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Old 04-06-2013, 11:26 AM   #21
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The way I understand the Anderson system, is that the ball and trailer tongue turn as a unit, so that the pressure against the ball would not change during a turn.
Dang, you are correct!
Another great theory shot to heck!
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:19 PM   #22
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If WDH kits could be made lighter, you would see more of them. And if they can be made this lightweight, I would expect to see a much lower price. $50-100 more on an Equil-i-zer is well worth the reputation and familiar construction.
At $400 for so little material, Anderson's profit margin must be HUGE!
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:21 PM   #23
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What if you had a crash?? Do you think it would hold together. Shipping weight is 57 pounds. So it actual weight is less than that.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:55 AM   #24
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If WDH kits could be made lighter, you would see more of them. And if they can be made this lightweight, I would expect to see a much lower price. $50-100 more on an Equil-i-zer is well worth the reputation and familiar construction.
At $400 for so little material, Anderson's profit margin must be HUGE!
WDHs go through a tremendous amount of stress. I am not so sure that I want that big piece of metal hanging in my receiver any lighter. Sure, you could use lighter metals like titanium, but at what cost ??
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The riser and hitch unit weighs about the same as most I have ever used. The weight savings come from using chains instead of heavy steel bars for weight distribution. I am using the andersen and have no worries at all. It is extremely well built. It is hard to tell this from internet videos and photos. Next time you go to a dealer that sells them or you see someone at a campground using the Andersen. Ask if you can take a look. In person I think you will have a different opinion of the strength and quality of this hitch.

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Old 04-09-2013, 10:25 AM   #26
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WDHs go through a tremendous amount of stress. I am not so sure that I want that big piece of metal hanging in my receiver any lighter. Sure, you could use lighter metals like titanium, but at what cost ??
You'll get no argument from me.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #28
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Has anyone actually run their unit over the scales to see how much weight is transferred with the Anderson?
I just don't see how it can do the same job as a regular WDH.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #29
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Has anyone actually run their unit over the scales to see how much weight is transferred with the Anderson?
I just don't see how it can do the same job as a regular WDH.
Yes I agree physical proof of weight distribution would be nice to see.
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I think I am in the same corner of the ring as Bakken.

I am dubious as to how the tension in the chains is supposed to transfer weight like the majority of WDH hitches have that employ round bars or trunnion bars and lever the weight from the rear to front of the TV. If the chain tension pulls the triangle shaped piece continually, isn't there going to be unequal force on the ball's shank from the top to bottom of it?

Just trying to understand the physics/mechanical engineering of this.... Perhaps it is simply some kind of patented magic?
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