Originally Posted by schrod
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.