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Old 12-13-2014, 01:43 PM   #11
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Im considering getting a trailer for my 3000 scr. A couple of haul out and bottom jobs done myself, and the trailer is paid for. I'm estimating I'd be at 14,000 lbs and my truck is rated for 20,000 combined weight. Truck weighs over 6,000 so I'd technically be over weight. I'm concerned about height though, its definitely an oversize load. And the fact that its a sharp turn to get through my gate.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:00 PM   #12
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I have a 1995 2700 scr. I weighed and measured so here's what my totals were. Length from swim platform to anchor roller 29'6". Width 9'8". Weight with gear, batteries, stereo equiptment, etc 7.4L Bravo2 dry = 7700 lbs. 2007 Yacht Club Tri-axle Trailer 2340 lbs. Aprox 9000 lbs on the 3 axles and 1000 lbs on the hitch. That's just over 10,000 lbs. Add aprox 650 lbs fuel and 300 lbs water if full =11,000 lbs. I have a 3/4 ton reg cab 4x4 gas that's rated for 10,600 so if I have full boat plus my weight I am over my trucks limit. And wide load because over 8'6". If I get pulled over and they look hard I would have to pump out the fuel and water to be under the trucks limit. I may need a wide load permit. And my drivers license has a 10,000 lbs trailer weight limit. I may get it under that if I empty it out. I don't worry about any of it. I only trailer it 10 miles to boat launch. 120 miles once a year to Lake of The Woods. And 50 miles to park it for winter and bring it home in summer. The first summer I bought it 2010 I paid $1500 for dock fees/electricity/water/pump outs. 10 minutes from home I was on it all summer. It was nice. Spent $6000 on fuel and $4000 on booze in about 2 months. My boating season is only about 3 months. Now I keep it on the trailer on my driveway and launch it when I want to , to try and save a little money for now. Tri axle trailer is nice. Trailer tires deteriorate after 5 years so now I have to buy 6 new ones . Dual axle would only be 4. Dual axle easier to turn. Tri axle wants to run straighter. I don't have a problem backing sharp turn onto my driveway. Just a lot of creaking. Truck pulls out of water ok. Alls good.
You did not add in weight for fresh water, gear, and passangers. If the land is flat you may get away with it but the trucks drivetrain (u-joint, tranny, ...) will wear faster
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:03 PM   #13
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Im considering getting a trailer for my 3000 scr. A couple of haul out and bottom jobs done myself, and the trailer is paid for. I'm estimating I'd be at 14,000 lbs and my truck is rated for 20,000 combined weight. Truck weighs over 6,000 so I'd technically be over weight. I'm concerned about height though, its definitely an oversize load. And the fact that its a sharp turn to get through my gate.

Another thing is the ramp and parking of where you plan to launch from. I have found most launch areas near me did not have parking lots set up to swing such a long trailer into a space.
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The ramp im thinking about using will be fine. They pull out tug boats there. I am a little concerned about traction getting back up the ramp though. My truck is 2wd.
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I need 4 wheel drive engaged to pull mine out. I live on flat lands otherwise I'd be looking for a diesel with more pulling power. I don't tow very often.
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Water was calculated at 300 lbs. Gear included in 7700 lbs boat. That's probably why it weighs more than than any specs I've read. Passengers take their own vehicles and meet me at the launch. I only have a regular cab truck. When my boat passengers go home I spend the night on the boat.
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that is a very big boat to be towing on a regular basis especially if you are new to towing anything. the height is also something you have to consider. non commercial streets will prob have low wires or limbs.
I'd suggest buying a smaller boat more suitable to towing =<24' or dock it. hauling that boat in and out is way more than you think..
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I disagree.. A 2700 is easily towed but you need the proper vehicle (not a Range Rover).

My buddy tows his 2800 SCR all the time and height is never an issue.
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A 2700 even with an arch should not have any issues with hitting power lines, low branches may be another story but only the OP knows the roads he will be towing on.

Once towing not much difference between a 24' and a 27', braking should be ok as well as both require trailer brakes.
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24' or 27' neither should be towed by something with a wheelbase as short as a range rovers. Talk about the tail waging the dog.
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