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Old 05-22-2013, 09:58 AM   #71
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Jim B, thanks for the update will be interested in your feedback on install and use.
Jim, great to hear how well it worked on the Ram with the wind etc. The added sway control is a real plus for this unit. Hope your trip back will be more leisurely.
The install doesn't look difficult. Will be interested to hear from others who are getting their units from Escape.
I like what I've read elsewhere and the feedback here.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:04 PM   #72
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Watchful waiting.

I will be waiting to hear what Carol R has to say with regard to her experience with the Andersen Hitch. (Also her other ones as well.). I would imagine that the springs are screwed in to the same spot each time and the threads could be marked. On my WDH, I have pink nail polish with glitter marking the proper link that fits on the "hook". That way, I don't forget between times. I also did that on the safety chains as well. (Since I don't normally use nail polish, I had to do something with the extra.)
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:42 PM   #73
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Good idea, my problem is all my nail polish has dried up
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:49 PM   #74
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I just use a cable/zip tie to mark the link next to the one I use.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:33 PM   #75
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I would imagine that the springs are screwed in to the same spot each time and the threads could be marked.
The polish on the threads would soon wear off as the threads repeatedly go through the threaded nut section. Perhaps a marked gauge stick might be better?
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:29 PM   #76
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The polish on the threads would soon wear off as the threads repeatedly go through the threaded nut section. Perhaps a marked gauge stick might be better?
I agree. The nut runs over the exposed thread section in use, so I wouldn't put any kind of paint (or polish) there.

Also, I believe that the urethane spring will permanently deform with time, so that a while from now the desired nut setting will be screwed further down the threaded rod to attain the same weight distribution action... be prepared for change.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:32 PM   #77
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Maybe this has been mentioned already, but what size wrench or socket do I need for the tensioning nuts? We're picking up our 19 next month, with Andersen WDH and I think I'll pack a deep socket and ratchet for the occasion.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:57 PM   #78
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The hitch comes with a socket and socket wrench, I think it is 1 1/8"- check with Escape,mine was included.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:29 PM   #79
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Wrench!? I got the socket but not a wrench (not even a breaker bar).
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Maybe I forgot that the wrench was mine, sorry. It is a 3/8" drive.
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