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Boat towing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dirtbiker347, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    dirtbiker347

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    I am thinking about buying a boat I know what the towe rating is and what I can towe but I wanted to know if anyone had any problems pulling the boat out of the water and up the ramp
     
  2. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    I always have it easy, once it was really slippery from sea grass but after i locked my rear I came right out. Should be fine, I was towing a 280 sea ray bowrider
     
  3. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    Ok thanks I figured it would be fine but I just wanted to make sure before I bought my boat I down sized from a dodge 2500 so I have learned all m Tacomas capabilities yet
     
  4. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    What boat is it exactly?
     
  5. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    It's ether going to be a bayliner 175 or 1996 master craft
     
  6. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    I tow a 22' Party Barge (double pontoon with 150 Mercury). Definately feel it back there, but it has surge breaks on it. I keep it in 2wd on ramps, but I have a detroit rear locker and 4.88's, so that helps tremendously!
     
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    Youll be fine
     
  9. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    Ya I just have the lsp I wish I would have learned about the off road package before I bought my truck but my 91 Cherokee around 5000 so I've towed with a load before just not up hill on if it's wet
     
  10. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    I had the LSD too on mine stock, but upgraded the diff's when I regeared with an automatic locker. The Off Road package is notorious for blowing with the stock electronic locker. If your truck is 4wd I'd engage it before pulling out just to be on the safe side, never hurts.

    And the stock tow rating is #6500. So take into consideration weight of boat, full fuel tanks on boat, gear, and other accessories which would add weight.
     
  11. Jun 20, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    you'll be fine. if the mastercraft has ballasts make sure you empty them before pulling it out, your taco will thank you.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    I have an old 1991 Skeeter with a 200 Johnson and I'm told it weighs about 4500 loaded with fishing gear and 40 gallons of gas. I do have the towing package and does fine pulling it out with 2wd but I use 4wd because where I lauch it I cross a road and I dont want to take a chance.
     
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