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Old 04-13-2015, 10:10 AM   #41
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Knowledge is king! No doubt, it would be awesome to shed a couple hundred pounds from the coupler area. For those that can handle it, the Anderson seems to be a nice option. Just know what you are getting.

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Old 04-13-2015, 04:59 PM   #42
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I have no experience using the Anderson system, but I wonder about coupler wear with so much force on the back of the coupler.

If someone has 10,000 miles towing with one of these can you take a picture of the underside of the coupler?

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Old 04-13-2015, 07:11 PM   #43
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[QUOTE=missing_link;834497]I have no experience using the Anderson system, but I wonder about coupler wear with so much force on the back of the coupler.

If someone has 10,000 miles towing with one of these can you take a picture of the underside of the coupler?

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Are you talking about the hitchball and coupler? With the Andersen setup, the ball and the trailer hitch move as one because it has a sleeve so there is no ball wear.
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I'm wondering about the little finger that comes up behind the ball to lock the coupler on the ball. The coupler normally takes the load of towing in the steel cup. The Anderson hitch seems to transfer all of the load to the latch. Many of the latches I've looked at don't seem capable of dealing with that stress.

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Old 04-13-2015, 08:28 PM   #45
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I towed more than 10000 and no problem. Traded up tp a 5er so I cant go back for pics. I will say that is something I checked every trip. Never saw any unusual wear and the coupler was judt fine.
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The Andersen website (from what I hear) lists a few specific types/brands of couplers that are not compatible.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:52 PM   #48
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Yes, you are correct their are a few couplers whose design is not compatible. Here is the footnote off of the Andersen web site:

"NOTE: Currently the Atwood 88007, 88010, 88555 and 88600 couplers are not compatible with the Andersen WD Hitch (all other Atwood couplers are fine)."

Here's an example of the Atwood 88007, note the ball housing is different:
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How did you receive a bulletin? Did you order direct? I got mine from Amazon about June of last year and have never received anything. Just curious.
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