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Old 08-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #151
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This is a picture of the snap ring on the bottom of the ball
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:29 PM   #152
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:03 PM   #153
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This is a picture of the snap ring on the bottom of the ball
Excellent - thanks Dave!

That's pretty much what I was expecting.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:17 PM   #154
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This one maybe better
Nice upgrade. Not too much issue with the old collar style for me though, as I really don't see using it without the triangular plate, but still......
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:21 PM   #155
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BTW, the socket supplied with my hitch had a real shallow cut for the ratchet drive, only 1/4" deep. It falls off easily, and is more prone to rounding due to being made out of aluminum. Long story short, last night I sent an email to Andersen explaining my issue, another email today with a photo, and the replacement is now in the mail. Great service.

The rep said it was the first he had heard of it, as it is a machine that drills and punches that hole.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:39 AM   #156
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Nice upgrade. Not too much issue with the old collar style for me though, as I really don't see using it without the triangular plate, but still......
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I'm not sure if it is a nice upgrade or not. Will depend on how hard it is to get the chain plate straight if it ends up turned from the last hitch. I assume once your version is unhitched the ball is free and can be removed or turned.
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It is easy to turn, prior to any load on it. Something that is nice to do on sites where I jacknife into. Does not the style with the clip still turn easy with no load on it?
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Will answer the turning question in a few days. We were able to turn it during install. andersen makes a point in the instructions to tell you not to hit the chain plate with a hammer to turn it. The rep said he had to tap his straight and used a wood block. Hopefully it will loosen up a bit with use.

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Heck, I was using my ratchet wrench, did not have a hammer.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:00 PM   #160
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Wonder if it turns out to be a pain to turn if I couldn't just remove the snap ring and free it up like yours. I never plan to tow without the chain plate anyway.

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