Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-29-2016, 11:38 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Aero_Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Boston
Posts: 294
Andersen's New Funnel Coupler

FYI for anyone considering getting this option. I ordered a new Andersen Ultimate V2 hitch and decided on getting the new Funnel Coupler too. Well the coupler arrived yesterday. When I opened the box, I was surprised to see a new Ball. After checking the factory (original) ball vers the new one, they are the same height. But the holes in the new ball are Lower. Placing the ball into the hitch, I found it to be 1/2" Taller. I'm guessing this is to clear the Funnel part.
So just an FYI to anyone looking to order this new kit. It will put your 5'er another 1/2" nose-high. Now I'm not sure I want to use it. I know I'll probably be nose-high already, so I don't want to add any more. But now it's going to cost me $20 to ship it back, for a $55 part.




I'll wait until I get my new 29.5 (This Friday) and see. Otherwise I may just post this for sale.

Dave...
__________________

__________________
2013 Ram 2500, 6.7 CTD, CCLB 4x4 in True Blue.
B&W Turnover Ball, Andersen Ultimate Hitch (v2)

2016 Eagle HT 29.5 BHDS Picked-up 4/1/16
2007 Rockwood ROO 21SS - SOLD
Aero_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 11:43 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
spepi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Mansfield, MA
Posts: 373
Maybe the Pro curve Gbic will give you the right height. JK
__________________

__________________
2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT
2016 Jayco Eagle HT 29.5 BHDS
JT StrongArms

(Traded 2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab with Timbrens)
spepi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 11:48 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Aero_Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Boston
Posts: 294
Quote:
Originally Posted by spepi View Post
Maybe the Pro curve Gbic will give you the right height. JK
LOL, sorry its only a 10Gig.

Dave...
__________________
2013 Ram 2500, 6.7 CTD, CCLB 4x4 in True Blue.
B&W Turnover Ball, Andersen Ultimate Hitch (v2)

2016 Eagle HT 29.5 BHDS Picked-up 4/1/16
2007 Rockwood ROO 21SS - SOLD
Aero_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 12:03 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
spepi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Mansfield, MA
Posts: 373
Better than I have in my server room
__________________
2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT
2016 Jayco Eagle HT 29.5 BHDS
JT StrongArms

(Traded 2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab with Timbrens)
spepi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 06:18 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Neosho
Posts: 56
How does the funnel attach to the pin box?
Krusegroup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 06:45 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Aero_Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Boston
Posts: 294
It looks like it slips on and has arms on the sides. They have holes for the bolts to slide through. Pretty simple design, I just didn't know it would raise the camper another 1/2"

Dave...
__________________
2013 Ram 2500, 6.7 CTD, CCLB 4x4 in True Blue.
B&W Turnover Ball, Andersen Ultimate Hitch (v2)

2016 Eagle HT 29.5 BHDS Picked-up 4/1/16
2007 Rockwood ROO 21SS - SOLD
Aero_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 06:49 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Aero_Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Boston
Posts: 294
Here's a few more pic's showing the difference between the ball mounts and funnel bracket.

Notice the 3 holes line-up but the difference in ball height at the top


Standard Ball:

New Funnel Ball:



Dave...
__________________
2013 Ram 2500, 6.7 CTD, CCLB 4x4 in True Blue.
B&W Turnover Ball, Andersen Ultimate Hitch (v2)

2016 Eagle HT 29.5 BHDS Picked-up 4/1/16
2007 Rockwood ROO 21SS - SOLD
Aero_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 10:08 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Neosho
Posts: 56
I spoke with Andersen on this. If you need the lowest setting you need the taller ball so that the funnel will clear the top of the hitch. If you use the middle or top setting the standard ball will be fine . They said you can use the standard ball even in the bottom setting but it will mark the top of the hitch.
Krusegroup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 10:09 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Neosho
Posts: 56
Also thank you for the additional pictures !
Krusegroup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2016, 11:10 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Aero_Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Boston
Posts: 294
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krusegroup View Post
Also thank you for the additional pictures !
No problem, thanks for the additional info as well. I know it might help someone else on deciding to use the new funnel or not.

Dave...
__________________

__________________
2013 Ram 2500, 6.7 CTD, CCLB 4x4 in True Blue.
B&W Turnover Ball, Andersen Ultimate Hitch (v2)

2016 Eagle HT 29.5 BHDS Picked-up 4/1/16
2007 Rockwood ROO 21SS - SOLD
Aero_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.