Originally Posted by ccsvolsfan
There is so much ignorance out there about Andersen. It's no more a goose neck hitch than a traditional hitch. You can see the hitch ball and coupler from the seat of your truck. You then have to get out and lower your 5er on the ball and push in the locking pin . Can't come off. You can not drive off and leave 5er behind.
Sure you can... if you are distracted and either start with the pin pushed in, or don't push the pin in.... first good bump and there ya go.
And I'm not ignorant about the hitch.. actually looked at them several times. This fellow summed it up the best:
"Ignoring the need to perfectly line up a ball (unlike the forgiving 5th wheel), and the warranty issues (which Andersen has a Ultimate Out for)... if Andersen was to come out with a pin box with their interface built-in that was approved by trailer manufacturers, I'd be much more inclined to use one. As it is, I'll lift a few more pounds to remove my two-piece, purpose-built 5th wheel hitch that has a higher rating than the Andersen Ultimate.
If it was indeed the perfection that some believe it is, Andersen would be putting a pin box out there with their interface in it (no "pin" in it, just a hole for their ball), and if it's that good manufacturers would be installing them left and right. The 5th Wheel pin would be gone in short order. Why haven't they done that?"
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
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