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Old 03-19-2006, 02:37 PM
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I think if you can afford a 40' boat you should be able to afford a dually to pull it. People should stop being so damn CHEAP.
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Its not just the dual rear tires, its the longer wheelbase of the longbed versus short, I own both trucks, I use the dually for boats and trailers over 30 ft or 10k ,shortbed for around town. NO comparison in stability or braking, I live in Phoenix, very mountainous terrain leaving the valley and Ive had my share 'Incidents' my .02
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I think if you can afford a 40' boat you should be able to afford a dually to pull it. People should stop being so damn CHEAP.
Have you boned up with your $650K+ to buy one of those cats? If not you should probably not assume that you know what it takes! Flash simply stated that he really didn't want to drive a dually if he didn't need to. I wish peolple who have no idea would shut the %$^ up! It's not always about not affording it.
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Have you boned up with your $650K+ to buy one of those cats? If not you should probably not assume that you know what it takes! Flash simply stated that he really didn't want to drive a dually if he didn't need to. I wish peolple who have no idea would shut the %$^ up! It's not always about not affording it.

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If I only needed to haul a 40ft boat 200 miles twice a year and didnt want to buy a truck to pull it, I'd have it shipped. Ive done it myself countless times and THERE insurance comes into play if theres an issue,roughly $1.50 per mile 1 way. $1.50 X 400 total miles = $600, problem solved
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If I only needed to haul a 40ft boat 200 miles twice a year and didnt want to buy a truck to pull it, I'd have it shipped. Ive done it myself countless times and THERE insurance comes into play if theres an issue,roughly $1.50 per mile 1 way. $1.50 X 400 total miles = $600, problem solved
That's what we are doing. I don't like to pull anything so I will do that till I get comfortable trailering that big of a boat.
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I've got power. I'm going to put 496HO's in it. Sound smart?
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Somebody post a picture of freedom 1 s pull truck.....and tell me how it does....
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Well my boat isn't 40 ft. but damm close 37/10 to be exact. I started towing it with my 3/4 ton Gmc Duramax. Power was no isuue but safety is. I went out and purchased a 1 ton dually and the handeling diffrence was night and day. Ship the boat the 200 miles a year or buy a dually. Just my .02. P.S. I don't think it is the weight that is the issue with the big cats it is the beam IMO. Good Luck
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