Originally Posted by MtnGuy
The Anderson has never been proven to replace all of the lost weight back to the front axle of the TV........at least that I know on this forum. If someone had a lighter trailer with a big TV, then the Anderson would probably be great. But it might not be the best option for a heavy trailer (with related heavy tongue weight) and an SUV.
I agree it will not do what it needs to for a TV that's to small to begin with .
you can't tow a 1000tw tt with a f150 and expect great results . those that try to make up the difference with a wd for their small tv are not going about it right . how ever my 2500hd can handle the weight , and a wd will just make it better , not compensating for the lack of a good TV in the first place . All the user reviews i've read on the andersen that have Good TV for the tt they are hauling love the hitch . of reviews i've read where people had problems either did not understand the andersen , have to small of a TV , or haven't even used it and can't grasp the concept of how it works . i've read where someone took a hammer to the lower plate because it was not straight with the hitch , when andersen says not to do that and how to straighten it , the Andersen has a tapered ball that goes through the mount , when pressure is applied to the lower triangle plate it does force the ball fwd and fits the ball squarely up into the coupler .
the friction material acts as the anti sway , you should not be able to move the ball by hand and the more force on the ball the tighter ie more friction created to handle the anti sway , and bounce . two of the biggest problems when towing , the weight distributions to a TV that is sized correctly to the TT the andersen seems to compensate just fine .