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Old 03-07-2016, 04:17 PM   #1
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How to tow a pontoon boat

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Old 03-07-2016, 04:30 PM   #2
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Do they bring a forklift or crane along to unload the boat?
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:36 PM   #3
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I thought the idea of camping is to get away from it all not bring it all with you.
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I thought the idea of camping is to get away from it all not bring it all with you.
It is for some, maybe most. But, this is definitely not the first time I've seen something like this. Although I'm wondering just how the boat is loaded/unloaded to/from the boat dock?????

At lake Powell a few years ago, at Wahweap Marina/campground, we parked next to a gent who had a D/P motor home towing a double decker OPEN trailer with a Blazer on the bottom and, a Harley cross loaded in the front, almost on the tongue. Then, on top, he had another trailer, with two monster sized Jet skis. The Blazer was somewhat setup for off roading but, could also tow the Jet Ski trailer and, load and off them in the water.

So, he was definitely setup for street motorcycle riding, off roading and, a toad for running around and, playing in the water, no matter where he was in the country. It's only money!
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THAT IS SO WRONG on so many points I can't begin to name them all!!!!! From the looks of the pic the back of the boat is a lot taller then the MH and I bet it's at about 13'. Then there's the issue of being VERY TOP HEAVY!!!!!! Some LEO need to pull this guy over and MAKE HIM PARK IT!!!!! I'll bet this guy NEVER even weighed this truck to see how far OVER GVW he is.
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I wonder if there are ramps and some sort of winch from the front to pull it up there. American ingenuity at it's best...or is it redneck engineering?
This does look safer, in my opinion, than some set-ups I've seen towing fifth wheels followed by a jeep, followed by a boat.


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THAT IS SO WRONG on so many points I can't begin to name them all!!!!! From the looks of the pic the back of the boat is a lot taller then the MH and I bet it's at about 13'. Then there's the issue of being VERY TOP HEAVY!!!!!! Some LEO need to pull this guy over and MAKE HIM PARK IT!!!!! I'll bet this guy NEVER even weighed this truck to see how far OVER GVW he is.
I agree with some of this, the truck does not look very stable with that thing sitting on it's back. And just how does he get that on and off is the question of the day.
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I agree with some of this, the truck does not look very stable with that thing sitting on it's back. And just how does he get that on and off is the question of the day.
I am going to guess that system it is sitting on and strapped down to is a lift of sorts that comes out the rear of the truck and unloads it.
Sizing up the truck and boat, I am going to say it is 12-12.5' tall, the angle the picture was taken makes it look a lot taller than the Coach I think?
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I bet the stuff in the trucks bed is motorized. Probably tilts back and unloads the boat/trailer that way.

As big as they are I doubt they weigh much, look how small that engine is on the pontoon

I like the stacker trailer someone has on this thread that holds their wrangler on the lower part, then the top of the trailer holds their boat. The trailer itself is put in the water to launch their boat.
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Come on guys----Many boat storage places have 4 levels of boats packed away and they use a fork lift to put up and take down.
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Perhaps he has a (very) deep water fording kit on the truck and just holds his breath and drives it down the ramp
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I bet the stuff in the trucks bed is motorized. Probably tilts back and unloads the boat/trailer that way.

As big as they are I doubt they weigh much, look how small that engine is on the pontoon

I like the stacker trailer someone has on this thread that holds their wrangler on the lower part, then the top of the trailer holds their boat. The trailer itself is put in the water to launch their boat.
Thanks, yes that's me with the stacker trailer..
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Do they bring a forklift or crane along to unload the boat?
I want to see that MH back up and FLOAT the boat off the top of that pickup!!
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I want to see that MH back up and FLOAT the boat off the top of that pickup!!

The pontoon is on it's own trailer. They probably lower a ramp and use a winch to back the trailer on it's own wheels off. IF they make it to their destination in one piece.

Insane. HUGE lawsuit if it causes a fatal accident on the highway.
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