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  1. #1
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    Default Rad-A-Cage Tower and Towing

    Howdy

    2009 LSV with the Rad-A-Cage tower that folds rearward.
    Folded the tower for the first time today.
    Wondering if it is ok to trailer the boat with the tower folded at highway speeds?
    I can't find anything in my manual that states for or against?
    I can see that I would need to protect a few spots with foam and secure the short brace portions.
    I usually wrap the tower/board racks and have the speaker socks, but it is still a pain in the ass to clean up after a long road trip.
    Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance

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    Default Rad-A-Cage Tower and Towing

    I would think that it would bounce too much and would cause much more probs than just cleaning the tower after road trips.


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    Default Rad-A-Cage Tower and Towing

    I was told by the dealer we bought our first boat from to NEVER tow it with the tower down.
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    Many get delivered folded down, resting on a brace, so it can be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brain_rinse View Post
    Many get delivered folded down, resting on a brace, so it can be done.
    I think it can be done with a tower support brace AND someway to keep the tower from bouncing up and down. New boats are shipped with the tower down on a brace BUT the shipping cover is tight and keeps it from bouncing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdye View Post
    I think it can be done with a tower support brace AND someway to keep the tower from bouncing up and down. New boats are shipped with the tower down on a brace BUT the shipping cover is tight and keeps it from bouncing.
    Good point

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    There's nothing in the boat you can fasten it to in order to tie it down. You'd have to wrap across the tower and around the trailer or parts of it. But, I think if you could keep the whole thing properly tied down it would be OK. I might look into this. My 40 min. tow is right through a swamp that is full of bugs on the way home. Makes a mess to clean off the tower every time. Might start lowering it and looking at where to tie down. If I figure out a good method I'll post it.
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    supported and tied down and cross tied to keep centered and should be no reason not to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    My 40 min. tow is right through a swamp that is full of bugs on the way home. Makes a mess to clean off the tower every time. Might start lowering it and looking at where to tie down. If I figure out a good method I'll post it.
    I seem to recall a tip posted about wiping the tower with pledge or something like that prior to a road trip and the bugs and splatters come right off easily?
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bergermaister View Post
    I seem to recall a tip posted about wiping the tower with pledge or something like that prior to a road trip and the bugs and splatters come right off easily?
    Pam works good for that.
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