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prepping for new boat

Discussion in 'Towing' started by ejericson, May 15, 2011.

  1. May 15, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    ejericson

    ejericson [OP] Member

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    Elliott
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    So im about to pull the trigger on a new boat, ive decided on the tahoe Q5i for my family should suit us best for the money. My question is not one that has popped up on the search bar. I have a 91 pickup 4X4 5 sp. with LOW miles on the 3.0 Lt motor. ive towed a boat a tad heavier before and it did as expected, slow in the hills but overall pretty stable and comfortable. But i have never pulled it out of the water and that is my concern. i do not want a new truck yet so im wondering your thoughts on pulling something like this out of the water? It weighs about 3300 on the trailer according to the website. My thought is to pull it out of the water up the ramp in 4 lo to the staging area. regular towing im not conerned about but the ramp scares me a tad.

    Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated.
     
  2. May 15, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Ive done that in the past with no issues. However....You may want to re think the boat purchase. Tahoe is horrible when it comes to warranty work, and claims. A guy on Iboats.com was without his for 1.5 years while they were deciding on wheather or not to fix a warranty issue. His hull had a stringer poke thru.
     
  3. May 15, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    MJonaGS32

    MJonaGS32 MJ on a GS

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    4wd on the boat ramp will help you for sure. you'll be fine
     
  4. May 16, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    ejericson

    ejericson [OP] Member

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    I have read everything there is to read on iboats as well as other sites about the Tahoe and know the case you are referring to. There will alway be an unfortunate case of a new product that has major problems, that why we have lemon laws. You can find someone on here that has a bad experience with their truck and or toyota fixing it. But in general people are very happy with them aside from a few standard issues that are easily fixed under warranty.

    But glad to hear you think my little underpowered pickup will do the job :)
     
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