View Poll Results: What make is your primary tow vehicle?

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  • GM

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  • Ford

    31 33.70%
  • Ram/Jeep

    14 15.22%
  • Toyota

    7 7.61%
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    4 4.35%
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  1. #111
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry_arizona View Post
    I get it, I just wonder how many on this forum are exceeding tow capacity based on OEM towing claims.


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    I've heard most single axle trailers have a tongue weight of 10%, while a tandem axle boat trailer will only have 5% tongue weight.

    If it's 10%, I have to weight distribute. If 5%, I'm good without weight distributing. I DO NOT want to weight distribute with a surge brake trailer. When is the marine industry going to figure out that electric over hydraulic brakes are the way to go for these heavy ass boats?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryann View Post
    I've heard most single axle trailers have a tongue weight of 10%, while a tandem axle boat trailer will only have 5% tongue weight.

    If it's 10%, I have to weight distribute. If 5%, I'm good without weight distributing. I DO NOT want to weight distribute with a surge brake trailer. When is the marine industry going to figure out that electric over hydraulic brakes are the way to go for these heavy ass boats?
    I think they avoid electric over hydraulic because for a long time trucks did not come with trailer brake controllers. That is slowly changing but there still a lot of people without brake controllers. We have one in our Expedition but our ram doesnít


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    Looking at getting used 2014 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED WITH NAVIGATION & 4WD with TRAILER TOW GROUP IV package $645
    Rear Load Leveling Suspension, 7 & 4 Pin Wiring Harness, Delete Rear Tow Hook, Class IV Receiver Hitch
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    2014 DODGE DURANGO LIMITED AWD with TRAILER TOW GROUP IV package $995
    Rear Load Leveling Suspension, 7 & 4 Pin Wiring Harness, Class IV Receiver Hitch, Steel Spare Wheel, Heavy Duty Engine Cooling, Full Size Spare Tire
    Normal towing is only a few miles, but looking at putting an 8 hour ride with 2017 CRAZ.
    Both claim their rated to 6,200 pounds.
    Concerns I should have?

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    I wouldnít go with either and get a full sized suv to tow the boat. Our Mojo was 6900 lbs on the trailer.


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    Whatever you get make sure you have a tranny cooler. I learned the hard way at 29000 miles with a GM product.
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    The Grand Cherokee and Durango are both essentially the same vehicle structurally. Craz is a big boat to tow with a mid size SUV for any distance. You can get a 2016 or 17 Expedition for almost the same money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    I wouldnít go with either and get a full sized suv to tow the boat. Our Mojo was 6900 lbs on the trailer.


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    I agree, mid-size isnít going to cut it unless you are towing all 8 hours on flat land. I just got back from a 4 hour tow from Ohio to Tennessee. I have a 2011 6.0 2500 GMC and was thoroughly disappointed in how it towed my Craz. This was the first time I towed the boat any distance. At one point my transmission got up to 204 degrees and the motor was constantly downshifting. I know you are going to get some of that in the mountains, but this boat felt like a big lug compared to my 05 Supra. Part of my problem is I put larger tires on the truck, but what I learned over the weekend is the 6.0L barely has more Hp than the 5.3L and actually has less torque. WTF! My next one will be the 6.2L! My dad was behind us towing a lighter rig, but he has a 2015 1/2 ton with the 5.3L and said his tranny never got over 198 degrees.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jcarter20 View Post
    I agree, mid-size isnít going to cut it unless you are towing all 8 hours on flat land. I just got back from a 4 hour tow from Ohio to Tennessee. I have a 2011 6.0 2500 GMC and was thoroughly disappointed in how it towed my Craz. This was the first time I towed the boat any distance. At one point my transmission got up to 204 degrees and the motor was constantly downshifting. I know you are going to get some of that in the mountains, but this boat felt like a big lug compared to my 05 Supra. Part of my problem is I put larger tires on the truck, but what I learned over the weekend is the 6.0L barely has more Hp than the 5.3L and actually has less torque. WTF! My next one will be the 6.2L! My dad was behind us towing a lighter rig, but he has a 2015 1/2 ton with the 5.3L and said his tranny never got over 198 degrees.


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    204 tranny temp isnít that bad. Mine runs 198 on the regular and on hills with a lot of shifting towing Iíve seen 204 but it immediately goes back down. I would worry if I started seeing 210+ consistently. But I have that 3.5 liter V6 that makes more torque than the 5.3 and 6.0. .


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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    204 tranny temp isnít that bad. Mine runs 198 on the regular and on hills with a lot of shifting towing Iíve seen 204 but it immediately goes back down. I would worry if I started seeing 210+ consistently. But I have that 3.5 liter V6 that makes more torque than the 5.3 and 6.0. .


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    Yeah, I wasnít worried about the 204 temp. It was only there for brief period. I guess my point was the 5.3 didnít get as hot at my 6.0. In the exact same towing conditions. Again his boat is probably 1,000 less than mine. I was also shocked when I looked up the specs of the 6.0 vs. the 5.3. I thought the 6.0 2500 would have much more torque than a 5.3 half ton. Not the case.


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