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"Secret Squirrel" [emoticon]


NOW your showing your age.... the LAST episode of the aired in 1966!

I actually think that I may still have a comic book with Secrete Squirrel ?


I was graduating from high school that year, had other things on my mind, but it was not comic books [emoticon]


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spud1957 wrote:

Looking at a Ram. Can anyone comment that has an Andersen hitch with the 6' box? What kind of clearance are you getting between the cab and tailgate. What's the orientation of the pin adapter?

Thanks

Repost the question that was hijacked by the usual X&X brand crowd. [emoticon]

Hang in for awhile spud as more will drop by and give you their experiences with both products.


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Since most of the responses have nothing to do with the OP question, I'll chime in with a response only half way appropriate... I've been towing for years now with a Ram 2500 8' bed and Andersen Ultimate goose neck attached hitch. So, I can tick the Ram and Andersen boxes and ignore the 6.5 bed and puck mount. [emoticon]

I love it. No negatives worth mentioning. The absolute only negative I can think of (a minor nit) is that I have to run the front jacks further up and down to hitch up than I did with the traditional hitch.

Oh, and I'm surprised you didn't get "Andersen sucks. You can't put my 5 padlocks on it and prevent someone from unhooking it". [emoticon]


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spud1957 wrote:

Looking at a Ram. Can anyone comment that has an Andersen hitch with the 6' box? What kind of clearance are you getting between the cab and tailgate. What's the orientation of the pin adapter?

Thanks


A buddy and me installed a B&W Turnover Ball hitch in the bed of my Ram 2500 Cummins. Short box. Factory plastic bed liner.

No problems with the Andersen Ultimate hitch so far. Torque wrench in the truck toolbox for checking the bolts every couple of days on the road. Hitch adapter is in the reverse position to get the long pin box inside the bed and the cutouts on the Chaparral front corners allow plenty of clearance. I’ve turned at least 60 degrees on dirt/gravel and might make 90 if I screw up and really need to. Hitch ball is in the lowest position since truck is a 4x4 and high.

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richclover wrote:

spud1957 wrote:

Looking at a Ram. Can anyone comment that has an Andersen hitch with the 6' box? What kind of clearance are you getting between the cab and tailgate. What's the orientation of the pin adapter?

Thanks


A buddy and me installed a B&W Turnover Ball hitch in the bed of my Ram 2500 Cummins. Short box. Factory plastic bed liner.

No problems with the Andersen Ultimate hitch so far. Torque wrench in the truck toolbox for checking the bolts every couple of days on the road. Hitch adapter is in the reverse position to get the long pin box inside the bed and the cutouts on the Chaparral front corners allow plenty of clearance. I’ve turned at least 60 degrees on dirt/gravel and might make 90 if I screw up and really need to. Hitch ball is in the lowest position since truck is a 4x4 and high.

Photos to follow...

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I responded to the OP on this, and I see he is also running the adapter with the fifth wheel closer to the cab, same as I am. If wanted he could run that 8 " further back. Without checking I thought with this new fifth wheel it looked like the pin box was a little too close to the tailgate , so I reversed the adapter putting the fifth wheel closer to the cab. Still I have no clearance issues with the cab. My previous fifth wheel with the Morryde pin box I ran the adapter putting the fifth wheel further from the cab.

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gkainz wrote:

Since most of the responses have nothing to do with the OP question, I'll chime in with a response only half way appropriate... I've been towing for years now with a Ram 2500 8' bed and Andersen Ultimate goose neck attached hitch. So, I can tick the Ram and Andersen boxes and ignore the 6.5 bed and puck mount. [emoticon]

I love it. No negatives worth mentioning. The absolute only negative I can think of (a minor nit) is that I have to run the front jacks further up and down to hitch up than I did with the traditional hitch.

Oh, and I'm surprised you didn't get "Andersen sucks. You can't put my 5 padlocks on it and prevent someone from unhooking it". [emoticon]


He got what he needed to know, I tow with the Andersen with a short bed Ram 3500.

Yes it was very pleasant that everyone stuck to the script here, it was about the Andersen ,not a dozen different hitches ,and how many padlocks [emoticon] Needs to be more of that .

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JIMNLIN wrote:

spud1957 wrote:

Looking at a Ram. Can anyone comment that has an Andersen hitch with the 6' box? What kind of clearance are you getting between the cab and tailgate. What's the orientation of the pin adapter?

Thanks

Repost the question that was hijacked by the usual X&X brand crowd. [emoticon]

Hang in for awhile spud as more will drop by and give you their experiences with both products.



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quote - "Repost the question that was hijacked by the usual X&X brand crowd"

quote - "Since most of the responses have nothing to do with the OP question"


WOW... is it me, or are people a bit on edge lately?

I thought this thread stayed surprisingly straight forward?


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I responded to the OP on this, and I see he is also running the adapter with the fifth wheel closer to the cab, same as I am. If wanted he could run that 8 " further back. Without checking I thought with this new fifth wheel it looked like the pin box was a little too close to the tailgate , so I reversed the adapter putting the fifth wheel closer to the cab. Still I have no clearance issues with the cab. My previous fifth wheel with the Morryde pin box I ran the adapter putting the fifth wheel further from the cab.


I started with the adapter in the forward position, pin box further back, since every one I had seen was done that way. I was not comfortable with the pin box to tailgate clearance so it was simple to reverse the adapter, moving the box forward in the bed. Had I followed the Andersen install instructions (measurements), I would have done it that way to start with. No dents... Yet!

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Didn't have to......

"Oh, and I'm surprised you didn't get "Andersen sucks. You can't put my 5 padlocks on it and prevent someone from unhooking it". "


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