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Old 08-01-2020, 02:59 PM   #41
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For anyone with the specific combination of B&W Turnover Ball + Andersen Ultimate Gooseneck Mount ...

Are you able to access and use the pull-up safety chain loops that are part of the B&W Turnover Ball assembly, or does the base of the Andersen Ultimate interfere with use of those in some way?

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I didn't want the penetration of the B&W chain loops so when Trade masters installed my B&W bracket under the bed, I asked them to leave those off. Instead I use the Andersen chain bracket that lays on the bed around the B&W ball and remove it when I remove the Andersen hitch.

In my humble opinion, the safety chains are largely cosmetic as it is highly unlikely that the trailer will separate from the Andersen hitch. Even if one forgets to engage the locking pin. (Don't ask me how I know this!)
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Old 08-01-2020, 03:45 PM   #42
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.... In my humble opinion, the safety chains are largely cosmetic as it is highly unlikely that the trailer will separate from the Andersen hitch. Even if one forgets to engage the locking pin. (Don't ask me how I know this!)
Lol, no argument from me about the safety chains, but it's the law in TX and as mentioned in the previous post I've already got the Turnoverball with chain loops installed, so good to know they can be used (KISS solution)
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:08 PM   #43
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... as mentioned in the previous post I've already got the Turnoverball with chain loops installed, so good to know they can be used (KISS solution)
Ah! I missed this post as we were writing at the same time. Regarding clearances on your F150, have your seen this document on the Escape web site on the 5.0 page?

https://f.hubspotusercontent40.net/h...7-908a7792d9a4
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:20 PM   #44
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Yes, Arnie, Thank You. Here's where I posted an annotated graphic from that resource to help with my evaluation of Andersen fitment / clearances for my situation:

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...tml#post342793
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