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Old 11-12-2015, 12:43 PM   #15
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After using both the Andersen and EQ 4pt I prefer the Andersen. The EQ did the job but it's messy and noisy. You need to grease the sockets where the bars slide into periodically. Also they get real noisy after a long days tow when coming into a campground. My 1000/10,000 EQ was at it's max with my 900lb tongue weaight and put a lot of down force on the bars to try and get my F150 setup right. That probably attributed to the noise as more friction was induced with the heavy tongue weight.
I never used the Andersen with the F150 and same TT, but did use both the EQ and Andersen with my current Ram 2500. The Andersen gave a better tow overall as it takes some of the bounce out with the neoprene bushings. It was greaseless and super quiet. In fact after 2.5 years of screeching with the EQ I couldn't get over how quiet the Andersen was.
FWIW though it's biggest draw back is it seems to have trouble transferring weight with heavier tongue weighted trailers. It would've never worked with the F150 but with the 2500 Ram Cummins I didn't need to transfer hardly any weight to the front so it was a perfect match.
On lighter weight tongued TT's it's great.
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:50 PM   #16
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Thank you for all the replies! Guess I am down to Equal I Zer 90-00-0400 or Andersen. Like the simplicity of the EQ but not the "noise" associated with tight turns etc. Andersen seems to be a little more complicated to dis-engage but without the noise. I am trying to make towing a pleasurable experience or should I say 'not white knuckled or puckered'.
Once I have it set for the TV and trailer it is not a problem for hook up or dropping. I raise the hitch to relieve torque, the chains go slack, I pull the pin, drop the bracket and finish disconnection. Reconnecting is the reverse. If I have stored the trailer I get in position with the hitch, connect the bracket, adjust the compression to my setting and lower the hitch to the ball. I seldom use the socket and today I forgot to take the ratchet and had no problem getting the right connection setting.
When I sell the trailer I will put the original system back on and keep the Andersen for the next unit.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:27 AM   #17
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Andersen Hitch

I have an Andersen and did not like it. Sway control AND levelling were both horrible no matter how many times I tweaked it. Even spoke with the Andersen tech staff about it. It's also very time-consuming cranking the adjustment each time you hitch up. I then switched to the Blue Ox and it's a pleasure. Pulling 8000 lbs with 900 lbs tongue weight.
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We just upgraded to the new Husky Centerline TS and love it. Think they improved on the Equalizer design ( pretty quiet ) and a good bit less expensive ! Our is the higher weighttp://www.amazon.com/Husky-32218-Center-Line-Spring/dp/B00W919FL8/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447680782&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=huskey+centerline+tsht rating, but available for yours.
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