Real-World Tough: Andersen Hitches’ Dedication to Excellence

At Andersen Hitches, we’re all about real-world performance. We know that when you’re on the road, you need equipment that’s as tough as you are. That’s why we’ve embraced the SAE-J2638 standard for testing our Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection Gen 3. It’s not just about meeting the standard; it’s about setting a new one.

The Basics of SAE-J2638 Testing

When we say our hitches are tested, we mean they’ve been put through the wringer. The SAE-J2638 standard isn’t a walk in the park. It’s a series of rigorous tests that simulate the toughest conditions you’ll face on the road. Here’s what it involves:

  • Dynamic Load Testing: Imagine your hitch enduring the equivalent of a lifetime of towing in a matter of days. We’re talking about 300,000 cycles of pushing, pulling, and twisting in every direction—vertically, horizontally, and longitudinally. That’s 900,000 cycles in total, ensuring our hitches can handle the long haul.
  • Static Load Testing: We don’t just test for movement. Our hitches also face static load tests that apply force in six different directions. This means whether you’re going uphill, downhill, or taking sharp turns, your hitch stays strong.
  • Exceeding Expectations: The weights we use for testing? They go beyond what you’d normally tow. Why? Because we believe in building a safety margin that gives you peace of mind.

Built for the Journey Ahead

We’re not just about passing tests; we’re about surpassing them. Our commitment to quality means we’re constantly looking at how we can improve and innovate. With Andersen Hitches, you’re not just buying a product; you’re investing in a promise—a promise of safety, reliability, and strength, no matter where your adventures take you.