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Old 02-15-2020, 11:17 PM   #21
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I am leaning heavily towards the Andersen hitch for my upcoming 5th wheel purchase as I like the lightweight, ease of hooking up and the ability to adjust the ball height on the fly without any tools.

But in searching reviews and such I came across a YouTuber who at her own fault really screwed things up... I am not telling you this to dissuade you from buying (As I will be buying).. but to warn you to take care in use...

Her first video was about her bed liner being tore up by the pin box... (She obviously had no idea of the adapter orientation measurement check) A few weeks later in another video she mentioned in passing that she broke out her truck rear window... (She most likely changed the orientation but did not know the consequences)... Then on a later video she recounted a harrowing experience seeing her adapter spinning out of control on the pin box... (She made no mention of knowing how to torque the adapters four hex screws)... My bet is she only saw and tightened two of the four hexes as two are inset into the housing... Basically you can’t cure stupid...

My takeaway was measure and know your clearances... Monitor the adapter and check hex torque... Keep a hex wrench on hand in case you need to remove the adapter in an emergency to let another truck tow your rig...
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Old Yesterday, 06:27 AM   #22
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I am having an Andersen installed as well. I've not seen that video but I've seen lots of them. Everything you mentioned as her problems were self inflicted IMO. As you said, measure, torque...pay attention.
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Old Yesterday, 07:21 AM   #23
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...measure, torque...pay attention.
And it's not that hard. Anyone with that many problems installing a hitch is likely to have problems with everything that requires specific attention. (who needs to read the directions? )

Towing a trailer is filled with important requirements. Ignoring those requirements will end you up in a ditch.
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But in searching reviews and such I came across a YouTuber who at her own fault really screwed things up...
do you have a link to the videos or the youtubers name? Would like to watch them.
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