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    Tow Vehicles

    Any thoughts on towing a 39 with the new F350 single wheel drive 6.7 diesel?

    I realize that dual wheel drive would be optimal.

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    My $0.02 is to find out how much it weighs for real, and compare it to the specs Ford publishes for the configuration your looking. They don't just make these up. If you're within specs, you're within specs, that's the way insurance will see it (heaven forbid).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 39 Unlimited View Post
    Any thoughts on towing a 39 with the new F350 single wheel drive 6.7 diesel?

    I realize that dual wheel drive would be optimal.
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    The single wheel truck would get pushed around during emergency maneuvers or emergency stops. At least get the dually if not the F650.IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by 39 Unlimited View Post
    Any thoughts on towing a 39 with the new F350 single wheel drive 6.7 diesel?

    I realize that dual wheel drive would be optimal.
    Sure you can, the question is do you really want to? I tow my 42 with a gmc 3500 lowered dually and 8.1. Diesel guys always brag but when going to NY we compared fill ups, based on the price of gas/diesel we were within a few dollars. Dually for stability if you can

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    Can't beat a dually......even an older one is the way to go. Just don't get the "old" 6.0L .....get from 2005 on I believe (or an older 7.3L).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElimiNordic View Post
    The single wheel truck would get pushed around during emergency maneuvers or emergency stops.
    Not if you have the elec/hyd brakes turned up on your trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downtown42 View Post
    Not if you have the elec/hyd brakes turned up on your trailer.
    This boat is probably 14k to 15k on a trailer and a dually will be much more stable during emergency situations regardless of brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 39 Unlimited View Post
    Any thoughts on towing a 39 with the new F350 single wheel drive 6.7 diesel?

    I realize that dual wheel drive would be optimal.
    That boat with a new myco (elect over hyd) you will be fine. Just double check what the trucks specs are so if someone pulls out in front of you (in a scenario where a big truck with air brakes wouldn't be able to avoid collision) the insurance company and the law don't try to peg it on you because you weren't "properly equipped." The other thing everyone misses is the hitch. Get the REESE class V Titan 18klb Receiver. The factory stuff is junk. Lastly, Don't forget about your plates. Most states go by GCWR so make sure your plates are appropriate for the total weight of the rig (I changed from 18k to 24k just to be safe).

    I use a 3500 SRW Dodge to pull my 36' Apache on a steel trailer (between 13 and 14k lbs depending on fuel). The Exhaust brake makes a huge difference with control when braking. The boat is actually more comfortable to tow than my bobcat.

    Now keep in mind this is all relative with respect to the amount of towing you are planning on doing. I tow the boat less than 1500miles a year so my set up works for me. If I was towing the boat 10k miles a year I would probably go for a 650, topkick, or kodiak type setup for comfort and less driver fatique.
    Last edited by baywatch; 04-02-2011 at 08:44 AM.

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    We have a F 350 dually diesel to pull our 38 ft Top Gun, I also have a new 2011 F 350 gas SW, for long hauls. We tow from NJ to Fla,with the dually, with the dually it does not swae , single wheel does, that just my 02 cents


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