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Old 02-26-2014, 07:41 AM   #1
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Andersen 'No-Sway' Weight Distribution



Hi all,

Has anyone have one of this new no-sway weight distribution with the chains?

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Old 02-26-2014, 07:53 AM   #2
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It looks interesting
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:59 AM   #3
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On (Bottom Coupler) mounted A-frame trailers the (Drop) would be very severe,thus road clearance at bottom of swivel plate. Also the chain attachment plates on the A-frame will have to be longer to keep the chains (Parallel). Youroo!!
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:56 AM   #4
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Also they say it can be used for other towing needs without the chains installed (Ultilty trailer,motorcycle,ect.) this is true BUT you must buy (Their Special Ball/Stem assy of proper ball size,(1-7/8,or 2in)! These are NOT cheap. Youroo!!
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:07 AM   #5
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Many of the members here using the Anderson really seem to like the anti-sway properties. But the jury is still out whether it can properly distribute all of the lost weight back on the TV front axle, especially on heavier trailers.
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We are using one for now.Pulling a 2008 outback 26RBS.I can truthfully say I do like it,BUT I can't get all the weight back on the front axle.Works great other wise.No noise at all going forward or backing up.Our TT puts a little over 1000# on the tongue. The sway is very little if any.It came with our TT when we bought it and will go with it here in a few weeks when our Chaparral gets here.
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We are using one for now.Pulling a 2008 outback 26RBS.I can truthfully say I do like it,BUT I can't get all the weight back on the front axle.Works great other wise.No noise at all going forward or backing up.Our TT puts a little over 1000# on the tongue. The sway is very little if any.It came with our TT when we bought it and will go with it here in a few weeks when our Chaparral gets here.



X2. Was just saying the same thing to Batts-toy the other day. I like it for the ease of connection and the sway control seems ok- haven't had too many long trips to test. I may use airbags to level out my set up.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:28 AM   #8
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So to reconnect, i guess you loosen the bolts on each side of the frame, jack the tongue up, then release the triangle? I like the look of this but connecting seems more laborious than the bars. And not sure about the weight distribution with such a set up. Anxious for real experience feedback.

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We have one and tow a lightweight Tracer Air 215 with our Porsche Cayenne. We are maybe 5500 pounds loaded. We have only used it for 50 miles so far and it does improve an already good towing experience with no popping, noise, and probably less sway. With the prescribed 3 to 4 turns to the chain tension nuts it takes some load off the rear of the cayenne and transfers it to the front, but not all of it. To disconnect you take some of the weight off the ball with your tongue jack, turn the bolts on the chains 3 or 4 times, and then drop the lower triangle plate. Then disconnect the trailer from the tow vehicle. Takes 5 minutes. Set up takes maybe 10 minutes. I like it is really lightweight and I can easily store it just about anywhere.

I had to shorten the chains one link to work in my application. Instructions read you can shorten or lengthen the chains by 3 links. Over the next few months we will see how it does. I can say all the components are very heavy duty and appear to be more than I need for my lightweight tv.
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I chose to shorten my chains by one also- easier to adjust with my heavy tongue weight.
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