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Old 05-29-2016, 08:44 AM   #21
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I have the steel Andersen and like it allot. I got it in February and have used it several times. Just last week, I did order / install the ball cup to provide a little more forgiveness when hooking up. Now I goes on the ball when writhing about 2.5". With the placement of the ball in relation to the rear axle, it takes some getting use to to line up perfectly. The cup cured that issue.


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Old 05-29-2016, 11:50 AM   #22
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DW and I are looking a 5th wheels and I am looking for information on hitches and pin boxes. Is there a primer out there for newbies? What needs to be considered? What about the height?

I am considering a B&W Companion hitch as I like the concept of removing and having a flat bed.
If you can access YouTube.com search for Andersen Ultimate 2016. I put a video out there last week that should answer a lot of your questions. Also I chose to use cables instead of chains. To do that you just ask Andersen to send/sell you the two loop bolts and you can shop for your own cables anywhere. You can see mine in the vid.
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Old 05-29-2016, 12:46 PM   #23
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Hi head gamez, curious, what is the "ball cup" you mention...didn't see it on the Andersen web site?

Appreciate the info !
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Everybody has their own opinion, experiences and priorities. I needed two things: Easy out of the bed and a secure locking. Depending on your physical strength, easy out can mean this or that. Secure locking is only one: No claws! You need a bar to be pushed from left to right behind the kingpin and locked. This is the only way you can be absolutely sure the hitch is never going to open if you don't want to and gives you peace of mind when hitching and driving! I had a Hitchhiker with double pivot and was able to take it out of the bed piece by piece. I needed about 10 minutes to take it out and about 15 minutes to install and I never lost a thought about it being securely locked or not! Happy camping, Andy
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I use the Andersen Ultimate Aluminum hitch and love it. To remove I pick it up and put it under 5er. It weighs 32#. Very smooth ride, no noise, no grease, positive hook up.
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:14 PM   #26
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Hi head gamez, curious, what is the "ball cup" you mention...didn't see it on the Andersen web site?

Appreciate the info !

See below. I think it comes with the new hitches purchased today. It didn't in February.

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I have the steel Andersen and like it allot. I got it in February and have used it several times. Just last week, I did order / install the ball cup to provide a little more forgiveness when hooking up. Now I goes on the ball when writhing about 2.5". With the placement of the ball in relation to the rear axle, it takes some getting use to to line up perfectly. The cup cured that issue.

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I can see my Andersen ball and kingpin coupler by looking over my shoulder out my back window so I don't have any trouble.
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I can see my Andersen ball and kingpin coupler by looking over my shoulder out my back window so I don't have any trouble.

My fold up tonnaue cover blocks the view for me. I can hitch it on the first shot if I can get a straight shot. If I have to come in at an angle it will take a few tries. If the ball was behind the axle it would be more natural.

The cup was not necessary, but for the money was an easily justifiable expense for me and how I use the combo.


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My fold up tonnaue cover blocks the view for me. I can hitch it on the first shot if I can get a straight shot. If I have to come in at an angle it will take a few tries. If the ball was behind the axle it would be more natural.

The cup was not necessary, but for the money was an easily justifiable expense for me and how I use the combo.

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I got it. Yeah, I couldn't do it so easily if I couldn't see it.
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Just wondering, do any 5ers come with a Goose Neck hitch? Most pin boxes I thought don't want any adapters hooked to it. Just asking, I have a TrailAir and don't think I could put a goose neck adapter on it
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