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> How heavy is a 14' boat setup, Buying a vehicle, tow capacity?
sabby
Posted: Oct 03, 2017 - 03:19 am


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QUOTE (Fish4Dinner @ Oct 02, 2017 - 09:46 pm)
it really comes down to your budget and your regular daily commute. If you don't commute far daily for work... a pick up is the ultimate outdoors vehicle without question. You can get a new F150 4x4 crew cab on the road after tax for under $28,000 if you don't care for all the bells and whistles.

Personally I am looking for a used tocoma or ranger just for hunting and fishing. Would be nice having a truck that the boat trailer does not come off all season long! Second vehicle insurance with just one primary driver isn't that bad. Maintenance.... I know a few people who oddly like doing things for me in return for a fishing trip or two.

Where is this crew cab 4x4 for so cheap?

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Posted: Oct 03, 2017 - 07:25 am


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This summer I bought a 14 ft. Alumacraft. I put in floors,live well,10ft. casting deck with 2 pedestal seats,4 storage compartments all marine carpeted,Solar panel,lighting and then put a 2017 25hp. 4 stroke merc. I pull it with my V6 Kia Sportage and don't notice I have a boat behind me. Pulling it up a ramp is no problem.

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Posted: Oct 03, 2017 - 08:00 am


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- 18 ft Aluminum
- 170lb outboard
- custom built plywood fishing platform
- custom built plywood side console
- a lot of gear
- 6 gal gast tank + 20 liter gas can

Towing easily with Chevrolet Venture.

Last year I replaced the Venture with an Uplander 95000km, $5000 and pulls the boat without any problem. I keep a lot of distance between me and the vehicles in front, not only because I tow a boat, but it is a habit of mine.

Usually I launch on concrete ramps but on few occasions I launched on dirt ramps without problems.

It is a cheap vehicle that does the job, but it burns a lot of gas. You can't have them all.

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Posted: Oct 03, 2017 - 08:03 am


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Uplander and 18 ft aluminum

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Posted: Oct 03, 2017 - 02:34 pm


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"Honey I shrunk my motor!"
Sorry, couldn't resist.



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Posted: Oct 03, 2017 - 02:39 pm


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QUOTE (Fishing Rod @ Oct 03, 2017 - 02:34 pm)
"Honey I shrunk my motor!"
Sorry, couldn't resist.



The picture with the small 15HP was just to see if it floats after 20 years of being neglected an then restored by me. Next year, I put the bigger (still small for this boat) 25 HP

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Posted: Oct 03, 2017 - 02:41 pm


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Transom saver Speo..170 pounds bouncing on that transom
could be bad news especially if trailering a lot..

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Posted: Oct 03, 2017 - 04:42 pm


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QUOTE (sabby @ Oct 03, 2017 - 03:19 am)
QUOTE (Fish4Dinner @ Oct 02, 2017 - 09:46 pm)
it really comes down to your budget and your regular daily commute.  If you don't commute far daily for work... a pick up is the ultimate outdoors vehicle without question.  You can get a new F150 4x4 crew cab on the road after tax for under $28,000 if you don't care for all the bells and whistles. 

Personally I am looking for a used tocoma or ranger just for hunting and fishing.  Would be nice having a truck that the boat trailer does not come off all season long!  Second vehicle insurance with just one primary driver isn't that bad.  Maintenance.... I know a few people who oddly like doing things for me in return for a fishing trip or two.

Where is this crew cab 4x4 for so cheap?

Yonge and Steele Ford during employeee pricing.

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