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Old 08-23-2016, 07:16 PM   #21
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Would a StowAway Hitch Tightener reduces the 'squat' and bouncy? Thanks.

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Old 08-23-2016, 07:31 PM   #22
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I will report on the performance after our next trip. The reason I initially went with a WDH on our previous trailer the Casita was because of the porpoising, that unit was a Reese WDH and I hated the weight and awkward attachment process. The ball distance back from the hitch with the Reese unit was actually more than the current Andersen set-up with the increased extension I have found that the Andersen has provided the same degree of stability and control and I also find it much easier to connect. Like any product it has a lot to do with personal preference, tow vehicle capacity, etc., but I am pleased with the Andersen and have not regretted purchasing it.
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:32 PM   #23
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The hitch tighter only takes care of the "clunk" you hear during braking and acceleration due to the play between the stinger and the hitch. Has no impact on towing.
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:40 AM   #24
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:58 PM   #25
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FYI: RE: extented 3" rack.
I received the extra 3" rack yesterday and tried it on the hitch receiver today. The clearance between the rear door and the tongue jack was not eough for the liftdoor to open. If you have a 2016 Yukon or Tahoe SUV and have a 4000 lbs. capacity Atwood electric tongue jack, it will not solve your rear liftdoor opening problem. There is not enough clearance for the rear door to be opened. It will work for the mid size SUV. It still would not work when I tried to turn the jack sideway or front to back. The screw holes would not aligned properly.
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Old 08-31-2016, 02:10 PM   #26
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Aahh, what is the saying, measure twice, cut once. I have maybe 6 different lengths in my garage due to the same issue. Some too high, some too low, too long, too short.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:28 PM   #27
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Maybe the "short jack "- the 3500# Atwood ETI sell would make a difference. I suspect it would as our Yukon lift gate opens fine with a 3" extension the Pro Series gave us over our original Andersen.
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Old 09-01-2016, 07:37 AM   #28
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Hello.
Thanks for the info. I will continue to do research to find a jack that will allow the lift gate to open. Electric Jack is every handy and I won't camp without it.

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Old 09-01-2016, 07:42 AM   #29
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I believe another member who has the electric jack installed a quick disconnect in the power wire and is using the Jack-E-Up removable jack system for clearance reasons. I plan on using the Jack-E-Up with my new Escape with the manual jack. It is already packed.....
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