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Old 11-13-2014, 09:34 PM   #11
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Do your 4 Allen head set screws stay tight or do they loosen, too?
That's what was loosening up. It was good for 150 miles then it would clunk on takeoff. They never loosened enough to allow the block to move around or anything, but enough to make noise.

I called Andersen and they told me to check the threads for lube and sure enough someone had put antiseize on there. So I cleaned things up, a little Loctite and it's been several thousand miles since and they still pass a torque check.

I don't know if the dealer lubed them or if they came lubed from Andersen but it wouldn't hurt to check.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:44 PM   #12
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That's what was loosening up. It was good for 150 miles then it would clunk on takeoff. They never loosened enough to allow the block to move around or anything, but enough to make noise.

I called Andersen and they told me to check the threads for lube and sure enough someone had put antiseize on there. So I cleaned things up, a little Loctite and it's been several thousand miles since and they still pass a torque check.

I don't know if the dealer lubed them or if they came lubed from Andersen but it wouldn't hurt to check.
If mine are lubed, Andersen did it since I installed my own adapter block before my "pull test" while the dealership boys watched with their mouths hanging open. They had never seen an Andersen Ultimate, either. Another positive thing: Andersen's installation instructions are very well done.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:48 PM   #13
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If mine are lubed, Andersen did it since I installed my own adapter block before my "pull test" while the dealership boys watched with their mouths hanging open. They had never seen an Andersen Ultimate, either. Another positive thing: Andersen's installation instructions are very well done.
I had never heard of it until I started talking hitches with my dealer, but I've been very impressed thus far.

One thing I especially love, I can turn a full 90* with a shortbed truck. I did a full U turn with that pig in a three street intersection, no getting out to mess with a slider or anything.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:16 PM   #14
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I purchased one of these back in May when we bought our fifth wheel. I really like the hitch when pulling the camper and it has plenty of movement front/back - left/right since it uses the ball hitch. I have had the truck and trailer in some camp spots that could have bound up a normal hitch and the Anderson released with no problems. We have pulled close to 1K miles with it so far and my hitch has been great.

The only issue that I have with the hitch is when you hook or unhook the camper you have to run the camper up another 3 inches to clear the ball and with the slow front landing gear, it can take a little bit extra to hitch and unhitched. Normal fifth wheel you just have to take the weight off the truck and you can pull out from under it.

I use it in a Dodge Ram 2500 and it is really nice that after less than 5 minutes of work, the hitch is out and you have the whole bed back.


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Old 11-14-2014, 10:03 AM   #15
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Used it many times and it's a great little hitch. Haven't had any problems with the adapter screws. I do re-torque the front two bolts on the hitch because one always gets loose after the initial set up and driving on it for a couple of miles. After that though everything is good. I definitely recommend the hitch. I can almost line it up first try now and can hitch up with no help.
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Used it many times and it's a great little hitch. Haven't had any problems with the adapter screws. I do re-torque the front two bolts on the hitch because one always gets loose after the initial set up and driving on it for a couple of miles. After that though everything is good. I definitely recommend the hitch. I can almost line it up first try now and can hitch up with no help.
My process of lining up the ball with the hitch adapter was greatly enhanced when I stopped using my rear view mirror and just started turning my head to view the alignment through the rear window of my crew cab. The hitch ball sets up high enough that I can see it straight-on and don't have to make mental gymnastics adjustments for viewing through a mirror.
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