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Re: The Towing thread

I wanted it in one of the blank buttons as well, but unfortunately the TowPro remote control is too large to fit. I opted for next to the headlight control, as my interior designer rejected the position next to the cupholders
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Re: The Towing thread

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Also getting to the headlight switch is more difficult. It seems to be a decent tow system too, just remember its not set to automatic mode by default.
Yes after install that's the case but to quote from the manual "Everytime the vehicle is turned on, the Tow-Pro will start up in the mode that was last selected, providing the black wire has remained connected to power/battery positive." On my last trip I set it up with the ideal braking level on Automatic Mode before leaving home and didn't need to touch it again the whole trip. When rehitching the van I'd just double check the blue light was on (Auto mode).

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Re: The Towing thread

Hi al, I will be taking delivery of a New Age 19ES2 next month which will be over the weight limit of the Jeep to handle without a weight distribution hitch.
I am interested in a Anderson WHD but have noticed they don't get a mention (that I have seen) on this forum, only H.R. I have a relative with an Anderson on a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 and he is very happy with it, towing a 24ft Van. Doesn't the Jeep and the Anderson make a good combination, or is it that the H.R has been in the game a long time and people are satisfied with their results?
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Re: The Towing thread

I think people are satisfied with the HR hitch. Nothing more than that.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:44 PM
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Re: The Towing thread

What style of coupling will your New Age van have? The Anderson Hitch only works with a conventional 50mm ball coupling.

The only other drawback I recall hearing in connection with the Anderson Hitch is that it can be somewhat fiddly to hook up if the car is at an angle to the caravan. There's been suggestion that the friction ball and Nolathane parts might not have the longevity of the more common systems, but I've not heard more than that speculation.

I probably would have got one, but I wanted to keep my DO35 high articulation coupling. To use an Anderson Hitch I would have needed to change the van over to a Hyland Hitch, which takes a conventional 50mm ball.

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Re: The Towing thread

Steve, the coupling is standard, and yes if you park your van on an angle when it comes hook up time it is not as simple as the H.R (so I have been told). The faster wearing parts would probably not concern me greatly, as I think there are a few of my own body parts that feel like they haven't got a long way to go to their use by date.
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Re: The Towing thread

I'd be giving it a run Graham. They are lighter, have sway control by design, and likely make less noise.

I also like that they are infinitely adjustable. I find that the adjustment of a HR system can be a bit coarse between the chain link positions available.

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What style of coupling will your New Age van have? The Anderson Hitch only works with a conventional 50mm ball coupling.

The only other drawback I recall hearing in connection with the Anderson Hitch is that it can be somewhat fiddly to hook up if the car is at an angle to the caravan. There's been suggestion that the friction ball and Nolathane parts might not have the longevity of the more common systems, but I've not heard more than that speculation.

I probably would have got one, but I wanted to keep my DO35 high articulation coupling. To use an Anderson Hitch I would have needed to change the van over to a Hyland Hitch, which takes a conventional 50mm ball.

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I had a bit of a look at the Anderson hitch recently.
Nice idea, and there is a Youtube on hooking it up on an angle.
Like the HR it is easy to fit with the jockey wheel lifting the drawbar/vehicle a little so there's no tension on it.
Pretty expensive, about $850-ish at the Jayco place where i picked up a van the other week.

IIRC it only works with a fixed 50mm ball. The hyland hitch pivots fore-aft and I'm not sure if they have a solution for that yet.

In the end, I got lucky with a hand-me-down HR wdh 28"(250kg). Works fine but is creaky as hell, so need to get some bees -wax onto it.
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Re: The Towing thread

Oh shit... that's right, you can't actually use the Hyland with it. Well you can, but not for long!

I was wondering what actually stopped me from choosing the Anderson, and it was the fact that no high articulation couplings will work with it.

Apologies for the misinformation...

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Sorry Snukerator, my autocorrect got stuck with the electrical connection's spelling.
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Sorry Snukerator, my autocorrect got stuck with the electrical connection's spelling.
Oops i did it too.

https://www.andersenhitches.com/Cata...ion-hitch.aspx

My boss' of 24years surname is "Anderson", so I'm use to that.

Funny thing, now our company is taken over by German/Danish overlords they always get his name wrong with the Danish spelling "Andersen". pisses him off.
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