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Old 02-27-2016, 07:36 PM   #1
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Anderson hitches

If. You own or have used or have any I put on these hitches please give me your feed back. I really want to try one, only only concern is my application is I'm pulling 8400 lb with 1/2 ton pickup, ( Nissan Titan ) so it's this awsome unit. Or it will be the Equlizer 4 point. I understand the Equlizer will have rave reviews and I'll agree with them, but the Anderson shure has some features that are hard to not consider. Those features for me are light weight, sleek appearance.
I've read reviews, good and bad. So please let me know if you have any experience with the Anderson.
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:29 PM   #2
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I have pulled 8200 lbs TT with the CC Titan max tow using the Andersen. Never had control no matter what I tried. I would not do it. Some have used it with great success. I sold it tried the Blue ox. That worked a lot better but still was not comfortable. Finally went to Hensley it worked well.

I will suggest thinking of different tow vehicle simply because you are most likely over weight on the rear axle and tongue weight. At 8200 lbs my tongue weight is 1125 lbs so I'm thinking you are at or over that amount. I was over weight on both. The Titan has 930/940 lb tongue weight. 4200 lbs is the weight rating on the rear axle. I just can't remember what actual weight was on the rear axle without trailer but it really didn't leave a lot of room.
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:44 PM   #3
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I do not think you would be happy with the Anderson with your set up. For 1/2 ton trucks Anderson seems to work best with trailers under 7000lbs and/or 3/4 and up trucks. Yes I am happy with my setup with Anderson but you are heavier than I.


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Good input, ( not what I wanted to hear) but since I'm not ready to upgrade the TV, my gut was to get the equalizer. I needed this type of input to get me off the fence....
Thank you for the info.
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Somethings I found helpful is inflating TV tires to max psi. If new truck is not a option then at least look into LT tires. That was going to be my next step with my Nissan.
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"Ditto" as others have said. For your set up the Andersen may not be the best WDH. I love mind, but I'm pulling with a 3/4 Diesel and my TT weights about the same as yours. Almost empty I have 1,180 lbs on the tongue. As others have also said the Andersen doesn't do as good of job of transferring weight back to the front.
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I had the Andersen on our 26BH Grey Wolf, it was a fine hitch, I never had an actual problem with it. It does a good job at sway control. But I will say that it did not seem to transfer weight to the front axle as well as I was thinking or hoping it would, but for me it wasn't that big of deal because the 26BH has a pretty light tongue weight at only around 700 loaded.

We traded the Grey Wolf in on a Passport 3220BH (35.5', 7500 lbs, roughly 1000lbs TW loaded) and the dealer included the Reese Dual Cam hitch with 1200 lb bars. Once I got the hitch setup correctly it is a great setup! IMO for weight distribution it is far superior to the Andersen. I can't comment about the Equalizer since I have not had that hitch.

When I bought the Andersen it was only like $320, so it as great for the price point. But now I see it is up to $500, IMO for that price there are hitches that do a much better job at WD. I thought someone posted that RVwholesalers had the Equalizer for around $460.
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