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RE: King pin lock

No worries here ,the Andersen hitch with the adapter just about eliminates my fifth wheel getting stolen. Haha. My thoughts exactly. Thieves would have to carry a big a$$ed wrench and allen wrench to remove the adapter. That's only IF they realize there's a king pin hiding inside.
Njmurvin 06/05/21 12:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear 911

Either one of the above will probably work unless you have a two motor setup and need the RPMs to match the other leg. Try to get the faster one that matches your OEM but if it's an emergency, you can probably get away with the slower motor and upgrade later if desired. I recently upgraded to a dual motor setup and I highly recommend it. It's a fairly simple job to replace the motor. Lots of videos on youtube explaining the process.
Njmurvin 06/05/21 12:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electrical problem with front stabilizers. Update.

Assuming there is a circuit breaker in the path between the battery and switch as MFL pointed out above, your direct wire from battery to switch is bypassing that breaker. If I had to guess, I would say that the circuit breaker is tripping as soon as it senses a load. I would start by replacing that breaker. And definitely put a fuse or CB in your temporary circuit as pointed out because it's possible that there's a short somewhere in or after the switch that could be causing the existing breaker to trip.
Njmurvin 05/29/21 12:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel or gooseneck?

Andersen vs "TOG"(The Other Guy) threads tend to become pretty contentious at times. I'm a B&W fanboy, but IMO if you stick to 5th wheels of 10,000 lbs. or less, the Andersen is an adequate hitch. But as I said, JMO. The Andersen is rated at 24000lbs trailer/4500lbs hitch. I probably would look for something beefier at those numbers. But, I feel very confident pulling my 12K lb AF with it.
Njmurvin 05/02/21 02:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Standard hitch vs. gooseneck hitch

I do have a dog in the hunt (sort of) in that I own an Andersen Ultimate Connection. I think the letter from Keystone is pretty clear that they no longer support these hitches. It's nice that they've grandfathered in existing owners. In my case, my trailer's frame warranty has long expired. I'm not particularly concerned as so many of these hitches are pulling much larger trailers than mine with no issues and because of the fact that Northwoods (Arctic Fox) has a reputation for building a very stout frame.
Njmurvin 04/12/21 05:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Breakaway Cable on Andersen Hitch.

Apparently, there is still some debate about this. From etrailer.com's FAQs ... Question: Should the cable be slightly longer than the safety chain not applying the brakes until after the chains broke or slightly shorter applying brakes if hitch came off ball but still attached by safety chains Expert Reply: The best length for the cable of a breakaway system like the Tow Ready Trailer Break Away Kit # 50-85-315 that you referenced will be slightly longer than the safety chains. The breakaway cable should be longer than the safety chains according to RVIA Recreational Vehicle Industry Association. This will activate the brakes in the event you lose the trailer connection and the safety chains fail.
Njmurvin 03/26/21 02:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Breakaway Cable on Andersen Hitch.

I guess it's the "Secondly ..." point that I'm a still bit fuzzy on. I get that you don't want the trailer to collide with the truck. Having the trailer brakes suddenly and completely engage like that will put an immediate stress on the chains and their mount points. If they don't hold, well I guess you're into the "First ..." scenario above. If they do hold, you're asserting that you have more control over a trailer with its brakes fully locked up than you have by feathering the brakes using the brake pedal and manual control on the brake controller (assuming your 7 pin cord is still connected).
Njmurvin 03/26/21 01:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Breakaway Cable on Andersen Hitch.

I'm looking to be educated here. My trailer 7 pin cord is much longer than the chains. If the hitch lets go and the chains hold, then the trailer cord would still be attached and I would still have control of the trailer brakes. Is that better or worse than having the breakaway cable pull and automatically lock up the trailer brakes? I always thought the breakaway cable was there for when a trailer becomes completely detached from the tow vehicle.
Njmurvin 03/26/21 12:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Breakaway Cable on Andersen Hitch.

Safety Chains are required for the Anderson Hitch as it is considered a Gooseneck connection - ball. This from Andersen's website .... "This is kind of a grey area. We were tested as a fifth wheel hitch and are approved as a fifth wheel hitch. According to DOT regulations because it is a fifth wheel hitch we does not need safety chains. However we do utilize a gooseneck ball to secure the fifth wheel hitch into place creating a solid base with no moving points. On conventional gooseneck trailers chains are required due to the latching mechanism on the gooseneck trailer. The Andersen Ultimate Connection does not utilize a latch nor does it pivot at the point of the ball. Our unconventional setup is much like the OEM puck system that is utilized to accept fifth wheel hitches sold in the newer trucks today. Unfortunately it is up to the DOT office to interpret the regulations and laws. We have only heard of one case, out of the 35,000 units that we have on the road today, where the DOT officer insisted on having the customer add safety chains to his setup. For this reason we do offer safety chains (part # 3230) for our Ultimate Connection." For the record, I prefer not to have a conversation with LE on the matter. So, I use safety chains.
Njmurvin 03/21/21 12:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Breakaway Cable on Andersen Hitch.

