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Old 07-06-2011, 06:48 AM   #1
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Howdy,as a neebie to the cruising world can anybody advise me on the weight of 23 or 24 ft maxum cruiser(5 or 5.7 ltr) and what you would need to tow it as I'm looking to buy something like an scr or similar,cheers and thanks-hamma.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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I have a 2004 2400 SR and although I have never actually had it weighed I believe the boat weighs around 4K and I am guessing the trailer around 2k. Fully loaded and ready for a trip I am guessing I am pulling somewhere around 7500 #'s. I pull with a Ford Excursion V10. I don't have any problems other than trying to make it past a gas station without having to fill up... I average 10mpg pulling the boat. (12 not pulling)
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Hamma,

Our 24' Maxum cuddy weighs in around 4500 dry (no gas, oil, water). Add those and it's close to 5K. The galvanized steel trailer is right around 1500 - ish so now we're talking 6500.

A similar sized crusier, with full cabin, more seating, and other accessories will likely be 1000 more so figure at least 7500 on the trailer and ready to roll.

So, need a tow vehicle that can handle that, and anything you put INTO the tow vehicle.

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