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Old 04-09-2013, 03:07 PM   #31
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Yes I agree physical proof of weight distribution would be nice to see.
Last year I looked at tons of threads about the Anderson. I only recall seeing one person post actual scale numbers, loaded, unloaded etc. He was pulling a fairly small Lance trailer, around 3500 pounds I believe. Not much WD going on.

This is my skepticism of the Anderson. I simply do not see how it can be effective at weight distribution when you get into tongue weights around 1000 pounds or more. And I have not seen anyone post any actual scale numbers with that type of tongue weight.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:18 PM   #32
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I will have some numbers soon, My hitch just arrived at the UPS location. I plan on putting it on and getting some weights Friday.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:00 PM   #33
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Thanks Uncle!

I have been planning to get weights with mine in June. I can see and feel the weight shift, but will be very curious to see your numbers.

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Old 04-09-2013, 04:41 PM   #34
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:21 PM   #35
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Now I know that is a little weight hitch. 23 kilo is 50 pounds. Super thin metal
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:27 PM   #36
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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.
I think the same. I can put my bars up and physically lift my TV. I can't see lifting my TV with chains.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:59 AM   #37
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It's pure trigonometry.
You are trying to lift the coupler vertically to a point that is level, by pulling horizontally. As the angle between the A-frame and chains gets smaller, more and more force is required to do anything. The harder you pull horizontally, the closer you will get to to your target, but can never actually get there. I do not believe you can ever transfer enough weight to get all lost weight back on the front axle, which is the true goal of a WDH.
Conversely, a traditional WDH is trying to lift the coupler vertically...by actually lifting vertically. It's very simple, and does not fight against itself.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:14 AM   #38
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You have to understand the chains are at the bottom and the coupler is at the top. It is simple push pull. As the chain is pulled at the bottom the coupler pushes at the top of the ball shank. Which in turn pushes the weight onto the front of the tow vehicle. Granted, I have no scale evidence to show yet, but as I tension the chains I can see the front of the truck come down and the measurements prove the front is coming down and the rear of the TV is coming up, so it is working. To what extent I guess only the scales will tell the whole story. Bottom line is we all like what we like and some are creatures of habit and reject a new Idea or product just because it is different from what they know works for them.

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Old 04-10-2013, 10:17 AM   #39
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guys - how about we all wait until the poster can put up some scale numbers? It would be particularly helpful if he had the scale numbers from his old set-up.

I think many people are like me, they would like the Anderson to work as it certainly looks easier to set-up and is lighter. But the proof is in the numbers.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:01 AM   #40
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Went to pick up My Andersen Hitch today the UPS doesn't open until 5PM here in Houlton ME. What a bummer.
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