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Andersen weight distribution hitch

Discussion in 'Towing' started by rcballard, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Feb 12, 2018 at 3:59 PM
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    rcballard

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    Has anyone out there used the Andersen weight distribution hitch?
    I will be towing a 3500# TT with a tounge weight of about 400#
    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Feb 17, 2018 at 3:51 PM
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    airsavage

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    I will be pulling my camper 3400dry with it this week end. Will let you know.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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    I have some limited experience using in on my Casita, dry 2500#. Also towed some without the wd chains attached.

    Without the chains the trailer towed reasonably well, but did a bit of porposing(sp?)/bouncing on rough roads. With the wd chains attached handling was very good. (essentially went from good to very good with wd hooked up).
     
  4. Feb 24, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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    I pull a similar weight trailer with a husky centerline with great results...
     
  5. Feb 26, 2018 at 7:35 PM
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    I run one. Easy setup, light, easy hookup, rebuildable and does its job. You can go in reverse and it is also quiet. Glad I went with it
     
  6. Feb 27, 2018 at 3:10 AM
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    Just ordered my WDH from Andersen. I'll be towing just over 5,500lbs close to 3,000 miles. I talked to Jason at Andersen. He helped me select the right kit and brackets for my application. Won't be leaving for a week or so now, but I can post with some results then.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2018 at 6:21 AM
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    Tacodelbandito, would appreciate your feedback when you return. My TT, not yet delivered, weighs about 3100# dry with a 360# hitch weight. I am going to wait until it arrives and load it up and my truck and get some real time weights. Not sure how I will get a loaded hitch weight though. Safe travels.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2018 at 6:52 AM
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    There's a few different options. I'd just search for a tongue weight scale on google. The one I bought was expensive compared to others, but it is accurate within 2-3% IIRC and will suite a wide range of use for different trailers/loads.

    https://www.amazon.com/Sherline-LM-2000-Trailer-Tongue/dp/B007REK28M
     
  9. Apr 28, 2018 at 4:21 PM
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    Lamokadave

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    I just towed approx 3500# travel trailer 65-70 mph with an Anderson WD hitch.
    Everything was well mannered and felt controlled. Passed through some construction with uneven surfaces and dips with no harsh effects from the trailer.
    Check out princessauto.com
    Product: BALL HITCH CAPACITY SCALE
    SKU: 8686024
    Quantity: 1
    Weight: 4.050 lbs
    Dimensions: 20.5 in x 4.2 in x 4.2 in
    $35 Canadian
    I ordered one yesterday and already received a tracking number
     
  10. May 4, 2018 at 1:08 PM
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    n1as

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    I tow 2900 lb trailer, 350 tongue wt with the Anderson. It has worked great.

    I traded the trailer for a bigger one and when I took the brackets off my smaller trailer I noticed the cross bolts had dented the frame from pushing down so hard.
     
  11. May 11, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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    Current Setup: Tire: 33" KO2 Wheels: SCS Front: Bilstien 6112 Rear: Bilstien 5100 & OME Leafs Storage: Decked and SnugTop Brakes: Extended Stainless Lines Roof Rack: Prinsu Towing: Tacoma Tow Package with REDAC brake controller Kayak Bunks: 3" PVC. :) Sleep Setup: In shell or on roof with Plywood and Big Agnes Fly Creek II Cooler: RTIC 65 Liter Future Mods: Winch: MileMaker 12000, install in progress. Bumpers: Any Suggestions? Dual Battery: Roof Top Tent: FSR Power Management: SPOD Brake Upgrade: 4 Runner Conversion Needs Fixing: Wheel Wells Broken Sway Bar bolt
    I'm planning a similar haul. How well did this hitch do? I also have a shell and Decked storage weighing down my Taco. I have a set of AirLift air bags arriving today however I think I also need to use a WDH as well.
     
  12. May 11, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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    IMG_0043.jpgYou can see my WDH and it works nicely on this camper which is about 4200 loaded ready to camp. It is easy to adjust and makes no noise at all. The sway control works nicely too.
     
  13. May 11, 2018 at 12:35 PM
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    Current Setup: Tire: 33" KO2 Wheels: SCS Front: Bilstien 6112 Rear: Bilstien 5100 & OME Leafs Storage: Decked and SnugTop Brakes: Extended Stainless Lines Roof Rack: Prinsu Towing: Tacoma Tow Package with REDAC brake controller Kayak Bunks: 3" PVC. :) Sleep Setup: In shell or on roof with Plywood and Big Agnes Fly Creek II Cooler: RTIC 65 Liter Future Mods: Winch: MileMaker 12000, install in progress. Bumpers: Any Suggestions? Dual Battery: Roof Top Tent: FSR Power Management: SPOD Brake Upgrade: 4 Runner Conversion Needs Fixing: Wheel Wells Broken Sway Bar bolt
    Do you have a picture that shows the ride level with the trailer jack taken up? I guess my air bags will account for any leveling the WDH doesn't account for.

    The reason I'm hesitant about this hitch is because I saw this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4dEfEDhzj4
    That said, I do like that it's light weight and easy to store. The price is too high if it's truly not as effective as this video shows. I'd prefer to see an independent test of this product.
     
  14. May 11, 2018 at 12:39 PM
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    I don't have one with the jack up but I can tell you this, I just returned from an 1100 mile round trip and was very pleased with it. My truck sits level when the trailer is connected to it.
     
  15. May 11, 2018 at 12:59 PM
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    Current Setup: Tire: 33" KO2 Wheels: SCS Front: Bilstien 6112 Rear: Bilstien 5100 & OME Leafs Storage: Decked and SnugTop Brakes: Extended Stainless Lines Roof Rack: Prinsu Towing: Tacoma Tow Package with REDAC brake controller Kayak Bunks: 3" PVC. :) Sleep Setup: In shell or on roof with Plywood and Big Agnes Fly Creek II Cooler: RTIC 65 Liter Future Mods: Winch: MileMaker 12000, install in progress. Bumpers: Any Suggestions? Dual Battery: Roof Top Tent: FSR Power Management: SPOD Brake Upgrade: 4 Runner Conversion Needs Fixing: Wheel Wells Broken Sway Bar bolt
    Fair enough, considering you also have a shell mounted on your Taco that says a lot for me. Yay! My airbags just arrived.
     

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