Trucks & Trailers - Looking for a tow vehicle

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bwhaler240
02-25-2011, 09:21 AM
Hey all,

Winter is finally getting over with here in Massachusetts (at least it seems it). We bought a new boat last season, Boston Whaler Outrage 240 + dual axel trailer....

The entire weight, both trailer+boat is about 7500 pounds. Our Acura MDX can not pull that safely, and we're looking to possibly buy a tow vehicle. I'm not looking for a brand new vehicle, something newer than 05' would be nice, but I'm looking for suggestions on what would be a nice vehicle to pull it with. I'm more into the SUV than a pickup truck, but all suggestions are welcomed....


ReelWork
02-25-2011, 09:22 AM
Please do a search.. Lots of info on this recently with pretty much your exact question.

fishboston
02-25-2011, 09:34 AM
bwhaler240 I have the same boat/trailer combination and tow it with a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe.
My Tahoe has a 8300# tow rating, due to it's tow package.
This rig is towed 45 miles from my house to the ramp in the spring and 45 miles back home in the fall with no problems.
The Tahoe handles this very well and I feel very confident that it could tow this boat/trailer any distance if I wanted. Feel free to PM me with any further questions.


bwhaler240
02-25-2011, 09:42 AM
bwhaler240 I have the same boat/trailer combination and tow it with a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe.
My Tahoe has a 8300# tow rating, due to it's tow package.
This rig is towed 45 miles from my house to the ramp in the spring and 45 miles back home in the fall with no problems.
The Tahoe handles this very well and I feel very confident that it could tow this boat/trailer any distance if I wanted. Feel free to PM me with any further questions.


Awesome! Thanks for the help.

kerno
02-25-2011, 11:25 AM
The Chevy/GMC 2500hd regular cab trucks seem to be the softest in the market. They made a model change in 2007, but I recently bought a 2006 "Work Truck" with the 6.0 for a price that still seems impossible. One owner, 62,000 miles, clean Carfax, no damage Southern California truck for under 10k. For that kind or purchase price, I am not worried about resale. Yeah, it has rubber mats and crank windows, but it is darn near a gift, since it rides well and has a 12,000 pound towing capacity.

The half tons seem to have better resale, but regular cabs are soft in the market. But I no longer have the squeaks and rattles from the extended cab I owned before and am loving smaller turning radius.

Here are the specs: http://www.edmunds.com/gmc/sierra-2500hd/2006/features-specs.html?style=100556926

one stooge
02-25-2011, 12:06 PM
I have a 2005 dodge ram 2500 larmie heavy duty quad cab cummings diesal patriot blue 160k runs and looks great this truck will pull down a house I towed a 28ft contender with this truck 15,000 let me know I can send pic's if intrested Mark



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