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Old 01-22-2015, 05:06 PM   #1
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Anyone using Anderson Hitches? If so would love your thoughts on it!!
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:32 AM   #2
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Anyone using Anderson Hitches? If so would love your thoughts on it!!
On another forum I heard they worked fine for lighter tongue weights. But when you got over 800# or so (IIRC), they were not able to transfer enough weight.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:46 AM   #3
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Fifth wheel or travel trailer? I've got the fifth wheel version and so far love it.
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:33 PM   #4
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The Anderson fifth wheel hitches are very good for fifth wheels. Their advantage is that pound for pound, they're very strong. And they're easy to move in and out of the truck bed due to being very light. They should be very quiet, as the kingpin adapter mounts on a ball.

A problem is that an adapter has to go on the fifth wheel kingpin. If someone has to move your trailer around (like at a dealership) the chances are they won't be setup to move it.

It can also be difficult to hitch the Anderson to the trailer. The ball has to be exactly under the hitch for hookup. Other fifth wheel hitches will "funnel" the kingpin into the hitch. Many Anderson owners will have an in cab camera to guide them positioning the hitch.
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sknight, will be for a T.T. about 9500lbs
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:24 AM   #6
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sknight, will be for a T.T. about 9500lbs
With that heavy a trailer, you could easily have 1200# tongue weight. And probably should have at least that much. Really doubt that even the heaviest Anderson can help distribute that much weight.

I would look at at a 1400# Equal-i-zer or equivalent with built in sway control (there are several) .
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Guarantee the Andersen won't transfer the weight. BTDT with 950lbs. JMHO but I feel it's good for 700lbs TW max.
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:05 AM   #8
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For a big travel trailer, check into a Hensley Hitch. They're expensive, but are really the standard of the industry for such a heavy unit. They make the trailer tow more like a fifth wheel--better.

I wouldn't want to tow that much weight with a regular equalizer hitch with bars and a friction style sway control. My travel trailer weighs 5500 lbs., and a passing tractor trailer truck on interstate highways even scares me. They blow me around easily.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:11 PM   #9
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Go with Equal-I-Zer hitch and you will be happy. Cheap hitches will be very affected by wind gusts from other large trucks passing you. It is a one time expense and the cost of the Hensley or now the ProPride is just too much without any real benefit.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:56 PM   #10
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I so much appreciate all the feed back. My husband had been hearing of these, and we ran across one at a dealer, so it peaked our interest. Equalizer seems to be a common pick and have done alot of "investigating" on it. We take what dealers say with a grain of salt, as we know they just want to sell a product, which is why I wanted feedback from people using these hitches. Anyway, thanks again!!
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We have the Anderson and pull a #5500 trailer and it works perfectly. No sway, don't even know the trailer is back there. Very easy to hook up and unhook. Don't believe it would transfer enough weight for a heavier trailer


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[QUOTE=AirZone;2406532]We have the Anderson and pull a #5500 trailer and it works perfectly. No sway, don't even know the trailer is back there. Very easy to hook up and unhook. Don't believe it would transfer enough weight for a heavier trailer




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