Regal 2700 bowrider towing

Discussion in 'Trailering' started by Z-Worthy, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Z-Worthy

    Z-Worthy Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandusky, OH
    1997 400 DA
    300hp CAT 3116s
    My father just bought a Regal 2700 bowrider with a double axle trailer. I’m not quite sure of the total weight with fuel and goods on board, but I’m hoping to tow it twice a year (launch in spring and haul-out in fall) with my ‘17 Yukon Denali. Is anyone on here towing something similar in size and weight with a Yukon/Tahoe? Any opinions and experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!!
  2. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    Double axle trailer would be rated for 7000 lbs if I remember correctly. Any idea of the dry weight of your boat?

    I’ve used a 2003 Silverado to tow my 240 Sundeck (about 6000 lbs) twice a year.
    About 10 miles to the ramp on main roads. I had no problem. Just leave extra room for braking.
    I assume you have 4wd?
    I’d the ramp is slick, you may need it to haul out.
  3. Z-Worthy

    Z-Worthy Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandusky, OH
    1997 400 DA
    300hp CAT 3116s
    Dry weight is just under 6,000lbs. I figure with fuel and basic equipment it’s going to be somewhere just under 7,000. The Yukon is rated to 8,400 so I know it’s capable. I’m just not really experienced with trailering on the higher end of the rating, so looking for some experiential advice or tips.
  4. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    I have a '16 Yukon Denali and I tow my Cobalt weekly in the summer months. It's 26' with the platform, weighs ~5000 lbs with fuel/gear, and is substantial on the trailer. My Yukon tows it with ease and I barely notice it behind me.

    You will be fine with the Regal. The extra weight you have over my Cobalt won't be a factor. The weight of the boat is less of a factor than the balance on the trailer and the braking. If a boat/trailer is properly balanced and you have good trailer brakes, you won't notice the difference between pulling 3000 lbs and 7000 lbs.

    My previous 20' Cobalt weighed much less than my current one and they both feel the same when towing.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2017
  5. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    I had a '04 270 Sundeck, dry weight 5,800#. It had the vacu flush w/holding tank, the 496HO, other extras, so it was a little heavier than that. My trailer was a steel Eagle tri-axle, disc brakes all axles. I mostly towed with my chev 2500, but did sometimes use my Yukon with the 5.3.

    The 5.3 was short on grunt, noticeable doing stop and go. Did fine once rolling on the highway. Whatever the tongue weight was, it felt right. There were no funny handling symptoms at all. Felt good at freeway speeds, braking was ok also.

    While I felt it was OK and safe, I felt it was at it's limits in all respects, and only for flat country.
  6. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    Good point... the Denali comes with the 6.2 and I don't notice any issue from a dead stop or during stop and go. I put it in trailer mode and barely notice it behind me.
  7. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300
    If you have the 6.2 you will do fine. Is it the standard or extended wheelbase? That shorter wheelbase is a little less stable at highway speeds being pushed along by 7000 pounds when a crosswind creeps up. Not dangerous, just enough to require you to pay attention.
    As mentioned, the way the boat is set up on the trailer for tongue weight I'll be the biggest factor in how well it tows.
  8. MrHappy

    MrHappy Active Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    1991 Sea Ray 225BR
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