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Old 07-02-2015, 07:24 AM   #1
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First time towing with RV !!

I'm want to tow my outboard boat, first time towing with RV, leaving tonight for Rehoboth Beach, from Phila. The boat, motor, trailer weight in at 1900 lbs. The single axel trailer DOES NOT have brakes. My hitch is rated for 5000 lbs. max. Am I looking for problems? Or what should expect? Thanks
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:32 AM   #2
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I have towed many miles without toad brakes. Pulling about 2800 lbs. I know that everyone will trash on me. I can take it. I drive under 60, huge grades up and down without issues.
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Practice backing up before you get to a boat ramp or in tight quarters, a back up camera really helps. No camera? When backing up if you can't see the trailer in the mirrors it is going straight back
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:38 AM   #4
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I'm just worried about stopping! We are going with another couple with a TT and will be using his truck to launch the boat.
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Stopping a 1900 pound boat should be no issue with your F53 chassis.
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You won't even know it is back there.
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:03 AM   #7
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I just wanted an opinion from someone with a little more experience than me. Thanks everyone for their input .
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Stopping a 1900 pound boat should be no issue with your F53 chassis.
If you are planning to tow this extra weight often, you may want to add the brake system at a later date.

You will know if this is infringing on your comfort zone as far as safety once you've tried it.

Plan your following distance keeping the increased stopping distance requirement for this trip and have a good time.
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You will be fine, trailer don't have brakes because it is under 2,000 lbs,,, unless you tow it with a small car, well within the range of your brakes.

If you did add brakes, it would have to be hydraulic surge brakes given your going to back it in the water.

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You will not even know it is back there. Your biggest problem might be a blowout on the boat trailer.
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Hope no blow out! Have a spare! Thanks 👍✌️
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Boats get added weight with anchors, batteries, oil, tools and other boat supply's in addition to ice chests, cases of extra drinks, kids toys, etc, etc items that won't fit in the TV while en-route. Don't exceed trailer tire weight ratings (tire-blowout) or trailer GVWR (broken spring). Been there, done that!
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We made it! No problems, at times I didn't realize the boat was there. Thanks again . 
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Thanks Onstar20, the boat is empty, didn't fill inboard tank yet, only 1 battery, and no other items.
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