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Old 09-29-2017, 11:40 AM   #41
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Was told to use a dry graphite like lube plate by pullright.
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:58 PM   #42
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After damage to truck and trailer, Anderson said they'd make it right...Just st silence... they have not even tried..
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:46 PM   #43
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I've said it before and I'll say it again:
When pulling 16K to 20K Rigs, it just bothers me to talk about using the lightest hitch you can.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
X 5 on that. If weight back there is a concern, dump the tailgate for a 5er gate. No concern of weight here but love my Husky 5er gate anyway.
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:22 PM   #44
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Hughes flew the Spruce Goose for one mile at 70 feet above the water. Landed it and got out and said this thing is a death trap.
At least that is how it was reported.
According to Google it never flew again.
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:10 PM   #45
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Hughes flew the Spruce Goose for one mile at 70 feet above the water. Landed it and got out and said this thing is a death trap.
At least that is how it was reported.
According to Google it never flew again.
I don't think Hugh's made death traps.. lots of Andersen light hitches on the road. Never heard of hitch failure. Matter of fact, now pullrite makes a light weight hitch..
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:43 AM   #46
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Part true, he made one and never flew it again. There have been problems (granted not many) with the Anderson hitch. I go back to my original statement millions of trucks all arround the world along with fivers have been using the standard hitch for for many, many years. It is used because of the large area of contact between the hitch and the pin box. My personal preference is to stay with the tried and true system. That's just me you guys do as you want.
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Old 10-03-2017, 01:09 PM   #47
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Part true, he made one and never flew it again. There have been problems (granted not many) with the Anderson hitch. I go back to my original statement millions of trucks all arround the world along with fivers have been using the standard hitch for for many, many years. It is used because of the large area of contact between the hitch and the pin box. My personal preference is to stay with the tried and true system. That's just me you guys do as you want.

X 2. Wondering why the semis don't use an Anderson type hitch if they are so great.
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Old 10-03-2017, 01:15 PM   #48
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Don't think there is a question about the standard hitch being the way to go unless you need to routinely remove the hitch to use your bed for something else. I hated giving up my bed for the hitch but have decided it is the way to go - others may require a hitchless bed fairly often.
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Old 10-03-2017, 02:01 PM   #49
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Because they don't have to remove the hitch? Idk... everyone thinks differently. Not right, or wrong...
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dfb,

If you go back to the thread starter from kozzy he asked about the 50 lb hitch as something easy to get in and out of his truck.
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:43 PM   #51
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If you go back to the thread starter from kozzy he asked about the 50 lb hitch as something easy to get in and out of his truck.
Real easy!
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:49 AM   #52
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Bought longbed truck. Put a steel Anderson ISR in. DARN THING CLUNKS SO BAD ON THE REESE FRAME! Slow down, BANG, SPEED UP, BANG!,,,,
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:42 AM   #53
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Anderson ultimate hitch, aluminum, is an excellent hitch have over 4000 miles using it with my 3820FK with no problems. Love that I can see the ball when hooking up, and it will work with a short bed. watch the video of Andersen testing it.
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:50 AM   #54
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Anderson ultimate hitch, aluminum, is an excellent hitch have over 4000 miles using it with my 3820FK with no problems. Love that I can see the ball when hooking up, and it will work with a short bed. watch the video of Andersen testing it.
This was towing in the Ozarks, trip to Gatlinburg TN, and trip to Colorado.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:54 AM   #55
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My 2015 ram and 2015 Montana hit while backing at a sharp angle with the Anderson. So, be careful with a shortbed... only real safety measure is with a slider hitch...
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:21 PM   #56
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We installed a Curt hitch with the slider and have been very happy with it.
I like the clam jaws for securing the hitch pin.
You are absolutely assured it is secure when the keeper pin is inserted.

I also installed a hoist and travel beam in my pole barn for removal. The hitch is way to heavy for me to remove by my self. The hoist and beam make the job easy and safe!!!!
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:56 PM   #57
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Still like our pullright superlite 20k. No need for a hoist, and so far it pulls great.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:42 PM   #58
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Don't know if you ever got the answer you were looking for. I sold my HiJacker slider this past summer and bought the Pullrite Superlite. Installed it and became worried. Met a pullrite tech at an RV show in Tacoma, WA in October. He allied my fears about lack of saftey chains and other fears. Settled my wife down also. Pulled our 2011 Montana 3625 down to AZ and loved it. Easy to hook up and unhook. Lifts out easy, but had to reinstall it as I'm headed north go get a new 3790RD next week. Love the hitch. Two minutes to hook up this morning.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:26 PM   #59
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I was looking to see if with a short bed pickup there was clearance, but looks like dfb said he made contact. I have a 2016 ram, so similar trucks. For now, im prob going to stay with my pull rite auto slide. I love it, but it is a PITA to get in ands out, and I have to take it out often. I love the idea of the light hitch, and I do believe they are fine to use, but over the years I have hit the cab of my truck twice, once on a new truck with only 200 miles on it. I have a portable shop crane that gets my hitch in and out fairly easy....but I will always keep an eye out for a lighter solution. Wanted to comment on one of the other posts I read about "why the big rigs don't use a light weight Anderson hitch" quite simply, because they don't have to, no reason for it, since those trucks are used for long hauling of big trailers. I believe the light weight hitches were designed and came about just for us, rvers that were looking for a solution to get the bed of their trucks back easily, since the market is there. No market for that style hitch with big tractor trailers... Its everyone's right to stick with the tried and true, hell im always skeptical of new technology, sometimes it pays off....30 years ago, we didn't have slides, now we have 4-5 of them as the norm!
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:21 PM   #60
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well, here's my two cents - lots of good input. I use a B&W Companion with Dodge puck mount, heaver than a bear. I unlatch the pucks, use a long bar and put a length of plywood under each side and then put a couple of 1" pvc pipes under each piece of plywood. I made a stand out of 2x8 wood. Using 6 total pieces of pvc pipe, I can roll this bear out of the truck and back in with no more than 20lbs of force
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