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Old 12-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #181
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Brian I don't want to get into any long discussion but to me what Jim mentions here sure sound like an added complexity that the "old" WDH does not have:

"The red stuff you see is friction material that as pressure is exerted down from the tongue makes turning the ball harder, thus this becomes your sway control.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #182
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Brian I don't want to get into any long discussion but to me what Jim mentions here sure sound like an added complexity that the "old" WDH does not have:

"The red stuff you see is friction material that as pressure is exerted down from the tongue makes turning the ball harder, thus this becomes your sway control.
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Yes, the ball/shaft turns in the head, just as conventional spring bars turn in their head. Yes, Andersen put friction material there, adding exactly zero moving parts, and corresponding to the friction between bars and head (two of the "four points of sway control" in an Equal-i-zer) and between the bars an brackets on designs such as the Equal-i-zer and Reese Light Weight.

I still don't see the complexity, but again that is my opinion.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:16 PM   #183
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In case anyone interested has not seen it, I am attaching the installation manual. Andersen does not offer it from their website, but freely provided it when I asked.

Update: sorry, that failed - the file is about 2 MB and the PDF file upload limit in the forum is 400 KB. I'll see if I can find a way around that...
Update 2: Following an excellent suggestion from Doug (jamman), I have uploaded the manual to the Files section of the site. It apparently needs some sort of administrative approval before members can see it; if that doesn't happen I'll follow up.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:13 PM   #184
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I'd be interested to hear any results from Anderson about noise. Mine is very noisy. Sounds like the coupling of two train cars and is only quiet when towing dead level, any slight movement and the groaning starts up again. I asked Reace about it and he suggested calling Anderson, but as I won't be towing again till Jan i will wait. They hitched it up for me in Chilliwack so I don't think it is a hitch error. (Im towing a 21 with a Toyota Highlander, which was more than adequate. But I am shopping for a more powerful tow, like a lot of safety factor)
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:41 PM   #185
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Brian,
I can not find your Andersen upload in the files section, you want to send it to me direct?
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:26 PM   #186
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Brian,
please try the download to files again, we may have fixed the problem
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:00 AM   #187
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The download worked fine just now. Thanks, Jim. It will help inform our decision of what hitch to order.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:46 AM   #188
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The manual now shows as "approved" and is available in the Files area under Miscellaneous as Andersen No-Sway WD Hitch Manual 2013.

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Old 12-06-2013, 12:24 PM   #189
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Brian B-P,
Thanks for loading the Anderson No-Sway WD Hitch Manual 2013.
I now understand how drilling holes and the set screws work. Thank you for taking time to make this happen.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:09 PM   #190
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Much appreciated for the download!
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