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Old 12-09-2015, 04:23 PM   #43
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I don't quite see or understand how there can be No chucking or bucking. I also know it only weighs 32# which in itself alarms me. I do know that aluminum is light but strong but I also know that it wears quite easily. Let us see how you feel about it after a couple years of wear and tear.
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Old 12-09-2015, 04:26 PM   #44
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I've spent months researching an Andersen hitch and have yet to come across a negative review from actual users. The only negative I've seen are from people who have never used it.

Only used it a few times so far myself, but I don't have any complaints as of yet.
The Anderson looks very interesting. I would like to try one.
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:31 PM   #45
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I don't quite see or understand how there can be No chucking or bucking. I also know it only weighs 32# which in itself alarms me. I do know that aluminum is light but strong but I also know that it wears quite easily. Let us see how you feel about it after a couple years of wear and tear.

Seriously just LOOK at the Andersen rated at 24,000# and the B&W Companion at 20K. Someone is full of it on their ratings. I would have no problem with the Andersen at 12K but NO way would I think of using it with my 23K MobileSuites.


At the higher loads with the Andersen you WILL have BED DEFLECTION from the for and aft movement of the base.

Another negative is chains are required and there is NO way to lock the RV to the hitch.

Compare to the B&W RVK3600.
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I don't quite see or understand how there can be No chucking or bucking. I also know it only weighs 32# which in itself alarms me. I do know that aluminum is light but strong but I also know that it wears quite easily. Let us see how you feel about it after a couple years of wear and tear.
There is no chucking because there is only one tolerance point and that is between the Andersen ball and the King pin adapter. The traditional hitch has several points for accumulated tolerances that would allow for chucking.

There are no aluminum wear points. The ball hitch is not Aluminum.

Bed deflection is not a problem provided that the hitch is properly torqued down to the gooseneck ball (50 ft lbs). If it is not properly torqued down I would imagine that the hitch would slip causing deflection of the bed. My 5ver weighs 19000 lbs. When the Andersen is first installed I do check the torque after a few miles on the first hookup after installation.

Chains are required in many states because it is a Ball Coupler. It takes me about 5 seconds per chain. That is not a problem for me.

BTW, the Andersen is not hype. It's real and simple. The only scare tactics come from those who have never owned one or even used one.
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There is no chucking because there is only one tolerance point and that is between the Andersen ball and the King pin adapter. The traditional hitch has several points for accumulated tolerances that would allow for chucking.

There are no aluminum wear points. The ball hitch is not Aluminum.

Bed deflection is not a problem provided that the hitch is properly torqued down to the gooseneck ball (50 ft lbs). If it is not properly torqued down I would imagine that the hitch would slip causing deflection of the bed. My 5ver weighs 19000 lbs. When the Andersen is first installed I do check the torque after a few miles on the first hookup after installation.

Chains are required in many states because it is a Ball Coupler. It takes me about 5 seconds per chain. That is not a problem for me.

BTW, the Andersen is not hype. It's real and simple. The only scare tactics come from those who have never owned one or even used one.

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My issue, and this is just personal, is the fact you have to climb up into the bed to secure it and the chains when hitching or unhitching. This 66 year old body does not like having to be agile and do this much climbing up and down. It will only get worse as I age. This body has had a hard strenuous life and desires more of a leisurely lifestyle now.
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My issue, and this is just personal, is the fact you have to climb up into the bed to secure it and the chains when hitching or unhitching. This 66 year old body does not like having to be agile and do this much climbing up and down. It will only get worse as I age. This body has had a hard strenuous life and desires more of a leisurely lifestyle now.
I can relate to your concern as I am 75 and not very nimble. For the chains I keep the permanent end attached to the B&W tie down points. I lay on the tailgate grab the other end with the hook and just slap it on to the eyelets on the Andersen adapter that is mounted to the King Pin. If it is a problem to lay on the tailgate then maybe the Andersen is not for you. For me I can pull myself up on the tailgate easier than lifting a standard 200# hitch in and out of the truck bed.
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My issue, and this is just personal, is the fact you have to climb up into the bed to secure it and the chains when hitching or unhitching. This 66 year old body does not like having to be agile and do this much climbing up and down. It will only get worse as I age. This body has had a hard strenuous life and desires more of a leisurely lifestyle now.
That's the other neat feature of the hitch there isn't any reason to climb into the bed the hitch has a cam lock cable that you can mount onto the underbelly or the side of the king pin your choice. As for the chains not all states require them but I have them on my truck just for the peace of mind.
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