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Old 04-15-2015, 07:43 PM   #31
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You might want to send an email to Andersen and get there views. My thought would be that with the spray on liner having a pretty rough texture, there should be minimal movement under the ultimate floor plate. You would want to retighten the draw down tube after towing to make sure the bottom plate is still firmly set in the truck bed floor. I always go over any hitch after a couple tows to make sure everything as tight as it should be.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:41 PM   #32
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You might want to send an email to Andersen and get there views. My thought would be that with the spray on liner having a pretty rough texture, there should be minimal movement under the ultimate floor plate. You would want to retighten the draw down tube after towing to make sure the bottom plate is still firmly set in the truck bed floor. I always go over any hitch after a couple tows to make sure everything as tight as it should be.
Makes sense! I take delivery of the truck next week and it will have the factory GMC spray-on boxliner -but it would be easy enough to put something under it to protect from scratches. AstroTurf, piece of carpet, etc. to protect if I had to.
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:11 AM   #33
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To bad Jayco voids your trailer warrentee, if you use the gooseneck adapter rather then a 5th wheel setup. Got it in writing !!
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:12 AM   #34
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To bad Jayco voids your trailer warrentee, if you use the gooseneck adapter rather then a 5th wheel setup. Got it in writing !!
Post it - I've heard otherwise, and so have others.

This is NOT a goose neck adapter - it's not an extension of the 5'er pin to a GN adapter, it's a completely different hitch type.
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:01 AM   #35
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Yeah, I'm wondering if there is just some confusion somewhere in the mix.

The dealer I'm going through is an Andersen Dealer as well. They don't sell the Ultimate 5th, but had no issues with the setup. They are literally installing the adaptor for me so when I pick up the trailer, I just back in and take off....

I asked them about this setup and they had only had one customer go with it, but checked with Jayco and there was no concern. Regardless, as long as I get any warranty service done at that shop, I can't see any problems.
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X2 on the confusion aspect. I asked Jayco about using the Andersen Ultimate hitch and their response was

You will still have your 2 year limited warranty on this unit but the hitch would not be covered as this is an after market install.

Cut and pasted directly from their e mail response.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:17 AM   #37
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So I sent an email to Jayco service to try and clear this issue up. This is what was sent back. "Thank you for contacting Jayco customer service. Let me start by saying that Jayco does not have a recommendation for hitches, we advise our customers to speak with hitch specialist because there are so many different types of hitches. The only hitch Jayco does not recommend is any type goose neck hitch. The reason being is the goose neck puts a different strain on the frame of the unit, that the frame was not designed for. What can happen is this can cause the pin box where it is welded to the frame to crack the welds." Sincerely, Kirk Manring Customer service specialist (end of quote)
The Andersen hitch is not a goose neck hitch!!!! A goose neck hitch would have a shaft or body extending down from the frame into the truck bed. That is clearly not what the ultimate does. It works exactly like any other 5th wheel hitch except with a ball like a travel trailer. I would hope that this ends some of the confusion.
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he didn't say anything about voiding warranty in that email did he,only a recommendation..When we purchased ours my dealer couldn't put rails on my truck because of a old style "flip over"style gooseneck so when I picked it up there was my truck with my new Jayco hooked up with a gooseneck.Never a warranty problem as only warranty was in the 2nd year on a slide motor and nothing ever mentioned about goposeneck..
I only went to a reese hitch after I got the 2012 dually and was having trouble seeing the ball due to new tall bed.
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Yeah, I'm wondering if there is just some confusion somewhere in the mix.

The dealer I'm going through is an Andersen Dealer as well. They don't sell the Ultimate 5th, but had no issues with the setup. They are literally installing the adaptor for me so when I pick up the trailer, I just back in and take off....

I asked them about this setup and they had only had one customer go with it, but checked with Jayco and there was no concern. Regardless, as long as I get any warranty service done at that shop, I can't see any problems.

Hey goldenroads, I'm thinking about going this way do you have any pics of your setup, my plan is to go to the place like camping world to look more about the install?
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Andersen 5th Hitch pics

good timing -just installed the hitch again yesterday and hooked up this morning to hit the highway again. here you go:

Hitch from the back:



From the front:



Truck backed up, ready to connect:



Truck connected:




Trailer lowering onto the ball:



On the road:

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