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I know this is a well talked about debate but driving down the road today I noticed a lot of people heading out with there boats and the majority of them I feel are pulling their boats with way to smallof a vehicle for example seen an expedition pulling a 22 ft center console and a Nissan Titan pulling a 25 plus foot catamaran or am I just old school I always thought if your trailer had more lug nuts than the truck you shouldn't be pilling with it.
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well the expedition is no Rav4, but it should be capable of pulling a 22ft CC
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You are old school. And so was I. Our 2015 Expedition is rated to tow 9200, our 27' cc boat and trailer weighs 8400 ready to travel. The eco boost pulls it better than my old 7.3 power stroke and its more comfortable to me, and yes we have working trailer brakes. The newer vehicles have more power, torque, and towing capacities than us old guys are accustomed to seeing. Not saying everything you've seen has been safe but I'm sure some of them would definitely surprise you.
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Wasn't sure if the newer vehicles are tougher or the newer boats are lighter
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Originally Posted by 83 t craft View Post
I know this is a well talked about debate but driving down the road today I noticed a lot of people heading out with there boats and the majority of them I feel are pulling their boats with way to smallof a vehicle for example seen an expedition pulling a 22 ft center console and a Nissan Titan pulling a 25 plus foot catamaran or am I just old school I always thought if your trailer had more lug nuts than the truck you shouldn't be pilling with it.
Wow!! That's a long sentence.
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Its worth noting that boats tend to put a relatively light load on the hitch which is quite often the limiting factor. For example, a Travel Trailer can be expected to place ~15% of its weight on the hitch. If that 15% exceeds the load capacity of the tow vehicle, the total weight becomes irrelevant.

Boats tend to apply only ~7-10% of their weight to the tongue, in which case total tow capacity becomes the more limiting factor. Either way, neither the total weight nor the tongue weight capacities of the tow vehicle should be exceeded.

This difference in balance may explain why one can tow a relatively long boat but would exceed the capacities for a travel trailer weighing the same.
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The longer wheelbase you have the safer towing is.
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Originally Posted by bugnut View Post
Wow!! That's a long sentence.
What happens when you talk to your phone instead of typing.
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Originally Posted by toristoy View Post
The longer wheelbase you have the safer towing is.
Exactly. ..

I towed my boat back home from the shop with an new f150 because it was fixed early and that's what I was in. Never do that again it pulled find just stay under 65 and don't switch lanes over 55mph. Stopping wasn't to bad but I was prepared for it. But it could have went bad at any time.
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Originally Posted by bugnut View Post
Wow!! That's a long sentence.
But with good behavior you can stop reading a third of the way through.
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My previous boat........38ft cigarette boat with triple 8 lug axles pulled by a dually. Technically 48 lug nut trailer and a 32 lug nut truck.
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Yeah but it was an 8 lug truck pulling 8 lug trailer with 10 ply tires on the truck I'm sure
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Like to see some of those smaller vehicles put a load boat out of a slimy ramp.
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Originally Posted by 83 t craft View Post
What happens when you talk to your phone instead of typing.
If you say "period" it will put one there.
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I'll have to remember that next time I'm giving dictation to my secretary period
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Couldn't resist!
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Originally Posted by 83 t craft View Post
I'll have to remember that next time I'm giving dictation to my secretary period
There's another thread on here about period sex.
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Originally Posted by TrueGrain View Post
Couldn't resist!
Didn't see anything quite that outrageous. But some I felt was close.
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Originally Posted by bugnut View Post
Wow!! That's a long sentence.


My English teacher Mrs. Gray, would call that a run on sentence.....
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Well I'm heading home in a few with what you see in my sig....half ton truck 9500 lb towing capacity. Truck weighs about 5400 and boat with dual axle trailer weigh about the same loaded.

I will get 9 mpg for this 230 mile trip home and truck handles it just fine.

I will pass several 3/4 ton diesels this morning pulling a single axle skiff and I'm thinking. ....I hope they didn't buy that truck just to pull that skiff.

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