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Too Much Chucking on Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System


I have a 2021 kz 311 th10 pull it with 2012 f250 using the anderson ultimate trailer has a lipert pin box would like very much to reduce chucking and improve ride its a short bed truck but its just right as far as turning no clearance issues at all


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The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter, # AM3200 is a great hitch for specific purposes, primarily for lighter weight rigs and utility/work trailers. While yes it can be used to haul larger toy haulers such as yours, you are doing so now, it will not provide the smoother ride quality of other hitches that have features built into them to address the annoying chucking that comes from hauling 5th wheel units. Changing the pin box to an air ride type will help some however, there is no movement or shock absorption integrated into the Andersen hitch.

I recommend you upgrade your hitch. The best on the market, my suggestion, is the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider, # BWRVK3400-5W and the Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, # BWGNRK1111-5W. This is a hitch that's built in the USA of materials sourced in the US. It is a rail-free design that allows for full access to truck bed when hitch is removed. It has 1" Thick dual jaws providing 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact with less rattle and more security than slide-bar jaws. This currently has a 4.9 star rating from over 1,500 reviews.

An additional item to consider, if you have the Lippert 1621 pin box, is the Trailair Air Ride 5th Wheel Pin Box - Lippert 1621 & 1621HD - 21,000 lbs. # LC158778.

Please note the linked product review and installation videos attached and let me know of any follow-up questions you have. We have what you need, let's discover what that best fit is.

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