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Old 05-15-2016, 02:52 PM   #1
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Congrats!!! Let us know when you make your first camping trip
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Scheduled 26-29 May. Heading out toward Ocean City MD.
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Congratulations on your trailer and enjoy your trip (only 10 more days!).
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I have to certify my new Andersen Sway Control Weight Distributing Hitch. I purchased it on Amazon. Does the trick and my truck sits nice a nd level.
Amazon.com: 3344 Andersen 'No-sway' Weight Distribution Hitch - 4" Drop/rise, 2-5/16" Ball, 4-3/8" Frame Brackets: Automotive
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I have to certify my new Andersen Sway Control Weight Distributing Hitch. I purchased it on Amazon. Does the trick and my truck sits nice a nd level.
Amazon.com: 3344 Andersen 'No-sway' Weight Distribution Hitch - 4" Drop/rise, 2-5/16" Ball, 4-3/8" Frame Brackets: Automotive
I would be very interested and appreciative in your overview of how the Andersen tows your Octane TH regarding action when 18 wheelers blow by as well as bounce and overall feel. I am leaning towards an Equalizer 14K WDH but I am very open to alternatives.
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No doubt I will. I can honestly say that for a first use, it was very easy to install, very easy to setup, and when towing...I get no bounce, no sway, and so far, no bucking and chucking. The Silverado also did very well when taking off. Pulling the T31B from the RV lot where I purchased, my best route was the highway. Acceleration was good, I was able to get up to speed with a reasonable amount of effort. I did not feel as though my truck was bogging at any point. I got the trailer up to around 65 and had one truck pass on the right when getting up to speed. No issues with sway. Between the trucks sway control, the Anderson Hitch ability to control sway, and the Sway Commander on my T31B, I simply haven't experience sway at all. I towed the unit about 12 miles to my home, then another 5 to the storage lot two days after I purchased it. My home owners association allows for 48 hours before and after a trip for loading and preparation. Looking forward to seeing how it does at grade, and whether the engine braking will actually help control the speed cruising downhill.
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In the past I used a conventional chain style WDH with heavy bars and the pipe to set up with. The Andersen no-sway use looks much better in the videos.

My question to you who have them is:

Is it really as simple and easy as the youtubes I have seen to hitch and unhitch?

Thanks, I am in the process of buying a SLX 195rb with a Jeep Grand Cherokee "14 as my tow vehicle.
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In the past I used a conventional chain style WDH with heavy bars and the pipe to set up with. The Andersen no-sway use looks much better in the videos.

My question to you who have them is:

Is it really as simple and easy as the youtubes I have seen to hitch and unhitch?

Thanks, I am in the process of buying a SLX 195rb with a Jeep Grand Cherokee "14 as my tow vehicle.
Id say it works very well, but the setup isn't as easy and quick as the video might suggest. Too late to change now. I have it and it works so why change now.
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Slowpoke could you expand on you comment "not as easy as it looks" I am trying to avoid the heavy lifting of the bars and the tightening of the chain. But there is always a little work in anything.

Based on the video it looks like you just put on the plate and hand tighten the big bolts and your off.
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