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    Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Hitch

    Will using this hitch void the manufacturers frame warranty?
    Chris & Kelly-- Tulsa
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    Re: Anderson Ultimate Fifth Wheel Hitch

    Let me research this with our Engineering department and Lippert, and get back to you next week. Just a couple of questions - where you thinking of the rail mount or gooseneck version? Also, which of our products do you own or are you interested in (please let me know the brand and floor plan)?

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    Re: Anderson Ultimate Fifth Wheel Hitch

    at this time we do not own one, but are planning to buy a Reflection 337 in the spring 2014. The gooseneck version is what I was considering.

    Thanks, Chris
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    Re: Anderson Ultimate Fifth Wheel Hitch

    Hi Chris (@tfdcc),

    Thanks for the reply! The Reese Goose BoxTM is the only gooseneck coupler approved by Lippert Components. I'll get back to you next week to let you know if it can be used on the Reflection 337. In the meantime, here's a link to Lippert's website: http://www.lci1.com/goose-box.

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    Re: Anderson Ultimate Fifth Wheel Hitch

    Hi Chris (@tfdcc),

    Lippert confirmed the Reese Goose BoxTM is the only gooseneck coupler they endorse, and that any other will void the frame warranty.

    If the Andersen Hitch Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection–gooseneck version can be adjusted to the height of the Reese Goose BoxTM then it appears it can be used; HOWEVER, either you or your dealer will need to confirm the measurements of your towing configuration with both Lippert and Anderson Hitch to be positive.

    I do need to add that this modification, the aftermarket parts, installation and any potential damage caused by the modification is not covered by either of our limited product warranties. Please contact your dealer or our Warranty Dept. (our phone number in my signature, below) if you have further questions.

    Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year!
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    Has Grand Design or LCI looked further into this. What do I need to do to see that I don't mess up my warranty? I will be pulling a 380 with a Ram Dually. I will set up the hitch to level the trailer.
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    Spoke with JD this week and he stated that the Andersen Hitch was okayed for the Grand Design trailers. I purchased one from a local Camper City and mounted it. It was just as easy as they promised. I did discover that my hitch was shorter than they advertise. I contacted the Factory and they informed me that my hitch was an older model. They are sending me a new one to replace to one I am using. I did use the older model and it works great. (My problem is the need for a taller hitch than the "old model".) I look froward to the new ones arrivial.

    I also received a call from Ray Andersen himself and he was great to work with. They customer support puts them high on my "recommend" list.
    KZ and Terry Kleinheitz, Mississippi Gulf Coast
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    2014 Ram 3500, Crew Cab, Laramie, Cummins, Auto, 4X4, Long Bed, DRW, Andersen Hitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by KZ View Post
    Spoke with JD this week and he stated that the Andersen Hitch was okayed for the Grand Design trailers. I purchased one from a local Camper City and mounted it. It was just as easy as they promised. I did discover that my hitch was shorter than they advertise. I contacted the Factory and they informed me that my hitch was an older model. They are sending me a new one to replace to one I am using. I did use the older model and it works great. (My problem is the need for a taller hitch than the "old model".) I look froward to the new ones arrivial.

    I also received a call from Ray Andersen himself and he was great to work with. They customer support puts them high on my "recommend" list.
    Hi KZ and Terry (@KZ),

    Please allow me time to check this out for you, as LCI has not changed their position on this subject and continues to endorse only the Reese Goose Box as an approved application.

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    Hi KZ and Terry (@KZ),

    Please allow me time to check this out for you, as LCI has not changed their position on this subject and continues to endorse only the Reese Goose Box as an approved application.

    Best regards,
    ~ Janice
    The Andersen is NOT a gooseneck. It does not create the stress that a gooseneck adapter does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDRV Customer Service View Post
    Hi KZ and Terry (@KZ),

    Please allow me time to check this out for you, as LCI has not changed their position on this subject and continues to endorse only the Reese Goose Box as an approved application.

    Best regards,
    ~ Janice
    Hi KZ and Terry (@KZ),

    This is to follow up on my prior post... The Andersen "Ultimate" fifth wheel hitch is now approved by Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI).

    Best regards,
    ~ Janice

    **Updated 04/17/15 - Forum member @dirtclod advised that Lippert has changed their policy regarding the Andersen "Ultimate" fifth wheel hitch via this thread: http://www.mygrandrv.com/for...eel-Connection. If you have any questions regarding the Anderson "Ultimate" fifth wheel hitch, we respectfully ask you to contact Lippert Customer Service at (574) 537-8900 or email [email protected] to discuss. ~ Janice
    Last edited by GDRV Service; 04-17-2015 at 08:14 AM.
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