Re: Andersen weight distribution hitch ?
baglo, if you pause the video at the 1:05 mark where it shows it from the side, and visualize weight added to the tongue, you can see that this would cause more tension in the chains, and they would have to stretch to allow the hitch to drop.
One thing I question, is the length of the fulcrum arm, which on this is from the top of the hitch at the ball, to the bottom of the hitch where the chains connect. This would rely on those Urethane springs to help reduce what could be an enormous amount of torque. With the conventional system, this torque is absorbed by the bars.
All in all, I really like the look of this system, I would just prefer to see the results of more testing and road miles. I imagine it will have a track record by the time I would need one with my setup.
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2009 Escape 19 (previous)
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