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Posted: 08/30/22 07:26am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just do a search for "Andersen hitch failures", you'll find all the pictures you desire.

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I'm neither for nor against the Anderson, but my curiosity was peeked with the many comments on it so I googled "Anderson hitch fifth wheel failures" - here is what came up:

Article on worst hitch

Anderson hitch failures

Anderson hitch problems

Anderson Hitch Failure

Hitch Review

Chevy forum on hitch failures

GrandRV Hitch Failure post

*Note - I have not read any of these. There very well may be positive comments embedded in the articles. Again, I'm not looking to bash any hitch, just was curious on what is reported out there.


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The Andersen will do well as long as you only subject it to vertical loads and light lateral loads. Any lateral load will reduce the load on 1, 2 or 3 of the legs and load the remaining legs in a high compressive load. A cylindrical column will do well as long as the load is on its centerline axis. With one end anchored and a load off the centerline, the column will be subject to bending or buckling. If the thickness cannot tolerate the off-center load, failure will occur.

Get the Trailer Saver air ride hitch and enjoy it.

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Posted: 08/30/22 07:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MFL wrote:

Michelle.S said:

"I've said it numerous times: Why do people buy the biggest/heaviest Fifth Wheel they can, then look for the Lightest Weight Hitch they can find."

From your other thread.

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Jerry ,I didn't buy the biggest ,and the heaviest fifth wheel ,but probably around the average for most fifth wheels at 15,500 GVWR . But I did buy one of the heaviest manual sliding fifth wheel hitches . I soon found out from my travels things that I wanted to do required a change , a lighter hitch that I could take out comfortably ,so I went with the Andersen to enable me to remove it ,and transport my inflatable pontoon boat in the bed of the truck to the lakes to fish . Since then I found I wanted other changes that required not needing the Andersen . I got tired of disassembling my inflatable pontoon boat ,and assembling wherever I was . Plus the room it took up in the storage compartments . So I went to a small single axle trailer towed behind the fifth wheel to transport the pontoon boat . Works great its also nice to slide the boat ,on ,and off the trailer when using it .

A couple points in all this ,many do think they have to have the heaviest fifth wheel hitch they can get ,and bash anything other than that . My manual sliding heavy ,IMO dinosaur of a hitch sits in my garage on a rolling cart so I can move it around collecting dust . At first it was the Andersen when I needed it ,and the dinosaur when I didn't , I soon abandoned that . Now it's only the Andersen , the much better hitch all the way around IMO. I did put the dinosaur on a classified one time practically giving it away, and not one call .

My second point is I would recommend the Andersen to anyone that's thinking of buying one .

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Posted: 08/30/22 08:14am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ReneeG wrote:

I'm neither for nor against the Anderson, but my curiosity was peeked with the many comments on it so I googled "Anderson hitch fifth wheel failures" - here is what came up:

Article on worst hitch

Anderson hitch failures

Anderson hitch problems

Anderson Hitch Failure

Hitch Review

Chevy forum on hitch failures

GrandRV Hitch Failure post

*Note - I have not read any of these. There very well may be positive comments embedded in the articles. Again, I'm not looking to bash any hitch, just was curious on what is reported out there.

Lets see now you posted 7-8 clickies about Andersen hitch failures and didn't read any of them to see if they were factual or just a opinion.....and your not Andersen bashing....[emoticon]


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Posted: 08/30/22 08:21am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ReneeG wrote:

I'm neither for nor against the Anderson, but my curiosity was peeked with the many comments on it so I googled "Anderson hitch fifth wheel failures" - here is what came up:

Article on worst hitch

Anderson hitch failures

Anderson hitch problems

Anderson Hitch Failure

Hitch Review

Chevy forum on hitch failures

GrandRV Hitch Failure post

*Note - I have not read any of these. There very well may be positive comments embedded in the articles. Again, I'm not looking to bash any hitch, just was curious on what is reported out there.



And the broken record continues ,yet no one adds that they redesigned that hitch , now go find find a failure on the redesign . If you do read what you posted here , it does show the redesigned hitch in one of those links .

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Posted: 08/30/22 08:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While cummins2014, and others on these forums, are happy with their Andersen hitch, they have the steel 4-point attaching Andersen.

I don't recall a failure picture of the 4-point att steel hitch?

I think the aluminum hitch would be a good option for many, if it fit the rail system, or best of all the pucks. The lateral forces that appeared to be the problem in the destroyed Ultimate hitch, likely would not have happened, if attached at 4 corner points. JMO

I will add, IMO, the puck attaching hitches are the future, best option. Anyone having the factory pucks should consider a hitch that fits them directly.

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Posted: 08/30/22 11:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JIMNLIN wrote:

ReneeG wrote:

I'm neither for nor against the Anderson, but my curiosity was peeked with the many comments on it so I googled "Anderson hitch fifth wheel failures" - here is what came up:

Article on worst hitch

Anderson hitch failures

Anderson hitch problems

Anderson Hitch Failure

Hitch Review

Chevy forum on hitch failures

GrandRV Hitch Failure post

*Note - I have not read any of these. There very well may be positive comments embedded in the articles. Again, I'm not looking to bash any hitch, just was curious on what is reported out there.

Lets see now you posted 7-8 clickies about Andersen hitch failures and didn't read any of them to see if they were factual or just a opinion.....and your not Andersen bashing....[emoticon]


No. I'm not.

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cummins2014 wrote:

ReneeG wrote:

I'm neither for nor against the Anderson, but my curiosity was peeked with the many comments on it so I googled "Anderson hitch fifth wheel failures" - here is what came up:

Article on worst hitch

Anderson hitch failures

Anderson hitch problems

Anderson Hitch Failure

Hitch Review

Chevy forum on hitch failures

GrandRV Hitch Failure post

*Note - I have not read any of these. There very well may be positive comments embedded in the articles. Again, I'm not looking to bash any hitch, just was curious on what is reported out there.



And the broken record continues ,yet no one adds that they redesigned that hitch , now go find find a failure on the redesign . If you do read what you posted here , it does show the redesigned hitch in one of those links .


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Posted: 08/30/22 11:06am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In my opinion, both the AUH and a Trailer Saver hitch are quality products and will get your trailer to your destination. They each have their upsides and downsides such as cost, weight, installation, hook-up methods and so forth which the OP will have to judge the importance of on his own.

One thing that is evident is the Andersen hitch is a solid hook up between the trailer's pin box and the truck's frame; no give. The Trailer Saver incorporates a soft joint. In terms of towing comfort and gear protection, Trailer Saver wins hands down.

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