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Old 04-04-2015, 10:09 PM   #1
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Anderson Hitch with Long heavy trailer?

I have been reading on the Anderson hitch and would LOVE the features it offers for quiet and smooth ride while being light weight... Would love to see some actual data from real people using the Anderson on Big trailers. I really want to like it...

I have a F350 Screw with longbed and a 8327SS Rockwood at 9klbs loaded with a 1350lb tongue weight. Trailer is 35' long. The Truck has no problems pulling the trailer but the tongue is very heavy. My current hitch is a Equalizer hitch rated for 10k with 1k tongue. It came from my old trailer. I have no problems with the hitch but it does not put enough weight distribution back on the front. It looks a little low in the bed but pulls ok. SO I am looking at new setups.

The Big (and heavy) Equalizer, BlueOx or Anderson. I love the look of the Anderson I really want that hitch but my gut says it simply cant handle that amount of weight. Am i wrong? Almost every review I read is positive why am I hesitant? Blue Ox is cool looking and would work good. The Equalizer is simple and just works (but is heavy and noisy).

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Old 04-04-2015, 10:17 PM   #2
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Just give Dave Andersen a call. He is a straight shooter and will not mislead you. I pulled 7500#/800# tongue for three years and it was great. You can send him an email with a simple contact on their web site. He will answer you personally.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:30 PM   #3
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I have been reading on the Anderson hitch and would LOVE the features it offers for quiet and smooth ride while being light weight... Would love to see some actual data from real people using the Anderson on Big trailers. I really want to like it...

I have a F350 Screw with longbed and a 8327SS Rockwood at 9klbs loaded with a 1350lb tongue weight. Trailer is 35' long. The Truck has no problems pulling the trailer but the tongue is very heavy. My current hitch is a Equalizer hitch rated for 10k with 1k tongue. It came from my old trailer. I have no problems with the hitch but it does not put enough weight distribution back on the front. It looks a little low in the bed but pulls ok. SO I am looking at new setups.

The Big (and heavy) Equalizer, BlueOx or Anderson. I love the look of the Anderson I really want that hitch but my gut says it simply cant handle that amount of weight. Am i wrong? Almost every review I read is positive why am I hesitant? Blue Ox is cool looking and would work good. The Equalizer is simple and just works (but is heavy and noisy).

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There are some pulling the 34' 29xlr at around 9600 & 1100 TW have have had great reviews . I'm getting ready to go get my 29 xlr and it's the Andersen sitting in the back of my truck waiting to go on . with your 350 I would think it would work great for you .
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Old 04-04-2015, 11:23 PM   #4
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Does it move enough weight to the front of the TV? that seems to be the biggest complaint i read about on here.
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Does it move enough weight to the front of the TV? that seems to be the biggest complaint i read about on here.
It's all in the setup.
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I used to pull a 2013 Rockwood Signature 8315BSS with an F350 and the Andersen hitch. Worked like a dream. No problems whatsoever.


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Old 04-05-2015, 12:36 PM   #7
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I use the Andersen to pull 8329SS. It is 35' and does ok with sway but will only transfer 240 lbs back to front axle. I bent the washer behind the urethane bushing trying to get more weight to front axle. Andersen sent me new washers at no cost but really it is 15 cents for washers. They of course told me that getting 200# of transfer was great and if the rig is handling ok then that is all the transfer that is needed.
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have a Flagstaff 832 IKBS - 36' and about a sneeze under 10K loaded with 1,000 tongue. Had hitch about 2 years and love it. Longes we pulled was about 4,000 miles 2 years ago with it (MI to CO to s TX to FL to MI).. and no problems whatsoever. Happy with x-fer (but don't have stats). Don't miss those darn bars a bit!!
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:35 PM   #9
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I have been reading on the Anderson hitch and would LOVE the features it offers for quiet and smooth ride while being light weight... Would love to see some actual data from real people using the Anderson on Big trailers. I really want to like it...

I have a F350 Screw with longbed and a 8327SS Rockwood at 9klbs loaded with a 1350lb tongue weight. Trailer is 35' long. The Truck has no problems pulling the trailer but the tongue is very heavy. My current hitch is a Equalizer hitch rated for 10k with 1k tongue. It came from my old trailer. I have no problems with the hitch but it does not put enough weight distribution back on the front. It looks a little low in the bed but pulls ok. SO I am looking at new setups.

The Big (and heavy) Equalizer, BlueOx or Anderson. I love the look of the Anderson I really want that hitch but my gut says it simply cant handle that amount of weight. Am i wrong? Almost every review I read is positive why am I hesitant? Blue Ox is cool looking and would work good. The Equalizer is simple and just works (but is heavy and noisy).

any thoughts?
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You should be good. I just purchased an Andersen setup for my F150 and my FR TT which is in the neighborhood of 8,000 lbs loaded. The information that came with my Andersen Hitch said it is good for tongue weight of 1400 lbs. I haven't put the hitch on the unit yet so I can't say how it pulls. I'll be doing it as soon as the weather gets a bit better. It has to beat those greasy old bars.
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Does it move enough weight to the front of the TV? that seems to be the biggest complaint i read about on here.

I haven't read those complaints . seems the only negatives were from people trying to compensate for to big a tt and to small a tv . at 9600 lbs loaded should only need a tw of 1100 . all i've read on the andersen says fronts can be returned to stock ride height .
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