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Old 06-07-2013, 10:42 PM   #141
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:03 AM   #142
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One needs to consider the hitch itself when using or not using WD. On the Silverado 1/2 ton, the limit TW is 600# w/o WD. Much higher with. The first thing I did when I bought my 2011 Silverado was replace that flimsy factory hitch with a heavier duty Curt.
Anyone towing with a tongue weight more than 600# has to use a WD hitch or you may overstress the hitch.
I would suggest ayone using the Anderson (myself included) and the GM tubular 600# factory crap hitch, to check that hitch frequently.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:29 AM   #143
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One needs to consider the hitch itself when using or not using WD. On the Silverado 1/2 ton, the limit TW is 600# w/o WD. Much higher with. The first thing I did when I bought my 2011 Silverado was replace that flimsy factory hitch with a heavier duty Curt.
Anyone towing with a tongue weight more than 600# has to use a WD hitch or you may overstress the hitch.
I would suggest ayone using the Anderson (myself included) and the GM tubular 600# factory crap hitch, to check that hitch frequently.
A very good point...

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Old 06-08-2013, 10:32 AM   #144
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I confess to being guilty too, but I haven't seen many "Andersen Hitch Users Reports" lately. Perhaps they changed the name of the thread without telling me? Couldn't really blame them if they did. Apparently, we all have our agendas.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:55 AM   #145
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Rendrag, Perhaps new and happy users are sick and tired of the repeated bashing by a disgruntled unhappy ex-user and by others that have zero experience with the Andersen WD system and would rather not give them more reasons to repost the same old thing over and over again. This is just my personal opinion and means absolutely nothing in the big scheme of things.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:08 AM   #146
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There is a lot of truth in what you said. There seems to be certain few who think that repeating the same criticisms over and over will make them more truthful. The real Andersen hitch users are enjoying their travels.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:17 AM   #147
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.....and of course that also works the other way. The truth is very subjective around here.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:27 AM   #148
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Another cute statement is, "I could agree with you but then we would both be wrong".
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:27 AM   #149
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Rendrag, Perhaps new and happy users are sick and tired of the repeated bashing by a disgruntled unhappy ex-user and by others that have zero experience with the Andersen WD system and would rather not give them more reasons to repost the same old thing over and over again. This is just my personal opinion and means absolutely nothing in the big scheme of things.
I was a very happy user of the Andersen with my 34 foot 1988 limited, and my 2008 Ford F-350 diesel. My 88 listed at 8800 lbs dry, and I figure when loaded with our stuff and my wife and myself we were at 10,000 lbs. we towed a total of 5,000 miles with the Andersen and had smooth, even towing. I did have to adjust my setup to 10 threads to achieve the correct steering geometry for the best steering for my rig.

I upgraded our trailer to a 34 foot classic limited with slide that weighs in at 11,500 lbs dry, and it came with a Hensly set up. I thought long and hard about going with the Andersen, but ultimately decided to try the Hensley. I don't regret that decision as I think the Andersen would have been overwhelmed by the weight of my trailer. That said I really miss the Andersen as it gave me the best towing experience I have ever had, and I believe that as the engineers use the feedback they are getting from the many Airstream users on this forum, the Andersen will develop into a top flight hitch.

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Old 06-08-2013, 11:37 AM   #150
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Nice to hear some positive remarks here. I was thinking it was time to get dig the boxing gloves out . I'm another happy AH user. I do have the problem Atwood coupler and will change it down the road but for now I keep an eye on it and inspect it often. We towed 7000 miles on a winter trip south. Looking to get out again in a few weeks. I would think that the adjustment to 10 threads would mean it's time to move the brackets aft a little. You probably maxxed out the socket they provide with the AH hitch. I needed to move mine a little while in Florida and will need to play with it again one of these days. But for the time being we're ready to go. Just waiting on Mother Nature to stop getting angry with us here in the NE. Other than the cost I've never heard any negatives regarding the Hensley and similar design hitches. I went with the Anderson due to it's simplicity and light(er) weight. So far So good.
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I would suggest anyone using the Anderson (myself included) and the GM tubular 600# factory crap hitch, to check that hitch frequently.
I wouldn't narrow it down to Anderson users, I would say anyone using the factory crap hitch at all (even for a step, let alone towing) needs to check it frequently.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:43 PM   #152
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"...snip.....That said I really miss the Andersen as it gave me the best towing experience I have ever had, and I believe that as the engineers use the feedback they are getting from the many Airstream users on this forum, the Andersen will develop into a top flight hitch.

Regards,

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Well said. I think most who have actually towed with an Andersen hitch would expect the company to improve on their product. Not many first generation products are perfect. Nice to see a realistic appraisal rather than the rants of the Andersen haters and baiters.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:50 AM   #154
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I think with my 28 foot overlander and my F-250 diesel the Andersen will perform just fine. I hope so anyways!
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