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Old 03-21-2019, 08:46 PM   #1
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Anyone tried an Andersen Hitch?

I have a standard issue curt weight distribution hitch and am looking for something a little better. I have a 2019 flagstaff 29rkws that I am pulling with a 2019 Silverado. I previously had a 2008 f150 and it did pretty well but I had some sway issues.

Looking to get a new wd hitch that has sway control and came across the Anderson hitch. Itís lighter easy to use, and says it has built in sway control. Has anyone here used one?

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Old 03-21-2019, 08:49 PM   #2
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Yes. Please search, lots of posts on the subject.
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Yes. Please search, lots of posts on the subject.
But when you search, spell it with an 'e' in the last syllable -- as in AndersEn.
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But when you search, spell it with an 'e' in the last syllable -- as in AndersEn.


That is true, but lots of posts with it spelled incorrectly as well. So try searching for both. Haha
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That is true, but lots of posts with it spelled incorrectly as well. So try searching for both. Haha
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My bad guys. I did search but spelled it wrong. Thanks and sorry!
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:33 PM   #7
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Yes. I pulled a 10k lb trailer with 1400lb tongue weight. After years lifting the heavy hitch head and getting grease all over I finally got the Andersen. It worked great. Consider the following observations;

-easy to hitch/unhitch from one side of the hitch
-no grease, creaks, groaning
-much lighter weight
-less storage space required
-Hitch and unhitch in a fraction of the time
-Outstanding customer service

I didn't have sway problems before (inexpensive husky WDH) and saw no sway issues with the Andersen. Just MUCH easier to use and manage. It was worth every penny.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:48 PM   #8
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Yes. I pulled a 10k lb trailer with 1400lb tongue weight. After years lifting the heavy hitch head and getting grease all over I finally got the Andersen. It worked great. Consider the following observations;

-easy to hitch/unhitch from one side of the hitch
-no grease, creaks, groaning
-much lighter weight
-less storage space required
-Hitch and unhitch in a fraction of the time
-Outstanding customer service

I didn't have sway problems before (inexpensive husky WDH) and saw no sway issues with the Andersen. Just MUCH easier to use and manage. It was worth every penny.

Thanks for the reply....I am really interested in this hitch now
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:58 PM   #9
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I have had one for two years. 10k trailer... pulled with a 1500HD and now a F250. I have never used anything else to compare it against. When I first bought my TT they set the hitch up wrong and i was not happy but after completely removing and setting up correctly it works perfect. Good luck
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I've been using one for 4 years with a 28', 7000lb GWVR trailer and 2015 F-150 3.5 EB. The only issue I've had is when I first got the hitch, the brackets slipped on the A-frame in heavy traffic in Seattle and I lost the weight distribution AND sway control because there was no longer tension on the chains. It was not fun. When I got home, I found a friend of a friend of a friend that had a welder and had him spot weld the brackets to the a-frame of the trailer and I've had no issues since. I have virtually no sway, can drive with one hand from time to time, there's no grease, no loud metal on metal grinding sound, and I don't have to ice my shoulder after hooking up the trailer anymore

I couldn't lift the big WDH anymore and didn't want to change to a motorhome so did exactly what you're doing. Research, research, and more research. Andersen Mfg. is fantastic to work with and have been very responsive to any questions I've had. I don't think there's ever been I time when I've called them that someone DIDN'T answer the phone.

It's not the hitch for everyone, but you'll find that MOST of us that use one love it.

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Old 03-22-2019, 02:40 AM   #11
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We are likewise very happy with the Andersen hitch for the reasons stated. We have a 2016 F-150 3.5 EcoBoost pulling a 21FBRS and have had no issues so far (going into our second season). We went from a traditional heavy WDH to the Andersen and wonít consider going back.
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If anyone is using this pulling a Microlite 25brds, I would be interested in any tips or tricks you might have. Thanks.
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Old 03-22-2019, 12:51 PM   #13
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I used the Andersen Hitch for 3 years on my Lance 2285 Travel Trailer. The hitch is high quality, easy to use, and excellent at preventing sway. HOWEVER, in my experience it was only fair at weight redistribution. I could not get more than 150lbs of weight redistribution out of the hitch at maximal setting. Having said that, 150lbs may be enough on a lighter trailer. I would recommend the hitch for lighter TT's. I would not recommend it for heavier (>8,000lb) TT's.
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:03 PM   #14
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Just looked at the web site and instillation video.
I have the Equal-i-zer hitch and like it. but it is heavy.
How does the Anderson do weight distribution with only chains?
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Yes. I pulled a 10k lb trailer with 1400lb tongue weight. After years lifting the heavy hitch head and getting grease all over I finally got the Andersen. It worked great. Consider the following observations;

-easy to hitch/unhitch from one side of the hitch
-no grease, creaks, groaning
-much lighter weight
-less storage space required
-Hitch and unhitch in a fraction of the time
-Outstanding customer service

I didn't have sway problems before (inexpensive husky WDH) and saw no sway issues with the Andersen. Just MUCH easier to use and manage. It was worth every penny.
We swapped out the Husky for the Anderson - pulling a 9K TT and have had the same good experience.
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This pertains to 5er hitches but the warranty info is the same. Yesterday a thread on the Montana site talked about a crack near the bedroom slide. Seems to be a broken weld caused it. Montana refuses a warranty repair as an Anderson hitch was used. Anderson states they have a $5 million policy to repair damage if the warranty is refused. They may have that policy but are not going to use it. Owner is on his own.
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We agree with chaps2018 - We pull our 2506 Mini Lite with our Expedition with the Andersen hitch - very happy.
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Just looked at the web site and instillation video.
I have the Equal-i-zer hitch and like it. but it is heavy.
How does the Anderson do weight distribution with only chains?


Not sure what youíre not understanding about how it does WD. The chains and bushings use the downward force/weight that puts tension on the chains to do WD. Downward force/weight tries to open the gap between the triangle bracket and the bracket on the trailer which puts more tension on the chains which apply leverage to the bottom of the hitch head to redistribute weight.
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I have a standard issue curt weight distribution hitch and am looking for something a little better. I have a 2019 flagstaff 29rkws that I am pulling with a 2019 Silverado. I previously had a 2008 f150 and it did pretty well but I had some sway issues.

Looking to get a new wd hitch that has sway control and came across the Anderson hitch. Itís lighter easy to use, and says it has built in sway control. Has anyone here used one?

Thanks!
the Andersen is a great hitch and works as you would expect . I've over 26,000 miles towing with one . no sway simple hook up . spot welding the bracket in place keeps them form possible movement . the way the tapered ball and receiver is designed with the braking material eliminates sway . the chains and springs add weight distribution . it will not redistribute as much weight to the front axle as the old fashion bar type . but with my 3/4 and 9400 lbs toy hauler with a TW of apox 1150 it does a superb job . TV and TH tow as one unit . very little effect when the big rigs pass by and wouldn't tow with anything else . Andersen also has great customer support
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This pertains to 5er hitches but the warranty info is the same. Yesterday a thread on the Montana site talked about a crack near the bedroom slide. Seems to be a broken weld caused it. Montana refuses a warranty repair as an Anderson hitch was used. Anderson states they have a $5 million policy to repair damage if the warranty is refused. They may have that policy but are not going to use it. Owner is on his own.
That's the ultimate 5ht wheel hitch and no way in hell the hitch caused his issues , Of course Montana has to prove it was the hitch .
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