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Old 01-17-2016, 09:01 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Mahlstedtd View Post
Have had the Anderson Hitch for6 months. No noise, no bucking and light weight. Use it in our 2013 GMC 2500 HD. No need for slider.
Where do you guys buy the safety chains? Would like to install them.
I bought mine through eBay from Trends Auto. They are real Andersen parts.
They've gone up about $8 since I bought mine 18 months ago.

BTW, Andersen spells their name with an E in the last syllable -- AndersEn in case you want to do a "Search".

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Old 01-17-2016, 09:13 PM   #22
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Opps your right. Sorry about that error. I even went to EBAY spelling it that way. I went back to EBay and just noticed the steel is Anderson and the aluminum one is Andersen. Hum good catch, I'll watch closer. It's gotta be a typo for the steel one that I never noticed before.


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Old 01-18-2016, 05:29 AM   #23
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I looked at the pullrite to as in option. To possibly wait didn't really care for it. But to each as own not knocking anything.and the pullrite still ways in the 50lbs range if I saw right
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:54 AM   #24
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I have the Ford Factory Fifth Wheel/gooseneck prep in my truck. Andersen sells two types of hitch. One for the standard rail install, another for using a gooseneck mount. You install your gooseneck ball in the truck, the Andersen attaches to the ball.


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Old 01-18-2016, 04:26 PM   #25
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Yes the Andersen hitch fits any type of gooseneck hitch installed any any type of truck the factory one is perfect
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:51 PM   #26
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Does anyone know if you have to take the bed liner out? I am going to use the Andersen Al ultimate with my new Sandpiper 360PDEK. TV F350 srw. 6.7
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:35 AM   #27
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I believe they don't recommend using a plastic bed liner. I have a rubber one that works just fine with it.

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Old 02-05-2016, 08:24 AM   #28
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The Andersen company is great if you call. They will answer any questions and are very responsive.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:25 AM   #29
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I have a Factory spray in bedliner and have no issues. I would call Andersen Hitch. Before/after I purchased their hitch I called with questions, always got great customer service.

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Old 02-05-2016, 12:15 PM   #30
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I have the stock GMC rubber bed mat. It's about 3/4" thick and I think it absorbs some road (could be my imagination ;-. Andersen said no problem.

With this post, let me add that I also use a Curt 4" ball extension. The Curt replaces the flip-over ball with one that is mounted to a steel plate and basically moves the ball 4" back toward the tailgate. I wanted more cab clearance but did not want a slider. Why this note is important is because the Curt also raises the ball position.

If you look at the Andersen videos etc., you will note there are two pins in the setup. The top pin holds the ball into the top of the pyramid. The lower pin locks the frame onto your bed ball. Each pin has a cotter latch that keeps the pin from sliding out. Nothing special here, that's the way all pins of this type work.

If you do as I did and choose a Curt extension, then you'll find that the thickness of the Curt means the holes for the lower pin now line up inside the center pyramid tube, basically, you can't slide that std. lower pin in (it's too long). Andersen has a brilliant fix for this. They will send you a shorter pin. You place the tube over the ball, insert the pin, then lower the pyramid down onto the tube. The entire pin holes slide up into the center tube and the cotter clip is no longer needed. You then tighten your top 2 bolts and 1 front bolt and you're good to go.

So....if you plan to use a Curt 4" ball extension, be sure to tell Andersen so they can send you the clip-less pin. It's free. It's easy. It secures the pyramid the same.

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