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Old 05-07-2014, 01:50 PM   #1
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Towing a 38' boat with a 42' coach

I'm wanting to tow my cigarette boat with my 42' coach has anyone towed a 40' trailer before? I know that it's illegal but a lot of coaches with stackers are way over length too. Just looking for some feedback. Thanks as always.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:31 PM   #2
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You'll ONLY be 15' over the legal limit and maybe get 5 mpg.
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Lol. I only get 5 mpg now.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:22 PM   #4
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I'm wanting to tow my cigarette boat with my 42' coach has anyone towed a 40' trailer before? I know that it's illegal but a lot of coaches with stackers are way over length too. Just looking for some feedback. Thanks as always.
I'd say you will be alittle to long and guessing your cig weight is around 10,000 lbs plus trailer anyway take pictures.
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It's a Kevlar hall so total weight is at 10k. I'm not worried about the weight. I'm concerned if ill be able to maneuver through town from the highway to the marina.
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Are you sure the MH could put and pull it from the water? Is your hitch rated for the boat?
I would imagine mpg is much of an issue, I'm sure the boat is much worse!
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I will have bit lifted and launched I have the 15 k hitch and a C15 cat. All weights are within spec.
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Glad to hear you'll be lifting it in and out. A few years ago I saw a really nice 38' class A up to the windows in Canyon Lake, AZ. He tried to launch a boat and something went wrong. The good news was that the boat was floating fine nearby. LOL
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That's sucks!!. I wouldn't attempt it. Too many things could go wrong.
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I have a 28' stacker I towed it with 42' coach it was not bad but 12 more feet would be hard to make turns with in semi tight places. My 32' boat and pickup was a tight fit at the marina here. Just plan your route carefully
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A little advance route planning will go a long ways .. That tow will be an adventure .
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At over 80' total length you'll most likely need to get oversize permits every time you move, and need pilot and trail vehicles, and be restricted to specific roads that get pre-approved when you apply for, and receive, your permit.
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Although over length in many, if not most, states, few are ever stopped outside of CA. Your biggest risk is what might happen if you have an accident. RVs are not held to the same standards as the commercial guys.
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The overall length in Ohio is 80 feet without a permit.
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