Originally Posted by Crockett
no thread that im aware of, just giving some logic behind blue ox's decision to have bars that flex. I have seen frames that have driven upward into the box area of the coach, not sure whether that flex is WD induced or not. Usually on older well traveled units.
edit: WD manufacturers have claimed for some time that running too heavy a WD hitch is hard on the trailer frame. This too would seem to validate the concept.
you say wd did damage to the TT because of flex bars used . mostly to oder units . Same with the andersen . any coupler damaged had been used withg an old style wd before upgrading to the andersen . when coupler damage was noted it was on couplers that were 20 to 30 yrs old on Air streams and none knew if the damage was present before the switch .
you say you think the ball should protrude further down for better WD . when the way it's set up now the andersen offers better ed then by lengthening the shaft . the same forces are at play Andersen goes about it in a new and innovated way . standard wd add to bounce the andersen does not . std wd need to have added anti sway , the andersen does not .
can a std wd lift the rear end of a 1/2 ton truck towing a 10ton rig yes they make up for small TV . acutely making the roads more dangerous by people towing what they should not with an undersized truck