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Old 01-08-2016, 08:56 PM   #11
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Give the included hitch a shot. No need to spend money on a different hitch at this point. You will probably like it.


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Old 01-08-2016, 09:04 PM   #12
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You should be just fine


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Old 01-08-2016, 09:05 PM   #13
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I think I'm going to try the Anderson first, I have about a 40 mile return trip from the dealer to my house if it goes well I will probably use it this spring some and see how it does at a few local campgrounds. If I'm not happy I would consider a Hensley. You fellas that have them do they react well to backing the trailer up into the campsite I saw a YouTube video and it looks like they kind of oscillate differently when you're backing them up?
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Old 01-08-2016, 09:19 PM   #14
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Yes they backup about the same. There are other systems that work well like Equalizer, Reese and Blue Ox at a much lower price point.
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I think I'm going to try the Anderson first
Ebay and the two words "Make Offer" will save you money on the Andersen.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:28 PM   #16
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One of my vendors has my same unit @ 31 ft and 7500 with f250 has pulled 3k miles in last 6 months and loves it. No difference in backing up. Try it and if you don't like it, someone will gladly buy it from you.


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Old 01-09-2016, 10:20 AM   #17
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Please help with hitch selection might take a look at this post about the Andersen and problems they have had ..
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:15 AM   #18
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I towed a SOB that was 31', 7300lbs and had a TW of 900lbs with a 2012 Ram 2500 CTD CC LB using an Anderson WDH. I though it was the best I had used. I previously had an Equalizer WD with the built in 4pt sway. It was noisy and the ride was a little jerky. I had used the EQ with a 2010 F150 and that same TT and had decent results. I just wanted to try something lighter, quieter and easier so I sold the EQ and got the Anderson.
With the heavy diesel up front on the Ram I didn't need to transfer much weight at all. Not like my F150. The front of the Ram only went up about 1/2" and I was able to crank it back down to 1/4" with the Anderson. Your Dmax should give the same results I would think.
The ride with the Anderson was really smooth. Had good sway control and the best part was it was totally silent. Not like the EQ that even after greasing up the sockets would eventually squeal.
Like others have said give it a try. If it doesn't workout then just sell it.
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:24 AM   #19
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Thanks for the advice guys I really appreciate all the input and good thoughts. I think I'll give the Anderson a shot and see how it does, if it doesn't feel good well then I will just give something Else a try, thanks again guys. Please keep the posts coming I'll let you all know sometime next week how the 40 mile trip home went.
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I'm going to chime in because I haven't seen any responses from someone that actually has the Anderson hitch. I love mine. It is easier to hitch up. My sister and BIL have one and with my BIL's bad back, My sister (72 yrs old) can attach it without an issue. I have the Travel trailer in my signature. It weighs over 10,000lbs loaded and the tongue is about 1200-1300 lbs. We have towed in 20 MPH winds, had big trucks pass us with no sway. Several of our RV club members also have the same hitch on lighter trailers and recommended it to me. The Hensley and other brands are also good. Try it and see.
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