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Old 02-06-2016, 10:57 PM   #31
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I called Andersen about factory bed liner. It has to go. After everything is install, I think I will cut out square hole in the bed liner to go around hitch and put liner back in.

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Old 02-08-2016, 09:35 AM   #32
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I just bought myself a new truck and it came with a pop up brand goose neck hitch. I am looking for a fifth wheel adapter now. I've heard good things about this Andersen hitch. Is it still fairly easy to hook up the camper? I'm still pretty new to hauling fifth wheel and liked how easy it was to back up to the plate on the standard hitch.
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:01 AM   #33
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Pretty easy to do. I started out on the Andersen so I can't compare it to the traditional hitch set up. Takes a little finesse to line the ball up but after some practice it is easy. You need to regularly torque down the three bolts on the hitch after hooking up with the ball adapter so there is a little more work to use but very easy to remove from the bed. You also need to check the pin adapter periodically to make sure those bolts are torqued to spec as well. I keep a click style torque wrench in the truck with me. There are definitely trade offs but to me the price was right and it is really smooth to pull with.
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Old 02-08-2016, 11:24 AM   #34
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The Andersen hitch is a great way to tow your rv. At 32 pounds, and quick and easy install and removal it's hard to beat. When you are done just hang on the wall. Tows smooth and easy to hook up. Great hitch solution and has a rear offset of a few inches also.

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Old 02-08-2016, 07:21 PM   #35
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Pretty easy to do. I started out on the Andersen so I can't compare it to the traditional hitch set up. Takes a little finesse to line the ball up but after some practice it is easy...
You must be mistaken about the ease of use. Everybody who doesn't have one swears it takes a couple three days to hook up if you can get it at all.

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...You need to regularly torque down the three bolts on the hitch after hooking up with the ball adapter so there is a little more work to use but very easy to remove from the bed. You also need to check the pin adapter periodically to make sure those bolts are torqued to spec as well. I keep a click style torque wrench in the truck with me. There are definitely trade offs but to me the price was right and it is really smooth to pull with.
I realize there's one(?) bolt that you need to loosen to remove hitch from truck bed, but as far as the others go, can some kind of threadlock be used when first assembled to prevent them loosening up? Might be a question for the Andersen folks(?).
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You tighten the three bolts when you install and use the hitch. Takes all of 30 seconds. I check them after use and they stay tight. Connecting is easy, you can see the ball. Usually get it on the first try.
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Old 02-12-2016, 06:16 PM   #37
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You must be mistaken about the ease of use. Everybody who doesn't have one swears it takes a couple three days to hook up if you can get it at all.



I realize there's one(?) bolt that you need to loosen to remove hitch from truck bed, but as far as the others go, can some kind of threadlock be used when first assembled to prevent them loosening up? Might be a question for the Andersen folks(?).
I purchased a torque wrench for only this purpose and haven't had any issue with them loosening up when I torque them to manufacture specs.

I will double check on our next trip this spring. However if I find that they are actually loosening I think the bolts are long enough to add a stop nut on the two front bolts to help lock them in place.
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