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Old 01-03-2013, 01:22 PM   #1205
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Hmmm? Wine glass test? Now I am wondering how one hitch would prevent more wine from spilling than some other hitch over the same road? The ball+coupler is solid in all hitches I know of except the Air Safe hitch.

If the TV body go up, the TT nose must go up! If the TV body dip down, the TT nose must dip down! Whatever suspension exists to mitigate the rough road is contained between the wheels and the body of the TT, and the wheels and the body of the TV. How does the solid ball/coupler hitch mitigate rough ride in the TT?
More weight left on the rear of tv makes for a softer ride?
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The high-density urethane spring is the mitigating factor.

Just pointing out really the quiet smooth ride of the hitch, yes, Andersen.

Actually perhaps horses could be in the trailer, they'd appreciate it no doubt.

ANTI-BOUNCE oh yeah
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The high-density urethane spring is the mitigating factor.

Just pointing out really the quiet smooth ride of the hitch, yes, Andersen.

Actually perhaps horses could be in the trailer, they'd appreciate it no doubt.

ANTI-BOUNCE oh yeah
OK, that makes sense to me
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I'm pretty sure that urethane plug is not any part of the TT suspension system, or the TV suspension system. I am pretty sure it prevents the chain from going CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK when the body of the TV goes up and down and the chain would go slack and then hard. You could think of it as the "bungie effect" for the chains. It's not part of any suspension system and can't change the ride (wine glass test) inside the TT. (If it could that would be real magic!)
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One would've to be an Andersen hitch user to really know what it's all about otherwise it will seem like magic. Users of the the hitch, know.
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Although this thread has long since past it's usefullness as a source of information, the entertainment value is priceless.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:41 AM   #1211
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Every brand of load equalizing hitches, has pluses and minuses.

Since no company has ever tested even a few of them to make a performance comparison, then the market is open to opinions.

It is those opinions that are offered for a variety of reasons.

Some are positive and some are negative.

It then becomes a task for the buyer to determine which way they wish to go.

Anderson, is simple, yet according to many, a decent load equalizing hitch.

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The thing is, other than the transfer of weight back to the front axle of the tow vehicle, there is really no other way to scientifically measure the performance of a weight distribution anti sway hitch, other than the user's comments.

Of course there is Andy in Canada's slolam course tests, like that's really how we tow Airstreams. I don't think there's any doubt a sports car will run the slolam better than a 3/4 ton truck, but there's lots more to towing a trailer than quick lane changes, and if the driver keeps his head out of his posterior orifice, those are rarely if ever needed.

But then, we have folks stepping into a "users" thread, that judging by their negative comments with no experience with the hitch what so ever, seem most likely to have an adjenda for whatever reason. Then you have a thread ending like this one.
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I am not sure what my WDH is....it was a gift from a neighbor when I bought our AS almost 7 years ago. It's has the 1000 lb bars. But the past 7 years as my body is nearing 3/4 of a century and is complaining much more to lifting those bars into place. The Andersen WDH seems to be one that will ease that connection process for me.
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I am not sure what my WDH is....it was a gift from a neighbor when I bought our AS almost 7 years ago. It's has the 1000 lb bars. But the past 7 years as my body is nearing 3/4 of a century and is complaining much more to lifting those bars into place. The Andersen WDH seems to be one that will ease that connection process for me.
That's an Easilift hitch with the friction sway control.

The Andersen would definately be lighter, but looking at the receiver on your tow vehicle, I doubt you would get the Andersen to mate up and work. The Andersen has no angle adjustment on the head like yours does.
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Agenda:
  • A list of items of business to be considered and discussed at a meeting.
  • A list or program of things to be done or problems to be addressed.
Yes, I most definitely have an agenda, and I wouldn't waste my time discussing technical things like hitches without one! My agenda? To learn as much as possible about hitches and towing and the products that serve that need. Wandering around discussion without an agenda would seem to me to be the silliest waste of time I can imagine.

I have learned oodles here about the Anderson both from the users, and the engineers who have made such interesting analysis of the design. How any of this can offend people is hard to understand. Pretty clearly most of the users have expressed the opinion that they don't care a hoot about the numbers or how it works or the theory of operation. That's ok - maybe others DO care before they consider products? I know I do. I rarely buy anything based on market department claims, or sales talk. If the steel is hard, I want to know how hard. If the motor is powerful, I want to know how powerful. That's my agenda - knowledge.

I wonder when "agenda" became synonymous with bad intention?

This has been an amazingly informative thread. I can't imagine anyone reading it and not learning something about towing, hitches, WD, chains strength, suspensions, sway, leverage, porpoising, noise, ease of use and more.
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That's an Easilift hitch with the friction sway control.

The Andersen would definately be lighter, but looking at the receiver on your tow vehicle, I doubt you would get the Andersen to mate up and work. The Andersen has no angle adjustment on the head like yours does.
Is a need for an angle adjustment on an Andersen a factor?

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Is a need for an angle adjustment on an Andersen a factor?

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All of the Andersen hitch "heads" and drawbars that I have seen have no angle adjustment, and seem to be designed to work with a hitch receiver that is mounted parallel to the ground.

Your hitch receiver is mounted with a pretty good angle to the ground, and so would take at least a coustom manufactured Andersen draw bar, as I see it.
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And an item on an adjenda could be to distroy credibility, or damage a reputation.
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