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Old 04-16-2014, 02:36 PM   #61
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as for the weight of this

I cna't tell what exactly the boat is...a 19' sterndrive bow rider in fiberglass is about 3100lbs wet and a trailer under 1000lbs. So it would be well under the 5k tow rating. AsI own a 19' boat this one in the pic looks more like 17' - MUCH smaller and lighter.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:46 PM   #62
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as for the weight of this

I cna't tell what exactly the boat is...a 19' sterndrive bow rider in fiberglass is about 3100lbs wet and a trailer under 1000lbs. So it would be well under the 5k tow rating. AsI own a 19' boat this one in the pic looks more like 17' - MUCH smaller and lighter.

No way.. not a 17' with a tandem axle trailer. I've got a little Bayliner BR175 and it's a single axle trailer on 13" wheels.
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:55 AM   #63
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which surveyor?
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I see a 25' that is SHIP WT of 4880 lbs. that DOES NOT include propane or battery..so you're over 5k with NOTHING LOADED - like kitchen, betting, bath, chairs, etc.

Yes, your TV has plenty of power...cars in the 70s with smog motors had less power and pulled 'full weight' TT. They also had bigger brakes, full frames, longer WB, more weight themselves, etc.

Add the TT weight, what you load in it, the propane/batt/hitch, your passengers and the empty weight (REAL wt) of your TV and see where you stand compared to GCWR - I'm sure you're over.

Our TT was marketed by FR as 'mid size SUV towable'. And the previous generation explorer was rated at 7500lb towing. The expedition we bought was over on GCWR with that TT...I can't imagine how over the explorer would have been.

Never had a white knuckle experience with it, but compared to our silverado (2500lbs more GCWR, more tow rating, 2 feet more wheelbase) there is NO COMPARISON in towing comfort (and the expy had E rated 10 ply tires vs the jello 4 ply P tires on teh sliverado)
I have an SP220 (little lighter than the one you looked at) and I travel light. I am not sure how much more "towing comfort" I can have but I don't feel like I need any more. My TV is only used for towing about 1% of the time so my choice was based on that fact.
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Just a quick bump. Got the new job, start on the 5th, and my bro in law came down over the weekend. He gave me an EAZ Lift Ultra wdh & sway bar! Saved me a few hundred bucks for sure. We've decided to put a hold on the TT and start looking at TVs instead to see what we can swing. Probably be another month or so before we make any big purchases but this thread and the advice given has been extremely helpful. Thanks everyone!
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