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Old 10-01-2014, 08:33 PM   #15
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I have been towing with the Andersen hitch and a Quick - Bite coupler for about 1 1/2 years now and love the combination. It is very easy to hook up, there have been several times that I have connected with the wife in the trailer and she never felt it. I agree with all the other cheerleaders about the Andersen.
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:09 PM   #16
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I am thinking about cutting the Atwood coupler off and putting on a Bull Dog forged coupler.

What is the principal problem with the Atwood? I figured that since the Anderson makes a couple and puts load on the back of the ball it would be the latch area.
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:00 PM   #17
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Thank you to everyone who replied (and any future replies). We clearly have some homework to do, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction. We are new to the travel trailer world as well as to the AS in particular, so we are open to input. Please feel free to tell us to slow down if it looks like we are going to drive off into the ditch!
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:12 PM   #18
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I am thinking about cutting the Atwood coupler off and putting on a Bull Dog forged coupler.

What is the principal problem with the Atwood? I figured that since the Anderson makes a couple and puts load on the back of the ball it would be the latch area.
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While the hitch transfers load the the tv it creates that force in a different manor than a bar type hitch. That results in a change in the direction the load is placed on the pawl of the Atwood.

Take another look at the Quick Bite. The hitching operation is a bit quicker an the Bite has a larger contact area at the rear of the ball with no chance of failure.
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