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Old 08-25-2015, 06:00 PM   #1
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Anyone dissatisfied with the WD ability of Anderson and found a better solution?

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I have a 1/2 ton Suburban (with autoride feature that helps level things off via airbags when engine running). My TT is 35' and at the outer limits of my tow capacity. The Anderson didn't do much to reduce my "squatting"....maybe reduced it by 1/2 inch. (Frankly, it wasn't better at sway control than the two friction controls I was using previously, but since I never really had a problem with sway, it was the leveling/weight distribution that I was seeking most...but sure wanted to kill two birds with one stone). I'm bummed as I love the design and simplicity.

So is the popular opinion that a more traditional system, like the Equilizer, would do a better job? Has anyone done both with a similar setup for comparison?

Photo attached to show amount of "squatting".

I also realize that this "is what it is" with a 1/2 ton, just trying to improve as best I can.

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Old 08-25-2015, 06:13 PM   #2
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You can (Bring up the Rear) with (1200# Bars using Reese or Eq Assy)! You can really (Lift) the Rear end of your 1/2Ton till the Tires will Spin when (Taking off from a Stop)! Youroo!!
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:21 PM   #3
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Can also do it with a Blue Ox Sway Pro. You can different size bars for it.
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:38 PM   #4
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yooroo...Eq assy = Equal-i-zer?

So three suggestions...Sway Pro (like this design too, as very simliar to Anderson), Reese, or Equal-i-zer.

Are any of these quiet and able to back up with engaged? What about grease? (further features that I liked about Anderson)?

Thanks.
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:52 PM   #5
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You can (Back) with all (3) now (NOISE) will come into Play,then you enter into (Grease/Braket Jackets) to reduce that! I was trying to bring your (Rear End Up) now this opens a whole different deal! Youroo!!
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:00 PM   #6
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I have a Husky Centerline WD hitch with integrated sway control on my setup. This thing works very well and makes no noise whatsoever. It is a little more difficult to hookup than my Reese Straightline on my last trailer, but I think it works better.

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Yup, same boat Andersen worked well with smaller unit. But new TT could not be lifted by the Andersen. Went the Blue Ox route, it does a much better job. Grease isn't nearly an issue compared to others. No noise from unit. Only gripe is you must exercise caution when latching\unlatching. Always do it with weight on tongue jack not on hitch. If you are near the 1000# cap. on tongue weight get the bigger 1200# bars.
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:22 PM   #8
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I have the Propride hitch which is similar to the Anderson and it seemed to help my sway a little but not totally. As far as the squat, I can not get the rear to not squat without the sway being worse. I have a 1/2 ton with a 32' box TT and I could get the truck to not squat as bad with the Equalizer E4 but could not stand the noise. If I had it to do over again I would not have spent $2500 on the Propride hitch. I have had some issues with it also.


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Old 08-25-2015, 08:15 PM   #9
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Yup, same boat Andersen worked well with smaller unit. But new TT could not be lifted by the Andersen. Went the Blue Ox route, it does a much better job. Grease isn't nearly an issue compared to others. No noise from unit. Only gripe is you must exercise caution when latching\unlatching. Always do it with weight on tongue jack not on hitch. If you are near the 1000# cap. on tongue weight get the bigger 1200# bars.
Thanks. That was a front runner when I was deciding, so glad to hear from someone who has done both. However, they don't have 1200# bars anymore...only 1000# and 1500# (as closest). See any reason not to go with 1500#? I figure my tongue weight is around 800-850.
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If noise is a issue just turn up the radio. I have the equalizer 12k And I hear it only if I had the bars not running flat with trailer tongue.
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