Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-22-2018, 07:33 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 49
rota-flex pin box with andersen ultimate fith wheel hitch

hey can you guys give me your thoughts on using this set up, is it good or bad, to use the anderson aultimate fifth wheel hitch with the rota-flex pin box??

the reason im asking is the 5w that we ready to buy has that style pin box on it.

thanks
jrms88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-22-2018, 08:31 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Syracuse Ut.
Posts: 692
I wouldn't do it. The pin adapter for the Andersen hitch puts a torque load on the base-plate of the pinbox, which in the case of the one you're looking at is designed to move. In changing the weight distribution you can cause problems, especially on pin boxes designed to move. When I had an Andersen, the way the weight is all carried on the two setscrews between the ball and the pin caused the baseplate on my 1621HD lippert pin box to buckle. Of course Andersen simply replied this happens with some pin boxes and wouldn't do anything about it as they don't consider damage to the trailer to be a failure of their hitch. How heavy is your trailer? What sort of pin weight are you looking at loaded?
__________________
2016 Bighorn 3270RS, 2015 Ram 3500 CTD/ASIN
Searching_Ut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2018, 09:11 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 49
i figure i’ll be right around 2500-2700 loaded
jrms88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2018, 09:13 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 49
5w dry is 12k, loaded up i guess it would be around 13k give or take
jrms88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2018, 06:11 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Central Vermont
Posts: 1,484
There is a lock out for the Rota Flex, possibly supplied by Andersen. I would contact Andersen first. I know the one photo Andersen detractors like to post of a damaged AUH is with a Rota Flex pin box.
__________________
2015 F350 XLT PSD CCSB SRW, Andersen Ultimate hitch
'12 Cougar High Country 299RKS, Mor/Ryde Pinbox
1/77 Armor Bn, 5th Mech, I Corps
SkiSmuggs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any Truck Damage from Andersen Ultimate Hitch FloraBama Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 64 06-08-2017 04:11 PM
Andersen Ultimate Aluminum Hitch review Flyct 5th Wheel Discussion 17 03-21-2017 09:09 AM
Andersen Ultimate Rail Mount Hitch at 2000 miles SkiSmuggs 5th Wheel Discussion 11 05-25-2016 06:03 PM
Rota-Flex Pin Box? cb1000rider Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 1 03-04-2016 06:57 PM
Flex Air Pin Box vs. Mor/ryde Pin Box tampabiker 5th Wheel Discussion 18 12-05-2015 03:50 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.