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matman
06-29-2006, 06:34 PM
Anyone have an idea what the weight is for the boat and trailer. NEED this information ASAP before I purchase a vehicle to pull it. Can't find anything online or with Moomba

qb12
06-29-2006, 06:41 PM
Matman, this is as quick as I can help:)

Boat is 2650lbs and trailer from what I recall is around a 1000Lbs.

I would recommend at least 6000 towing ability.

Doug

matman
06-29-2006, 06:45 PM
Great! I just found the boat weight in a manual 02' but thanks on the trailer. curious, why the 6000 lb figure? is that including weight of vehicle?

qb12
06-29-2006, 06:53 PM
Matman, By the time you add your fuel, boards and all of Ed's beer you would be around 5K lbs. I just like knowing when I am pulling with the vehicle it is well within it's limit for both my and others on the road safety and of course the boat's safety.

No that does not include the weight of the vehicle, truck itself.

I had a Toyota Sequoia that I used in pulling my outback. (6Klbs limit). It did fine with that boat. But the new boat is heavier and it was "okay" at pulling. I just picked up a 07 Tahoe that has 7Klbs towing limit and it is much better and it brakes better when towing.

Doug

matman
06-29-2006, 06:58 PM
Thanks everyone...BIG HELP!

JoeTechie
06-29-2006, 07:05 PM
Woldn't it help a bit to actually tell us WHICH boat you are looking for ? They vary in weight GREATLY depending on model and year. A 2006 Mobius XLV is about double a '99 Boomerang all inclusive.
The trailers weigh in at about 750# for the 19', 850# for the 20'-21' and 1100# for the 24' dualie.

You need to remember to add the weight of your fuel (full tank = 250# more), gear weight (#150 is a good estimate) , beer weight(depends on if you are taking Ed G. with you or not), etc.

The 5000-6000 towing capacity reccomended is so you are not stressing the vehicle to it's limits. It is bad to tow a 4900# weight with a 5000# towing capacity vehicle for any long distance. There is some overhead in the estimate, but a heavy rain alone can add 100# of weight, add wind resistance, etc, and you are asking for trouble. For most of these however I think a 5000# tow capacity is fine. I'd go 6000-7000 on any boat with a dualie trailer.

Hope this helps,

Joe

JoeTechie
06-29-2006, 07:06 PM
Damn! I type so slow that 4 replies got added while I typed..

Doh.

matman
06-29-2006, 07:07 PM
It's all good...I got the point

Cheers

matman
06-29-2006, 07:31 PM
Crap...H3 specs. says 4,500 lbs max trailer wieght. GCWR is 9500lbs

matman
06-29-2006, 08:00 PM
haha...aint me dude, damn wife of mine! dodge Hemi...here we come : )

qb12
06-30-2006, 09:34 AM
H3, no. bad ride and not dependable.

Ed, No way on Terry Bradshaw. Have meet him a few times. He buys his quarter horses from my uncle in Ks...

qb12 is for my son who is qb on his football team and his number is 12. He started playing tackle football at age 7 and has been voted all district qb 4 times. We have the 2nd largest youth football program in the country. There are over 20 different schools in the league that spans a 100 mile area of Tulsa.

Around Oklahoma, football rules. I am pretty sure it's the same in Fl.

Oh yeah I like my beer very much to. Just riding ya....

db