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Old 03-23-2015, 10:41 AM   #1
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- Andersen 'No-Sway' Weight Distribution Hitch -

I know this has been done before but was looking to update from my spring bar wdh to this and had some questions.
1 How do you like it?
2 which version of the hitch, I have a 2009 v lite 30 wrls 6000 lbs?
3 does the sway control work better than the old sway brakes?
4 Is it as easy to hook up as they say?
5 does it help eliminate bounce as they say?

These are the 2 I had seen
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006X21B0M/...=IK6MQHGXTHB45

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006X21BH0/...I1OHK8P108V6FM
Thanks for the help
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:03 PM   #2
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1. Yes I like it quite a bit, haven't had any problems with it. Andersen is easy to work with, i called a few times to get information about the WDH since it's a new idea to WHD.
2. I believe i bought the 3350, which is rated up to 14,000 lbs. But the dealer gave me the 8" drop shank due since the shorter one was gone.
3. I've only had the Andersen, so no comparison to give.
4. Super easy to hook up, and light weight. My 12 yr old is able to get it going even. I do have to finish tweaking and tightening it, but he is able to help out quite a bit. Also, I had back problems, so the idea of reefing on a bar to get it in place wasn't what i wanted. The Andersen doesn't need any of that. Very simple to use.
5. I don't have any bounce issues, or sway after adding this. Unless on extremely windy days, or on really rough roads.

I will say it took a little adjustment to figure out how far to tighten and had to adjust a bit in the beginning, but after that, it's bee simple to hook up, and un hook.

Also another thing I don't think people think about is, reversing with a WDH, but this Andersen doesn't need to be un hooked to back up, at all, no matter what angle you reverse at.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:29 PM   #3
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Thanks sheehast you've given me something to go on other than the reviews on internet sites that I have a tendency to be skeptical about.
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Old 03-23-2015, 02:30 PM   #4
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Sure. It has been pretty easy to use, I was glad about that. I was pretty skeptical too, but those chains are thick as can be and the whole thing does it's job.
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Old 03-23-2015, 02:36 PM   #5
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Thanks I looked up your trailer so I could compare it to mine and get a grasp on this.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:06 PM   #6
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I've never heard of any WDH that had to be removed/disengaged in order to back up, turning or not. Are you thinking of friction sway controllers? Those don't need to be removed either. But between the Equal-I-zer, Dual-Cams, (and even this Anderson), the only reason to use a friction sway controller these days is if you don't need a WDH at all.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:50 PM   #7
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I've heard from people that reversing at an angle to severe can damage sway bars, that was why I mentioned that there is zero need to remove the Andersen WDH under any circumstance.

You even posted certain criteria that can damage and how to avoid doing that, (from a different thread). If you know how to avoid breaking things, it sounds like you've heard of it. ((We towed a 3000 lbs popup camper for 7 seasons behind Chrysler minivans. Used a Reese Single Bar 400 WDH and friction sway control for a very stable rig. The instructions are clear in that you do not have to remove the SC to back up, as long as you do not jackknife far enough to bottom out the 2 pieces together. If you do that, you end up with a solid bar that can't slide within itself any longer. Any further turning will either break 1 of the little SC balls, or bend something on the hitch or trailer frame. So they say if you are not sure, better to remove. But I never removed mine, because I knew exactly how far I could go before bottoming out (or over-extending for that matter))
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Part of the reason I want to get rid of the old wdh is because when connecting the spring bars there's not enough room for the pipe you tighten them up with. As for backing up you are supposed to remove the sway brake to do tight maneuvering. The spring bar on my unit has moved the connection on the trailer when I made a tight corner but I contributed that to the tech that didn't tighten it down as much as i did. Biggest reason for wanting this is to carry a lot less equipment.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:16 AM   #9
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You won't need any of that extra room to work with those bars with this system. The chains are compact when they aren't attached. In fact when I park the camper at the campground, you can basically detach the triangle plate only, there is no need to remove the chains or even unhook them. Then when I leave, attach the plate and tighten it up, and gone.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:53 AM   #10
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Mark, I have had both systems and in my opinion the others will eventually become a thing of the past.
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