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Old 01-27-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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Just bought the Andersen "No sway" WDH

Well, I took the plunge and purchased the Andersen "No sway" WDH while I was at the Calgary RV show. Got it on offer for $509 Cnd, down from 599. Having poured over the installation manual several times, it looks easy enough to install and operate. I'm now just hoping it does what it claims to do but having read many other reviews 99.9% seem to be happy with it. I guess I'll find out for myself when I start towing the new rig at the end of April - hopefully sooner if this years mild winter sticks around.

I had actually gone along to the show looking for the Blue Ox sway pro but the dealer I was talking to couldn't be bothered to find a price and told me they didn't come in a 1500lb spring bar. I showed him the brochure I'd picked up from his stand which clearly indicated they did come in that size. He shrugged his shoulders and told me to phone the office! Guess he lost that sale.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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I've had the Reese with the bars and sway control. I bought a new toyhauler last spring and had an Andersen Hitch installed. I am completely satisfied with it, no more poping, snapping, squeaking, greasy bars and sway control to mess with. I believe Andersen is to the old WDH as the smart phones are to land line phones. I hope you will be as happy with your Andersen as we are with ours.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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Did you have any trouble fitting the collar of the triangular plate to the base of the hitch ball? I've just tried dry fitting the bits together and without 'persuasion' from a club hammer I doubt I would get it on. If I did, I think it will be a monumental job taking it off. I also just found that I'm missing the collar that allows me to use the hitch without the WD chains. Looks like I have to return this one to the dealer or contact Andersen.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:29 PM   #4
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I also have the Andersen WD hitch and I have been very happy with it also. On mine the triangle plate slides onto the bottom of the ball easily, without any issues. And I also got the other collar for useing the hitch without the rest of the WD setup. Talk to the dealer you bought it from, if he doesn't help then call Andersen directly they are great to deal with. I called them with a couple questions and they were very easy to deal with and extremely helpful! Good luck!!
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Thanks for the heads up on how easy it is together the collar onto the bottom of the ball hitch. Definitely heading back to the dealer tomorrow but this time ill check the parts while I'm there.
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Those of you with the Anderson hitches, I'd sure like to hear of your experiences and opinions on it. I bet a lot of other people would too.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:04 AM   #7
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I had actually gone along to the show looking for the Blue Ox sway pro but the dealer I was talking to couldn't be bothered to find a price and told me they didn't come in a 1500lb spring bar. I showed him the brochure I'd picked up from his stand which clearly indicated they did come in that size. He shrugged his shoulders and told me to phone the office! Guess he lost that sale.
Yep, he was full of hooey. I had 1500lb bars when I first got my Blue Ox and traded them in as they were too stiff for our trailer. Makes you wonder how places stay in business when they have sales people like that. Congrats on the Anderson unit though .
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:44 AM   #8
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We have the Andersen no sway hitch and used it all last year. We love our hitch and couldn't be happier. DH is so glad we settled on that because we were originally going with the Husky Centerline. It is completely quiet and weighs very little. DH can hardly tell the camper is behind him when using it. Our set was missing the washers and we called Andersen directly. They sent them to us immediatley free of charge. Our true test will be when we pull it across the Mackinac Bridge this year.

Our dealer wouldn't touch it when we bought our camper. We couldn't even install it on their property. DH and my Dad pulled it across the street and installed it in an hour themselves. The guys from the shop kept coming over the look, they thought it was really cool and had never seen anything like ot.
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Those of you with the Anderson hitches, I'd sure like to hear of your experiences and opinions on it. I bet a lot of other people would too.
Ditto on what Bob wrote. I would especially like to see the real world axles weights with and without the hitch hooked up. Inquiring minds want to know.
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I too would like some feedback....on the verge of ordering. Seems that there is a lot of people who have jumped in on this hitch but not a lot of indepth reviews. I mainly would like it for the ease of hitch up and weight savings
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