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Old 01-28-2020, 08:33 PM   #1
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Question and Andersen hitch...

Thinking about going from my Reese to an Andersen. I haven't seen anywhere that it's been asked but is there a way to lock the remote coupler? I'm not as concerned about people pulling it while I'm parked somewhere (although I probably should be) but more about it it gets bumped/snagged, cable breaks, or if it's able to vibrate open.
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Old 01-28-2020, 09:18 PM   #2
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You twist it and it locks. It's really easy to see if it's pushed in our not. I can glance at mine and know if it's pushed all the way in. I look at it, my tires, etc every time I stop. I'll know if it's unseated or if someone pulled it. I really like mine and pulled my fiver over 14,000 miles with it last year, including Alaska and back.
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Old 01-28-2020, 09:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. That answers it for me. I've read alot of reviews and the vast majority are great. I'm tired of killing my back wrestling the slider in and out of the truck so this one really appeals to me for that reason. I hang my Reese from the pin box when I can but that's not always an option for me. Never really been a fan of doing that either.
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No problem. I find it very easy to use. And I've never had to worry about being high hitched and dropping the fiver on my bed rails. You're either hitched or not hitched with an Andersen. Can't be partially hitched.
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Agree,the twist/lock works perfectly. Over 16k mi pulling ours
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:36 PM   #6
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You guys run chains with yours?
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I have chains because my state, Indiana, requires them. They're no big deal. Takes an extra 2 second to snap them on.
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I'm not sure if the states we travel through require them but they just seem like a good idea in general to me so I'll run them too. I could see me making my own though....$140 seems excessive to me for a couple short chains and connectors.
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I'm not sure if the states we travel through require them but they just seem like a good idea in general to me so I'll run them too. I could see me making my own though....$140 seems excessive to me for a couple short chains and connectors.
Look at the Reese 49151 20K safety chain set. I ordered them on Ebay for $51.93 and had them 3 days later.
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Orion, the $140 safety chain set is for the rail mount Anderson Hitch.
The chain set for the Ultimate Hitch is $80.
They went to a new method to attach the chains to the coupler since I bought mine.
And raised the price about $10.
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Orion, the $140 safety chain set is for the rail mount Anderson Hitch.
The chain set for the Ultimate Hitch is $80.
They went to a new method to attach the chains to the coupler since I bought mine.
And raised the price about $10.
The rail mount Andersen is the one I'll be using since I already have rails in the truck.
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Thinking about going from my Reese to an Andersen. I haven't seen anywhere that it's been asked but is there a way to lock the remote coupler? I'm not as concerned about people pulling it while I'm parked somewhere (although I probably should be) but more about it it gets bumped/snagged, cable breaks, or if it's able to vibrate open.
When I was using an AUH there was somebody makeing an adapter to put around the T handle & padlock. You'll have to search as it's been awhile
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You guys run chains with yours?
AZ considers it a ball hitch and, as such, requires chains. Now, it all depends on whether LEO actually checks, unless you =lose= the trailer.

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Question do you still have to cross your chains with the Anderson ?
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