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Old 11-22-2015, 04:56 PM   #1
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I have an opportunity to buy one of these, I have a 35ft 3008w towed by a Colorado, I have weighed TV and TT on a weigh bridge. The tow vehicle loses 700 pounds (320kg) off the front wheels when I put the Travel Traveler on the tow ball. Does anyone have experience with the Andersem WDH?
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:07 PM   #2
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Yes don't do it, they really don't transfer weight that well. They are good at controlling sway though.
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A Windjammer 3008W has a GVWR near 9000 lbs (latest model) and a 2015 Chevy Colorado has a max towing of 7000 lbs........might not be a good combination???
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Yes don't do it, they really don't transfer weight that well. They are good at controlling sway though.
Apparently according to Andersens that is only on the lighter TT, mines heavy so they say it will do a great job.
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Not to be weight police, but I think you're overloading your Colorado. I see dry weight on your TT is about 7038 lbs, and cargo is 1512 lbs, making GVWR of about 8550 lbs. Max tow on the old Colorado's appears to be about 6000 lb, and 7000 lb max on the new version (you don't say which you have). I don't know what your payload limit is (look on your door jamb), but if you're taking 700 lbs off the front axle, I'm betting you're over on payload after you add wife/kids/gear.
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Apparently according to Andersens that is only on the lighter TT, mines heavy so they say it will do a great job.
No it won't. You need a lot of truck to have the Andersen work. I was pulling a much smaller Jayco jay flight and the Andersen worked well. But when I got the 34' 8000lb Rockwood the Andersen just didn't cut the mustard.
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Apparently according to Andersens that is only on the lighter TT, mines heavy so they say it will do a great job.
I think you got that backwards.

The Andersen seems to work OK with a lighter travel trailer and a big TV, but it won't distribute enough weight of a heavy tongue weight, which is really needed with a smaller TV.

IMHO, the Colorado is not enough tow vehicle for a 35' conventional travel trailer in a number of areas.
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I think you got that backwards.

The Andersen seems to work OK with a lighter travel trailer and a big TV, but it won't distribute enough weight of a heavy tongue weight, which is really needed with a smaller TV.

IMHO, the Colorado is not enough tow vehicle for a 35' conventional travel trailer in a number of areas.
I also agree the Colorado doesn't have enough wheel base to tow 35' anything regardless of the weight.
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A Windjammer 3008W has a GVWR near 9000 lbs (latest model) and a 2015 Chevy Colorado has a max towing of 7000 lbs........might not be a good combination???
Dry weight of the TT is 7140 and towing capacity of 2015 Colorado is 7700 (3.5t). Combined weight of 13200 pounds.
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Dry weight of the TT is 7140 and towing capacity of 2015 Colorado is 7700 (3.5t). Combined weight of 13200 pounds.
Looking at page 9-62 of your 2015 Owners Manual, it says your towing capacity is 7000 lbs. Cominged wt is 12,000 lbs.

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https://www.chevrolet.com/content/da...ers-manual.pdf


And dry weight doesn't mean squat. Always go with the GVWR.

I wouldn't pull that TT with my Silverado (tow capacity of 7500 lbs).

I can hear your salesman now: "Oh, your Colorado can pull this trailer!"

Lies, lies.
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