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Old 05-13-2015, 12:31 PM   #11
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Perhaps I'm missing something here, but I always thought an adjustable ball mount was for vertical adjustments, not horizontal.
Yes, but the adjustable design is very bulky, which makes it long (horizontally), which places the ball further back than a fixed-height ball mount. The Andersen height-adjustable mounts (both the one in the No-Sway WDH and the similar ones which are just ball mounts) are reasonably compact as adjustable mounts go - conventional WD heads are often longer.
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:35 PM   #12
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So, my next questions why such a heavy duty set up for such a light trailer, it is a 15" model?
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So, my next questions why such a heavy duty set up for such a light trailer, it is a 15" model?
There are few light-duty WDH choices, so even though Jen and Angie's trailer is a 15-foot, it got a typical WDH... which, yes, is a huge hunk of hardware.

Even the Andersen No-Sway, although it has a reasonably compact head, is much heavier than required for an Escape (since it has over twice the required weight capacity)... the extra weight is most apparent in the chains, rather than the head.

For Cathy, of course, it is a 19-foot being replaced by a 21-foot, so we're talking about heavier trailers than the 15-foot.
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