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Old 04-07-2015, 12:01 AM   #21
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:11 PM   #22
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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.

biggest problem is not enough truck to begin with . funny how so many can go and get it to not only work correctly and over load the front axle and others can't . each time to points back to not enough TV to begin with . so a standard WD hitch will help compensate for lack of truck . so safe on the road
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:15 PM   #23
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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.

There are there . read the scale sheets posted . but most should stay with what they are comfortable with and not change their old ways . your not that big or heavy the 29xlrwill be a 9600 lbs . and several have posted great results .
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:18 PM   #24
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There are there . read the scale sheets posted .
Could you please post a link to the scale sheets that are posted.
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:07 PM   #25
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I love my Andersen and wouldn't trade it for anything, but I haven't used anything else and my tw is pretty light (~700-750lbs tw). I read a bunch of reviews and the only negative I found was the weight transfer for heavier tws, which is what a wdh is supposed to do. I haven't weighed by setup, just best guessing and measuring the wheel wells, but after dialing it in, I've gotten close to unloaded height on my front wells and I've been comfortable with the setup. This is coming from a newb who just started pulling last July so take what you will. My trailer is a lot lighter than what OP has though.
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:40 PM   #26
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biggest problem is not enough truck to begin with . funny how so many can go and get it to not only work correctly and over load the front axle and others can't . each time to points back to not enough TV to begin with . so a standard WD hitch will help compensate for lack of truck . so safe on the road

I dont understand how the size of the tow vehicle has anything to do with whether or not you can transfer weight to the front.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:26 PM   #27
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I recently bought an Anderson hitch for the same reasons, light weight,
quiet and great customer reviews.
I'm still trying to get it set up right and found it is more of a challenge than I thought it would be.
My TV is an F-150 Ecoboost.
My TT a 27' FR Wolf Pack toy hauler.
TT weighs 5,800 lbs empty with a GVWR of 8,100 lbs.
One of my issues is because the tandem axles on the toy hauler set so far back, I have 1,400 lbs on the tongue with it empty.
With the RZR side by side loaded in the rear it brings the tongue weight down to about 1,1000 lbs.
I'd like to be closer to 800-900 lbs on the tongue. (10%of GVWR).

I Installed the Anderson hitch according to the instruction guide and video.
With the TT loaded and connected to to TV, I have to tighten the Anderson hitch nuts down a lot (10 exposed threads) just to get the truck close to level. At that setting the truck front fender well is still about 1/2" higher than the rear and the TT is also about 1/2" higher in the front.
Also, to my surprise, when I put everything back on the CAT scales my truck front axle weight was 300 lbs lighter than the front axle weight without the TT and hitch. I'm afraid to tighten the nuts further to try to shift more weight to the front of the truck for fear of breaking something. Maybe my arm.
Anderson, in their install manual,
recommends using the Timbren SES (Suspension Enhancement system) on the rear axle of the truck.
I have one on order through eTrailer.com. Should arrive this week.
I hope that will help prevent my truck bed from squatting so low when connected to the TT.
Anyone have any advise on using the Timbren SES with the Anderson hitch? Or any other suggestions?

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Old 04-07-2015, 03:34 PM   #28
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I see some of the f-150s are rated to 12,000 lbs. With what you trying to distribute, I feel you need a different WD hitch. Even if you eliminate the squat, you still lose on the benefits of weight distribution, and you need that with what your towing.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:33 PM   #29
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I dont understand how the size of the tow vehicle has anything to do with whether or not you can transfer weight to the front.
You can only transfer a small amount of weight because when you try to get more weight you are then just compressing the urethane bushing. With my smaller lighter trailer I can transfer more weight because it is not taking as much weight off the front axle.
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I recently bought an Anderson hitch for the same reasons, light weight,
quiet and great customer reviews.
I'm still trying to get it set up right and found it is more of a challenge than I thought it would be.
My TV is an F-150 Ecoboost.
My TT a 27' FR Wolf Pack toy hauler.
TT weighs 5,800 lbs empty with a GVWR of 8,100 lbs.
One of my issues is because the tandem axles on the toy hauler set so far back, I have 1,400 lbs on the tongue with it empty.
With the RZR side by side loaded in the rear it brings the tongue weight down to about 1,1000 lbs.
I'd like to be closer to 800-900 lbs on the tongue. (10%of GVWR).

I Installed the Anderson hitch according to the instruction guide and video.
With the TT loaded and connected to to TV, I have to tighten the Anderson hitch nuts down a lot (10 exposed threads) just to get the truck close to level. At that setting the truck front fender well is still about 1/2" higher than the rear and the TT is also about 1/2" higher in the front.
Also, to my surprise, when I put everything back on the CAT scales my truck front axle weight was 300 lbs lighter than the front axle weight without the TT and hitch. I'm afraid to tighten the nuts further to try to shift more weight to the front of the truck for fear of breaking something. Maybe my arm.
Anderson, in their install manual,
recommends using the Timbren SES (Suspension Enhancement system) on the rear axle of the truck.
I have one on order through eTrailer.com. Should arrive this week.
I hope that will help prevent my truck bed from squatting so low when connected to the TT.
Anyone have any advise on using the Timbren SES with the Anderson hitch? Or any other suggestions?

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I have both Timbrens and Andersen. Timbrens help level the truck and the Andersen keeps control of trailer. Is the best system out there no probably not. But they do what they are supposed to. It does keep tongue weights down.

I would not tighten nut that tight I have bent the washer because the nut wanted to pulled through the washer. It made washer look like a cone essentially. If you get a cut in urethane bushing it will just keep get worse faster than you think.
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