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Old 06-19-2015, 10:10 AM   #15
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The heavier the trailer, the more likely the higher wear.

As it is, an Andersen cannot exert proper leverage for any but the lightest trailers for correct weight distribution

It's rather an expensive device to take the edge off incipient sway.

A Bambi is one thing, a modern 25' quite another.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:18 PM   #16
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Today Anderson emailed me that the Marvel style coupler was OK and should not be a problem
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:17 AM   #17
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Today Anderson emailed me that the Marvel style coupler was OK and should not be a problem
I suspected that would be their response. I was very happy with the Andersen. Unfortunetly I fell for the sky is falling babble here and bought the Blue Ox SwayPro for the Safari. Due to my own personal safety issues with the BO I will be replacing it as soon as I am able with a new Andersen.
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Chief, just get you a Cub, go for equal squat and never look back again. Your rig can handle the little extra weight. Can use jacks versus snap chains.
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Chief, just get you a Cub, go for equal squat and never look back again. Your rig can handle the little extra weight. Can use jacks versus snap chains.
Are you willing to write the check?
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Value versus price problem?
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Value versus price problem?
That does not answer my simple question.
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You've already answered it yourself: You don't let purchase price get in the way of value.

This type of trailer design is expensive, you've owned several and the same is true for the multiple vehicles you've used to tow them.

And now, hitches. A VPP and/or a custom setup involving of a lot of painstaking details is where value lies. A combination of these may be where it really comes together. Thomson puts these together all the time. The dollars are only relative to performance.

A WDH is a lot more than just moving some weight around. It's a bad assumption about assessing their value to focus on that.

And the answer on the really large costs is that you will spend for value. Despite cheaper alternatives. A hitch is not a large cost.

Going backwards on hitch design is inconsistent with what you've done via TT and TV purchases.
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Ok, so you are not willing to answer my question or put your money where your mouth is. End of discussion.
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If can am is so into these expensive hitches, then why do they still install eazlift? Probably because the eazlift does the job just fine under almost all conditions at a tenth of the cost. If you gave me the money I would spend it on tires, wheels and maintenance leaving the rest for traveling. Priorities are just different.
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Ok, so you are not willing to answer my question or put your money where your mouth is. End of discussion.

Did you miss it, or do you simply prefer your inconsistency? And worse performance. Which I still find hard to believe.
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If can am is so into these expensive hitches, then why do they still install eazlift? Probably because the eazlift does the job just fine under almost all conditions at a tenth of the cost. If you gave me the money I would spend it on tires, wheels and maintenance leaving the rest for traveling. Priorities are just different.

If you can custom build the hitch receiver, and keep a short rear overhang tow vehicle rear axle to trailer coupling to its absolute shortest distance, then, yes, a basic WDH works well for smaller TT and TV.

Should be basic for any TV, this prep, despite the actual hitch. But isn't.

One moves from friction bar and up through integrated antisway to VPP afterwards.
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