2006 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer Tow Vehicle

Discussion in 'Trailering' started by SJWhitten, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. SJWhitten

    SJWhitten New Member

    Jun 4, 2018
    Pickwick Lake (TN River)
    Hunter 30 Sailboat
    Yanmar Diesel
    I am looking at a 260 that is ~350 miles from my home lake. We have a 2017 Yukon XL - 5.3L V8 with 3.42 rear end upgrade. Standard Class. Our hitch is only 5,000 lbs and needs to be upgraded, but with that upgrade, will we be able to comfortably tow the 260 on a custom aluminum I-Beam tandem axle trailer? I don't want us to be on the ragged edge of disaster for a trip that long. Thanks in advance!
  2. ygbsm

    ygbsm Member

    Aug 22, 2016
    Knoxville, TN
    2015 230 SLX
    350 Mag/ Bravo III
    What does the Tahoe owners manual say about max towing with your installed equipment?
  3. SJWhitten

    SJWhitten New Member

    Jun 4, 2018
    Pickwick Lake (TN River)
    Hunter 30 Sailboat
    Yanmar Diesel
    The Yukon XL manual says 8,100 lbs (with upgraded hitch). The 2006 260 Owners Manual says 7,000 lbs dry weight. Add trailer plus whatever is on the boat. I'm looking for real world experiences towing with a comparable Yukon XL/Suburban. Thanks for help.
  4. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    If you are going to keep the boat in a wet slip at a marina when you get it home just find a towing company to go pick it up for you.
  5. wyrman

    wyrman Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    I know a lot of people will disagree, but you should be fine.
    My wife's 04 Tahoe would pull our 06 260 very easily. I only used it to pull appx 8 miles to the marina, but it was no problem at all.
    Don't tailgate. lol
  6. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    I have no doubt it is physically capable. That said, If you get in an accident, the insurance company will likely deny your claim if you exceed the tow rating. If someone gets hurt, that's a whole 'nuther kettle-o-fish.
  7. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Member

    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    My Ford F-150 ecoboost is rated to pull 11,300 lbs. I pull my 240da all over the place with it and it pulls fine. But if I had a 260da I would definitely be getting a 3/4 ton truck.

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