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Old 01-08-2016, 06:52 PM   #1
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Is the Anderson hitch good enough for a Rockwood 8311ws.

I have purchased a 2016 Rockwood 8311ws, The dealer through in a Anderson hitch to close the deal for us. I've read a lot of reviews and most of them are positive but this trailer weighs about 7700 lbs dry and is about 35ft long, A lot of the reviews comment about this hitch working good on a lighter weight travel trailer but I'm hoping this set up will work being they included it with The travel trailer. I will be bringing the trailer home in a few days, I guess I will be finding out soon.

My TV Will be a 2015 Chevy 2500HD crew cab 6 1/2 foot box with the Duramax engine.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:24 PM   #2
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Your TV sounds right. My first reaction is that you will be OK.

I cannot speak to the Anderson but use the "Search" feature at the top of the web page. Everything under the sun has been looked at and commented on, here on the forums.

Until you know more about it's operation in your circumstances, It may be hard to take away from what you read, regarding performance/issues. It may just sound like folks singing about or trashing a product. Keep reading and you will find posts that speak to you.

After a few trips you will have an Aha moment about a post that you did not understand.

This was my experience... Hope yours is great.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:32 PM   #3
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I would think with a 2500 you might be ok. It is depending on ACTUAL tongue weight and if you don't need weight distribution. I am guessing you will be at or over 1000 lbs. TW. Might want to keep options open just in case. My actual TW is 1100 lbs. though brochures list it at 883 lbs.
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Hensley Mfg., Inc. - Trailer Sway Eliminated...Guaranteed
Trailer Sway Control Hitch Guaranteed to Eliminate Trailer Sway - ProPride 3P

Two of the safest hitches on the market. More money but the safest by far none. food for thought . You have a lot of truck and a lot of trailer.
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses guys,that was one of my thoughts when the dealer showed me this hitch. I just couldn't see it giving much weight transfer but maybe it will work good.
I used one of the tow calculators from this form and entered as much information about the trailer and truck that I could, looks like I might be ok but not by much.
As I look back on some of the loads I pulled I have really overloaded some of my trucks before according to that calculator. I was a lot younger and dumber them plus didn't have a family.
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Hensley Mfg., Inc. - Trailer Sway Eliminated...Guaranteed
Trailer Sway Control Hitch Guaranteed to Eliminate Trailer Sway - ProPride 3P

Two of the safest hitches on the market. More money but the safest by far none. food for thought . You have a lot of truck and a lot of trailer.
WOW went there did ya! OK, you are right, they do make for a great drive. I really like mine.
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WOW went there did ya! OK, you are right, they do make for a great drive. I really like mine.
I really like mine too !! Worth every penny in the wind !!
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http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...tch-96984.html

Here is one for sale used for 800.00 . Great deal !!
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Give the included hitch a shot. No need to spend money on a different hitch at this point. You will probably like it.


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It is a undermount style it won't fit on 8311 without different brackets. The brackets are like $170 shipped.
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