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Old 07-08-2019, 04:11 PM   #1
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Trailer Hitch in the Rear

Our rig, 3811MS, came with a trailer hitch in the rear.

Anyone found out the Ratings for this hitch?
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:08 PM   #2
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Trailer hitch

I have read on this forum that it is rated for 300 Lbs.
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:56 PM   #3
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Probably depends if you have real 2" Receiver or the make believe toy 1 1/4" one.
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:29 PM   #4
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It's a real 2" receiver.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:55 PM   #5
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Our rig, 3811MS, came with a trailer hitch in the rear.

Anyone found out the Ratings for this hitch?
My "factory" hitch had a sticker on it showing the max load. It was the small hitch and it said max load 250 lbs.

It's not just the "load" it's the bouncing and rocking caused by whatever you put on the hitch. That is what causes the damage.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:29 AM   #6
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Yeah 300 lbs max.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:18 AM   #7
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Just an idea...we have recently purchased a 2” hitch clamp that stops the movement/play/shaking of what you put into the receiver.
We have installed it but we did not used it yet. Seems really secure. Check it out for yourself...hope this helps!

Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:41 AM   #8
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It’s the trailer frame that’s the problem. It’s built just strong enough to support the trailer body with the trailer body’s help.
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:26 PM   #9
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That hitch is good for a bicycle rack or maybe one of those swing down storage racks to carry a BBQ, etc, but the max weight is about 300 lbs, STATIC. Load it up to 300 lbs and drive west on I-40 thru Arizona at 65 mph and you'll probably rip it from its moorings.
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:25 PM   #10
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My 2011 Monty came with a 1.25" x 1.25" receiver on the back. When I removed it to have it modified to a 2" x 2" receiver, I found a tag out of sight on top of the receiver that said Max 150 lbs. The new 2" x 2" receiver and associated hardware is much more robust that the original but th weak point in the entire design are where the receiver assembly bolts to the Monty frame. Keystone tack welded a flimsy "C" channel to the bottom of the I-beam on each side. I now have a 2" x 2" receiver for my bike rack but I would never use the receiver for anything else. And remember, 40 lbs of dead weight becomes a lot more from the inertia when bouncing down the road.
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:39 PM   #11
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We were considering a swivel wheel trailer to carry out trike. It mounts with a double hitch. Not sure how much would be tongue weight.
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:58 PM   #12
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I have a 2" adapter id like to put on the rear bumper of mine for a bike rack. I looked at the bumper of my unit, where it welds to the frame, and it is fully welded to the frame, not tack welded. I have been told that since it is welded properly, that it will be fine, but I have yet to try it. Any experience? I have a 2016 3950 BR, first year they made them, I believe that they now have a factory receiver in the back for a bike rack, but mine does not, it is a bumper.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:42 PM   #13
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I am planning on taking mine to a hitch shop to have it beefed up so I can haul my side by side.

The 300 pound rating is a waste. I did haul a electric scooter with no issue on a rack.

I figure if the iron is there, it should be useful..
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:17 AM   #14
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I think the real issue is the distance from the tires to the rear bumper is so long you basically have a diving board as you go down the road. What ever is on that hitch needs to be very securely lashed down.
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Old 07-19-2019, 07:03 AM   #15
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Saw a rear bumper yesterday that impressed me.
The guy removed the lightweight square bumper, and welded a real , solid, piece of square pipe back on.
The 2" receiver hitch, and plug, were welded to it.
No way his sxs was gonna ever have any effect to that set up.
I'd say that bumper could withstand a direct rear ending, and come out uneffected.
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:29 AM   #16
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i saw a couple of hitches on etrailer and one of them was 71" and made to fit inside of the I-beam frame and it drops down from there. You remove the factory 1-1/4 hitch and install. Here in northern Minnesota I see tons of 5-er's pulling boats so there is a way to do it.
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:38 AM   #17
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General information:

I copied the following paragraph from the Keystone 2019 generic owner's manual. It applies to some of the subject matter being discussed in this thread. It came from the warranty under the heading; WHAT IS NOT COVERED.

Damage or loss caused in whole or in part by the unauthorized attachments, modifications or alterations to the structure, body, pin box, or frame of the RV including but not limited to trailer hitches for towing, or platforms for supporting cargo.
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:44 AM   #18
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General information:

I copied the following paragraph from the Keystone 2019 generic owner's manual. It applies to some of the subject matter being discussed in this thread. It came from the warranty under the heading; WHAT IS NOT COVERED.

Damage or loss caused in whole or in part by the unauthorized attachments, modifications or alterations to the structure, body, pin box, or frame of the RV including but not limited to trailer hitches for towing, or platforms for supporting cargo.
Everybody was having such a good time and then someone had to go and spoil everything

I did replace my 1.25x1.25 hitch with a 2". Was a bolt-in process and is really strong without any flex. p.s. I'm long out of warranty.
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