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Old 10-04-2018, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by PerryB View Post
The geometry is flawed, the frame brackets creep and the anti-sway bushing falls out, but ignore that.
Your ignoring it is 60-100lbs lighter, quieter, smoother, cleaner, more compact, and you can use the hitch without the WD.
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by massspike View Post
That set screw just secures the upper part of the bracket. The problem is, the chains pull the lower part of the bracket and in my case the force will "crush" the frame enough to allow it to pivot forward (and damaging the frame). They should have allowed for 2 set screws. If I had a portable welder, I would weld it in place like some people do.
Ah gotcha, I did not realize it was crushing your frame! Mine pulls the bottom of the bracket to the frame as well, but no movement.
You could always drill through the bracket and frame and put a bolt in, mind you it probably would still crush your frame, but not move!
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:47 AM
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Iíve used the Anderson Hitch for 5 years now. Love it! Worked great with my 5000 lb trailer. Upgraded to a 7000 lb trailer and the truck, hoping it still works as good. Canít beat their customer service either. If you have any issues theyíll replace the parts no questions asked. Nice and lightweight with no grease and no noise!
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:30 PM
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I found a good used one on Craigs list for $200 the guy selling it is holding it for me going to get it Saturday morning.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:36 AM
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First mistake I made with my Anderson hitch was applying grease to the ball, then I read the directions more closely.
I tow a toy hauler that weighs closer to 8,000#s. This hitch replaced another brand with the friction type sway control. I do not like all the groaning and noises coming from a friction type sway control.
It does for me exactly what it was designed for. I would buy it again.
The bracket was installed with the set screw and bottom of bracket pulled toward the hitch ball, then was adjusted to weight distribution.
The older I get, the more I hated to weight of the older hitch. This Anderson is a godsend for my back.
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:18 PM
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Im thinking of switching to the Anderson, hate the husky centerline I currently have. Is there an improvement with side wind sway?
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Originally Posted by Deerchaser View Post
Im thinking of switching to the Anderson, hate the husky centerline I currently have. Is there an improvement with side wind sway?
It reduces sway substantially. Iíve had no issues since I switched.
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Originally Posted by massspike View Post
That set screw just secures the upper part of the bracket. The problem is, the chains pull the lower part of the bracket and in my case the force will "crush" the frame enough to allow it to pivot forward (and damaging the frame). They should have allowed for 2 set screws. If I had a portable welder, I would weld it in place like some people do.
Sounds like a weak frame issue, more than a hitch problem.
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I would like to see a picture of the bent frame. I done a lot of research on the Anderson WDH and that the first complaint of that nature ever.
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Originally Posted by jeffinthebag View Post
I would like to see a picture of the bent frame. I done a lot of research on the Anderson WDH and that the first complaint of that nature ever.
I think the issue here is that the bolts and set screw are not tight enough on the brackets.
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