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Hi Logistic,

Welcome to RV.Net!

Thanks for joining in the thread here. Hearing your report and ideally seeing some pics of it on your rig would be great.

Will you be using the Expedition or the new F150 to make the journey?

What hitch are you using now?

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logistic wrote:

Hello, I've been following this thread and the quality of posts motivated me to join the forum.

I used handye9's last link to buy the Andersen model# 3350 4" drop version for $379. Thanks for that link! I'll be towing my 29' Cougar from Houston to Orlando and back next month . I'll post a report on the hitch when I return. 2000 miles should provide an adequate road test.

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Hi Logistic,
Welcome, and we look forward to your report.


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there are 4 set screws i just forgot 1 in the pic

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Claton24V

Nice pics. Thanks This helps.

Although the size is over 640 wide. If you use the postage stamp icon it can size them to 640 wide for you.

I see they are using cone point set screws to try and lock the chain brackets to the frame. They are trying to get a lot of bite to stop them from sliding.

Look forward to see this on your camper.

Good luck

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well eventually i will regain my ability to properly resize and post pics i used to practically live on the vwvortex forum and posted a lot of pics but that was a few years back LOL

now after several failed attempts(probably doesnt help being 2:35am) they are clickable thumbnails.

hopefully i will have pics of the hitch installed sometime this week just waiting on the dealer to call so i can set up a time to pick up our new trailer.

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I have been following this thread, and I just ordered the hitch. I will report back after this weekend. I will be using the trailer this weekend on some really curvy hilly roads.

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zues wrote:

I have been following this thread, and I just ordered the hitch. I will report back after this weekend. I will be using the trailer this weekend on some really curvy hilly roads.

Sweet. Look forward to your review. I should be picking my new trailer up on Wednesday and if all goes well can report then my oppinion of the hitch compared to the basic EAZ LIFT hitch I was using on our old trailer

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I too am looking forward to the real life feedback from RV folks... I have seen enough marketing fluff to last several lifetimes, and frankly am tired of it..

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So I just returned from my first trip with the hitch and my first trip with our new camper. Total trip was about 70mi and traveling roads that I have towed on before with our old trailer and EAZ-LIFT W/D hitch and comparing the two so far I am impressed it is completely silent and noticeably reduces the bounce that I used to experience. Obviously more trips will give a better test but for the first impression I like it.

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Clanton24V wrote:

So I just returned from my first trip with the hitch . . .
Good to hear but could you give us some specs on your setup, trailer, TV, etc . . . ?


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