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Old 06-04-2015, 12:54 PM   #51
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Well got my first trip using my Anderson hitch I don't know if my trailer would be considered long and heavy 30wrls v lite. 6000 lbs ,600 tongue weight. Anyway seemed to do better on the return than on the way to where I was going, I've got a couple of tweaks to do, need to move the ball down one hole for one. Other than that, very quiet and easy to hook up, didn't notice any unusual wear so far I'm pleased with it.
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:00 PM   #52
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Well got my first trip using my Anderson hitch I don't know if my trailer would be considered long and heavy 30wrls v lite. 6000 lbs ,600 tongue weight. Anyway seemed to do better on the return than on the way to where I was going, I've got a couple of tweaks to do, need to move the ball down one hole for one
Don't be afraid to crank down on the chains. Per Jason at Andersen, the actual number of threads showing is not the determining factor. Each set up is a little different. You have to find a sweet spot between too tight and just right. As you already know the closer to level across the board the better.
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:43 PM   #53
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Don't be afraid to crank down on the chains. Per Jason at Andersen, the actual number of threads showing is not the determining factor. Each set up is a little different. You have to find a sweet spot between too tight and just right. As you already know the closer to level across the board the better.
Trying to figure out how to shorten one link without cutting.
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I have my Andersen WDH listed in the Classified section of this board.
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Trying to figure out how to shorten one link without cutting.

Connect to the plate using the SECOND link and leave the first dangling.
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Move your brackets foward if you have the room. You could even put a stack of washers in front of the nut.
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50 pounds of hitch holding 15000 pounds together. That don't add up to me !! I been a machinist for 20 years everything has a breaking point. That being said I like it heavy and lots of steal. Just me not saying its bad or good.
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50 pounds of hitch holding 15000 pounds together. That don't add up to me !! I been a machinist for 20 years everything has a breaking point. That being said I like it heavy and lots of steal. Just me not saying its bad or good.
Never heard of one breaking yet. We'll see.
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Never heard of one breaking yet. We'll see.
My AWDH didn't break, but the anchor shackle where the chain connects to the plate did somehow. It was most likely improper setup as I had the chains under the plate vs over and out of the way, coupled with the angle and steepness of the site I was coming out of. Andersen was great though. Sent me a new one even though I could've gotten one from the hardware store. Still love it.
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My AWDH didn't break, but the anchor shackle where the chain connects to the plate did somehow. It was most likely improper setup as I had the chains under the plate vs over and out of the way, coupled with the angle and steepness of the site I was coming out of. Andersen was great though. Sent me a new one even though I could've gotten one from the hardware store. Still love it.
Always thought they were undersized. I bent the washer into a cone shape.
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