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Posted: 05/18/23 08:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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It appears Andersen sells a safety chain kit to go with their hitch.

https://andersenhitches.com/product/ulti........ate-connection-safety-chains-with-plate/

As to the law, this is a gray area, and not sure if it is federal or state-dependent. In the current statute here in Ohio, a gooseneck hitch requires chains unless you have a 5th-wheel hitch connection to a commercial tractor; it needs cables or chains. See here, https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-4513.32

Curt does offer a gooseneck safety chain adapter for a Dodge puck system. Not sure if these would fit in the truck bed with the Andersen in place. They might. https://www.curtmfg.com/part/60617


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Posted: 05/18/23 11:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just curious. On the raised ball hitches, can the trailer hit the bed rails with side to side movements over uneven ground?


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fj12ryder wrote:

When it has a gooseneck ball.


EXACTLY!!!


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JBarca wrote:

It appears Andersen sells a safety chain kit to go with their hitch.

https://andersenhitches.com/product/ulti........ate-connection-safety-chains-with-plate/

As to the law, this is a gray area, and not sure if it is federal or state-dependent. In the current statute here in Ohio, a gooseneck hitch requires chains unless you have a 5th-wheel hitch connection to a commercial tractor; it needs cables or chains. See here, https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-4513.32

Curt does offer a gooseneck safety chain adapter for a Dodge puck system. Not sure if these would fit in the truck bed with the Andersen in place. They might. https://www.curtmfg.com/part/60617


It is close, but chain adapters may fit, if installed before hitch?

The BIG QUESTION...why didn't Andersen just expand frame of hitch a bit more, and add solid attachments direct to Ram pucks, which would eliminate the problems involved with that single point attachment??

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Posted: 05/19/23 01:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good lord, you B&W fanbois need to take off your blinders once in a while….

It must REALLY kill you that the Andersen is rated for more weight than equivalent B&W.


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Bionic Man wrote:

Good lord, you B&W fanbois need to take off your blinders once in a while….

It must REALLY kill you that the Andersen is rated for more weight than equivalent B&W.
Doesn't bother me at all. I know my B&W can handle the weight it's rated for, never seen one fail. Andersen? Maybe not so much. [emoticon] Unless you like that "custom bend". [emoticon]


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I'll keep my Hensley BD-5.

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Beautiful truck, always loved white trucks!

I had a 2010 Tundra that had adjustable headlights in the cab. There was literally a switch on the dash that let me adjsut the headlights down if I had a heavy load in the bed. I thought it was a great feature, but a little out of place on a truck with relatively low payload.

I really wish that the Big 3 offered a similar option. My 2015 Ram squats a couple inches when we are fully loaded with the trailer, bikes, firewood, toys, grill, etc in the bed. That couple of inches makes my headlights shine higher. Its a shame that trucks that are meant for heavier weights don't have such an option!


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Cptnvideo wrote:

I'll keep my Hensley BD-5.
Yeah, I think I'll keep my $3,000. [emoticon] Even with diesel prices where they are, that will buy a fair amount of fuel.

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