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Old 01-21-2018, 09:08 PM   #1
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Towing a boat with stock hitch

Is anybody towing a 20-25 ft boat with their stock hitch?
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:49 PM   #2
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What does the boat and trailer weight? What's your RVs towing capacity? Not just the hitch capacity.
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:12 PM   #3
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Is anybody towing a 20-25 ft boat with their stock hitch?


We tow our 21í with the receiver that came with the RV. Use the same hitch we use with our F150.
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:14 PM   #4
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If you are towing with a fr3 your towing capacity is 5000 lbs.
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We tow our 21í with the receiver that came with the RV. Use the same hitch we use with our F150.


I did some searching online and found out my exact model boat weighs around 4600 lbs with the trailer. The rating on our receiver says 5000 lbs. So overall weight and tongue weight are pretty close to max. Iíll probably take it to a shop and have it upgraded/welded in.
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I did some searching online and found out my exact model boat weighs around 4600 lbs with the trailer.
That weight is without gas, batteries and gear so plan accordingly.
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That weight is without gas, batteries and gear so plan accordingly.
And trailer
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No it includes trailer. Trailer is around 1100 lbs.
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It could easily weight another 1000 lbs once loaded and full of fuel
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It could easily weight another 1000 lbs once loaded and full of fuel


Yeah Iím sure of that! Iím going to get the stock unit upgraded anyway. Itís too close to the max rating leaving no breathing room.
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:20 PM   #11
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So I was searching through the owners manual. My 30DS has a 18000 lb GVWR and a GCWR of 23000 lbs. which leaves me with 5000 lbs towing capacity whether I upgrade the hitch or not...
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Seeing boats behind class-a's all the time, and reading this thread, may I pls ask the following:

Am I the only one that wonders?

HOW THE HECK do you get the boat off the ramp in the water?!?!?
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Seeing boats behind class-a's all the time, and reading this thread, may I pls ask the following:

Am I the only one that wonders?

HOW THE HECK do you get the boat off the ramp in the water?!?!?


Not much different then when we use our truck. Sometimes cannot go that deep in water with wheels as you would with a truck. We back up until the boat floats or the RV wheels touch the water and then drive the boat off. Knock on wood, we have not experience any issues launching with our RV.
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Huh.

I can almost guarantee that if I was trying to launch a boat using my Georgetown....there would be some significant water intrusion
in my rear luggage compartments if I went in as far as having my rear tires touching water. I have a fair amount of motorhome real estate past my rear axle......and Iíve seen longer.
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An FR3 would garuanteed be scraping on (steep) ramps...
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