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Old 02-27-2015, 02:16 PM   #1
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Pulling a boat

Any advice out there about pulling a boat with the wildcat ?? It will be my first time this spring. Any should and should nots out there???


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Old 02-27-2015, 02:22 PM   #2
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Yeah, don't pull a boat behind your wildcat.
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Can I ask why not??


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Old 02-27-2015, 02:33 PM   #4
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Can I ask why not?? Tberg
#1. Wildcat is not designed to pull anything
#2. You can't see whether it back there or not.
#3. Wildcat is not designed to pull anything
#4. Wildcat is not designed to pull anything
#5. Wildcat is not designed to pull anything
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:35 PM   #5
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Many 5th wheel RVers that travel in northern Ontario pull a boat. I asked my dealer about it and he said that he would not recommend not recommend anything bigger than a 16 foot aluminum. I have seen a lot of guys with 30 footers pulling 17.5 foot full windshield aluminum boats.

Most I have spoken to reinforce the rear hitch supports. I do not know the specifics. I would double tow but with a 16 foot I would be at 71 feet and my wife says no. My truck is not the limiter.

Due to the swing out radius of the 5th, the boats seem to track pretty well (does not cut corners).

I would recommend an anti sway if you are going to do this. Good luck.
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Old 02-27-2015, 03:39 PM   #6
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Call the wildcat division @ forest river and see what they have to say.
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Tell me what they have to say.
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Oh and this,
Is this from towing tandem?
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Is this from towing tandem?
Thats what I'm told by the gentleman that shared it with me.
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