Originally Posted by jerryandmaria
I had the anderson on my Casita and I thought it was a pain. You had to be perfectly straight hooking up or the chains wouldn't make up. We bought the Pro series with trunnion from ETI and they work flawlessly on our 21. Easy on and easy off. Really happy with them except for the price we paid for them in Canada.
Some folks have reported the same issue with the Andersen. A bit off topic, but as for us, we've never had a problem. Once you're locked in to the ball, just jack it UP some, and the triangle plate slips on with no difficulty at all, even when it's not dead straight. In fact, we've been able to hook up when the ball pin is as much as 20 degrees or so from straight. For unhooking, same thing - jack it UP first, in order to get slack in the chains, drop the triangle plate, then lower and unhook.
In situations where the angle is way off, you can always just loosen the chain nut on the other end (where the shock absorber material is) and you can still hook up. Of course, you'll need to even up the chain on that side once you're hooked up. Once we understood thoroughly how the Andersen worked, it's been easy ever since.