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Old 04-03-2015, 08:47 PM   #1
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Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection

I was doing some digging and this setup looks really smart -the rails come off with the unit and it is available in an aluminum frame that is stronger than the steel one and was tested to withstand over 50,000 pounds of pressure before failure -and even after failure, it still was able to pull 24,000 pounds at 65MPH...

Anyone used them? They look like a great solution for our new 5th wheel. Need to equip a new truck, so now is the time to make the call...

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https://youtu.be/78l-PadWAro
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:47 PM   #2
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I have one it's great. I have the flip ball version so no rails . .. that keeps the bed clear when not using it. As I have had Clydesdales horses in the past with a 36 foot gooseneck trailer I can tell you gooseneck hitch is miles better than a 5th wheel hitch IMO.
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:08 PM   #3
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I was doing some digging and this setup looks really smart -the rails come off with the unit and it is available in an aluminum frame that is stronger than the steel one and was tested to withstand over 50,000 pounds of pressure before failure -and even after failure, it still was able to pull 24,000 pounds at 65MPH...

Anyone used them? They look like a great solution for our new 5th wheel. Need to equip a new truck, so now is the time to make the call...

Demo and Crush Test Video:

https://youtu.be/78l-PadWAro
Here is mine in the back of my truck & with the trailer connected.
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:22 PM   #4
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Thanks for sharing this....I think you two have helped me find my next hitch.
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:06 PM   #5
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I am using one and I love it. The trailer pulls great with it.
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:11 PM   #6
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I also am using one. so far no downside what so ever.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:04 PM   #7
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:39 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the feedback - I am excited to add this to my new rig (hopefully picking up a new 1-ton on Monday/Tuesday!) I had ALMOST just gone with the hitch the RV dealer recommended, a big slider on rails for $2000 -not knowing anything about anything, I thought I'd be at least safe going with their recommendations. That said, when I saw this video about a SIMPLE and light hookup, that also happens to be way less money, I was eager to go for it, but worried that I may overlook something and lose my new trailer going down a mountain road or something like that...

Glad to be reassured by people actually using this thing! Yahoo!
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Old 04-05-2015, 01:00 PM   #9
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A gooseneck style hitch voids the frame warranty on the trailers, does anyone know if this hitch does? I still my get a gooseneck or this for my trailer.
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The Andersen Ultimate Hitch doesn't. It connect to the trailer at the same height as the 5th wheel hitch. The extension gooseneck adaptors they sell do place extra torque on the pin as I had one before the Andersen ultimate. Andersen stands behind there hitch manufacturers are like people then can listen to reason. Plus I would also argue that as the trailer sits on the ball it has less stress as it doesn't limit the twist like the 5th wheel style.
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