Originally Posted by Play Harder
Yes brackets should not move but unless yours are welded how do you know?
A half a thread off makes a huge difference on the Anderson hitch
So I will disagree and go with a torque wrench setting that I know is correct every time 95ft lb is 95 ft lb no guess work there.
I'm towing with Chevy 1500 Quadrasteer and there is zero sway up and past 75mph with Anderson hitch set up correctly- 2016 XLR hyper Lite 29 hfs 8000lb plus
That's my 2 cents everybody has their own methods - and this is what works for me - counting threads works for others......
How do know if your brackets are moving around unless welded? (!!)
You should always inspect the brackets and frame area when you are about to tighten the tension nuts as part of overall hitch safety inspection.
If the brackets moved during your tow, the frame should have visable scratches, especially where the bracket bolts contact the upper frame and where the set screws hit. (Did you use the set screws?)
If the brackets moved the chain(s) will probably be looser than when you began your tow, or in your particular case, below 95#. Why don't you recheck the torque before you unhook? That might ease your worry about bracket movement, and you can give the torque wrench a workout twice per trip!
I agree with Stovebolt, 95# is way too much tension. If any of your parts fail, especially the urethane spring(s), Andersen should deny any warranty claim, as you have repeated failed to follow instructions.
Your setup, your choice. Let us know your experiences after you have towed a few thousand miles.
Just my 2 cents worth.