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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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Old 02-27-2015, 02:28 PM   #3
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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,
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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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There was a gentleman on here that flat towed a jeep behind his Crusader a couple of years ago. I wonder how his held up.
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I would recommend an anti sway if you are going to do this. Good luck.
What sort of anti sway do you suggest to use with a 5th wheel?
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A lot of States will not allow it, so depends where you go plus I think that the law says 65' max length on all interstates, could be wrong but I think I'm right about that. Good luck
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A lot of States will not allow it, so depends where you go plus I think that the law says 65' max length on all interstates, could be wrong but I think I'm right about that. Good luck
That is dependent on the state.
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What sort of anti sway do you suggest to use with a 5th wheel?
If the tow unit is small then a friction bar type should do the job. I had a 3500 pound pup and it worked on that.
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Whenever we've wanted to take the boat, we've always had to take 2 tow vehicles. Hubby pulls the trailer, and I pull the boat. He flatly refuses to tow anything that he can't see behind him. It's a pain with double the gas, but he feels safer and I can't argue with that.
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If the tow unit is small then a friction bar type should do the job. I had a 3500 pound pup and it worked on that.
Never seen an anti sway for a 5th wheel.
I think mr dan was trying to point out the fact that this doesn't exist.
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Whenever we've wanted to take the boat, we've always had to take 2 tow vehicles. Hubby pulls the trailer, and I pull the boat. He flatly refuses to tow anything that he can't see behind him. It's a pain with double the gas, but he feels safer and I can't argue with that.
That's what we have always done as well.
No way you would catch me double towing with any camper trailers, most frames just cant handle it.
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Never seen an anti sway for a 5th wheel.
I think mr dan was trying to point out the fact that this doesn't exist.
For the boat not the 5th.
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Whenever we've wanted to take the boat, we've always had to take 2 tow vehicles. Hubby pulls the trailer, and I pull the boat. He flatly refuses to tow anything that he can't see behind him. It's a pain with double the gas, but he feels safer and I can't argue with that.
I couldn't agree more!
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