The Andersen Weight Distribution Hitches are available in many configurations. See the measuring guide to size your hitch, or feel free to email me. There are Casita specific versions with special raised clearance brackets and chain extensions included to fit.
- Pick your vehicle’s receiver diameter (most are 2″ except heavy duty trucks)
- Pick your hitch ball size (all Casitas are 2″)
- Pick your height range (see measuring guide to determine.
Sales Tax only applies to customers ordering from Virginia.
Hitches are drop shipped directly from Andersen to you via UPS.
Please note our return policy (click HERE)
How’s it work?
A weight distribution hitch uses leverage on the hitch through tensioned chains or spring bars to “distribute” more weight to the front axle of the tow vehicle. This reduces sag and gives the front tires of the tow vehicle more traction.
What makes Andersen different?
Anti-sway is friction to dampen and reduce sway induced by outside forces such as wind gusts or passing trucks. Andersen hitches have built in anti-sway. Other hitches need an anti-sway bar added to the system. The hitch ball is physically attached to the lower wing plate and chains. As the trailer turns, the ball pivots with it and it’s sitting in a cone of friction material similar to a brake pad. The more weight on the hitch, the more anti-sway friction.
Chains vs. Spring Bars:
Chains are compact and light weight. Tension is applied easily by a few turns of a socket wrench to tighten the tension nuts. Spring bars are heavy and require a lot of force with a lever to engage.
The Andersen’s chains apply tension along the Casita’s frame, pulling forward on the bolted in brackets. Traditional spring bar set ups pull directly down on their frame brackets. In that location, the Casitas frame is weak and some owners have bent or cracked frames from tension bars.
Unlike other hitches or sway bars, the Andersen can be left attached when you need to back up.
Do all vehicles need one?
If your tow vehicle is a full size or heavy duty truck, then it’s not really needed. However the typical Casita tow vehicle is lighter duty with a tow rating from 3500-7000 pounds and an Andersen can greatly improve the towing experience.
Andersen’s are such a great match for Casitas that the factory offers them as an option.