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Old 01-11-2012, 09:48 PM   #21
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No-can-do, would have to dip into my summer around the campfire adult beverage fund.

Adult beverages are not allowed in Va or Md SP`s. Neither is firewood. But both items seem to find their way in, unnoticed
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:55 PM   #22
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Adult beverages are not allowed in Va or Md SP`s. Neither is firewood.....snip
I can for-go the adult beverage..., but lack of a campfire would give me withdrawal tremors!!

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Old 01-11-2012, 10:03 PM   #23
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I can for-go the adult beverage..., but lack of a campfire would give me withdrawal tremors!!

They will sell you firewood, but its 4 to 5 bucks for 5 little pieces that burn up in minutes. Something about transporting the emerald ash borer insect is why bringing in non local firewood is banned. Of course mine is local, oak not ash, cut and stacked in a shed a year in advance, so I highly doubt there are any ash borers in it. Anyway with all the logging trucks here hauling wood everyday all over the place the point seems moot.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #24
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...Also, as the trailer turns, one of the chains will transfer more force to the urethane springs (while trying to turn the ball), causing further resistance to the turn which adds to sway control. The action here is similar to the dual cam action of the Reese Dual Cam hitch...

After staring at the videos it appears that all the sway control comes from the weight equalization and the friction material between the ball shank and the hitch head (the videos showed no movement of the chain plate, which is locked to the ball and shank, in relationship to the tongue). It's possible that in extreme cases it could also work as above.

One of my concerns was the way the anchors for the chain/urethane spring assembly are clamped to the tongue frame. As someone here pointed out, there are set screws on the bottom of the clamps that are supposed to keep the clamps from shifting. If they go into a hole in the frame, I could see them keeping the clamps from shifting enough to be a problem (they might still cant a bit until both clamp bolts are wedged against the top and bottom of the frame). It wouldn't be that hard to either weld a couple of bars to the frame to prevent movement of the clamps or just drill it for some bolts alongside the clamps so that the bolt heads would prevent movement of the clamps.
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I'm in the market for a WD Hitch and have been considering Blue Ox or Equalizer before stumbling upon Andersen. I now, seem to be leaning toward an Andersen.

Question... Does anyone understand all of the different models of Anderson WDH? There are a dozen models listed on their website, apparently with different configurations of drop, ball size and bracket size... I'm assuming all of the chain lengths are standard, but can you adjust them at the hitch triangle? Also, anyone know the dimensions of the a jayco ultralite x213 a-frame? Not sure which bracket to buy. This might be a call to Andersen.

Picking up my new Jayco on April 1... Can't wait! Already have reservations at 3 campgrounds so far! It's going to be a good year!

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When you can use Lego's to convey a point......now you are talking more my speed.

As for the Andersen hitch. It says this hitch will not allow bounce because of the chain/urethane puck assemblies compared to the spring bar set ups.
I don't tow a heavy trailer and have very light tongue weight so it has never been an issue. That being said, have you guys ever had issue with bounce
using a spring bar set up ??? I am surprised by this statement from Andersen.



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Here is how the Hensley hitch works thanks to Lego.

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A RV dealer acquaintance of mine started selling the Andersen and was very impressed with them. He bought one for his own personal use.
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This is another video from Sema, second topic in video. Just found this which confirms my theory how this thing works.

In a different post I stated that I was very concerned about the chains, as I thought they were not chains but forged bars made to look like chains. Now that I have seen the video demonstration, I feel a lot better about this product being on the road.
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I also liked the Ultimate 5th wheel hitch. May have to look further into that.
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Ran across the following interesting thread over at the "Air Forums" where some folks are describing a TT coupler de-grade condition with the Andersen WDH. One of the few threads out there with some Andersen users with some miles on the product.

TT coupler discussion starting with page #92: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...-92131-92.html

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