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Nushlie posted 04-09-2011 09:39 AM ET (US)   Profile for Nushlie   Send Email to Nushlie  
Gentlemen & Ladies:

Please recommend a vehicle that will tow a 190 Outrage. Once or twice per year a 800 mile trip will be needed.



Jefecinco posted 04-09-2011 10:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
Just about any pickup in the 150/1500 class plus any number of SUVs or even older station wagons. I saw a largish boat being towed by an older hearse a while back. The storage space in that thing must be huge.


Buckda posted 04-09-2011 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
If you're buying the boat from the dealer, combine the book weight of the boat, the weight of the engine and the weight of the trailer (provided by manufacturers). Add 700 lbs (or so).

Seek a vehicle with a GCVWR that is 500 lbs greater than the figure above plus the curb weight of the vehicle.

Pay NO ATTENTION to the "tow rating" of the vehicle. You want a vehicle that can comfortably tow the rig, plus 500 lbs of you (passengers) and fuel for those trips.

Also - for added safety, you may wish to insist that the trailer sold with the boat come with brakes. In some states, there may be legislation that mandates the use of trailer brakes (depending on the weight) and the vehicle you choose may have a rating that is dependent on the trailer having brakes.

boatdryver posted 04-09-2011 08:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for boatdryver  Send Email to boatdryver     
It makes a big difference which vehicle is appropriate/safe if very long steep mountain grades or high altitude are involved in your route.


conch posted 04-10-2011 08:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for conch  Send Email to conch     
Do you already have a Trailer? For once or twice a year you might want to simply rent a SUV for your trip.


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