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Old 05-30-2016, 02:16 PM   #31
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Once I understood the Andersen tricks, I really like it. While I have the wrench in the tool box, I just do what Robert says he does. Then again, an electric jack makes short work out of any wdh.

One of my favourites is to -not- put on the shorted side's bushing, just straight metal to metal. Drive a bit in campsite and reattach as normal.

No squeaks from mine but I haven't used in damp morning getaways either lately.
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Old 05-30-2016, 06:33 PM   #32
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I have been using the Anderson with my '21 and Tacoma for exactly 1 year now.

No complaints. I store the trailer about 5 miles from the house and the road is cheap city rough. The ride is much smoother when I use the Anderson than when I use the utility hitch. I have done this apples-to-apples comparison a number of times.

I have no need to remove the triangular plate and am not sure why others do so. Yes, I need to take the knee, but also need to do so when hooking up the chains and power plug.

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Thanks. I'll give one a try. I've watched the video and it's low impact enough I could handle it with no problem.

Question to disaffected Andersen owners, anybody want to unload one of those pesky things? Send a PM.

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Question to disaffected Andersen owners, anybody want to unload one of those pesky things?
There's Greg, hearing about lemons and proposing to make lemonade!
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:53 PM   #34
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From some of the comments, you'd think you could get one cheap.
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Techfan had one but I think it sold?
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:08 AM   #36
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Got mine used on Craigslist, using the nationwide search. About half price.
Seems perfect.
There were several owners at the rally pulling 19s and 21s with newer Tacomas and no WDH--just bare ball, so to speak.
I agree with other advice, and try it without, then add if needed.
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