good.
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I never had a regular hitch, but the road I used to live on before we went full time was the roughest, bumpiest, one lane dirt road you can imagine. The truck would drive down it perfectly smoothly and you would look back and the trailer was bouncing around like nuts, but it rotated around the ball so smoothly it wasn't transferring that to the truck at all.
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Got a Hensly trl saver. Smoothest hitch for your trl expensive but worth it.
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Got a Hensly trl saver. Smoothest hitch for your trl expensive but worth it.

Agree, expensive but it's the best in my opinion if you want to smooth out the ride. You can find them used at great prices if you get lucky. Someone just posted they were trying to sell theirs, not sure where they were located. I gave $900 for mine, looked brand new, has the built in air compressor and the Blue Ox bed saver attached to it. I did have to buy the Ford adapter plate and a different spacer.
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I also had a Reese 16k with a lightweight trailer and 1500 GMC. I sold as a unit and bought a 38' Big Country (15000#) and a 2500 GMC short box diesel. I was torn between another Reese and a 20k Curtis. I bought the Curtis because it was cheaper. It is much superior to the Reese. We always had issues connecting and disconnedting unless everything was perfect. With the Curtis I just lift the latch ring and pull lever to disconnect. To connect I set hitch to latch position, back in until it clicks and it is connected. The chucking when starting ans stopping is also gone. We are almost finished a 30 day road trip and we comment everytime about how easy it is. I bought the slider hitch, but my RV is made with the 86* front end so have never used the slider( had my wife make sharp turns while I watched)). Iwas also at the Heartland Rally in Goshen in June and had my rig combination weighed and analized. The report came back with a 2000 lb GCVWR cushion. I have pulled this RV about 5000 miles including through the mountains and switch backs in Arizona and am very happy and confident with my choices. I also had a 6 point level up system installed at Goshen. Should be able to give it 6 stars
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I also had a Reese 16k with a lightweight trailer and 1500 GMC. I sold as a unit and bought a 38' Big Country (15000#) and a 2500 GMC short box diesel. I was torn between another Reese and a 20k Curtis. I bought the Curtis because it was cheaper. It is much superior to the Reese. We always had issues connecting and disconnedting unless everything was perfect. With the Curtis I just lift the latch ring and pull lever to disconnect. To connect I set hitch to latch position, back in until it clicks and it is connected. The chucking when starting ans stopping is also gone. We are almost finished a 30 day road trip and we comment everytime about how easy it is. I bought the slider hitch, but my RV is made with the 86* front end so have never used the slider( had my wife make sharp turns while I watched)). Iwas also at the Heartland Rally in Goshen in June and had my rig combination weighed and analized. The report came back with a 2000 lb GCVWR cushion. I have pulled this RV about 5000 miles including through the mountains and switch backs in Arizona and am very happy and confident with my choices. I also had a 6 point level up system installed at Goshen. Should be able to give it 6 stars
More important number is what was your rear axle weight? That's the number everyone either wants to ignore or don't understand it's importance.

Just a FYI, it's "CURT" and what you were experiencing with the Reese is just plain ol slop, "clunking".
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The weight on the rear axle increased by 2750 lbs when the trailer was connected. This is almost 1000 lbs below max plus the manufacturer already has a safety cushion built into their specs. This is mandated by law on all makes of trucks. Don't worry, I'm a mechanical guy who used to pull work trailers behind pickup trucks fo a living. I see newly retired people pulling their new 28' lightweight trailer behind their new 3500 dually. Coming from their office they weren't sure.
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I have the Andersen Alum set at its lowest setting and cover goes over fine. I've also had it at the highest no prob. I replaced my std turnover ball with a Curt offset ball to move the hitch 4" toward the tailgate of my 6.6 Ft bed. Then I reversed the Andersen kingpin coupler so the ball attaches behind the kingpin. This moves the trailer 8" towards the cab. The net effect is that the trailer rides 4" forward of the rear axle and my entire pinbox now pivots within the bed. Best ride ever!
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