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Old 08-21-2015, 11:24 AM   #81
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Seems that I need to write Anderson...

I'm very happy with the Anderson hitch. I was concerned about using a V6 Tacoma to pull an Escape 19 through Colorado; but it works wonderfully with the Anderson. My truck never looks or feels overloaded, I have no sway issues, at all, and the trailer tows better than my T@B ever did.

However, I do get a very loud "groan" when turning at low speeds (campgrounds and gas stations). I can live with it; but I'd rather not.

With 6k miles on it since March, I'm seeing minimal wear. Mostly, I've dinged up the polished surface.
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:06 PM   #82
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I make groaning noises when I am twisted and turning in tight quarters, but I have no plans to make a doctor's appointment.
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:47 PM   #83
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I make groaning noises when I am twisted and turning in tight quarters, but I have no plans to make a doctor's appointment.
Do the noises change when it's raining? (They always did for my grandpa; they're starting to with me, now).
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:00 PM   #84
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We emailed Andersen this morning, let them know of the creaking and that our hitch was 6 months old. We got a reply within a minute and a new ball and sleeve assembly is in the mail. We can fit it ourselves as it just requires the bolts removed from the old assembly and the ball and sleeve assemble replaced.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:11 PM   #85
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Regarding: the Pro Series weight distribution hitch
Has anyone had any problems, (other than being heavy 77 pound shipping weight) with worn areas, or unusually loud noises, or had to call the manufacturer for a speedy replacement part(s) or had to re-set...anything since they have been using the Pro Series WDH.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:34 PM   #86
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Regarding: the Pro Series weight distribution hitch
Has anyone had any problems, (other than being heavy 77 pound shipping weight) with worn areas, or unusually loud noises, or had to call the manufacturer for a speedy replacement part(s) or had to re-set...anything since they have been using the Pro Series WDH.
The size of the stinger is slightly smaller than the receiver in my Jeep, so it does occasionally rattle or bump. I had a WDH from another maker before and it fit exactly so I am not too pleased with the loose fit. I can see some paint knocked off the stinger but I don't see wear. I will be adjusting mine next week. At the factory, he installed it so that the ball is 21" high, whereas my 19 trailer has a ball height of 19". I will be dropping the ball to 20" so that the TV only settles about an inch back to level.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:39 PM   #87
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Pro series hitch

In a word , No
Lube the ball, spray the torsion bars with WD once in a while. Towing an Escape 19 with 375 tongue weight. Towing with a V6 Highlander, hitch is a Curt. Hanging four loose links to tow level under tension. Very satisfied, makes a little noise when it gets dry, time to WD again.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:40 PM   #88
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Regarding: the Pro Series weight distribution hitch
Has anyone had any problems, (other than being heavy 77 pound shipping weight) with worn areas, or unusually loud noises, or had to call the manufacturer for a speedy replacement part(s) or had to re-set...anything since they have been using the Pro Series WDH.
When we had our 17 we had the regular WDH -- The pro series. We had a lot of noise out of the hitch, some creaking, and yes, there were a few worn areas where the trunion bars rubbed against the hitch. It was much more quiet after we applied some lithium grease to the ball and the places where the bars passed through the hitch. We also managed to drop a trunion bar on a narrow road on PEI where we had to back up with a sharp turn so that we could get turned around.

Our Andersen is a bit more quiet than the old hitch, and I believe I could make a tight turn while backing and not drop the bar on the road. for a long time I was always confused about where to store the bars while camping. Then I read a little hint that said to use some ladder hooks. That made things much neater.

So while I prefer the Andersen, it is just that -- a preference. I would probably be happy with the pro-series WDH as well.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:06 PM   #89
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yes i love the ladder hooks keeps everything neat. i have dropped a bar while backing in a tight area a couple of times.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:25 PM   #90
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Regarding: the Pro Series weight distribution hitch
Has anyone had any problems, (other than being heavy 77 pound shipping weight) with worn areas, or unusually loud noises, or had to call the manufacturer for a speedy replacement part(s) or had to re-set...anything since they have been using the Pro Series WDH.
Nope - just lube the ball, and occasionally use some dry lube where the bars pass thru the hitch. I never hear any noises, nor have I ever needed to unhook it to back up or anything.
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