Andersen No-Sway Anti-Bounce

Weight Distribution Hitch

A new kind of quick attach WDH that makes towing Safer

RV folks have embraced weight distributing hitches for their travel trailers for decades. A necessity for bumper pull trailers, I'm working in the horse industry to get more folks using weight distributing on bumper pull horse trailers. A good WDH will distribute the trailer tongue weight to all the axles of the truck and trailer. This helps manage trailer weight, braking and sway. This new Andersen Anti-Sway Anti-Bounce weight distribution system can be unhooked in 2 minutes. Yes that's a big improvement over what's on the market today with trunion bars, spring arms with chains, and the dangerous levers popping the chains on the trailer tongue brackets.

Now imagine no more squeaking, popping and bouncing weight distributing. Andersen has created a whole new system for weight distributing and trailer sway control. Order page...

Made all heavy duty, with thick steel plates on the trailer tongue brackets, a thick ball shank (2 1/4 in down to 2 in) that's rated for 14,000 lb trailers with 2 5/16 in. ball. Basically one size fits all with two choices of shank drops. Instead of sliding sway bars, spring arm cams or gripping spring arm brackets, Andersen forces the trailer coupler forward pushing the rear weight towards the front to achieve weight distribution. The ball shaft goes all the way through the hitch head. Cone shaped socket in the hitch head has brake lining in it. The ball moves with the trailer creating friction sway control in the brake lining. Urethane springs on the end of the chains take the bounce and squeak out of the weight distributing hitch.

Sway control is from the friction of a brake liner inside the ball socket in the ball shank.

Brake lining sleeve in the ball socket cone in the hitch head, provides the sway friction for the ball. The ball turns with the trailer coupler.  No need to grease the ball because it rotates with the trailer while turning. Pressure on the ball into the socket with the brake lining is applied by tongue weight, creating self-adjusting sway control. So it's a pulling action on the ball shank that moves the trailer tongue weight forward instead of a lifting action on the spring arms as with most WDH's. The more weight that's applied to the ball, the more wedging the ball down into the brake lining for sway control.

Quick detach of the WDH by loosening chains, and using the trailer jack to take pressure off the ball. Then unpin the chain spreader (triangle plate) from bottom of the ball shaft sticking out the bottom of the hitch head.  Basically leaving the WDH on the trailer. Attaching is even easier and fast. Order page...

Top of ball shaft is 2 in 1/4 in. taper to the bottom of ball shaft is 2 in. at bottom of shaft after the taper. 2 5/16 ball is rated for 14,000 lb trailer, 2 in. ball rated for a 10,000 lb trailer.

Most high rated 2 5/16 in. balls have a 1 1/4 in. shaft on the bottom of ball.  Andersen ball shaft is 3/4 inch larger.

Comes in a small box Hitch head, shank and ball.  Locking nuts on adjustable drawbar for dual purpose hitch Chain spreader (triangle plate) attaches to bottom of ball shank (sway control tension plate) Chains attach to chain spreader (triangle plate)

Trailer tongue brackets are 5/8 in. thick Fits 5 and 6 in. trailer V-tongue frames also available in 3 and 4 inch Chain bolt goes through outside frame bracket High-density urethane spring

The urethane spring takes the bounce out of the Andersen WDH Andersen comes with it's own deep impact socket... ... to tighten the chains. Tightening the chains increased weight distributing and sway control

Andersen No-Sway WDH Field Test

Sport camera on F150 and Q56 filming (below) forced sway with the Titan dump trailer showing the Andersen WDH stopping sway and controlling the trailer.

 In our field test, we forced the trailer to sway by swerving the trucks. Created sway would return to center immediately with excellent sway control, used on F150 with leaf springs and Infinity G56 SUV with air bag auto leveling. We used a trailer that was top heavy to see if Andersen would control sway from two directions. Two large rectangle hay bales on top of each other on a single axle Titan dump trailer. We chose a single axle trailer that can sway more and bounce more.  To create sway you need to be rear heavy or top heavy. We chose top heavy so if we did go up on one wheel, the top bale would just fall off the side of the trailer and not cause the test dummy to crash. Order page...

 

 

 

Andersen WDH becomes an adjustable drawbar Collar holds ball in place for drawbar when not using chains 2 1/4 inch ball shaft tapers a 1/4 inch... ....to 2 inch at the bottom of the ball shaft

2 inch ball, 10k, 2 5/16 inch ball 14k

Trailer brackets are 5/8 in thick

Solid shank is how the good ones are made No grease needed on the ball, ball turns with the trailer coupler inside the brake lining

Dual purpose hitch, comes with a collar to use drawbar without chain spreader as an adjustable hitch too. No spring arms, greaseless ball, no squeaks, no bounce and a Lifetime Warranty, what else do you need?

 

 

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 Andersen Hitches "No Sway" Weight Distribution Hitch

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