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Old 10-26-2021, 10:21 AM   #1
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Anderson Hitch

Previous fiver I had the Hensley TSII. Nice hitch, but heavy, and a PITA to get in and out.

The Anderson hitch looks promising. Easy in, easy out and no need to remove the pin box that comes with whatever I buy.

But, there is zero "give" in it. No longitudinal flexing whatsoever. In fact if you have a flexing pin box you need to put a bracket on there to lock it in place.

So, how is the ride of the Anderson compared to the flexy hitches of various ilk?
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I have the Anderson Ultimate hitch system used in conjuction with my gooseneck ball. I think it rides better with no chucking or jerking like with the fifth wheel hitch I had years ago. I like it because I can take it out or put it in by myself, only weighs 40 lbs or so.
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Old 10-26-2021, 01:57 PM   #3
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Been using the Anderson Ultimate Hitch (AUH) for 12000 miles with no issues. I did experience some chucking at first but after installing a modified rubber stall mat between the hitch and the box floor from Tractor Supply, the rubber mat mitigated the chucking I felt. Also, made few other suspension mods at the same time see my signature.
A key to using an AUH is torquing the bolts to specification and checking the torque after traveling awhile. AUH does produce a mat for this purpose, I chose the stall mat because it is a little thicker.

You may still feel some some of the trailer in the truck but after many years of transporting 8-9000 gallons of liquids, I like to be able to feel some of what my trailer is doing back there.


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Old 10-26-2021, 03:03 PM   #4
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I have an Anderson. I have never used a conventional fifth wheel, so cannot compare them.

My Andersen seems very stable and comfortable. Towing is a lot like towing my previous bumper pull rigs, in that it does not seem to be an issue.

My Anderson rotated about the gooseball at first. I put a 1/4” thick rubber stall pad under it, and that took care of that issue.
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Old 10-27-2021, 09:38 AM   #5
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My Andersen tows very well. No need for flex with the ball mount. The trailer and truck can tilt independently.
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Old 10-27-2021, 05:54 PM   #6
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The Andersen has many good attributes such as weight and visibility when hooking up. No way will any solid hitch give you the comfortable tow a Trailer Saver TS3 will deliver. Only you can weigh each's advantages and conclude what is most important to you.

I towed my fiver home today from a campout hooked up with my TS3. Trailer was floating up and down behind the truck, unnoticeable. With a solid hitch the trailer would be bouncing the truck and occupants. Been there, done that. Would never go back.
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I have a HENSLY BD 3 trailer saver . It may be heavy but it works flawlessly . 11 yrs and counting . I am sure the Anderson works well .
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Old 10-28-2021, 08:59 AM   #8
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I know the Andersen requires a bracket to cage the Rotoflex pin box if installed. Are there ANY flexing pin box that work with the Andersen?

NOTE: Just realized it's AndersEn not AndersOn...... Oh well.
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