I hook mine with a carabiner to a cargo tie down hook at the rear of the bed of my truck.
Njmurvin 03/13/21 02:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jayco?

Hmmmmm. My Arctic Fox is 10 years old and the dual pane windows are holding up very well. Not sure if they're sealed like the ones at home. But, no evidence of fogging or water leaking between panes.
Njmurvin 02/25/21 02:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chevy vs Arctic Fox. Can It Tow It...Safely?

I pull an older, slightly lighter AF 27.5 5th wheel (GVWR 12100 lbs) with a 2020 Chevy 3500 Duramax standard bed. Obviously, yours will be a different experience without the diesel. As long as you're patient on the long grades, don't freak out over the high revs on climbs and poor fuel economy (the diesel doesn't do that well either when it's towing), you should be fine.
Njmurvin 02/19/21 01:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Hitch

I have the Andersen with the adapter set for more distance to the cab (red ball receiver forward). My truck bed is 6'9" with the OEM puck setup. I have good clearance to the tailgate and side rails. It tows just fine in this position. I don't really notice much of a difference driving down the road between this and my 2004.5 Ram with a Superglide (same trailer) - except that the Andersen is smoother and quieter. And, there's no comparison in removing/installing the hitch as the Andersen is about 200lbs lighter. Hooking up is a bit more effort due to ball alignment vs. backing into a slot. But, I'll take that tradeoff any day. I'm super happy with the Andersen so far.
Njmurvin 02/19/21 12:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mega Cam Ram 3500 and towing fifth wheel

With the Andersen, if you try to max out the offset from the cab (both hitch and adapter locations) you need to confirm you have clearance from the back of your pinbox to the sides and tailgate. You can gain over 9" clearance if the back of your pinbox won't make contact with the sides on extreme turns or tailgate when driving straight. In the Andersen installation instructions, they take you through some some measurements to determine if you're going to clear. I have a pretty short pinbox that allows me the maximum offset.
Njmurvin 02/08/21 12:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newer 5ers, Slider Hitch Required For Short Beds?

Gonna go with the Superglide auto slider I hope you did your homework on the Superglide, and the limitations on hitching ,unhitching . Had a friend grow tired of it after couple years ,and got rid of it ,that and the weight to deal with. Hopefully you are aware of all this, they are not cheap . In 16 years and 2 different 5th wheel trailers (with my 6.5' Ram bed), I never once had an issue hooking/unhooking in developed campsites. I realize it had the potential for issues, but it was never an issue for me. That said, I love the Andersen on my new truck. Super light and super quiet.
Njmurvin 01/18/21 01:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newer 5ers, Slider Hitch Required For Short Beds?

I had a Superglide in my 6.5' Ram bed with a trailer with curved but not "notched" front cap. Obviously, with the SG, there was never a concern. But I paid the price as it was heavy and expensive. My current truck has a 6.9' bed. With the slightly longer bed and the added 9" offset away from the cab provided by the Andersen Ultimate Hitch (configured in the rear position), I don't have any clearance issues at all - even on tight turns. And the trailer tows just fine in that position. Like Cummins2014, I probably have had more challenges parking in my own driveway than I have experienced in any campground.
Njmurvin 01/16/21 01:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slider

Andersen Hitch, I tow with a Ram short bed , no clearance issues . X2 (only mine is in a Chevy) With the right pin box clearance to side rails and bed, the Andersen can give you approximately 9" more distance from the cab.
Njmurvin 12/22/20 12:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullrite Superlite - Best Dry Graphite Lubricant

I don't lube my Andersen Ultimate Hitch either. I've only towed with it a few times. But, no sign of wear and no sounds coming from the hitch either. I used to have the old style Superglide on my previous truck. I used SlipPlate graphite spray on the rails.
Njmurvin 12/15/20 01:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Purchase

My fifth wheel is 12K lbs and it is everything my 2004.5 Ram 3500 (with 5.9 Cummins Diesel) could handle. I can't imagine trying to pull it with a 1500.
Njmurvin 11/16/20 04:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5th wheel hitch.

^^^X2 ... except I don't hang mine on the wall. It sits covered on a cart under the 5th wheel overhang. The Superglide on my old Dodge truck had some slop in it - just learned to live with it. The AUH on my new truck is solid. No slop at all.
Njmurvin 11/09/20 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
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