Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-27-2014, 04:48 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
Road Ruler's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
St. Catharines , South Western Ontario
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,364
Images: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by idroba View Post
Controversial, for those who don't own and use one. For those of us who do own and use them, it is a great hitch.
Correct.... and the reason many of us don't own one is because of the controversies surrounding this product.


Quote:
Originally Posted by idroba View Post
All hitches have positive and negative things that can be brought up about them by someone. Those good and bad items can be magnified by repeating them over and over and over. That does not make the hitch any different, only people make things controversial.
The OP claims to be a newby. Should we keep him in the dark about the negatives regarding this product or get him up to speed about both the positives and the negatives???

Quote:
Originally Posted by idroba View Post
The Andersen, like virtually every other hitch, has detractors and supporters. I don't believe that there is a truly bad hitch out there on the market. You look at the features vs. what you want to do with it, and make a decision. One reason there are 15 or 20 different WD hitches on the market is that there is no one which is best for everyone. And no one can, or should, make the decision for you.
Agree.... Let the OP learn about the pros and cons regarding this hitch and let him make up his own mind.
__________________

__________________
Airstreams..... The best towing trailers on the planet!
Road Ruler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2014, 06:37 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
SteveH's Avatar
 
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,311
I own and use an Andersen No Sway hitch with my 17' Casita/ Toyota FJ Cruiser, and the combination works really well. However, the Casita is listed at 2500lbs by the mfgr. (actually closer to about 3,000) with a tongue weight of about 300lbs.

I would not attempt to use it with a larger, heavier trailer, or one equipped with the coupler that Andersen says their hitch is not compatable with.
__________________

__________________
Regards,
Steve
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2014, 07:30 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
Road Ruler's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
St. Catharines , South Western Ontario
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,364
Images: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
I own and use an Andersen No Sway hitch with my 17' Casita/ Toyota FJ Cruiser, and the combination works really well. However, the Casita is listed at 2500lbs by the mfgr. (actually closer to about 3,000) with a tongue weight of about 300lbs.
We also realize that it is much easier to transfer weight on a short wheelbase vehicle compared to a vehicle with a long wheelbase.
__________________
Airstreams..... The best towing trailers on the planet!
Road Ruler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2014, 08:46 PM   #18
4 Rivet Member
 
1987 25' Sovereign
Oregon , Ohio
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 491
O boy, here we go again. We take two Schwinn bikes with us when we go. With the front receiver, drop down thingy and the bikes I figure there is about 300# of down force at the front bumper. Just returned from five days of camping. I experienced no trailer sway at 55 mph when passed by semis doing 65 mph, only gentile pulling toward the truck the same as the Hensley and pro pride users talk about.
__________________
msmcv51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2014, 08:54 PM   #19
Rivet Master
 
SteveH's Avatar
 
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,311
Quote:
Originally Posted by Road Ruler View Post
We also realize that it is much easier to transfer weight on a short wheelbase vehicle compared to a vehicle with a long wheelbase.
Yes, we do realize that, and also that 300lbs of tongue weight to distribute is not much.
__________________
Regards,
Steve
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2014, 09:11 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
We used an Andersen hitch and found it fraught with problems, but most importantly unable to perform the basic function of weight distribution on two different half-ton pickups, one 140" wheelbase and the last 120" wheelbase. We had some very uncomfortable towing experiences when the weather was windy or the roadway a little slippery.

We gave up and bought a ProPride (Hensley style hitch) and in spite of what some Andersen devotees claim with no experience to back to up, it is a joy to use and tow with in any weather or traffic condition. No the semis and/or crosswinds do not push us around as they did with the Andersen, they don't push us around at all.
__________________

__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Andersen No Sway Weight Distribution steveirving Hitches, Couplers & Balls 260 11-13-2017 08:43 PM
Equal-i-zer Sway Control Hitch vs Blue Ox Sway Pro airstreampek Hitches, Couplers & Balls 31 06-18-2014 11:56 PM
L-pins are grinding against the sway bars on my Equal-i-zer sway control hitch Simoneau Hitches, Couplers & Balls 9 06-20-2009 09:28 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.