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Old 07-29-2015, 12:17 PM   #1
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Andersen Hitch Install Issue

Ok so installed the new hitch everything seemed ok until I backed in to my driveway I heard a bang, when I got out and looked both brackets tilted forward, I tightened them down to 90PSI but seems like they wouldn't stay? Anyone have any ideas, I plan on calling Jason from Anderson to see why


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Old 07-30-2015, 07:41 PM   #2
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Brackets should be tilted forward from the bottom as seen in this picture. The set screw needs to be drilled into the frame to stay as tightening it alone will allow the brackets to slip. Had this problem when I first hooked up the andersen hitch a couple years ago. Compress the red polyurethane bushing down to about 2 1/2" or wherever to pull your tow vehicle front axle back down and raise the rear axle. Hitch is fantastic once set up right.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:46 PM   #3
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Yep spoke to Anderson and Jason told me that exact thing


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Yea can't remember the size hole but it's in the instructions that came with the hitch. I think it's 3/8". Great hitch!
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:52 PM   #5
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Thought the manual said to tighten those bolts to 150? But even with that, mine would "walk" forward add cause a headache. Lots of sway with brackets at different distances. Welded some stopper brackets on both sides and I am MUCH happier now. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-30-2015, 11:04 PM   #6
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That will hold them in place too. Doesn't matter how tight you bolt them they will still walk forward if you don't drill through the frame for the setscrew or weld it in place as hondaman did. Too much tension and stress on the chains.
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Old 08-01-2015, 03:57 AM   #7
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Spoke to Jason from Anderson reset brackets to 27"&29" according to manual, torqued the bolts to 90psi and redid everything, much better now. First photo is old setup second is new setup.

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Nice job looks good. You may also want to put your safety chains over the top of the triangular plate as there is a thread from a few weeks ago with someone ripping them off the shackle on a really sharp turn because of them binding on the plate since it does not turn with the vehicle.
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:38 PM   #9
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do all the Andersen hitches require all this work?
i thought they were supposed to be simple and not require welding brackets on the A-frame.
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They are pretty obviously simple. Two inch welds are included as an optional installation method (which I did) because the brackets can walk forward over time. Hondaman did his own thing and it seems to be working for him.


Do all Progress MFG hitches weight 150lbs? Do they all make huge amounts of noise? Do they all require a lot of dialing in? . . .
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