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RE: Andersen WD Ball Housing Maintenence

I have that hitch, though I'm currently using an Equal-i-zer. Good luck finding a snap ring pliers beefy enough to handle that snap ring! I finally ended up taking the whole assembly to a local transmission shop that was kind enough to do it for me for free--on two separate occasions. Even they were cussin' it a bit. I love my Anderson hitch, but it's just not adequate when I'm towing with my short wheelbase Land Cruiser. Thanks for the feedback. I am going to be pulling a 3000 lb pop up with my Minivan. I will need a a weight distribution hitch for my rig. I really want to use this Andersen WD hitch but I think I need to go with a standard WD hitch. I spoke with Andersen and they admitted that they do not do as good a job at WD as a spring bar hitch. They said that they control bounce better and makes for a smoother ride. I think its a great hitch for a HD truck that really doesn't need much WD but does need some and needs some sway control. i may be speaking out of turn, but its a $450.00 gamble I am not willing to take at this point. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/03/15 10:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: So light a child can remove it from the truck

This thread has morphed into something quite interesting... Seems lots of voices saying this isn't going to work... Except it does...without issue. The Andersen Ultimate has years of field use and millions of towing miles...zero failures. Fore, aft, lateral forces, and the famous verticle forces have been thrown at this hitch....zero failure While the Andersen just keeps on performing Others still worry about pull test and pray they don't Drop their fiver (Cummins and his B&W excluded) on their shiny trucks beds the Andersen Ultimate owner blissfully trucks down the road free from worry of dropping the fiver, or experiencing strange chucking, or wondering if their neighbor can help them remove the hitch when they get home. To each his own...but the strength of the Andersen is PROVEN. The triangular design is not just a vertical load capable design. Triangles work sideways too. :) It's fine not to like it, want it, or buy it. No problem...its not for everyone...but to say it won't work or can't work is simply false. It does work and it continues to work every single day. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/03/15 02:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Officially Shopping For a Used PUP!

We took a step back and re-assessed our situation. We let the 'Used' 2014 pass and are going to focus on more used lower cost PUP's for our first PUP. We still want the goodies, slide out, wet bath, King size bed, but we want to stay under 5k for our first purchase. We figure if we love PUP camping we will upgrade to a newer pup in a few years. It may be a used camper we are looking for but it has to be a nice one. Funny, our budget for this lightweight is much more than we paid for our 31 Ft Layton TT ... And finding nice TT's in our new budget doesn't seem to be a problem. One thing is for sure, you do not really save money on the initial purchase of a PUP vs TT... At least used ones. Thanks Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/03/15 11:28am Folding Trailers
RE: Yukon gold TV shows... What is the real reality?

I really enjoy Gold Rush. It's one of my favorite shows on TV. I like how the Hoffmans started out as total failures, learned the hard way, and now can get gold out of the ground, scripted or not, that's a pretty good story. I really enjoy deadliest catch too... Just ain't the same since Phil Harris passed away... That my friends, was not scripted... He left a huge hole in the show. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/01/15 10:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: So, just how "hazardous" can a tank full of poo be?

Just be thankful you don't have to watch him do the number 2
jerem0621 03/01/15 09:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Attach 5th wheel rails to gooseneck plate or underbed rails

I just bought a 2008 Dodge 3500 Cummins turbo diesel dually long bed. It already has a gooseneck hitch installed under the bed. I want to install a Reese 20K 5th wheel hitch that a friend is selling me cheap. Can I bolt the 5th wheel rails through the truck bed directly to the gooseneck hitch plate (or rails)that is under the bed now? I am not sure what brand of gooseneck is in the truck. I'll get under there and look around in the next few days. Appreciate any thoughts on this potential modification. Danny A friend of mine has a B&W hitch and a set of fifth wheel rails. Lots of people install both. I know you can get the hitch cheap... But your gooseneck gives you some flexibility, especially to keep your trucks bed completly flat when your not towing a fiver. For instance, if you have a Curt or a B&W gooseneck hitch you can get a Curt X5 Rail adaptor that will let you install any fifth wheel hitch you want. If you have a B&W fifth wheel you can get a Companion Fifth wheel hitch If you have a Reese, Draw-Tite, BullDog, B&W, or Hidden Hitch you can buy a High Rise fifth wheel hitch Of, if you have ANY Gooseneck, There is the fabulous (And cost efficient) Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection Or you can install the fifth wheel rails along side of the gooseneck hitch. Just want you to be aware that there are many options available to you since you already have a gooseneck installed. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/01/15 09:19pm Towing
RE: Officially Shopping For a Used PUP!

Found some models we really like this weekend. Looked specifically at some Flagstaff and some Viking pups. DW (and me too) really liked the 2014 Flagstaff 625D. That's a model with the slide dinette and the cassette toilet/wet bath combo. It's a used unit.. Said the PO's had it for a very short time and upgraded to a hybrid. Thing was like brand new! We still looking at this point but so far we are really liking our options. Funny thing, when DW tried on the wet bath she commented about how much more room there was (hip, shoulder, and knee) compared to our closet toilet we had in the TT. When I said used PUP I really didn't expect to be considering a barely used unit... The Vikings felt poorly constructed compared to the Flagstaff Classics we were looking at. I LOVE LOVE LOVE shopping. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/01/15 08:45pm Folding Trailers
RE: Truck question, is this a good deal

Looks great! I'd give it s look too. Make sure the tires are in good shape... It's a cool 1000-1200 plus for new tires. Also digging the passenger side airbag delete! I paid $5500 for a 1999 Superduty Crew Cab Long Bed 4x4 in XL trim. The only option it had was AC.. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/01/15 03:13pm Tow Vehicles

Congrats Commins... When you putting the B&W sticker in the back window? ;) Beautiful rig! In all seriousness.... Enjoy that beautiful beast! Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/01/15 03:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: rPod vs. ?

