What about those of us who tow to the water? Lets see your tow rigs.

Discussion in 'Trailering' started by OldSkool, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
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    I love my 05 Yukon Denali. I have thought of trading it a hundred times but it does exactly what I need it to do. All in all the only downside is the fuel mileage but it sure beats the cost of a new one. The last pic is a diesel BMW X5 we bought my wife in February. It will tow 6000 lbs easily, has air ride and a ton of options.


    1stclass, that is one awesome whaler.


    Josh
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    Last edited: Sep 29, 2016
  2. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    My wife's RX with a factory two package. Towed the 185 out to Lake Tillery when I bought it, then once a year to/from the ramp about 3mi away - don't think the Lexus was too happy about that:

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    When I moved the boat to Lake Norman, I decided to rent something a little better:

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    Now I have a little different tow vehicle:

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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2016
  3. BurgundyS24

    BurgundyS24 Member

    426
    Oct 5, 2014
    Napa, CA
    Sea Ray S24. full delta enclosure. Towed by 2007 Chevy 3500 duramax/allison combo.
    350 with closed fresh water cooling
    2007 chevy 3500 flatbed dually. my work truck/boat puller. Allison/duramax combo. This thing feels like it could pull anything. Almost 10yrs old and only 44k miles. [​IMG]


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  4. BurgundyS24

    BurgundyS24 Member

    426
    Oct 5, 2014
    Napa, CA
    Sea Ray S24. full delta enclosure. Towed by 2007 Chevy 3500 duramax/allison combo.
    350 with closed fresh water cooling
    What engine? My father in law has a 2015 2500hd with the vortec and it's a gutless pig. I wouldn't use it to pull my finger if I had to fart as it might not get the job done.


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  5. MExcelsior

    MExcelsior Member

    482
    Oct 23, 2006
    Iowa
    2007 310 SeaRay DA
    Kohler
    Twin 6.2 MPI Bravo III
    And here we are!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Lost Islanders

    Lost Islanders New Member

    12
    Apr 26, 2015
    Chapel Hill
    370DA Sundancer 2013
    Twin MerCruiser ECT 8.2 S HRZ DTS MIE
    we pull our 260 DA with our 2005 Tahoe w/ 4.8L with trailer towing package (which makes a big difference). the Tahoe is nearing 300K miles and no issues trailering (even w/o 4-wheel drive). We mainly tow to a lake near our house but have no concerns with going further. Have had a couple of challenging take-outs if we miss the tide (at the coast). North Carolina has some nice ramps but some are covered with sea weed at low tide. The 3-axle trailer is overkill but the extra axle helps balance the weight and braking. Key is to keep trailer bearings and brakes serviced. Doubt we will be moving up to trailering anything larger than this; it's do-able but it's a heck of a lot of work (compared to tie-ing up and heading home).
     

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  7. wrvond

    wrvond Member

    257
    Aug 27, 2016
    West Virginia
    1995 Sundancer 270
    Pa'u Hana
    7.4 liter Mercruiser w/Bravo II
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    1995 270DA pulled by 2012 F250 Lariat 6.2L
     
  8. 270cook

    270cook New Member

    55
    Jun 20, 2016
    Mid mo
    2005 270 sundeck
    496 mercruiser
    [​IMG].

    15 Silverado. All stock except front leveling kit and air lift bags on rear.

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  9. SCORPIO

    SCORPIO Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 7, 2008
    Delaware
    1989 300 DA
    Twin 5.7 Merc Alpha I
    Just brought my 89 300DA home on her brand new 2017 Venture triple axle trailer pulled by my 2011 F250 PSD 4x4 CC. Handled great, I was impressed at how well it behaved. 1225.jpg 1240.jpg 1246.jpg 1211.jpg
     
  10. H2ONUT

    H2ONUT Active Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Shelton, CT
    2000 215EC
    5.0 EFI Mercruiser Alpha
    05 Ram 1500 w/ Hemi
    00 215 Express Cruiser

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  11. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    923
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    2016 RAM 2500 PowerWagon tows our 2005 SeaRay Sundancer 260 like a champ!

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    Much better than the 2003 Chevy Avalanche 1500 ever did.

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  12. choots

    choots New Member

    3
    May 6, 2010
    South Carolina
    Boatless
    Boatlless
    Do you know what they weight of the boat and trailer are?
     
  13. choots

    choots New Member

    3
    May 6, 2010
    South Carolina
    Boatless
    Boatlless
    Do you know what the weight of the boat and trailer are as you normally tow?
     
  14. importmonkey

    importmonkey Opinionated Member

    923
    Jul 9, 2015
    Middle River, MD
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 500s
    I estimated about 10,000#. Not going to be more than that, but not much less. Depends a lot on the load out of the boat and fuel/water levels. We typically tow with 7/8 full of gas and everything on the boat.

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  15. seanmclean

    seanmclean Member

    33
    Jun 13, 2017
    NJ
    '03 182
    4.3Merc
    Just a baby boat compared to some of you, but my Explorer Sport gets the job done nicely.

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  16. MD185SportGuy

    MD185SportGuy New Member

    27
    Mar 7, 2017
    Germantown, MD
    2012 Sea Ray 185 Sport
    Mercruiser 3.0 MPI
    Alpha One
    2015 Chevrolet Colorado WT. 2.5L 4 Cylinder/6 Speed Manual/4.10 rear end.

    Trifecta tuned, MBRP Cat-Back exhaust coming. Tows like a beast. I'm a bit over the 3,500 limit for my config - but the Colorado is rated to tow 7,800 with other powertrains. Aside from long mountain pulls at elevation, it never feels stressed. Boat + fuel + Gear + trailer is about 4,000.

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  17. Cincy Aquaholic

    Cincy Aquaholic Active Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Cincinnati
    290 SS - 2016 Ford F250 Powerstroke
    Twin 5.7 with Bravo 1's
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  18. apenney

    apenney New Member

    3
    Apr 24, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    1987 250 Cuddy Cabin towed with 2003 Yukon XL 2500 w/ 8.1
    Mercruiser 330hp Magnum 454
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  19. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    I posted earlier with my Yukon but just bought a new truck, 2017 2500 Denali Duramax. [​IMG]


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  20. OldSkool

    OldSkool Active Member

    May 8, 2010
    Boating on Raystown Lake, Pa
    restored 1976 SRV200
    188 Mercruiser I/O
    Anyone update their tow vehicle this year?
     

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