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Old September 21st, 2016, 11:27 AM
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Anyone tow their boat?

I have a 22 foot Whaler that I am looking to possibly tow with a 200 TDI 90.

The boat and trailer are around 5,000 pounds. Trailer has no brakes. Boat ramp is less than 2 miles from my house. Flat country roads with minimal stops. The only incline is the boat ramp.

Anyone have experience with trailering? Is this a good idea?
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Old September 21st, 2016, 11:32 AM
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2 miles... hook it up and give it a try.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 11:39 AM
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I bet it will be just fine. You should be able to tow it anywhere with this truck (just watch the short stops). I am taking my ROW style hitch off my truck this weekend if you want it. Watch that salt water on the body, the back of my Xterra is rusted to heck because of launching my boat.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 11:40 AM
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The only incline is the boat ramp.
This will be the most dangerous part. Make sure you take the right steps to prevent your truck from going in.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 11:48 AM
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2 miles... hook it up and give it a try.

Don't have it yet. Maybe Adam will lend me his.

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This will be the most dangerous part. Make sure you take the right steps to prevent your truck from going in.
I usually use split firewood as chocks on the ramp. I hate trailering but my favorite thing about it is seeing the crazy mistakes that people make on the ramp.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 12:26 PM
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I have a 22 foot Whaler that I am looking to possibly tow with a 200 TDI 90.

The boat and trailer are around 5,000 pounds. Trailer has no brakes. Boat ramp is less than 2 miles from my house. Flat country roads with minimal stops. The only incline is the boat ramp.

Anyone have experience with trailering? Is this a good idea?
Shouldn't be an issue. I used to trailer my Baja 240 with my 90 on a tandem axle trailer. My brother regularly uses his 110 to trailer his 21 Sea Hunt. 90's make backing a trailer easy, just be careful/avoid hard braking in a turn with that combo.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 12:32 PM
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I trailer my 20' center console the same distance regularly with my 90 without issue.
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Big fan of low range pulling a boat and trailer up a ramp
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Big fan of low range pulling a boat and trailer up a ramp
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