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Old 03-01-2015, 07:00 PM   #31
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The WDH with anti sway. I do not need it but it does keep the trailer behind you and if you ever slam on your brakes you will be glad you are using it. so it's like an emergency kit, there if you ever need it. It is infinitely adjustable.
Gotcha. The one with 4" drop and the 4 3/8" brackets I assume (3343)?
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:09 PM   #32
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Right, and the price from ETI is virtually the same as Amazon given the exchange rate and Dennis will install it free for ya!
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:09 PM   #33
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Yes, that sounds familiar. In addition you will be going right by the manufacturer in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I stopped there on the way to Osoyoos last year and got them to exchange the incorrect brakets, which they did "gratis".
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Incorrect brackets? Please elaborate.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:13 PM   #35
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I ordered mine from Amazon and there are 2 sets of brackets out there, the original sets were custom made for your frame size, I had one of the original bracket sets on my Escape 19' which I sold with the trailer. Fast forward one year and now Andersen came with with the "one size fits all" bracket which hung down about 4-5" below the frame and they hit the ground leaving my driveway. I stopped and got the smaller correct bracket which is about 2" smaller and the hole spacing is perfect for the 4" frame.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:18 PM   #36
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I suppose I should stop asking questions if I don't want to spend money.

I'll try the Andersen. What the hell, it's only money...lol
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That explains it as I recall you had your 21 delivered. For most who pick up it is one of those custom fits that ETI does a great job at. I thought about 2 seconds about the "savings" buying online and decided it wasn't worth it. Now its a no-brainer.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:20 PM   #38
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I suppose I should stop asking questions if I don't want to spend money.

I'll try the Andersen. What the hell, it's only money...lol
Right? And heck you have every other ETI option known on this Forum, right?
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and it is aluminum, your new favorite metal, but do not let it go to your head and get an Airstream.....
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:23 PM   #40
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Are you talking about the 3343 WDH or the Rapid hitch?
The Rapid Hitch is the aluminum adjustable-height ball mount from Andersen. They also sell a steel-shanked adjustable height ball mount called EZ Hitch. EZ Hitch comes in regular and HD (heavy duty) versions; no Escape needs the HD version, but it is more secure and it has another feature...

The Andersen EZ-Hitch HD and the Andersen No-Sway WD use the same shank, so you can use either the plain ball mount (attached with pins) or the WD head (attached with bolts) on the same shank. You can even use the WD head with ball but without the chains and trailer-side hardware as a plain ball.

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I hadn't planned on using any wdh because Reace said it wasn't necessary.
I would run the numbers, but it seems unlikely that a truck with 142" wheelbase and towing/payload package would need WD. Again due to the long wheelbase and the truck's dynamics, sway damping seems unlikely to be needed. Personally, I would likely just use a light, strong, cheap, and simple fixed ball mount (in aluminum )

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I'll try the Andersen. What the hell, it's only money...lol
An option is to get the whole Andersen No-Sway WD hitch system, and if you find you have no use for the WD and no need for the sway control, you can make your life simpler by using it as a plain weight-carrying hitch... with no further expenditure.
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