30ft+/ Oversized load Trailering. Lets see your tow rigs.

Discussion in 'Trailering' started by ADR, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. Just For Fun

    Just For Fun Member

    65
    Feb 16, 2019
    Southern California
    Searching for a 2000 310 Sundance w/twin5.7 Merc, Bravo III and 5.0 KW generator
    Oars
    So, we have similar pickups. Cool! Great to compare.

    I was quoted $700 for the Firestone Air Bags installed without the on-board compressor – an additional $300 for the on-board compressor. Or I could simply buy a much less expensive portable air compressor and plug it into either a cigarette lighter plug or “alligator clip” to the battery. This air bag systems is supposed to add about 1,000 lbs. capacity to the hitch carrying capability.

    Also, they suggested that I upgrade my brakes. About $300.

    What I haven’t investigated yet is my tires:

    Via Sea Ray 310 DA Owner’s Manual = Boat dry = 13,350 lbs.
    Full tank of gas = 200 gal = (A gallon of gasoline weighs roughly 6.3 pounds) = 1,260 lbs.
    Full tank of Water = 35 gal (A gallon of water weighs roughly 8.43 pounds) = 291.9 lbs.
    Crap we carry on the boat = 300 lbs.
    Total of approximately = 15,201.9

    Trailer = something like 1,500 to 2,500 lbs.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2019
  2. wyrman

    wyrman Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    994
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    I don't remember what my air bags cost, but installed them myself, and I just put new laod range E tires on the truck a couple of weeks ago.
    I haven't installed an air compressor yet, I just air them up before I leave, and I have a 12 volt one as well.
    I should look into the brake upgrade because I had to make a quick stop last week on my way to Lake Powell with my camper and 18' bowrider.
    It doesn't want to stop very quickly.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019
  3. Just For Fun

    Just For Fun Member

    65
    Feb 16, 2019
    Southern California
    Searching for a 2000 310 Sundance w/twin5.7 Merc, Bravo III and 5.0 KW generator
    Oars
    Do you have the "7.3" in your F350 as I do?
     
  4. wyrman

    wyrman Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    994
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    Yes I do.
    I know this isn't the 30'+ load, but this is my camper and small boat setup.
     

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    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019
  5. Just For Fun

    Just For Fun Member

    65
    Feb 16, 2019
    Southern California
    Searching for a 2000 310 Sundance w/twin5.7 Merc, Bravo III and 5.0 KW generator
    Oars
    Still a nice combo for small lakes and camping.
     
  6. wyrman

    wyrman Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    994
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    Yeah, we rented a 59' houseboat on Lake Powell a couple of weeks ago, and this was our pull behind/fishing boat.
     

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