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Old 08-05-2017, 07:51 AM   #1
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Anderson wd hitch no longer offered--why?

We used ours matched with the Rav 4 without incident for a few years now. Will try it without now that we have a Colorado. Wondering why ETI went away from this option?
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There were complaints about the material coming out of the cone that the ball pin sits in I believe. I think that issue was resolved in later hitches because weve had zero issues with ours.
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Right, that did happen to us but they fixed it.
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We used ours matched with the Rav 4 without incident for a few years now. Will try it without now that we have a Colorado. Wondering why ETI went away from this option?
The small local RV shop in our area sold / installed Anderson WDH for several years but recently dropped the line . Joe ( The Owner ) said they dropped the Anderson Line because there were other WDH's on the market that worked as well or better at a lower cost and secondly they were experiencing too many customer complaints with the Anderson WDH.
Whether this is the truth or a pile of BS , I have no way of knowing but it may be the reason for Escape dropping the Anderson line.
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When we picked up our trailer in Sept. of 2015, we were told that the Anderson on our trailer was one of the last that ETI would be installing. I had the cone go bad yet that fall in Iowa but Anderson promptly sent a replacement, I had to take it to a machine shop and they put it in their shop press to get it back together. No problems since. Loren
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Ross had issues, one of which is here:
Andersen Hitch and Atwood Coupler


Some other threads, that I didn't peruse to qualify them:
Andersen red sleeve replacement

Andersen Hitch issue





For me personally, nice to have the option of slapping on the Andersen, but I don't use it under normal circumstances.
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