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Old 07-05-2019, 06:34 PM   #1
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5th wheel hitch for bumpy roads

How may I soften the 3 axis sudden loads on the gooseneck when driving on bumpy roads ? Trailer saver or Rota-Flex only soften the ride on the Z axis.
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:37 PM   #2
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I'm using the Andersen Ultimate for my Escape 5.0TA that works well wherever I have towed it. There is almost no play in hitch whatsoever, and will pivot in any direction.
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:20 PM   #3
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What are you pulling and what is your current set up? You mention 5th wheel and gooseneck.

I’ve got a scamp 19 which is a bit of neither. We replaced the 2” standard hitch with a 2 5/8” bulldog. We are using the Reese’s fifth week frame in the back of the truck with a custom plate for the ball. It’s a pretty simple setup and easy to move in and out with the standard rails.

We had miles of bumpy roads on a recent trip to Yellowstone and never even thought about the hitch. Maybe I was just too busy praying for my tires. What sort of trouble are you having?
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:51 PM   #4
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I'm using the Andersen Ultimate for my Escape 5.0TA that works well wherever I have towed it. There is almost no play in hitch whatsoever, and will pivot in any direction.
Cliff, we're also using the Andersen Ultimate Hitch for our Bigfoot and it's been great. Zero play in any condition and is very very quiet. We agree that the Ultimate hitch is really great and enables me to retain my gooseneck configuration for pulling a stock trailer as well. Quick and easy to change and I love it!
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Old 07-07-2019, 03:28 PM   #5
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with a 2 5/8” bulldog. We are using the Reese’s fifth week frame in the back
2 5/16”

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Old 07-09-2019, 11:25 AM   #6
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Like Bill & Laura, we're pulling our '89 Bigfoot 5er with the rail mount Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Hitch. We use the rails that the truck's previous owner had installed. Have to say -- it's a DREAM! We used to kind of dread hooking up but now, it's so easy plus it pulls really smoothly and doesn't clank around or make much noise at all. And did I mention that it's easy to move around, in, and out of the truck bed? We were completely new to 5th wheels when we got our Bigfoot and came across the Anderson by mistake. We're so glad we did!
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