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Ok wow I was researching the Anderson today and there is numerous, literally many instances of failure. Never heard of such high failure rate. I tow very heavy trailers so no more Anderson consideration for me. Look on Amazon and filter reviews by 1 star for many documented failures. Google for Many more. I will not recommend anymore. A 35lb hitch, was too good to be true
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Ok wow I was researching the Anderson today and there is numerous, literally many instances of failure. Never heard of such high failure rate. I tow very heavy trailers so no more Anderson consideration for me. Look on Amazon and filter reviews by 1 star for many documented failures. Google for Many more. I will not recommend anymore. A 35lb hitch, was too good to be true
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/reviews...r&pageNumber=1


Just looked at their site to see how it works. Not sure I want to go that route even though it is the lightest out there. I like the idea of my 10,000 lb 5th wheel with my boat in tow to be anchored to a real 5th wheel hitch in my bed. There is a reason 5th wheel hitches are connected using 4 points and not just 1 like a gooseneck.

Must say it is an interesting setup but not for me. Thinking of going with a Curt A24. Seems to be best bang for the dollar.


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The Anderson drops into the gooseneck ball right? All trucks with pucks have the ball too I think
I think they offer a couple of options, but I haven't kept up. Mine attaches to a gooseneck ball and works great. I had the original version back in 2013 or so and liked it, but the newer/lighter model is awesome.

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Anderson also makes a gooseneck attachment that attaches to your trailer and then you can use your gooseneck. This is the route i'll be going.
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I have the anderson and like it. Mine is the one that attaches to the GN ball. They also have one that hooks to the rails if you have bed rails.

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Ok wow I was researching the Anderson today and there is numerous, literally many instances of failure. Never heard of such high failure rate. I tow very heavy trailers so no more Anderson consideration for me. Look on Amazon and filter reviews by 1 star for many documented failures. Google for Many more. I will not recommend anymore. A 35lb hitch, was too good to be true
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/reviews...r&pageNumber=1
Ya I’ve heard more bad than good with those things which is why I didn’t go that route when we picked up our 5er, for the let’s call it 20 times a year I take my set up in and out of my truck it’s worth it to have a beefier set up, one I know won’t buckle under a load. Especially at the weight your pulling @jetjock15 that would be some crazy stress on aluminum I wouldn’t be comfortable hauling with it.


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I do want an easier to manage setup, Assuming one exists. My Reese is like 300 lbs. I keep considering gooseneck but I have towed gooseneck trailers about 5 times, with three different trucks and trailer combos and they all “bucked” fierce in a way a fifth wheel never does. I always am hesitant because every mainstream RV is made fifth wheel, not gooseneck and every semi used a fifth wheel connection not gooseneck so that tells me something.

I’ve heard bad things about the stress load of adapters so I’d go with a pin box replace and the Geny cushioned coupler. Still considering

The geny, in hopes eliminate buck
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Other option is something like a reese goosebox if you use your bed frequently. I just swapped from an anderson to the goosebox and it rides great with the airbag and shocks that are built into the goosebox, and it is approved by lippert for use on their frames (because lippert owns reese). All other gooseneck conversions could potentially void the rv frame warranty.
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https://www.reesehitches.com/product...BoCn5wQAvD_BwE

They’re pretty proud of them.

This is the route I was looking at going.

https://www.etrailer.com/Gooseneck-a...l/CAB-C5G.html


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