Andersen Hitches

YVTS now sells Andersen Hitches

The Original Rapid Hitch is the revolutionary aluminum adjustable ball mount that has taken the hitch world by storm. It’s called ‘Rapid Hitch” for a reason! No ball mount is more versatile or easier to use than the Rapid Hitch. Its adjustability allows you to tow easily and safely by keeping your trailer parallel to the ground, maintaining a more stable towing experience.

The rack of every Rapid Hitch is made of an aluminum super alloy that will NEVER RUST!* The aluminum looks great by itself, so there is no need for paint or chrome that can chip and peel. To keep the shine, you simply need to polish the hitch from time to time and you will have a high gloss surface that looks brand new.

Another benefit to this aluminum super alloy is that it is light and surprisingly strong. It only weighs 15 lbs. with the greaseless ball option making it easy to handle and adjust. It is V5 certified with a strength rating of 10,000 lbs. and 1,500 tongue weight with the 2-5/16″ steel ball. The Rapid Hitch is built for the long haul…the real world where ease of use and strength really count.

The Rapid Hitch is available in three drop sizes – the 4″ drop/rise, the 6″ drop/rise, and a full 10″ drop. The 10″ drop is recommended for lifted vehicles and has adjustment options from approximately 4″ of drop to the full 10″ drop. The standard 6″ drop/rise is designed to fit all factory standard pick-up trucks. However, we have discovered that in some instances the standard Rapid Hitch might drag on the ground in a dip, so we have added the SUV Rapid Hitch to help eliminate this situation. The shorter SUV Rapid Hitch works best with most light trucks, ½ ton trucks, and SUVs. A quick and easy way to judge what size drop you need is to measure from the ground up to the inside top of your 2″ receiver tube. If the measurement is 20″ or less – the 4″ drop is for you. If the measurement is between 20″ and 24″ you need the 6″ drop. If you measure more than 24″ you will need the 10″ drop. The tongue heights of your trailers and the suspension on your truck play a part, but in most cases these measurements will give you what you need. If you are unsure, please take your truck to your local dealer for advice.

The Rapid Hitch multi-ball system is the perfect hitch for anyone who tows multiple trailers. You can flip the double ball over, change the drop to a rise, or adjust the height of the drop all by simply removing the hitch pin and putting it back in place. With the easy height adjustment you can make sure you are keeping your trailer level. With the 2″ and 2 5/16″ ball combo, you cover most trailers on the road today. We also have a combination ball that includes the 1 7/8″ and 2″ ball. Each of the 3 common ball sizes (1-7/8″, 2″ & 2-5/16″) are available individually if desired.

When only the best will do…you need the Rapid Hitch. The easiest to use and most versatile ball mount system available today.

All Rapid Hitch sizes have a 10,000 lb. GTWR and 1,500 lb. tongue weight – limited by ball capacity.

  • Standard double ball features 2″ & 2-5/16″ balls.
  • 3 Models available: the SUV 4″ drop/rise, the 6″ drop/rise, and the 10″ drop.
  • The standard Rapid Hitch has 11″ over-all vertical adjustment on a 6″ rise or drop.
  • All Rapid Hitch sizes adjust in 1″ increments.
  • Fully tested and cerified by an independent lab.
  • Fits a 2″ standard receiver hitch. Sleeve required for 2-1/2″ receivers (part #3800)
  • Many optional balls available including:
    • 1-7/8″ x 2″ combo
    • 1-7/8″ single ball
    • 2″ single ball
    • 2 5/16″ single ball
  • All ball sizes are available in zinc plated steel or greaseless aluminum.
  • Light Weight…yet extremely strong.
  • Anti-theft keyed locking pins available.

The Original Rapid Hitch id a “low maintenance” product, not a “no maintenance” product. Although aluminum wil not corrode like steel, road grime and salt is not your friend. Wash your Rapid HItch just as you would your tow vehicle. Be sure to remove it from your receiver and wash it there too. If you have a lock pin, make sure to cycle it occasionally to ensure proper and smooth function. Wash and dry locks occasionally. It is easiest to maintain the appearance of the Rapid Hitch through regular care, but if you wish to restore that “out of the box shine,” simply buff it with your favorite aluminum polish and it will gleam like new.

Click our “Locate a Dealer” and search for a retailer in your area and ask them for the Original Rapid Hitch.

Insist on the Original aluminum adjustable ball mount–don’t settle for a copycat!

*Each Greaseless Rapid Hitch model features 100% aluminum alloy combo balls, while the non-Greaseless models ship with plated steel combo balls.

Andersen Hitches is proud to introduce the future of 5th wheel hitches. The Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection is the lightest and most affordable way to connect your 5th wheel trailer to your tow vehicle. There are 2 versions available—the Rail Mount that can be used with industry standard rails* in both long bed or short bed trucks, and the Gooseneck Mount that can be used with all gooseneck hitch balls. Strong, robust and simple, both designs give you an incredibly smooth and quiet ride unrivaled in any other 5th wheel hitch on the market today. Weighing in at only 40 lbs (Rail Mount) and 70 lbs (Gooseneck Mount) it takes just one person 1—3 minutes to install or remove either unit. The Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection gives you freedom from the heavy burden and hassle of a standard 5th wheel hitch.

The ball of the Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection rides inside a greaseless coupler -so no more dirty hands and no more mess! Because the coupler rides on a ball it has more swivel in every direction of any 5th wheel hitch available. This also gives you the ability to couple or uncouple your trailer on uneven terrain. By providing a remote cable attached to the coupler we have eliminated the need to climb into the back of your truck to disconnect the hitch from your 5th wheel trailer. With nearly 3″ of adjustable height, the Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection is setting a new bar in the industry.

 

*NOTE: Does not require any special parts or adapters.

Transform your 5th wheel trailer with our Ranch Hitch Adapter and use any standard gooseneck hitch in the bed of your truck.

  • Fits standard 2 5/16″ gooseneck ball hitch.
  • 24,000 lb. trailer GVWR and 6,000 lb. tongue weight.
  • 3″ vertical adjustment from 11-3/4″ to 14-3/4″.
  • Kit includes all hardware for attachment to 5th wheel trailer.
  • Easy installation, even an inexperienced do-it-yourselfer can install it in less than an hour.
  • Fitted with Andersen’s remote release cable assembly (No need to climb in and out of the truck bed to lock coupler)
  • Fitted with Andersen’s bell shapped coupler allowing for hookup even when up to 3″ off center.
  • Only adapter meeting V19 standards.

 

Note: We do not recommend using the Ranch Hitch adapter (3100 or 3139) on a cushioned or moveable pin box, only on static pin box applications.

For short bed trucks use part #3139

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