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Old 03-21-2019, 08:46 PM   #1
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Anyone tried an Andersen Hitch?

I have a standard issue curt weight distribution hitch and am looking for something a little better. I have a 2019 flagstaff 29rkws that I am pulling with a 2019 Silverado. I previously had a 2008 f150 and it did pretty well but I had some sway issues.

Looking to get a new wd hitch that has sway control and came across the Anderson hitch. Itís lighter easy to use, and says it has built in sway control. Has anyone here used one?

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Old 03-21-2019, 08:49 PM   #2
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Yes. Please search, lots of posts on the subject.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:55 PM   #3
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Yes. Please search, lots of posts on the subject.
But when you search, spell it with an 'e' in the last syllable -- as in AndersEn.
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But when you search, spell it with an 'e' in the last syllable -- as in AndersEn.


That is true, but lots of posts with it spelled incorrectly as well. So try searching for both. Haha
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That is true, but lots of posts with it spelled incorrectly as well. So try searching for both. Haha
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:30 PM   #6
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My bad guys. I did search but spelled it wrong. Thanks and sorry!
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:33 PM   #7
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Yes. I pulled a 10k lb trailer with 1400lb tongue weight. After years lifting the heavy hitch head and getting grease all over I finally got the Andersen. It worked great. Consider the following observations;

-easy to hitch/unhitch from one side of the hitch
-no grease, creaks, groaning
-much lighter weight
-less storage space required
-Hitch and unhitch in a fraction of the time
-Outstanding customer service

I didn't have sway problems before (inexpensive husky WDH) and saw no sway issues with the Andersen. Just MUCH easier to use and manage. It was worth every penny.
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Yes. I pulled a 10k lb trailer with 1400lb tongue weight. After years lifting the heavy hitch head and getting grease all over I finally got the Andersen. It worked great. Consider the following observations;

-easy to hitch/unhitch from one side of the hitch
-no grease, creaks, groaning
-much lighter weight
-less storage space required
-Hitch and unhitch in a fraction of the time
-Outstanding customer service

I didn't have sway problems before (inexpensive husky WDH) and saw no sway issues with the Andersen. Just MUCH easier to use and manage. It was worth every penny.

Thanks for the reply....I am really interested in this hitch now
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:58 PM   #9
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I have had one for two years. 10k trailer... pulled with a 1500HD and now a F250. I have never used anything else to compare it against. When I first bought my TT they set the hitch up wrong and i was not happy but after completely removing and setting up correctly it works perfect. Good luck
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I've been using one for 4 years with a 28', 7000lb GWVR trailer and 2015 F-150 3.5 EB. The only issue I've had is when I first got the hitch, the brackets slipped on the A-frame in heavy traffic in Seattle and I lost the weight distribution AND sway control because there was no longer tension on the chains. It was not fun. When I got home, I found a friend of a friend of a friend that had a welder and had him spot weld the brackets to the a-frame of the trailer and I've had no issues since. I have virtually no sway, can drive with one hand from time to time, there's no grease, no loud metal on metal grinding sound, and I don't have to ice my shoulder after hooking up the trailer anymore

I couldn't lift the big WDH anymore and didn't want to change to a motorhome so did exactly what you're doing. Research, research, and more research. Andersen Mfg. is fantastic to work with and have been very responsive to any questions I've had. I don't think there's ever been I time when I've called them that someone DIDN'T answer the phone.

It's not the hitch for everyone, but you'll find that MOST of us that use one love it.

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