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Old 04-10-2013, 11:36 AM   #41
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Uncle,

It seems like a lot of confusion over this system will be remedied by you getting some actual weights with this system. Thanks in advance for you sharing your data with us.

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Old 04-10-2013, 12:38 PM   #42
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...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.
My reasoning is not based on rejection of a new idea, simply because it's new. It's based on an analysis of the product.

Anyone that does not want to take part in a civil discussion does not have to participate. As long as nobody is being nasty, I see no reason why we can't debate here.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:31 PM   #43
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My reasoning is not based on rejection of a new idea, simply because it's new. It's based on an analysis of the product.

Anyone that does not want to take part in a civil discussion does not have to participate. As long as nobody is being nasty, I see no reason why we can't debate here.
My comments were not directed at anyone in particular. And as far as I am concerned nobody has been nasty here. In general I have discovered that many people dismiss things they have no real world experience with and I have done the same at times in my life. I understand how the Andersen system works, I have held it in my hands, I have installed it, have adjusted it, and made the choice to go with it over other systems I have had success with. I like the light weight, how quiet it is, how easy it is to hitch and dial in. Again I have not hit the scales yet, so the real benefits of this system have still not been proven to me.

Let the ideas flow,

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BTW Brakeman my college roommate is from Canton. George Duncan is his name. I believe he is a Police Officer there now.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:03 PM   #44
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I bought a new trailer last spring and was trying to decide on a WD hitch. It seemed to me that those who had not tried the Andersen had mixed feelings about it. Those that had tried both were in favor of the Andersen. I bought the Andersen and am 100% satisfied with it and their customer service. I previously had a Reese WD and sway bar. I would never want to go back to the spring bars. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the old style but if you are looking for a hitch you may wish to carefully read the comments.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:31 PM   #45
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comfun, when you tighten up the chain bolts, does the rear of your TV rise? Say it drops 4 inches when you lower the camper onto it, can you raise the TV back up to level?
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:12 PM   #46
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I bought a new trailer last spring and was trying to decide on a WD hitch. It seemed to me that those who had not tried the Andersen had mixed feelings about it. Those that had tried both were in favor of the Andersen. I bought the Andersen and am 100% satisfied with it and their customer service. I previously had a Reese WD and sway bar. I would never want to go back to the spring bars. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the old style but if you are looking for a hitch you may wish to carefully read the comments.
This response is representative of most I see in favor of the Anderson. If you are happy, great. But the engineer in me wants to see some real numbers to back up your evaluation.
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I found this an interesting read on this subject. I realize we are talking about much larger TV and TT but the scales don't lie.
Lance Owners of America: A new Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH)
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I found this an interesting read on this subject. I realize we are talking about much larger TV and TT but the scales don't lie.
Lance Owners of America: A new Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH)
I have read that post before, which is why I really wanted to see numbers on a large trailer. In my mind what works for a trailer that weighs 3500 pounds may not be close to working on one that weighs almost 10, 000 pounds.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:59 PM   #49
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I think I can finally picture how the Anderson would impart similar forces to the TV hitch, and indeed transfer weight.
My only suggestion would be for Anderson to design a new ball coupler with the locking latch at the front, rather than at the back where all of the force is applied from pulling the camper forward.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:01 PM   #50
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Got my hitch, if we have a good day tomorrow I will do the install.
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