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Old 04-06-2018, 06:16 PM   #85

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There are more than a few other name-brand trailer threads, and threads of trailering groups, that parallel the feelings found on Airforums..

Reading through, discovered that this Arches National Park Arch had also been defaced with the name ANDERSEN

I am not a graphology scientist….

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Old 04-06-2018, 08:44 PM   #86
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Originally Posted by Doc Foster View Post
In case you missed this, the owner of Andersen Hitches vandalized the one of the most famous arches in Arches NP and then posted a photo of his family in front of his graffiti !!!!
If I were a judge and he came before me, it would not end well. Unfortunately, that's not likely how it's going to go. Vandals get caught, slapped on the wrist, and go their way.

The irony of this is that most news stories of bad acts are the opposite. Upstanding hard working parents get a call that their son/daughter are perps and they are shamed. But here the parents are showing the way.

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Old 04-06-2018, 09:37 PM   #87
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I just sent an email to the Andersen Hitch Co expressing my disdain of Andersen's actions and pledging to never again purchase any of their products. I also pledged to encourage others to avoid them as well. I suggest that others contact the company with expressions of disapproval too. He needs to feel the consequences of his terrible behavior.
I did as well and requested a refund for the Leveler that went in the trash today. Would never use his products again. Disgust.

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Old 04-06-2018, 09:52 PM   #88
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I wonder how many disgusted people will toss their multi-hundred dollar hitches in the trash.
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:06 PM   #89
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Originally Posted by SteveSueMac View Post
For whatever it's worth - here's Camco's curved leveler. I will be getting a pair of these this weekend.

Us, too.
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:10 PM   #90
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Originally Posted by SteveSueMac View Post
I don't know if this will work, but I am contacting Andersen about a refund/return and I am buying Camco's curved levelers (similar concept, different execution - I posted a link on an earlier reply).

Whether Andersen refunds or not - I won't use them. Using them tends to promote their business. And I don't want to do that - or have to enter in to lengthy discussions with campers who see them and think I don't care about national treasures because I have the red levelers under my trailer.

Your mileage may vary...just sharing what I'm doing in response to this awful news.

Im with you. Ordered our Camcos today. We wont use the red ones any more.
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:26 PM   #91
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He is a foolish businessman.
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:05 PM   #92
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Ordered our Camco leveler ramps just now. If we like them, well toss the red ones.
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:44 PM   #93
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There are a few here that have suggested easing off the pedal a bit, and that's generous in the hope the Andersens' acknowledgement of their poor judgement is heartfelt. But it didn't appear to be a spontaneous mistake on their part, especially if they are also guilty of engraving their name elsewhere. His company and employees may indeed suffer from his actions but don't forget the generations to come who have no choice but to recognize his family name engraved on top of Mother Nature's work over thousands of years. Some may offer "Let those without sin cast the first stone" but based on what I've read, he first chose to ignore "A word to the wise is sufficient."

The Andersens chose poorly.
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:06 AM   #94
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Social media can sure bring out the worst in people.
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:14 AM   #95
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I wonder how many disgusted people will toss their multi-hundred dollar hitches in the trash.
None will. But a few buyers may choose elsewhere when purchasing a tow hitch or RV supplies. I have noticed on other travel websites, the Anderson's are also receiving negative opinions for their poor behavior at the Arches NP.
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Originally Posted by ronderful View Post
Social media can sure bring out the worst in people.

Can you say more about this?

What did social media have to do with his decision to vandalize our property and involve his kids in the cover up?
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Old 04-07-2018, 08:00 AM   #97
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I think the least that we, as a community who treasure the beauty of this country, can do is contact the company and express our disgust with the actions of Mr. Andersen. They have a website,, with a contact email address.

Boycotting the company is another option, of course.
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One good thing that may come of this, with all of the justified outrage and social media negative exposure it is getting, hopefully it will bring additional awareness to the public as to how terrible these acts are and they must stop.

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