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Old 05-16-2019, 11:34 AM
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Full send. Though, in proper THT fashion, you need to have a front bumper mounted hitch since we all know that car will grenade in reverse with 1000 lb tongue weight. Full disclosure, we'd probably rather pitch in to a Gofund page for your gearbox rebuild over some of the other crap I've seen requested.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:39 AM
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Leave some weight on the trailer jack and heck maybe even put down some plywood for it to roll across.

Get 10 neighborhood kids to help by pushing on the Grady's transom.

Tie the wifes car to the front of the dingus for some added pulling oomph.

Do all 3!!
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:43 AM
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If in grass with 2wd, you are going to dig some holes in your yard and get stuck. Won't hurt the car at all. If 4wd or awd, should be ok.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:09 PM
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Mount a ceiling fan or an aircraft prop to the boat engine for a little extra push .
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:16 PM
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Go to home depot, rent a truck, fill truck with plywood. Throw plywood on grass to not get stuck in wet grass.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ed d View Post
Mount a ceiling fan or an aircraft prop to the boat engine for a little extra push .
Well only if it has Etecs...not enough torque from Yams to turn the ceiling fans
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:46 PM
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Where's that damn Rav4 when you need it?
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:57 PM
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If the transmission doesn't burn up in the thirty foot voyage, the other concern is the tires could overheat from the excess weight and you could have a catastrophic tire failure, resulting in you careening off the edge of the driveway down into the grass and dying in a horrific fiery crash. If you're going to do it, let us all know when, so we can be sure to keep our families off your lawn when you do it, so we don't lose our loved ones due to your insane plan.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Flippin Sweet View Post
If the transmission doesn't burn up in the thirty foot voyage, the other concern is the tires could overheat from the excess weight and you could have a catastrophic tire failure, resulting in you careening off the edge of the driveway down into the grass and dying in a horrific fiery crash. If you're going to do it, let us all know when, so we can be sure to keep our families off your lawn when you do it, so we don't lose our loved ones due to your insane plan.
I volunteer to tell folks to stay off his lawn .
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:23 PM
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Are you sure the suspension won't completely bottom out?

I have tried more than once to move my 23' pilothouse with a Jeep Cherokee.

It is impossible because the tongue weight is too much and it just crushes the suspension down to the stops and it still isn't enough room to swivel the jack stand out of the way.
The suspension just keeps going and I can't raise the jack stand to swivel it up against the trailer frame as it is at the total bottom limit.
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:37 PM
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Are you not friendly enough to have a neighbor or buddy with a truck that can give you 10 minutes of their time??
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by bayrunner16 View Post
Are you sure the suspension won't completely bottom out?

I have tried more than once to move my 23' pilothouse with a Jeep Cherokee.

It is impossible because the tongue weight is too much and it just crushes the suspension down to the stops and it still isn't enough room to swivel the jack stand out of the way.
The suspension just keeps going and I can't raise the jack stand to swivel it up against the trailer frame as it is at the total bottom limit.
Get a draw bar with a lift
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:18 PM
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I used to move a friend's 24' Formula with my yard tractor so I could mow underneath it. I kept the jack wheel down.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:48 PM
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Try it and find out.

Also videotape it and post video here.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:09 PM
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I wouldn't simply because of the extreme tongue weight going on a hitch and unibody mount not designed for it. You'll bottom out the suspension and take the weight off the front wheels so you'll have no traction.
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We have wreckers locally that will move vehicle locally for 45 bucks..To me, it just would not be worth the damage you could cause for 45 bucks..
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Originally Posted by Southern Comfort View Post
Are you not friendly enough to have a neighbor or buddy with a truck that can give you 10 minutes of their time??
^^^ exactly what I was gonna post
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Old Yesterday, 11:14 AM
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I once hooked up my buddies 25 Bertram to my grand Cherokee. Thing crushed the back end completely down and I didn’t even have the jack completely in the air. Find somebody with a truck or rent one for a hour. Spend $100 not worth screwing up your car.
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