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06-21-2011, 08:48 PM #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2008
- B2920 TLB turfs and loaded ags
Biggest boat for 1500 ram?
sorry for the general question - just starting to think about a boat!
09 5.7 hemi 4x4 tow pkg 3.92 gears, oil and tran coolers, rated at 10k
What is the biggest boat I can safely tow to come in at 10k or less? if its a 7k boat does that put me at a sea ray 28 sundeck or 26 ft sundancer ? anyone have a similar situation and recommendation or advice?
any help would be appreciated!B2920 TLB, turfs and loaded ags, thumb, 60 & 50" QA buckets, Kubota QA forks, toothbar, BX42 chipper, 60" front hydro blade and hitch, Herd M96 spreader, turf vent 48" 3pt aerator, Woods LRC 60" rake and Woods 48" estate BB, County Line 60" rear blade, rear spacers, pats easy change. Polaris 800 w/60" Blizzard plow & John Deere 717a ZTR
06-21-2011, 10:17 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
- Daleville, IN
- Jinma 254/284 Ford 861 Powermaster at work
Re: Biggest boat for 1500 ram?
I pull a 2007 Larson Cabrio 260 Cruiser with my 08 Nissan Titan 4x4. The boat I had weighed on the trailer and its right at 9,680# with 1/3 tank of fuel and 1/2 tank of water. I have pulled this load about 1,500 miles since May and averaged right at 9.5 mpg.
One thing I will tell you for sure owning 3 boats and have owned well over a dozen is the manufactures lie. Every boat I have weighed is more than they state it is by as much as 25%. I picked up my brand new 2003 Wellcraft Mystique 2800 on a tri-axle Eagle trailer. I was told it weighed 12,500# There was a scale 3 miles from the marina and I weighed the truck, picked up the boat, then went back and weighed it all again and did the math. Fuel was at 5 gallons, no water, no gear it was 14,600#. I weighed it again the next week on the way to the lake with gear, fuel, and water and it was a tad over 15,600#, a far cry from the 12,500# I was told.
By the way one of my customers has the same truck you do but I believe its a 08. He pulls 2006 Rinker 270 Fiesta Vee with it on a tri-axle Trailmaster Trailer.
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