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Old 04-05-2015, 05:41 PM   #11
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I've also been looking at the Anderson WDH and I have to admit I'm sold , i need to get something along the way this is set up. The chain setup on my current spring bar WDH is getting too difficult to tighten, not because I can't but the pipe tightening the chains is smashing my knuckles off the side of the trailer. The idea of loosing the weight of it and the sway brakes isn't bad either.
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Old 04-05-2015, 06:02 PM   #12
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I tow a 8500 lbs 38 foot long Lacrosse with a chevy 2500hd. With my Equal-i-zer 14K hitch I can get my front end back to stock height as recommended by Chevy . Can the Anderson WDH do that? Anybody done that with a Anderson WDH as heavy and long as me?
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:43 PM   #13
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I tow a 8500 lbs 38 foot long Lacrosse with a chevy 2500hd. With my Equal-i-zer 14K hitch I can get my front end back to stock height as recommended by Chevy . Can the Anderson WDH do that? Anybody done that with a Anderson WDH as heavy and long as me?
Thats been my question. The people who have it love it. even Amazon reviews have been good. I may try it and if I dont like it I can always return to Amazon.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:00 PM   #14
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I'm going to upgrade soon to a longer trailer. I've been following this thread with interest. Recently upgraded to a 3/4-ton truck and the bounce seems to have increased even though the tension on the bars has decreased slightly. I'm more interested in ride quality because last month I towed 2K miles on a trip and was really tired from the bucking. If the Anderson tones this down, i want one...
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:27 PM   #15
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I have a 2011 F250 pulling a work & play 30wrs. The trailer is 9k empty and according to forest river has a tongue weight of almost 1400 lbs. The trailer is 36' long. I have a trip to Asheville planned in 2 weeks and am planning to scale it as I pull it. I know that I probably have a pretty good load in it, as I pull with 50 gals of fresh water. I have been extremely impressed with the anderson hitch. I will do my best to get you some real world exact results. A little over half way from Raleigh to Asheville is a Loves with scales. I am planning to stop there. Compared to all my old bar set ups, even if this hitch can't get quite as much on the front axle it is so much safer to setup and quieter that it is well worth it.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:57 PM   #16
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Subscribing to see where you get with this, Firedaniel....
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:44 PM   #17
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I tow a 8500 lbs 38 foot long Lacrosse with a chevy 2500hd. With my Equal-i-zer 14K hitch I can get my front end back to stock height as recommended by Chevy . Can the Anderson WDH do that? Anybody done that with a Anderson WDH as heavy and long as me?
YEP! you need to start looking up the reviews . back to stock and then some
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:01 PM   #18
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I just bought an Andersen. I have a 14 F150 and a Vibe 268RKS. I went to the scales and I cant seem to transfer the weight forward with it. I bought it to end the porpoising and it did that but it puts me over my GAWR in the rear end. My front end is lighter with the trailer than without. I stayed at the scales and played with it a bit and I just cant seem to get it to work for me. If I were towing with my old F350 it would be fine but it's not working so well with the 150. I'll likely be craigslisting it in the next week or two.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:20 PM   #19
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YEP! you need to start looking up the reviews . back to stock and then some
Read reviews, just not any that have claimed to transferred enough weight back to the front front axles or achieved stock height in the front of the tv. Like I said Im big n heavy, 8500lbs and long.
Most talk about the ease of hooking up or how quiet the hitch is. But I dont see folks talking bout getting the tv back to stock height in the front and or enough weight back on their front axles. That is whats really important with any wdh, plus no sway of course.
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:16 PM   #20
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I had a buddy who returned a Anderson due to lack of weight transfer. He had a chevy 1500 and a 2909 I think, rockwood with about 850lbs of tongue weight. He took it to a hitch place that messed with it for the better part of a day adding washers etc. finally they gave up and he bought a blue ox sway pro, and has not looked back.


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