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Old 04-16-2013, 09:32 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by uncle46 View Post
My trailer dry tongue weight is 920 LBS so only added a couple hundred pounds. I could make further adjustment to the Andersen to put more weight on the front but the truck handles good at this stage.
Just remember that the more you tighten those chains, the more force you apply to the latch mechanism on the hitch.

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Old 04-16-2013, 10:37 AM   #72
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Originally Posted by thebrakeman View Post

Sure, the hitch works. Nobody doubted that. The question is whether it's possible to transfer enough weight to get back to original front loading/height. So far, the answer is "No".
I would say so far the answer is "unknown" since nobody here has tried to transfer all the weight with the Andersen.


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Old 04-17-2013, 08:59 AM   #73
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I've hypothesized that this hitch can't return a rig to it's original front axle height (weight), for a significant size trailer (600 lbs TW or more). I suspect the reason why nobody has tried to go any further is for fear of crushing the adjustment system (bushings?). This is likely why Anderson targets removing around half of the rise, not all of the rise.
But yes, it would be nice to have somebody attempt full return of lost front weight. If someone has the confidence to push the system.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by thebrakeman View Post
Proper goal of any WDH is to return all lost weight to the front axle. .
I don't think that is a correct assertion, and does not agree with current tow vehicle manufacturers recommendations.

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