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Steve 911

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Posted: 02/11/18 12:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi all,
I’m looking for information from those who use Andersen WD hitches to pull a 3,500 tt.
I presently use an E-2 setup, which works fine, however, the weight of it is getting to be a burden, and I want something reliable and lighter..
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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I used one with a TT that was about 6-7k. I liked it a lot and would still be using it but we sold the trailer. It can be a pain to get set up initially but is pretty easy to use once it’s done. I would recommend a long handled ratchet to tighten the chains. If the tow vehicle is undersized, it isn’t great for sway control.

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Posted: 02/11/18 03:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been using one for a long time time, I really like it, easy to hook up and adjust. Set up is straight forward as the instructions are good, Customer service is good.

It really takes out the bounce and no more noise or grease.

I bought a new camper and took it off the old camper and put it on the new camper and the new camper came with a WDH. That is how much I like it.

I use a 3/4" ratchet to adjust the large nuts.

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Exactly what msb1766 said.

We used it for 3 years on a Nash 17K, 7,000 lbs. Moved it to our new Nash 26N, 8,800 lbs. Works great on both to take out bounce and sway. It works well for WD also although because I have a 1 ton truck, there was not a lot of evidence of it doing much with the 17K. On the 26N when both gray and black tanks are full there is more tongue weight. The black tank is 100% in front of the TT axles and the gray tank is about 2/3 in front of them. But the setup does just fine with it. I do tighten the chains more with the 26N than I did with the 17K and so far so good. I would think from my experience that the Anderson may not be the best if you had a heavy TT and a small tow vehicle, but that would not be good for other reasons too. I found it easy to set up and use and easy to move from one TT to the other.


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Posted: 02/12/18 02:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Andersen worked great for me also. I had an adequate tow vehicle towing a 6,000 pound trailer. Quiet, clean, lightweight, takes care of the bounce and sway.

There might be some who have never owned one that don't like them on principle.

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If you decide on a Andersen WDH you won't be sorry. It's a lot lighter then the Reese WDH. And once you get it installed and setup correctly you'll be a happy camper. Now! Here's a little tip. When you go to hitching up your trailer on the ball, do not let all the weight onto the ball. Hock up the chains and tighten them up before dropping all the weight on the ball.

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I've been using it over 4 years on our 5,000 lb camper. Works great, easy to set up and no issues.


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Thank you all for your information. Very helpful...
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Steve 911 wrote:

Hi all,
I’m looking for information from those who use Andersen WD hitches to pull a 3,500 tt.
I presently use an E-2 setup, which works fine, however, the weight of it is getting to be a burden, and I want something reliable and lighter..
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Steve


The Anderson would be perfect for that size trailer


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I bought an Andersen hitch with our K-Z 251RK trailer but have not picked it up yet. I can see changes I might want to make to the trailer brackets but apart from that, I'm adopting a "wait and see" stance. One thing, people say no grease is necessary but if one is spending much time on rough or uneven roads, I think it would be beneficial to grease the ball. There is some movement (up and down and a swivelling movement) and where there is movement, there is wear. We tow with a 3500 Ram so weight distribution is not a huge issue. GD

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