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Old 12-14-2016, 04:07 PM
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Anyone think that my 14' Raptor can comfortably and safely tow a 271 Fastech?

Family has a couple of Cigarette boats and I would like to start getting into the poker runs with them.
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Old 12-14-2016, 04:31 PM
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How far are you towing? The main thing to consider when towing is braking. As far as can the truck pull it? Absolutely. Is the gvrw rated for the combined weight of the boat and trailer? That coupled with your braking situation should determine whether or not you decide to tow with it.
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Old 12-14-2016, 04:59 PM
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you will be fine, may sag because of suspension setup however
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Old 12-14-2016, 05:03 PM
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Towing distance will be from a hour to 9 hours depending on the poker run with the majority being to Lake Travis about 3.5 hours

Actual truck towing capacity from the factory is 8,000lbs

Pros:
Upgraded springs
Big Brake Kit

Cons:
Have 37" BFG's

We have a nice Myco trailer but I'm pretty sure it's in the 2,000 plus pound range. I can always downgrade trailers but seems the Myco is worth it

The original plan was to purchase a 292 but that's 7,000 + 2,000 trailer = 9,000 so I would already be over the limit
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Is the 271 a twin engine boat? If so I bet it's over 8000lbs on a steel trailer. What is the gvw on the trailer?
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It is listed at 5250 dry weight and with 600 pounds of fuel and gear will be over 6000. If a steel trailer, it will probably weigh in at 8000 pounds or so. It should tow fine if setup right, but you'll know its there especially with hills.
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:41 PM
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My 6.2 max tow Silverado does not even know it's there . The boat holds 105 gallons of fuel . On a steel trailer with gear and people you will be every bit of 8000-8500 lbs. Jeff wurl
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As long as your trailer has good brakes I would think you will be just fine. That is the very most important part of towing. I cant say that enough. I feel you'll be fine to drag it with the raptor. Like said above, I hope your fuel card is happy lol
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Just make sure you have enough drop on the ball mount to tow it level. Also you will want 500#~600# of tongue weight (roughly 10% of towed weight) to keep it stable on the road.
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:39 AM
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I was in the same position a few years ago. I was between a raptor and a 6.7 f250. For too many reasons I would not tow with a raptor. It's not what it's designed for. And buying a boat around a truck isn't fun. You'll always want a bigger boat.
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