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Old 01-16-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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Andersen ultimate 5th wheel hitch

Hey just bought a chapparal 371mbrb and the Reese goosebox is on back order for awhile so I'm going with the Andersen ultimate 5th wheel hitch does anyone have one heard really good things about it and the concept is awesome of it just curious if anyone has one on here
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Old 01-16-2016, 10:36 AM   #2
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Hey just bought a chapparal 371mbrb and the Reese goosebox is on back order for awhile so I'm going with the Andersen ultimate 5th wheel hitch does anyone have one heard really good things about it and the concept is awesome of it just curious if anyone has one on here
Yes, several of us do and those who have them like them. Do a search for AndersEn Ultimate and then AndersOn Ultimate (since some posters don't use Andersen's official spelling. You'll find several comments.

Just so you'll know, the searches mentioned above will hit on anything Andersen (or Anderson) so you'll have to read through them. You might want to try a search for Ultimate - might yield a shorter list.
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They are very good units. I have used it the last two years on my Sierra Sport F37. I have a long bed truck so I don't know how well it works on a short bed unit if you have one. Easy to take out of the bed, just follow the torque protocol on the bolts and it is clean and easy. If you want to spoil yourself get the all aluminum model.


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Old 01-17-2016, 07:58 AM   #4
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thank you yes i actually have a 2011 dodge flatbed dually and the aluminum one can be used with the recessed ball cant wait to try it out when i bring it home wens. or thurs. i did the research plenty of people do have them and love them. did you guys add the chains on or is it a need be here in ohio it doesnt matter either or just extra safety i guess
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:24 AM   #5
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I use chains. As you found out, they are required in some states but not in others. However, I've had my trailer in 8-9 states and since I didn't want to have the required/not required discussion with a trooper beside the highway, I paid $63 for them to arrive on my porch. I use them every trip for safety.
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Okay excellent I agree the safety factor defiantly just going to order them have awhile till are first trip anywhere far so I'll wait till the weather breaks before I put them on
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:46 AM   #7
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It's an amazing hitch IMHO. I started with a rail mounted Curt slider (16K) that weighed 225lbs. After the in and out process several times I knew I had to find another way since I'm not getting any younger. I did numerous Google and YouTube searches and accidentally found the Ultimate 5th Wheel hitch weighing 32lbs for my answer. I was suspicious at first but not any more. The best part is I can pull a gooseneck trailer then switch to my 5er in less than 5 mins. by myself. Another benefit is I can store it in my 5er storage if I flip the ball over. At 32lbs and rating of 24K GTWR and 4,500 lbs hitch weight I'll never switch back to conventional again. I am however gonna look into purchasing the chains. I wasn't aware of them until this post. So I think if the chains are required then using this hitch doesn't allow pulling a boat behind the 5er just like the gooseneck adapter.
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Excellent I'm glad to hear that I was real skeptical at first when I saw a picture of it with have a flatbed I quite didn't understand the aspect of it even with being around a trucking company my whole life and now watching videos and doing lots of research I'm excited about it defiantly going to look into getting the chains to just to be on the safe side
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Like Mr. Dan and others, I have the Ultimate and am a recommender. I opted for Curt Cables instead of chains. They curl up and stay out of the way. All I did was add a couple of turn buckles to attach to the bed anchor points. It was difficult finding cables approved for my 10K 5er but they can be found. I also added a clip hook to the safety brake line to make connects easier. Everytime I decide to clear my truck bed when not towing I'm reminded what a great idea it is to have a 32# hitch ;-).
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Like Mr. Dan and others, I have the Ultimate and am a recommender. I opted for Curt Cables instead of chains. They curl up and stay out of the way. All I did was add a couple of turn buckles to attach to the bed anchor points. It was difficult finding cables approved for my 10K 5er but they can be found. I also added a clip hook to the safety brake line to make connects easier. Everytime I decide to clear my truck bed when not towing I'm reminded what a great idea it is to have a 32# hitch ;-).
I also have been enjoying the aluminum version and love it. I do not know why some spend so much for other hitch systems. Very strong and 32 pounds.
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Do you have more info on the cables you are using instead of chains, some pictures. I have been thinking of adding the chains this year and the cables seem like a good idea.
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