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Old 10-23-2015, 02:26 PM   #81
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Or as a friend of mine used to say, "The main thing, is not to get excited".
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:34 PM   #82
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I've had no problems with mine at all.
Same here. No issues. Quick and easy to hook up as well.
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:39 PM   #83
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As for getting upset over a minor problem like this, life is to short. My old grandfather never got upset over anything even when he should have gotten upset and he lived to 96. As for the trailer as a whole, I just couldn't be happier.
I applaud you, and your grandfather before you, for maintaining this attitude. Your life will be better for it.
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:41 PM   #84
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The only issue I had with my Andersen WDH was the liner did start to mushroom up a bit. No noise, or any other issue.

I think their concept is sound, they just need to do some engineering tweaks to make it work better. I expect a second version would be quite superior to the first.
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:47 PM   #85
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On mine, the angle of the guide receiver that is where the chains pass through on their way to the bushing is all wrong. Its a rub point and would be an obvious 2.0 update area. For our trailers size at least.
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Old 10-24-2015, 01:19 AM   #86
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The fiberglass continues to cure for up to six months I believe, which is why in some threads it is said to not wax your trailer until then.
Just saw this and it just seems very odd. The gelcoat on the surface of the trailer is not fiberglass; it is polyester resin with a pigment in it. Gelcoat cures in hours, not months, and should be fully cured when it was pulled from the mold. (In fact, it will not fully cure if exposed directly to air) Also, the gelcoat is literally covered in mold release wax (often a nice automotive Carnauba) when it comes out of the mold. So, any effort to keep wax away would be pointless.

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Old 10-24-2015, 01:37 AM   #87
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J Gelcoat cures in hours, not months, and should be fully cured when it was pulled from the mold. Also, the gelcoat is literally covered in mold release wax (often a nice automotive Carnauba) when it comes out of the mold. So, any effort to keep wax away would be pointless.

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Should be fairly well cured but I've seen spectacular failures where the stryrene in the resin softened and blistered the surface, even with a 24 hour interval before layup.

I agree, the surface of the newly minted trailer is coated with wax from the mold. In fact, it's probably the best wax job possible. So coating the existing wax with a second coat is unlikely to have any harmful effect. Mine certainly didn't suffer any ill effects being waxed for the first (and second) time barely 3 weeks after it was laid up.

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Old 10-24-2015, 01:43 AM   #88
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I e-mailed Andersen late last night and they responded promptly this morning. They will send me a new liner so we'll see how that works out. .."
Loren and Cathy,
Hopefully the liner fix works for you. Would you post your results when you have driven again, please? Impressed by your positive attitude.

Ron,
Thanks for the input. ETI left the option for that fix open to us. We were total Newbies at driving with a trailer. Just knew the hitch shouldn't sound like a train wreck when you turn or back up. Still have Sea Star the sailboat. "Faraway Home" is the trailer name now under consideration.

Rbryan and Zardoz,
Good to know you both have no issues. Would you be willing to post pics of hitch connected to tv on level surface? How many screw threads are showing when you tow?

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I run with 7 threads showing on the Andersen.
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Old 10-24-2015, 02:34 AM   #90
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Would you be willing to post pics of hitch connected to tv on level surface? How many screw threads are showing when you tow?

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I don't have a current photo handy, but I can tell you the thread count, because it stays the same and I never adjust it: 4 full threads exposed. Truck and trailer ride level. Of course, that number might change if you have a different trailer/tow combo.
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