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Old 07-12-2011, 06:43 AM   #1
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Prerunner on boat ramp?

Longtime lurker/information gatherer here.

Let me first thank you all for the wealth of information here.

I've searched but haven't found the answer to my question; Do those of you with '09 and up Prerunners have any difficulty on boat ramps? Specifically the Sport models. Those with Off-Road models, does the locker pull you right out on slippery slopes? Assuming a boat/trailer combo w/in the limits of the tow package.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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I don't have a pre runner but I assume it depends on the ramp.there is a video of a first gen pre runner falling into the water trying to get his skis out of the water. Depends on how big your boat is as well.
http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_u...?v=3FshOpPqj88
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I have an 06 TRD Offroad PreRunner and have never had a problem at any ramp. I pull a 232 Caravelle Intercepter and a 22ft Pontoon. I'm at Lake Cumberland 90% of the spring summer and fall.
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I have a plain PreRunner and my boat never gives me trouble.
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I have a 20.5ft Four Winns Cuddy Cruiser and I never have to put it in 4wd to get it up the ramp. Just take your time and take it easy and you'll be fine.
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I've never had a problem 20' triton 3600lbs pull right out ..2010 trd sport prerunner.
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in my step dads truck in 2wd i never had any problems. just acelerate very slowly, do not let the tires spin.
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welcome from moncks corner/goose creek area!

as for the question, you should be ok, but if you need it you can turn on the auto LSD for some added traction.
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Thanks for the welcome from MC.

And thanks for the info fellas. Plan to buy in the next couple of months, just got to figure out what package I want.
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Thanks for the welcome from MC.

And thanks for the info fellas. Plan to buy in the next couple of months, just got to figure out what package I want.
ahh...you havent bought yet. all of the 09+ come w/ the standard auto LSD, the OR has it and the locker. locker would of course give you the better traction of the two. just depends on the cost/worth to you.
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Never a problem pulling my 17'er up any ramps. Nor had issue pulling it up from a beach, or any place else I have launched it. However, boat & traler weigh about 3000#..
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I've pulled a jetski with one of my friends in an older F150 (which has the shittiest traction of any truck I've ever seen... open diff, worn out street tires, no weight in the bed) and he does fine. I would imagine any of the 2wd Tacos would be fine, just be smart.
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i have a sport 4x4 and in two years only had to use 4x4 twice pulling 17' fish and ski. once on an unimproved sand landing and another time on a very steep slippery concrete landing. both times i drove the boat up the trailer and the GF pulled the truck out. as soon as the tires strated spinning she put it in 4. im sure if i needed to i could have driven out in 2 just being a little more careful
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Only place that might be sketch is coastal ramps with large tide range at low tide.

Those can get so slippery it's difficult to simply walk on them.

If you have a 5000lb boat / trailer combo under that circumstance, maybe think 4x4.

Otherwise 2wd at the launch should be ok.
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Never a problem pulling my 17'er up any ramps. Nor had issue pulling it up from a beach, or any place else I have launched it. However, boat & traler weigh about 3000#..
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