Originally Posted by Kdahmen
Curious if anyone on the forum who uses/or has used the Andersen hitch have actually experienced any structural damage they felt was a direct result of using the Andersen? After ready through many forums I'm just not seeing the complaints, but more of people that use them "love them".
I'm in the process of purchasing a Cougar 364BHL to be towed with 2019 F350 6.7L diesel. Dealer has started selling Andersen hitches again, but have produced the release of claims paperwork purchaser must sign if they decide to go with the Andersen. In an email I received from the salesman the memo actually states "We have one waiver that is specific to Keystone and one that would cover any other manufacturer we may have a similar issue with..."
I've also seen the warranty paperwork from Andersen. Regardless I feel that if something were to happen structurally, both parties will end up pointing the finger at the other.
I have been using an Andersen on a Grand Design Solitude 310GK for going on three years with no issue and Grand Design has not provided the owners of their heavy fifth wheel rigs with any letters..
And, I have asked those who claim the hitches have a high failure rate to provide the reader/owner with an engineering failure analysis-what was the root cause from an engineering perspective. Crickets.
So, there is much more to the Andersen “failures” and Lippert frame issue.
I need to ask, is Lippert practicing a little market protection for one of their products in their “banning” the use of the Andersen?