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cummins2014

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Lantley wrote:

This whole thread is a classic case of you don't know what you don't know.
The Trailersaver selling point is the smooth ride it delivers because it has air bags.
Comparing a non air bag hitch to it is pointless. The Trailersaver does not claim to be light weight or the absolute easiest hitch to remove.
If you want to compare a Trailersaver to another hitch you need to experience the smooth ride it deliveres, If you haven't experienced its main selling feature there is really no comparison.
Like wise if you must have a clean bed above all and that is your priority. The Andersen will be a better choice.
These are 2 very different hitches with very different features. Making a decision between the 2 is quite simple.
If


You are right I don't know what I don't know. What I do know is why would I want the Trailsaver , my 3500 rides rough when empty , air downed rear tires help ,but when hooked up to my fifth wheel it is a smooth ride .

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Bad Brad wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

ford truck guy wrote:

ESDA wrote:

Buyinh first 5th wheel. Weight is around 14,500 with a pin weight of 2,900. Trying to decide between the trailersavor and the Anderson Ultimate. I realize they are completely different style of hitches. I like the trailersavor with the airbags and how sturdy it is (plus I have the hensley arrow so I know the company. The Anderson looks appealing due to the ease of getting in and out, plus it seems to be easier to hook up. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?


Lots of conversation on this site about this exact question...

You will now get possibly 100 different reasons why you should like 1 over the other..

Do yourself a favor and look under the search tab for hitches and read away..
Looking at the 2, with a DRY weight of 14,000, I would NOT chose an Anderson.. From MY understanding, they are great hitches, but better for lighter fifth wheels.. But then again, that is only MY assessment after reading all ( most ) of the posts....

I have NOT had either so I am of no help... BUT , ask me about my B&W Companion ! [emoticon]



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Just an FYI, I've had all 6 tires locked up on my 394 Momentum...well over 18,000 lbs, no problem with my AUH. BTW, fully loaded I'm close to 20,000 and never an issue for over 4 years. Honest and real experience here.


You must have the new and improved model??? This was a "Honest and real experience" for someone also.


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"Like wise if you must have a clean bed above all and that is your priority. The Andersen will be a better choice"


Not sure why the Andersen is a better choice for a clean bed???

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

"Like wise if you must have a clean bed above all and that is your priority. The Andersen will be a better choice"


Not sure why the Andersen is a better choice for a clean bed???


You can get a clean bed with a B&W Turn-over ball and B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch. I have known a lot of folks that use these and are very pleased. The hitch has a good customer satisfaction.

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TXiceman wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"Like wise if you must have a clean bed above all and that is your priority. The Andersen will be a better choice"


Not sure why the Andersen is a better choice for a clean bed???


You can get a clean bed with a B&W Turn-over ball and B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch. I have known a lot of folks that use these and are very pleased. The hitch has a good customer satisfaction.

Ken

I'm not a big Andersen fan, but It's certainly lighter and easier to remove. Does it tow as well as a typical hitch, I don't know but it's easier to remove simply because of the weight factor.
I will add my assumption is that if clean bed is your priority,you have to remove the hitch and reinstall frequently. That could be a false assumption. If you don't need to swap hitch in and out regularly,there are other options.
B&W and the others are not quite as easy to swap out, but if your not swapping regulaly most any hitch can come in and out with some effort.
Comes down to how much effort you are willing to put into taking hitch in and out.

* This post was edited 10/23/22 04:14pm by Lantley *


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Bad Brad wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

ford truck guy wrote:

ESDA wrote:

Buyinh first 5th wheel. Weight is around 14,500 with a pin weight of 2,900. Trying to decide between the trailersavor and the Anderson Ultimate. I realize they are completely different style of hitches. I like the trailersavor with the airbags and how sturdy it is (plus I have the hensley arrow so I know the company. The Anderson looks appealing due to the ease of getting in and out, plus it seems to be easier to hook up. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?


Lots of conversation on this site about this exact question...

You will now get possibly 100 different reasons why you should like 1 over the other..

Do yourself a favor and look under the search tab for hitches and read away..
Looking at the 2, with a DRY weight of 14,000, I would NOT chose an Anderson.. From MY understanding, they are great hitches, but better for lighter fifth wheels.. But then again, that is only MY assessment after reading all ( most ) of the posts....

I have NOT had either so I am of no help... BUT , ask me about my B&W Companion ! [emoticon]



Hard braking took this one out!

[image]



Just an FYI, I've had all 6 tires locked up on my 394 Momentum...well over 18,000 lbs, no problem with my AUH. BTW, fully loaded I'm close to 20,000 and never an issue for over 4 years. Honest and real experience here.


You must have the new and improved model??? This was a "Honest and real experience" for someone also.


Yet this dead horse continues to be beat . No doubt this Andersen hitch failed , we get it . Fact remains again there were improvements made . Is the Andersen still having any problems after the redesign ? If so let’s beat that horse for awhile .

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If you are going to beat that horse, do it in a new thread. This one has run its' course.
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