Received my hitch on time as Andersen said. Finally put it in. Pulled my 5th wheel today. Works as good or not better than Andersen claims. This is a super hitch. The only recommendation I could make to Andersen is the tool you will need. They do not show this on their video. Being a rancher, I already had most of the tools, but if you want to put it in when it arrives you will need the following. a 1/4 inch Allen wrench that can be torqued to 40 lbs. a 5/16th socket, and a 5/16 socket for self-tapping screws. I use to have a Reese hitch with rails that I could go from a goose neck and removing that go to a 5th wheel. Now I do not have to do this. You will have to have a goose neck ball in the bed. I have a long bed and I am extremely... Read More
After spending a couple of weeks researching 5th wheel set ups, from manual sliders to auto sliders to air bag units, and noting their restrictions of use in certain applications with short box pickups, the Andersen Aluminum Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection became a clear favorite. The ease of installation "takes about a minute to install or remove" and weighs approximately 35 lbs., so can be stored in the trailer storage compartment. Another selling factor is the ease and range (angles) of hookup to the trailer are infinite. You do not have to be within 10 degrees and level like some of the other hitches. I highly recommend this product, for ease of use, ease of installation and removal for storage, just a well built and well engineered... Read More
Looks like it will work very nice, have not got a chance to tow with it do to winter weather. I upgraded truck to a dually long bed and I sure like the weight and size of the Andersen hitch much better than the autoslider in my short bed.
Best price I could find after searching all over the 'net and they shipped fast and sales tax free to Texas. Actually the Andersen Aluminum Ultimate fifth wheel hitch was drop shipped direct from Andersen via UPS Ground. It arrived fast in perfect condition.
Installation was a simple 20 minute job. The Ultimates design is elegant and this new all Aluminum version only weighs 32 pounds. Compared to the B&W companion slider I originally thought I needed, this saves me over 150 pounds of payload on my GMC 2500HD.
Even though this solution was over a housand dollars cheaper, money was not an issue for me, I want the best tow experience and wow, those Andersen brothers hit the mark perfect.
When Im home from a tow, it takes 5 mins... Read More