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Old 05-01-2016, 09:02 PM   #1
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Andersen Hitch has a new breaking material

Last year i had a issue with the andersen making bad creaking noises when turning . stopped at the factory in Idaho Falls and they fix me all up set my hitch brackets replaced the ball and breaking material with the new black colored material instead of the red . After leaving Fl this spring the hitch was back to creaking again made it back to Colorado and will be leaving in a few days for West Yellowstone and going right by the Andersen factory again . After a Call to them i will stop by and GET the NEW and IMPROVED breaking material which is now white and grey . I was told that this will work wet or dry and will eliminate the creaking for good .

So those of you with the Andersen my want to get the new breaking material installed . I like the hitch very much and since this is basically a new design in WD hitches i expect some changes as they work out the minor bugs . still much better IMO then 150# greasy old fashion spring bar WD hitch . don't and won't give up the andersen the company is standing behind the product and go out of their way to make things right
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:09 AM   #2
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Last year i had a issue with the andersen making bad creaking noises when turning . stopped at the factory in Idaho Falls and they fix me all up set my hitch brackets replaced the ball and breaking material with the new black colored material instead of the red . After leaving Fl this spring the hitch was back to creaking again made it back to Colorado and will be leaving in a few days for West Yellowstone and going right by the Andersen factory again . After a Call to them i will stop by and GET the NEW and IMPROVED breaking material which is now white and grey . I was told that this will work wet or dry and will eliminate the creaking for good .

So those of you with the Andersen my want to get the new breaking material installed . I like the hitch very much and since this is basically a new design in WD hitches i expect some changes as they work out the minor bugs . still much better IMO then 150# greasy old fashion spring bar WD hitch . don't and won't give up the andersen the company is standing behind the product and go out of their way to make things right
NS, I finally ditched the Reese DC and went with the Andersen 3380. I've pulled a total of 10 miles and think I can feel the improvement. It was fairly windy that day. I heading west soon and will really give it a test. I wonder if I can tell if the hitch has the new material? I'll look again, but don't think you can actually see what color it is. I'll have to go with what it is, no matter.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:18 PM   #3
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WW yes you can see it you most likely have the black you should be able to see it around the ball shank . the new is white/grey the old was first red then black .
no need to worry about sway or bounce with the andersen . i have over 6500 miles with it and other then the creaking that has developed it works great
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Boy, that creak would wake up a campground, huh?


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Thanks for the info. I still have the red material but I will be emailing Andersen to see how they can help me. I just started to get some noises when backing into the driveway...
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Boy, that creak would wake up a campground, huh?


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Nope not nearly as bad as those pulling in with the old fashion bar type banging around for hours as they try to back up and un-hook .those not only wake up the campground but also the next campground down the road

But then i would guess you don't own or have you never used an Andersen WD and don't know what we are talking about let alone know what your talking about

I see now yu tow with a trundra . better stick with the olf fashion wd as the andersen is for real trucks
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Nope not nearly as bad as those pulling in with the old fashion bar type banging around for hours as they try to back up and un-hook .those not only wake up the campground but also the next campground down the road

But then i would guess you don't own or have you never used an Andersen WD and don't know what we are talking about let alone know what your talking about

I see now yu tow with a trundra . better stick with the olf fashion wd as the andersen is for real trucks

Wow- I see that you assume and don't ask first. Yes I do have an Anderson and love the fact that we don't have to unhook to back up. Not to mention that to hook up is so easy that my teenaged daughter does it.

My experience with the black material literally scared the three campsites next to me as we pulled out. Turns out that it rained that trip and no one warned us about not getting it wet. After talking with Anderson, I made a little cover to go around the shank and cover the rest from water run off.

As for the real truck comment, whatever. You like your truck and I like mine. Yea, Anderson is tough to set for a half ton with high tongue weight- but mine is set and we tow well.

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But then i would guess you don't own or have you never used an Andersen WD and don't know what we are talking about let alone know what your talking about

I see now yu tow with a trundra . better stick with the olf fashion wd as the andersen is for real trucks


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Love the Anderson WD and works great with my 1/2ton 😜Chevy
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Moved my Anderson from the Dodge Dakota to the Chebby 2500HD to the F450 for three TTs. Too cheap to buy another and since I really don't need it for the 450, that works.
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