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  1. #31
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    I tow 7 hours each way, two or more times each year. I've used the snap cover a few times but wasn't happy with the marks on the gelcoat and the front snaps don't like to stay down. I use covers for the tower speakers and board racks, and wrap the top tube of the tower in plastic to make bug cleanup easier. I leave my Z5 up and have had no problems.

  2. #32
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    Default Towing your boat long distance Dos and Dont

    Quote Originally Posted by moombahighrider View Post


    Wow that is impressive! Now I'm going to have to see if mine fits, not sure though because I bought my Z5 off someone with a 24SSV so it's wider I believe(could totally be wrong on that).
    2008 Supra 21V
    2,600 lbs., Gravity III
    Z5 Cargo Rack
    Stereo: Pair of Wetsounds Pro 80's, Rockford Fosgate P500-2, Kicker ZX200.4, Exile ZLD, stock Kicker in-cabins, stock Kenwood HU
    Tow rig: 2008 Slate Tundra, Bilstein 5100's (F&R), 295/65/18 wrapped in Duratracs

  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigars n scotch View Post
    Wow that is impressive! Now I'm going to have to see if mine fits, not sure though because I bought my Z5 off someone with a 24SSV so it's wider I believe(could totally be wrong on that).
    Be sure to put towels between seats and the z5. The cargo cover will leave black marks on vinyl.
    2009 Mobius LSV, Wakeplate, Gravity III, Z5, Dual Batteries, Roswell Tower Speaker/lightbar combo, 12" Sub, Kenwood head unit, KAC 7204 amp, KAC X40 amp, 6 Kicker in boat coaxials, Pro Mariner Charger, Evolution cover.

  4. #34
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    I just returned from towing my Mobius from England to the South of France and back, 2 days of towing each way.

    This was my second year of doing it, with no problems.

    Last year we had a blow out on the trailer, luckily dual axle Boatmate trailer didn't even feel it.

    This year i greased the bearings beforehand and took a spare wheel/tyre and a trolley jack.

    Towed all the way there and back with the cover off, started towing with the cover on, but it almost wrecked the cover and the boat, plus it looked bad.
    Towing with the cover off dried out the boat nicely.

    Kept our speed at 55-60mph all the way.

    Filled the boat with wakeboard bags, cider and wine, and the swim platform, put the tower down and stuck some foam between boat an tower to stop rubbing.

    Made double sure we emptied all the ballast and used up all the fuel in the tank before towing.

    No sweat.
    Dave Longbotham
    Minsterworth Waterski Club
    River Severn
    England
    U.K.
    Mobius V 2000
    d.longbotham@virgin.net
    http://vimeo.com/30891897
    www.youtube.com/user/Wolfstone1000

  5. #35
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    Please don't tell us you took wine TO France.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
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  6. #36
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    Cool France

    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    Please don't tell us you took wine TO France.
    Took cider there to drink (as French cider is merde)
    Took wine back
    Dave Longbotham
    Minsterworth Waterski Club
    River Severn
    England
    U.K.
    Mobius V 2000
    d.longbotham@virgin.net
    http://vimeo.com/30891897
    www.youtube.com/user/Wolfstone1000

  7. #37
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    Default Towing your boat long distance Dos and Dont

    Thread Revival!!!

    Question about removing the Z5 cargo rack for long hauls... Will the entire rack sit in the bed of a truck, flush without any sticking up/out? I have a bed cover is why I ask..

    Also, have you ever just removed the canvas? Is that hard/tricky/time consuming?
    2004 Outback Blue on White *Sold
    2008 LSV Blue on White
    EXILED with 6 SX65-M in cabin & 2 XM9s rockin the tower
    2 Kicker ZX700.5 Amps powering the entire boat with 2 10" Subs under the dash
    Krypt KMA4200 EQ under driver's side dash to control all the madness
    Z5 Cargo Rack annnnnnnd She's NEKKKKED....

    I'm no expert, I just read up on the Moomba Forum...

  8. #38
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    Default Towing your boat long distance Dos and Dont

    The Z5 will not fit in the truck bed, at least not in mine. I have removed the canvas, but yes, it is tricky and time consuming- more of a semi-long term solution if you want the storage and no Bimini. Search my posts to see how I store the z5 in the cabin of the boat. I tow at least 1 hr to the nearest lake and always drop the z5 into the boat- it's just part of my routine.
    '08 Mobius LSV, Mods- 1100 lb Rear Sacs, IBS Sac, Center 400 Sac, Dedicated thru-hull intakes and pumps per sac, SeaDek One Piece Mica over Black Roo, EZ Net Cargo Nets, Swivel Drivers Seat, Hot Water Shower, Hinged Wind Block, Bow Cushion Adapter Plate for Drink Holders Access, etc, etc.

  9. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by moombahighrider View Post
    The Z5 will not fit in the truck bed, at least not in mine. I have removed the canvas, but yes, it is tricky and time consuming- more of a semi-long term solution if you want the storage and no Bimini. Search my posts to see how I store the z5 in the cabin of the boat. I tow at least 1 hr to the nearest lake and always drop the z5 into the boat- it's just part of my routine.
    Same here this is my post from another thread.

    I put a towel on the drivers seat so it won't mess up the vinyl.
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  10. #40
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    Default Towing your boat long distance Dos and Dont

    Quote Originally Posted by Rakkasan View Post
    Same here this is my post from another thread.

    I put a towel on the drivers seat so it won't mess up the vinyl.
    I'm going to try this out this Friday when we leave for our camping trip (3 hr tow) if I can get my master cylinder swapped and bleed the brakes. I've always towed with the Z5 attached and had no issues as I strapped it down in addition to the tower clamps.
    2008 Supra 21V
    2,600 lbs., Gravity III
    Z5 Cargo Rack
    Stereo: Pair of Wetsounds Pro 80's, Rockford Fosgate P500-2, Kicker ZX200.4, Exile ZLD, stock Kicker in-cabins, stock Kenwood HU
    Tow rig: 2008 Slate Tundra, Bilstein 5100's (F&R), 295/65/18 wrapped in Duratracs

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