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Old 08-07-2014, 07:41 PM   #11
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Doesn't ETI install the hitch if it's ordered on the build sheet?
Yes they do, but if you need to drop the trailer (accident, etc) you have to have the tools to get it off on the trip home. Just being prepared...........
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:46 PM   #12
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My shot at clarifying this: to unhitch or hitch up a trailer with the Andersen No-Sway requires turning those two chain-tensioning nuts with a 1-1/4" wrench... every time, so that one wrench is something you need to operate the trailer. All the rest of the tools are needed only once, to install the hardware on the trailer (which ETI does for you).
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:48 PM   #13
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Got it, thanks.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:17 PM   #14
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"Nut" is apparently too short a word for the search function.
Four character minimum for search. You need to use a wild card. Use as asterisk *.

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Old 08-07-2014, 08:20 PM   #15
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My Anderson hitch was installed by ETI. All I have needed so far to hitch and go is the big socket thingy that came with it....hand tighten to one thread showing is what my instruction say.....I haven't use a wrench on it!
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:32 PM   #16
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My Anderson hitch was installed by ETI. All I have needed so far to hitch and go is the big socket thingy that came with it....hand tighten to one thread showing is what my instruction say.....I haven't use a wrench on it!
Are you sure the one thread showing isn't part of the initial bracket set up?
I was instructed to tighten them so 5 threads are showing by Dennis when he set my rig up, but every set up is different I suppose.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:45 PM   #17
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OK now I am scared if you have an Andersen Hitch review this http://www.andersenhitches.com/uploa...02013%20sm.pdf page 8 explains the chain tensioning. Watch this

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Old 08-07-2014, 10:00 PM   #18
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I didn't get much advice from Dennis on the hitch. I did ask him to look over my hook up before we drove off. I will reread the manual.
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ETI does a good job installing the Andersen DH for you if you provide the parts. ETI charges $100 to install it.

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Old 08-07-2014, 10:13 PM   #20
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The whole point of page 8 is to demonstrate chain tension application; the urethane spring only works in pure compression so the chain needs to pull as straight on the cushion as possible.
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