Started by Mepat, July 23, 2017, 10:29:11 PM
Quote from: rgb13qbb on July 26, 2017, 04:26:04 PMHere is an alternative way that works well and eliminates having to loosen then reset your tension bushing nuts all the time. Part numbers are per the Anderson owners manual. "Hooking and Un-Hooking the Anderson Hitch Assembly to the Tow Vehicle the Easy Way"When hooking or unhooking the trailer it is Not Necessary to loosen /tighten the red tension bushing (part# 13) nuts (part# 15) once the hitch is set up for a particular trailer. Hooking the Trailer to the Tow Vehicle: • Check the number of threads showing past the tension nuts (part# 15) are same as your "basic" set up and equal on both side. Record your "basic" thread setting here: _________________• With the trailer supported by the tongue jack, align the hitch ball on the Tow Vehicle with the trailer coupler;• Use the trailer tongue jack to lower the trailer coupler onto the hitch ball. Insure the trailer coupler fully engages the hitch ball and close the coupler ball latch.• Use the tongue jack to raise the trailer tongue and rear of the Tow Vehicle. If the coupler and hitch ball are fully engaged and the coupler latched, the trailer tongue and the rear of the Tow Vehicle will both rise. Raise the tongue until the "triangle plate" (part# 10), with the torsion chains (part# 12) attached, will slide easily onto the bottom of the ball shank. Install triangle plate retaining pin and clip pin (part#4). • Connect the safety chains in a "cross over" and connect the trailer break-away brake cable to the Tow Vehicle.• Lower the tongue jack until the weight is on the Tow Vehicle and Anderson Hitch System.• Secure the tongue jack and connect the trailer power cable to the Tow Vehicle. • Do a walk around, making sure the trailer lights all work and trailer stabilizer jacks and door step are all securely stowed. You are ready to go.Unhooking the Trailer from the Tow Vehicle:• Apply Tow Vehicle Emergency Brake and block the trailer tires.• Disconnect the safety chains and trailer power cable.• Deploy the trailer tongue jack and raise the trailer tongue/rear of Tow Vehicle until the there is sufficient slack in the Torsion Chains (Part#¬¬ 12) to allow the triangle plate (Part #10) with the torsion chains attached to drop free of the ball shank when the triangle plate retaining pin (part# 4) is removed.• Remove the clip pin from the triangle plate retaining pin and remove the retaining pin from the bottom of the ball shank. • The triangle plate and torsion chain assembly should slide free of ball shank. A slight sideways twist may be required to aid the release of the plate from the shank. It should never be necessary to pound on the plate to release it from the ball shank! • Stow the triangle plate and torsion chain assembly on or under the trailer tongue in a manner no one will trip on it. • Level the trailer, deploy the stabilizer jacks and door step. Connect the trailer to shore power if available. Enjoy!