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Old 01-22-2015, 01:47 PM   #1
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I am looking at getting the Andersen weight distribution hitch. It looks like an interesting system using chains instead of bars. I am interested in anyone's opinion on this system if you have used one. I pull a Rockwood 2503S Mini Lite at apox 500 TW and 5000 GVW. My TV is a Chevy 3500.
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:29 PM   #2
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Lots of threads on subject, here some reading......

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Ander...3sM8KUNtLXg9AD
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I am looking at getting the Andersen weight distribution hitch. It looks like an interesting system using chains instead of bars. I am interested in anyone's opinion on this system if you have used one. I pull a Rockwood 2503S Mini Lite at apox 500 TW and 5000 GVW. My TV is a Chevy 3500.
There are a number of threads on this hitch and I personally own one. I've never used anything else, so I'm biased, just note that. But I do love it. It's easy to hook up and unhook, light, and it controls sway really well. The one con I constantly saw during my research was it's inability to transfer weight for heavier tongue weights. For your application, at 500lbs, I think it would work awesomely. My TW ranges from 650-820lbs depending on load and I haven't had any issues.
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:08 PM   #4
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I like mine also- I think it would be a quick setup for you being you have a 3500. I think I am at my max for the hitch at about 950 TW and 7500 loaded. Doesn't seem to bring enough back to my front axle but then again I have the squishy off road package.


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I have a 2011 F250 with 6.7 and pull a work and play 30wrs with it. I have lots of TW and while it doesn't transfer complete weight it does very well. It is easy to hook and unhook and once you learn how you set it, it is really a dream. Very quiet, no popping and banging. Also you aren't loading a torsion bar that is trying to fight you. You can also back up with it with no real problem. With a 3500 TV and a trailer the weights you are talking it should be dream.
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I usually pull a 25' boat with a 220hp outboard hanging off the stern... no problem towing with just a regular hitch. Our Mini Lite will be lighter than our boat. I can't wait to tow with the Andersen WD hitch and feel what it's like. Thanks for you advice. I'll post how things work out for us.
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I will be buying the Andersen. Thanks for all of the opinions and observations.
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I think you'll be really happy with it. Their customer service is top notch. One thing to remember with it is that you'll want to be as straight as you can when hooking up so that the triangular plate is perpendicular to the tv/tt. You won't be able to move the plate by hand. As long as you're straight you can get the chains evened up. Have fun!!
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Here's a vid of how to handle the plate not being perpendicular to your ride in case anyone's interested:




Edit: Thanks to madmaxmutt for sharing this on another site I frequent!
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