I recommend actually getting in some of the "bigger" TT's bathrooms. We are in the process of buying a pop up with a wet bath. My wife was amazed at the shoulder, knee, and elbow room the cassette toilet in the wet bath gave her... Sounds crazy coming from our 31 ft TT but it's true in our case. Our TT's toilet was jammed between a bathroom cabinet and the hallway wall...our knees would touch the door and needless to say... There was not a whole lot of room to TCB. A split bath in a TT has a lot of room. I gave that example just to say, what you have may not be as bad as you think... Just go try on some of the closet toilets in TT's and see :). Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/01/15 02:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Still Another Trailer Sway Story

Did you align the axles properly? I
jerem0621 02/27/15 09:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Advice needed!!!

I'd just add some Timbrens and call it done.
jerem0621 02/26/15 11:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Reese Dual Cam Question

Thanks Dodge Guy, I have been skittish to try out my Dual Cam again, I used the cam adapters with a Husky Weight Distribution hitch only to have the trunnions pull out of the hitch head on my second trip with the DC. Admittedly, I should have used a Reese Hitch so, looking back, I can't really blame the DC for that. Do you run a Round Bar hitch with the DC or do you run the Trunnion style? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 02/26/15 04:17pm Towing
RE: Reese Dual Cam Question

Thanks for the comments, I went and pulled my cam arms out of my shop. They really are in good condition. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/hitch%20stuff/23BDBA60-7746-40D4-AEAA-588FE51CDC98_zpsayccv1g9.jpg width=640 I've been on the fence between the Andersen 'no sway' hitch, ordering a Reese hitch and run my Dual Cam sway control, and just ordering an Eaz-Lift and running a sway bar. Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 02/26/15 02:34pm Towing

My experience is with a 31.5 ft trailer. I never had a problem, and the view out of the rear view mirror is the same. No worries, you will be fine. Backing seems to be easier with a longer trailer. My FIL's 24 ft TT gave me more of a fit than my TT. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 02/26/15 01:34pm Travel Trailers
Reese Dual Cam Question

Will the 600 lb trunnion bars work well with the original style dual cam arms? I know that the 600lb trunnions with the crooks will physically fit the dual cam arms but I also know that the 600 lb arms are physically thinner than the 1200 lb bars. I guess I am asking if anyone with experience with the 600 lb trunnion hitch and dual cam can comment on the effectiveness of the DC system with the thinner arms. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 02/26/15 10:07am Towing
RE: 5th wheel hitch

Depends on the Pro Series 16k hitch. There are two out there. One of them is a slide bar hitch and one is the standard Reese dual jaw hitch. OP...which do you have? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 02/26/15 07:08am Towing
RE: So light a child can remove it from the truck

After helping my Daddy take his 20k slider hitch out of his truck I would lean Andersen rail version for sure after dealing with that 200 lb monstrosity (great hitch though) Thanks, Jeremiah Do your Daddy (and yourself) a favor - get on down to HF, buy an electric cable hoist and lift that hitch with one finger. (It's handy for other stuff also) Yeah - even a child can do it..:C Taught my 10yr old grandkid how - and he can do the entire operation from start to finish by himself (I watch, however). BTW - the PR SG is more like 250 lbs..;) . That's a great idea. We may have to do that. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 02/26/15 06:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: So light a child can remove it from the truck

Wow, lots of great discussion here the past few days! If I were currently shopping for a fiver and a fiver hitch the Andersen Rail version would be my choice. I prefer the fifth wheel rails over the gooseneck ball. I appreciate the extra tie off points. Even if I needed a gooseneck hitch I would probably use fifth wheel rails and use a gooseneck plate like the ProSeries offers. No chance of the ball getting stuck upside down.... Crawling under the bed of the truck with a sledge hammer is NOT my idea of a good time. Lol.... Not throwing stones...it does happen... Especially on trucks that only occasionally use the gooseneck hitch, where the owners store the ball upside down in the receiver. After helping my Daddy take his 20k slider hitch out of his truck I would lean Andersen rail version for sure after dealing with that 200 lb monstrosity (great hitch though) Thanks, Jeremiah
jerem0621 02/25/15 11:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram ecodiesel problems?

For me... The EcoDiesel doesn't do anything better than the fantastic Pentastar Ram. The Pentastar has more power, is faster, can tow nearly as much When correctly equipped, has similar if not less fuel costs, has as much as 50% more payload, never mind that it's 3-4k cheaper to purchase. You just have to rev the Pentastar (heck, even the Hemi) more than the EcoDiesel. There is no way I personally would buy an EcoDiesel over a Pentastar Or a Hemi equipped Ram 1500. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 02/25/15 10:52pm Tow Vehicles
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