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Old 05-26-2013, 07:19 PM
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Brought my 38 Fountain home from storage yesterday. Decided to stop at the truck stop and weigh it on the CAT scale. I weighed my Dually pickup about a month ago at the local concrete plant, so I know what that weighs.

Heres what I got.

Total truck and trailer =19,480 LBS

Trailer Axles=11,480 lbs.

Rear Dually axle 4,500 lbs (empty is 3100 lbs so i have 1400lbs tongue weight)

Front axle of pickup 3500lbs

My truck empty is right around 7000 lbs. So my boat, with myco trailer, is about 12,500 lbs, with ZERO fuel. I ran my tanks pretty much bone dry last fall. With Full tank of fuel (220 Gallons), and some gear, I'd say its a 14,000lb trailer/boat combo.

Back when I had my Formula 402 SR1, total truck and trailer was 24k lbs, boat trailer had 15,500 lbs on trailer axles, about 1300lbs of tongue weight. Again, no fuel in boat. Fully loaded with gas, I'd say that was a 18k boat/trailer.

Reason I decided to post this, is to inform people, that they may be towing much more than they think they are. Forget the weights in the brochures, heresay, nada website, and all else. The scale wont lie. The 38 Fountain is not known to be a big boat, heavy boat, heck, i hear its only a 34-35ft boat by most Fountain haters. Ive read where guys have said "I'd have no problem towing a 38 Fountain with a Tundra''. IDK, 14k lbs is a heavy trailer.
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Just a little Fountain.......1/2 ton no problem.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:51 PM
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...towing anything is easy..it's the stopping part that can be a real problem... good advice to know your numbers, MT...
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Did the same last year with my 34 Powerquest on a steel triple. 11,800 lbs.
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I've always wanted to weigh my boat but no trailer so can't do it. Good info though. you should hit the scale again some time when the boat is off it and see what the trailer weighs.

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Originally Posted by pstorti View Post
I've always wanted to weigh my boat but no trailer so can't do it. Good info though. you should hit the scale again some time when the boat is off it and see what the trailer weighs.
I wanna say a c channel steel myco like mine, is somewhere around 2500-3000?
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Call myco, they can tell you. I had to have them send me what mine was to get plates in FL.

Dual axel steel, 1800lbs.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:26 AM
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26,000lbs

12,000 lb f-450
14,000 lb boat and trailer (aluminum) with main tanks full
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In New York, you need a CDL if you trailer ways over 10,001 lbs. I think this only applies to commercial drives. In any event I pull my boat with a company truck, I'm not sure if DOT would bust my nut or not.
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Originally Posted by newfountainguy View Post
In New York, you need a CDL if you trailer ways over 10,001 lbs. I think this only applies to commercial drives. In any event I pull my boat with a company truck, I'm not sure if DOT would bust my nut or not.
Cdl required if combined gross rating is over 26k
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