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Old 12-27-2019, 07:57 AM
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Default Longest distance boat has been trailered

What is the longest distance you have trailered your boat ?
I live about 45 minutes to the nearest lake, but it takes me about 3 hours to get to the coast.
How about you ?
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I regularly tow my 24' BlueWave 200 miles to the coast - 3.5 to 4 hours with an F150 V8. It's much easier after replacing stock tires and upgrading the brakes.
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I towed my boat home from Miami, FL to MD. I think it was around 1500 mi.
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I've trailered several different boats to/from Tennessee and Tampa Bay. About 700 miles each way. Always a bit of puckering in atlanta. Blew a tire one time on a busy stretch of I-75, was sure that was the day I was going to die.
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1800 miles
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NJ to the FL keys and back, every winter.
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About 500 miles out of state a couple of times
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I would like to take mine to the Keys this summer..
If I'm going that far, I probably need to stay about 10 days..
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Cape Coral Florida to Los Angeles CA, Los Angeles CA to Cabo San Lucas Mexico and back. Los Angeles CA to San Carlos Mexico and back.
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Picking up the trailer was a 5 hr ride from Owen's. Every Keys trip is 2.5 to 4 hrs.
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My last boat went from Ft Lauderdale to California and then back to Clearwater, FL...
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Any suggestions for good quality trailer tires that can tolerate long high-speed runs? Is it worth it to buy a higher load rating that is required for the rig? I once blew out a tire on the interstate. It turned out the cause was my failing to inflate to the PSI stated on the sidewall...I was 5 PSI low thinking I was doing my tires a favor. My tire guy set me straight on trailer tires vs. car tires.
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Furthest it typically goes is from the lake to the coast or from the lake home. 1 hr 15 min home, or 2 - 3 hours to the coast depending on the specific destination.

I have taken boats further plenty of times, but not on a regular basis.
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Originally Posted by Skybolter View Post
Any suggestions for good quality trailer tires that can tolerate long high-speed runs? Is it worth it to buy a higher load rating that is required for the rig? I once blew out a tire on the interstate. It turned out the cause was my failing to inflate to the PSI stated on the sidewall...I was 5 PSI low thinking I was doing my tires a favor. My tire guy set me straight on trailer tires vs. car tires.

Speed will kill more tires than anything else....keep it below 65 and you shouldn't have any issues.
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Twice a year Chicago to Key West (3,100mi) and once a year Chicago to Venice LA. (2000mi). Then random 100-200 mile trips to lakes in the summer.
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1200 from Philly area to WPB when I bought the boat. 1500 dropping bro's boat off in Massachusetts on way to PEI Canada from WPB.
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Originally Posted by Skybolter View Post
Any suggestions for good quality trailer tires that can tolerate long high-speed runs? Is it worth it to buy a higher load rating that is required for the rig? I once blew out a tire on the interstate. It turned out the cause was my failing to inflate to the PSI stated on the sidewall...I was 5 PSI low thinking I was doing my tires a favor. My tire guy set me straight on trailer tires vs. car tires.

I like Goodyear endurance. Get the highest capacity tires that will fit and get radials. I just bought a trailer and its a tri axle with tires rated for 1850lbs. I'm putting on Goodyear Endurance rated for 2800lbs. Many trailers have biasply and they are not good for long distances at higher speeds. I tow around 70mph. Very important to keep them inflated to the max.
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I bought a Boston Whaler in Falmouth Massachusetts and brought it home to Utah. One week later I drove it out to Tillamook Oregon and then back home with it. I make a couple trips a year from Utah to the West Coast and back. Luckily I've never had any issues.
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I typically trailer an hour or so to freshwater lakes or about two hours to the coast.

My longest haul is down to Lake Shasta, about 400 miles - it ends up being about eight hours with stops for bathrooms, fuel, and In-N-Out.
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I didn't trailer it, but I sold a Pursuit 3070 OS to a guy from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The boat was in Beaufort, SC, so a little over 3000 miles.
The guy he hired charged $6k and it took him 5 days.

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