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Towing a Mastercraft X-15

Discussion in 'New Members' started by tbone56, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    tbone56

    tbone56 [OP] Member

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    I just bought a 2006 X-15 and am looking to buy a truck to tow it around with and so far, I really like the Tacoma.

    Weights:
    Boat: 3575lbs
    Trailer: 1200lbs (estimate on high end)
    Full Gas Tank: 270lbs
    Total: 5045lbs

    Plus any People, Gear... etc. in the truck or boat.

    Does anyone have this boat or a boat similar to it with any experience in towing it with a Tacoma?

    I don't plan on pulling it for any real distance. 50 miles would be the most, with the exception of maybe once a year being longer.

    How does it handle the rig fully loaded with gas, people, gear... etc.?

    One of my biggest concerns is loading and unloading the boat in the water. How does your truck handle this? How does is preform on steep, slippery or old ramps?

    What Tacoma do you have?

    Thanks for information. It is greatly appreciated.

    Tbone56
     
  2. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcome to TW!
    The boat I tow is about half the weight of yours, but I have never spun a tire when pulling it out of the lake via the Launch Ramp, or even when pulling it out from the beach. I have a Prerunner (4x2).
     
  3. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    vatechoma

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    I used to have an old chevy without 4wd and it had an open differential and I could pull my malibu and trailer up a slick ramp with only the occasional chirp....i'm pretty sure traction won't be an issue with the tacoma...locking rear or 4wd
     
  4. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    Jones'R

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    Non related. I used a double axle car trailer to haul a Vertical Milling Machine bout 4500lbs total. Going down a medium grade hill, no trailer brakes (yeah im dumb) grandma pulls out infront and slams hard. I chirped to high heavens and stopped on a dime. Im pretty confident now on the braking.
     
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