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Old 05-26-2018, 06:45 AM   #1
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Anderson hitch placement in an 8" bed

Some of you have followed the thread in regards to "suspension upgrades" . Due to the size of my TT I upgraded the truck also. Swapped the Anderson hitch and I'm not sure which way to place the quadpod.

On the previous TV (6.5" Bed) the offset and the Ball was
closer to the rear bumper. I placed it the same in the 8" bed Dually. If I turn it around I would be concerned about the distance between bumper and the TT.


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Old 05-26-2018, 09:55 AM   #2
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I’m a little confused by you saying “TT” which usually means “travel trailer”. But it sounds like you’re talking about the Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection for a “FW” (fifth wheel).

That said, see if the Andersen site has current instructions. Mine (bought in March) had measurements for figuring out which way to put the hitch and coupler adapter.
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I’m a little confused by you saying “TT” which usually means “travel trailer”. But it sounds like you’re talking about the Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection for a “FW” (fifth wheel).

That said, see if the Andersen site has current instructions. Mine (bought in March) had measurements for figuring out which way to put the hitch and coupler adapter.

your correct I'm a New Guy, should have wrote FW. I'll check Andersons site.
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I have the same question with my fw and Ram 6' bed.

As an engineer I have thought it out thoroughly.

The standard position ball forward is for fw's with short hitches on the fw.

My Cedar Creek has the 1621 longer or extended hitch. Thus if hooked up as normal the back of the fw hitch hits the side of the truck bed first. This limits how far you can turn.

Reversing the coupler causes the trailer to move forward about 8-10" . Causing the fw to be close to the cab. I have a 4" ball offset device

With a 8' bed the issue is the 30" dimension from the ball to the side rails. Std. Configuration for an extended pin would be an issue. Moving forward 8-10" would likely be no big deal.

I intend to reverse my coupler and use the offset ball.
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another question about the Andersen hitch, does it fit in the rails I already have in my truck? I have a chance to buy a like new one for 200 and I am wondering if it will work.
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Designed to fit standard rails.

Anderson folks are first class to talk to.

One helped me figure out the placement thing.
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Designed to fit standard rails.

Anderson folks are first class to talk to.

One helped me figure out the placement thing.
thanks, I will look at the used one now that I know it will fit.

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another question about the Andersen hitch, does it fit in the rails I already have in my truck? I have a chance to buy a like new one for 200 and I am wondering if it will work.
I left the rails it came with in my trade and new TV had rails in it, fit perfect.
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Donít have an Anderson but I asked similar question on my B&W Companion got lots of good answers made the adjustments was told better but not far enough I read instructions opened new thread worried about bumper hitting 5w finally chatted on line with B&W rep less than 5 minutes got all the answer I needed
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another question about the Andersen hitch, does it fit in the rails I already have in my truck? I have a chance to buy a like new one for 200 and I am wondering if it will work.
Yes, but check the ratings if youíre running over 20k on the trailer weight.
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