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Posted: 12/10/21 03:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is a fun discussion. Mechanics of materials. Combined with some statics and dynamics.
PS just because you can crush a beer can on your forehead, does not make aluminum “weak.”

PPS, I don’t know dick about 5ver hitches, but I know a little about the first things I mentioned.


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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm having the B&W Turnover Ball installed. Pick it up tomorrow morning. I used one with the Companion hitch in my old LB truck. I have complete faith in the B&W. Have not purchased a hitch yet but will probably go with a PullRite 2600.


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I have seen many Al. frames on class 8 trucks, when that was thing, crack. It is not that same as alloy wheels. The airplane analogy is ridiculous, but since it was brought up, Al does fatigue and crack in airlines as well.

The bumper hitch with the segmented shaft to move the ball up and down, I think is especially a bad idea with a heavy trailer. As I stated, they may work fine, I just don't trust them with a heavy trailer. You may agree or disagree with that and that is fine.


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A work associate just had an AH failure. Damage is over 20K so far. He said that Anderson is paying for everything.... But who wants to go thru that?


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Huntindog wrote:

A work associate just had an AH failure. Damage is over 20K so far. He said that Anderson is paying for everything.... But who wants to go thru that?


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So, this is just me personally, but there is another Made in the USA gooseneck hitch option that doesn't include levers and springs under the bed. It's called a DropNLock. I like the design.

Here is the link to their product page

DropNLock

The Anderson hitch would be compatable with this hitch as well as the Demco Recon

Demco Recon

The PullRite Superlite is a direct competitor of the Anderson and IMHO a MUCH better design.

Here is the link to this product

PullRite Superlite

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