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Old 10-21-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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I am thinking about buying a trailer and occasionally towing my 2700 SCR to different bodies of water. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.
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Probably depends on how much you plan to trailer it.

If just for occasional use an inexpensive trailer will due. If really frequent, invest in higher quality. Regardless, that's a significant amount of weight so brakes on all wheels (may even be mandated by law in your area). Slide on bunks are less expensive and provides better hull support over a roller trailer with too few rollers, but a roller trailer sure makes it easier to unload and load.

What's the tow vehicle?

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Old 10-21-2009, 09:00 PM   #3
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I was looking at double and triple axle with brakes on all wheels. It did not seem cost effective to buy a used one unless I am looking in the wrong places. It seems I can get a new one for about $4000. I still need a tow vehicle and it will probably be a Excursion or F250. I am a little intimidated towing something so big (I only had towed a 20' boat before).
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Not likely you'll find a used trailer in really good condition.

My 2400 SC3 probably weighs in around 5K, 6500 with the trailer. Your 2700 SCR is likely closer to 6.5-7K wet, without the trailer so figure on something approaching 8.5 to 9K.

One thing to check on your tow vehicle. Although the truck may be rated to tow, say, 10K for example, that does not mean that the hitch that is installed on it is also rated at 10K. Example is my '04 Silverado. Rated to tow more than 6K but the factory installed hitch is only a class III - rated for up to 6K.

Don't know if a triple axle trailer is necessary but it certainly can't hurt, except for your wallet. Go with a torsion bar suspension trailer. If you can pick your tire sizes always go taller. Disk brakes over drums, Kodiak brand brakes over Tie-down brand. Electric actuated brakes over mechanically actuated.

Oh, forgot to ask. what's the beam of the 2700 SCR? If over 8.6 some localities will require special permits to tow that thing around.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:33 PM   #5
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I will make sure for a true 10k pound tow. I figure my setup will be about 9k. I was planning on electric disk brakes and thanks for the brand recommendations. The trailers I was looking at were torsion 5k axles. I also have to decide on aluminum vs. galvanized. It saves about 1000 lbs. The boat is 9' 6" wide and I will need a permit.
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Hi , I have a 94 , 2700scr and bought a new trailer from Loadmaster trailer in Port Clinton,oh. Works great, very sturdy, I went a little heavier duty, but probably wouldn't have to. Definately get electric brakes . I had very little problem with set up, mostly just adjusting the boat to the bow roller. Loadmaster was very helpful with questions. I have the bunk trailer which is slightly harder to load, but once you get used to it its goes on pretty easy. .Make sure you have a class 4 or 5 hitch on the tow vehicle. I also run a sway bar /equalizer on mine which helps in towing...Hope it helps...Pirateguy!
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I tow my 97 2700 SCR from the marina to home for the winter and back to the marina in the spring. Being able to store the boat on the trailer for the winter makes maintenance much simpler and it is easy to walk out the door and work on the boat. We have also hauled the boat from here in Olympia to Lake Chelan a total of about 225 miles and over two mountain passes. We have a galvanized easy loader trailer with roller bunks and surge brakes that came with the boat when we purchased. I have had to replace all of the brake lines and the wheel bearings. The best thing we did was install an electric winch. Total weight of boat and trailer is around 9,000lbs, with fuel tank full and water full getting close to 10,000lbs. For a tow vehicle I have a four wheel drive F350 with V-10 and 3.73 gears (I should have went with the 4:30’s). On trips to Lake Chelan the truck uses more gas getting there and back than we use in the boat for a week on the lake.
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Finally got my trailer. I ended up with a new aluminum tri-axle rated for 10,500lbs. The boat fit perfect. Towed it about 100 miles with no issue. My Excursion never looked so small.
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Hybris1,

Not a trailer towing question but was wondering if you have any problems hitting the pulpit when putting in the water or taking it out. Just curious as I have a 2400 SCR and I have to get the trailor way in the water due to the grade of the local ramps here.

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No problem with hitting the pulpit. I even left the anchor on. The ramp was not very steep and I did have to power the boat on the trailer.
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You may want to check your owners manual for your maximum hitch weight, here ( Canada) we need to use a weight distributing hitch for anything over 5000 lbs. I regularly tow my 2900 SE (10,300 dry) and use a reese sc rated for 15,000 lbs, it makes a big difference in the control of the truck and makes it legal, here anyway.

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Your truck looks like a bit of a mismatch but nothing like mine. I bought this older 2700 SCR and trailer early this spring. It really looked ridiculous behind my truck. I only had to haul it 30 miles from where I live to my place at the lake. My Range Rover Sport SC is small but pretty heavy for its size. It has 400hp and really wide tires and huge brakes. It had no problem hauling this up big hills and it handled great. Still I would never haul this a long distance or very frequently. I will just be launching it at the nearby boat launch. The rest of the summer it stays on my buoy out front of my place. Second pic.

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