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Old 08-11-2015, 10:00 AM   #11
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To further expand on the multiple "x2/3/4" for the Andersen - at 60lbs total it is a lighter weight alternative to the more traditional set ups. It is easy to hook up and adjust and from the research I did last year when looking at hitches seems to work particularly well for tongue weights under 750lbs. So far this summer I've pulled my trailer about 1000 miles in a variety of weather and wind conditions and it's been very stable. The built-in sway control appears to work very well. Next month we'll be putting another 2500 miles on it with an extended trip to the southwest.

A couple of items to consider - others with the Andersen can chime in with their own experiences. I had some trouble with the brackets slipping and ended up having them tack welded. This is an optional method detailed in the installation guide. Also, I'm seeing 3 small wear spots on the back side of the ball - others have posted about this as well. This wear is from the trailer moving up/down and side/side and not from turning as the ball turns with the trailer. It sounds like Andersen has said that using a small amount of grease on these areas is fine but not a requirement.

The one thing I can't tell you - but perhaps others can - is how the Andersen compares to other hitches when actually towing. I've only used the Andersen so am unable to comment on that.

As others have indicated do good research, ask more questions if needed and come to a conclusion about what would work best for you.

TT: 2015 Jay Flight SLX 195RB Baja Edition
TV: 2014 RAM 1500 Bighorn CC, 5.7L Hemi, 8-spd, 3.21LSD, Factory Air Ride/Tow Pkg, Andersen WD/SC
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:39 AM   #12
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To chime in, I originally had an Equalizer 4 point 600/6000 which worked as advertised but became too heavy for me to lift having lower back issues. I came to this forum for recommendations and have since installed the Andersen.

I've done short trips so far then did a 189 mile run this past weekend. I also had the frame brackets tack-welded for peace of mine. In addition, I have noticed some minor wear on the rear of the hitch ball as well without using grease.

In comparing my experience between the two hitches: bounce is about the same; sway control is better with Andersen as I hardly feel the 'wave' when passed by semi's; quietness is better with Andersen; weight distribution is about the same now that I have it adjusted properly; backing up is about the same; Andersen is much lighter which was my main reason for needing to put out an additional $500.

That being said, both hitches perform as advertised but I am very happy to have found a suitable solution for my TT/TV setup given my lifting limitations.

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