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Old 10-09-2010, 12:20 PM
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You should have at least a 2500 series truck to pull a 29 Outlaw.
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MY 2000 was right at 10K w half tank gas and steel trailer. Pulled with 2500 chevy no problem.
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Found this thread while searching. I'm looking at an early 2000's 29' outlaw with twin 496's. I have a new style 1500 GM truck. The new half tons are rated a lot higher than the older ones. My truck is rated for 10k towing. I have an engine oil cooler, the trans cooler goes through the radiator and there is an external cooler also. The new 12 bolt axle is pretty good size and GM finally put discs on the rear of the 1/2 tons now. I've towed 7,500# +/- construction trailers with zero brakes on the trailers (ragged out construction trailers) and the truck was fine. Actually faster than expected. Stopping was also better than expected. Anyone have experience with the newer tow package 1/2 tons with these bigger boats? My plan was to have a nice ALUMINUM trailer with electric brakes. (truck has a brake controller on board.) Is it better to have the 3 axles or 2 axles?


Boat dry has a listed weight of 6,800 #. I can looked at new aluminum triple axle trailers and they weight 1,260-1,500. Seems like the triple axle trailers weighed less than double axle trailers. + fuel of 1k = 9,054 #. Under my truck's max tow rating.

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Old 04-10-2016, 10:06 PM
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Twin big blocks means 3/4 ton, pretty much regardless.
You have a very heavy tail wagging the dog. All that weight behind the rear axles has the capability to whip the truck around way too easy when it gets out of shape.

Your construction trailers were likely loaded quite equally. The boat on the trailer is not the same.
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Originally Posted by FL335i View Post
Found this thread while searching. I'm looking at an early 2000's 29' outlaw with twin 496's. I have a new style 1500 GM truck. The new half tons are rated a lot higher than the older ones. My truck is rated for 10k towing. I have an engine oil cooler, the trans cooler goes through the radiator and there is an external cooler also. The new 12 bolt axle is pretty good size and GM finally put discs on the rear of the 1/2 tons now. I've towed 7,500# +/- construction trailers with zero brakes on the trailers (ragged out construction trailers) and the truck was fine. Actually faster than expected. Stopping was also better than expected. Anyone have experience with the newer tow package 1/2 tons with these bigger boats? My plan was to have a nice ALUMINUM trailer with electric brakes. (truck has a brake controller on board.) Is it better to have the 3 axles or 2 axles?


Boat dry has a listed weight of 6,800 #. I can looked at new aluminum triple axle trailers and they weight 1,260-1,500. Seems like the triple axle trailers weighed less than double axle trailers. + fuel of 1k = 9,054 #. Under my truck's max tow rating.
Don't do it, it's just not worth the risk, just cause it says you can doesn't always mean you should, my boat weighs 7100 dry and absolutely no way was I ever considering towing it with my 2011 1500 ram, budget for a 3/4 truck, you will be a hell of a lot safer on the roads
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I posted in this thread back in the beginning, but I'll chime in again. I recently sold my 29 outlaw and the guy who owns it now pulls it with a 1500 chevy. He swears it pulls and stops it just fine, but I would never do it. The newer trucks are rated to pull more weight than ever, but I owned the boat for 10 years and never pulled it with less than a f250 diesel. The boat is a pretty heavy and I could always tell it was back there, especially with my older 7.3 powerstroke truck. My newer diesels pulled it much better, but it was still a load.... Big boats call for big boy trucks....
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Rumrunner29- I'd like to know the details on that guys 1500! The thing with the 1500's is it's all in the details of the truck. Gearing, packages, etc. My truck with 3.08 gears is only rated for 6,600 #. I think at the end of the day, I'm not looking for dual big blocks. That's a lot of engine, lot of gas and not a lot of room for me to work on them. I know I want a 27-29' boat. Dual engines for the reliability if one dies. 29' with dual SB's EFI would be the ticket. I like the baja outlaw 29. In love with that boat. I like the SR1's also but they are very expensive and older. But a 27-29' boat with dual small blocks EFI is what I need.... And would probably be more truck friendly. That would probably be the difference between keeping my 1500 or needing to get a 2500 diesel. Which I really don't want to do.

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