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Old 06-28-2013, 11:16 PM   #2059
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Here is a pic of the welding job on my brackets:



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Old 06-29-2013, 08:17 AM   #2060
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Looks good Bruce if that slips you have much bigger problems :-)

I agree with the great advice we all receive here! Great forum with great folks.
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Bruce, one thing you don't have to worry about are your brackets slipping. Very solid looking weld job.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:19 AM   #2062
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I have been off camping lately. I was talking to one Airstreamer that owns 5 Airstreams. I showed him the Andersen. He thought for a minute and then realized he only needed to buy 5 sets of the brackets to completely outfit his fleet with the Andersen hitching system.

Think about that for a second. Pull up to a given trailer, slip the chains through the brackets, and you are good to go.

If he presets each trailer and recorded the thread count for chain tension for each trailer he can be hooked up in no time.

There is just no end to the advantages of this system.
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Apparently I got my AH right about the time they modified the brackets and changed the angle to be better suited to the AS use. I got the earlier edition which are straight. I have not yet welded the brackets to fix them to the frame. I was wondering if I should obtain a set of the later version before I do that ???? I wonder if they would graciously supply me with the new version ???? Any idea what they would cost ?????

Howie, where are your travels taking you lately ??? We're staying close to home this summer. Next week we're off to upstate NY and Rhode Island. Later in Aug. off to Maine, Vt and again upstate NY.
Enjoy your travels. See ya on the road sometime.

Boy, that sure didn't take long.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:59 AM   #2064
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Any idea what they (brackets) would cost ?????
I paid $89 for the 3 - 4" brackets, which included shipping.

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Thanks Bruce. I will need to look into that
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:21 PM   #2066
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I am going to get in touch with Andersen and see if they will supply a smaller version for this guy.
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LOL: They custom made the brackets for my Bambi II and it is not much larger.
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I did give some thought to a PP but it would have weighed 3,000 time as much as the mailbox. I could not see that as a working alternative, but then again I should wait till all the comments are in.
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I did give some thought to a PP but it would have weighed 3,000 time as much as the mailbox. I could not see that as a working alternative, but then again I should wait till all the comments are in.
Wouldn't your mailbox be the perfect application for the Lego ProPride? :-)

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quickbite on order

OK, I am finally ready to tackle the coupler replacement issue. After reviewing several posts on this thread and other places I decided to go with the Quickbite. So I have ordered one. Apparently quickbite no longer has a website, but I was able to locate the 2 5/16" version on Tweety's website.

My understanding from a couple of posts is that the best way to add it is to weld it OVER the old Atwood plate after cutting off the ball area at the front. If I were to strip off the old plate I would need spacing strips to line everything up correctly. I would love to hear from anyone who has successfully done it this way.Thanks

p.s. my next door neighbor is a welder and volunteered his services. How great it that!
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Post 1396 and after will give you my experience with the quickbit.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...92131-100.html

it is important that you keep the top plate of the old Atwood to align the jack and hold the frame while working.
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Post 1396 and after will give you my experience with the quickbit.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...92131-100.html

it is important that you keep the top plate of the old Atwood to align the jack and hold the frame while working.
Thanks Howie! That's what I was looking for. I did do a search and read dozens of post at both ends, but just didn't come to it. This thread needs it's own table of contents. lol.

Those pics and comments will help me and my neighbor immensely.

Now that I have accepted the fact that I have to change the coupler I am looking forward to trying out the quick bite. It comes with the 2 guide rods. I used to use the tennis ball on a car antenna method. Currently I use a cheap wireless camera, but this looks way better. BTW I usually hitch up alone, and prefer it that way.
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