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Old 05-30-2013, 07:58 AM   #57
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It seems more than clear to me the Andersen hitch is another one of those "good ideas", that just isn't panning out to be so good with the larger, heavier trailers.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:04 PM   #58
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It may not be so much the heavier trailers, but the lighter weight tow vehicles. My tounge weight is about 850 to 900 lbs. and I tow it with a F-150 and with only 5 threads the front end of the F-150 comes down to the unloaded height.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:18 PM   #59
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It may not be so much the heavier trailers, but the lighter weight tow vehicles. My tounge weight is about 850 to 900 lbs. and I tow it with a F-150 and with only 5 threads the front end of the F-150 comes down to the unloaded height.
Airstream specs say your trailer has a dry weight of only 5100 lbs, and a hitch weight of only 700 lbs. Not what I would consider a larger, heavier trailer, and if the Andersen didn't work with your trailer, I'd consider it a total failure.

http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...f02e09acd6.pdf
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:54 PM   #60
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........with only 5 threads the front end of the F-150 comes down to the unloaded height.
UP to the unloaded weight, or something is really rong with that hitch.

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UP to the unloaded weight, or something is really rong with that hitch.

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This may be part of the problem, some can't tell up from down. The front end should return Down to close to the unloaded height or up to close to the unloaded weight.
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This may be part of the problem, some can't tell up from down. The front end should return Down to close to the unloaded height or up to close to the unloaded weight.
Maybe Bob was talking about the rear end? Benefit of the doubt? :Wally:
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He's talking about the front weight number being UP (higher number) which results in lowered front height. He knows up from down.....
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Lots of good material for a stand-up comedy act here lately.
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Indeed, the biggest joke is on us who bought this device on the misbelief they had actually tested it before they put it on the market.

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Ok, so I stated it wrong, The front of the truck came DOWN to the unloaded height.
The scale weight of my trailer loaded to travel is 6020 lbs. Of course that includes 60 lbs. of propane and two batteries and a storage bin that holds maybe 10 lbs. of tools just behind the propane bottles.
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Ok, so I stated it wrong, The front of the truck came DOWN to the unloaded height.
The scale weight of my trailer loaded to travel is 6020 lbs. Of course that includes 60 lbs. of propane and two batteries and a storage bin that holds maybe 10 lbs. of tools just behind the propane bottles.
You were fine - your post made it clear about the front coming down.

You mention scale weight - were you able to see how much weight was restored to the front axle? Thanks!
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Or we could all toe up to weightless C-a-n-a-d-eh.


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