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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

    111
    Feb 16, 2019
    Southern California
    Searching for a 2006 - '07 320 Sundance w/twin T-496 Magnum MPI Bravo III
    and 5.0 KW generator
    Oars for now!!
    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 Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  3. Just For Fun

    Just For Fun Member

    111
    Feb 16, 2019
    Southern California
    Searching for a 2006 - '07 320 Sundance w/twin T-496 Magnum MPI Bravo III
    and 5.0 KW generator
    Oars for now!!
    Do you have the "7.3" in your F350 as I do?
     
  4. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    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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  5. Just For Fun

    Just For Fun Member

    111
    Feb 16, 2019
    Southern California
    Searching for a 2006 - '07 320 Sundance w/twin T-496 Magnum MPI Bravo III
    and 5.0 KW generator
    Oars for now!!
    Still a nice combo for small lakes and camping.
     
  6. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  7. Kwik

    Kwik Active Member

    183
    Jun 14, 2019
    Indianapolis
    2004 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    2017 F150 Ecoboost 4x4
    Raymarine Axiom 9
    Raymarine Sirius 200 reciever
    5.0 Mercruiser w/Bravo III drives
    I'm not a wide load right now. But, if the 2ft bug catches us and we move from our 240 to say a 300, I wouldn't know how to handle the over-width permits to run across state lines. Do you guys hire a broker to handle the permits or do you contact each state personally? I would be coming from Indiana. At this point it looks like we would travel to Missouri and Tennessee from here. I tried looking at respective states and their websites look set up for trucking companies. Not for a recreational boater.
     
  8. Wanderer 290

    Wanderer 290 Active Member

    270
    Jul 1, 2019
    01 sea ray 290 sundancer
    Twin 5.7 b3’s
    I towed an 01 290 SD with a 10’2” beam from Austin TX to northern MI 5 years ago and I used Mercury services for my permits. They were ok but I did have contact a couple states and then pass info to back to Mercury. There were some laws that Mercury just wasn’t up to speed on.
    Yes each state has it’s own site and software and that makes securing multiple state permits very cumbersome.

    While my beam was 10’2” I did say my beam was 10’ to avoid significant restrictions associated with a beam greater than 10’.
     
  9. Steve OD

    Steve OD Member

    69
    Oct 26, 2017
    West Yarmouth, MA
    Sol Searchin'
    1996 330 Sundancer
    7.4 L V Drives
    I'm looking for a truck/trailer for my 330. The ford website lists the 7.3 F350 at 10,000 lbs trailer weight.
    Seems low to me for that setup, and your boat is heavier than mine, so how does it perform?
     
  10. wyrman

    wyrman Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    Don't know as I don't have my trailer yet. I told them I'm in no hurry, but I had an idea last weekend and I'm going to go pick it up in late September.
    I'm going to combine that with a trip to a friend of my wifes that has a tanning business in Wyoming called Merlin's Hideout.
    They made KurtRussell'sl buffalo coat in the movie The Hateful Eight.
     
  11. Wanderer 290

    Wanderer 290 Active Member

    270
    Jul 1, 2019
    01 sea ray 290 sundancer
    Twin 5.7 b3’s
    I tow with an 04 F350 dually 4wd 6.0 diesel. Literally it towed on the freeway 65mph on cruise control. It does have the heavy duty suspension and tow package that gives it the 4.10 gears.
     
  12. Peter T Rocco

    Peter T Rocco New Member

    5
    Nov 14, 2020
    310 Sundancer 2000 , Raymarine C70
    Twin 350 MAG MPI Horizon V-Drive
    JUST AN FYI fOR EVERYONE LOOKING FOR A TRAILER. i JUST PAID $9,042 INCLUDING TAX FOR A 18,000 TRI AXLE FOR MY 310 FROM NEXTRAIL IN OCALA FL.
     
  13. hughespat57

    hughespat57 Active Member

    121
    Sep 25, 2016
    Rock Hill, SC
    300 Sundancer 1994, trailered tri-axle LoadRite roller
    Mercruiser 260HP Alpha One Gen II, twin
    Best upgrade is electric over hydraulic for the breaks
    Get rid of the surge brakes

    2001 Dodge Ram 2500 RWD 8450 GVWR
    CUMMINS 24v
    Loadrite triaxle 18,000 GVWR capacity
    Sundancer 300 12,500 lb
    21,500 CGVWR
    Upgraded hitch to 17,000
    EOH brakes
    10,000 lb straps
    Folding antenna and radar
    4000 lb electric winch on trailer
    12,000 winch on truck

     
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  14. Peter T Rocco

    Peter T Rocco New Member

    5
    Nov 14, 2020
    310 Sundancer 2000 , Raymarine C70
    Twin 350 MAG MPI Horizon V-Drive
    310 t.jpg 310 tr.jpg 310 trr.jpg Picked up my new to me 2000 310 in Cincinnati friday and made it back to Orlando fl by Saturday night. New trailer pulled and handled great. After taking down the radar it measured 13'6". the owners manual says the 310 weighs 12k, not even close. It came in with 1/2 tank of fuel at 14,556 lbs. Truck, trailer and boat came in at 25,670. If it would have been full of fuel it would have been in a CDL class load. 310 t.jpg 310 tr.jpg 310 trr.jpg
     
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  15. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
    Semi pulling 2000-380 DA
     

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  16. TTG

    TTG New Member

    24
    Dec 24, 2019
    320DA—2007
    Just sold. On the hunt.
    Twin 350 MAG Inboards
    320DA. Pleased with setup. Towed it about 500 miles this summer for vacation. 98D0A70F-BFEF-4554-90C6-3137393ABEA9.jpeg
     
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  17. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    Catawaba Island,Oh.
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7
    optional electronic package






















    n/a
    twin 5.7 300 Hp.
    tow my 310 Da in the spring and fall my stock Sierra 2500HD does okay but I would like to get the trucked bagged. IMG_20200403_130430118.jpg
     
  18. JHornsby3

    JHornsby3 New Member

    11
    Nov 10, 2020
    Sheridan Oregon
    1992 300 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3L W/Alpha One Gen II
    Pat, everybody here would be yelling at you for the time to launch and recover. Have a glitch and they run you over. We had a shift cable issue that took us more than a minute and a guide ran his outboard into the front of our smaller fishing boat. Put a hole in the hull at the bow. Filed a claim with the sheriff's office and they knew the guy from doing the same thing on other occasions. But still if you take more than a few minutes, they let you know. Like that system with the electric wench though.

    John
     
  19. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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  20. hughespat57

    hughespat57 Active Member

    121
    Sep 25, 2016
    Rock Hill, SC
    300 Sundancer 1994, trailered tri-axle LoadRite roller
    Mercruiser 260HP Alpha One Gen II, twin
    JHornsby3

    You're not the first to point that out, and likely not the last...

    In my defense I will only say, without all the explanations and filming by by daughter and son-in-law it takes half that time in the ramp. This is a nice quiet ramp midday on a Friday I would never have tried filming the launch on a Saturday. I wont even launch on a Saturday morning.

    Now I still take my own damn time in the prep lane, there is plenty of room for people to go around. This ain't no bass boat. 21,500 lbs of boat, trailer and truck. I am not going to rush because lose control of that much mass and good luck stopping it. People can get hurt and equipment destroyed. Any "hold my beer" ramp idiots can complain all they want.

    We down here are a bit more laid back, polite and operate on "Southern Time" (it will happen when it happens.) When just my wife and I usually get several offers to help with the lines. So I guess just lucky.

    I'll grant you the South Florida ramps around Palm Beach County/Lake Worth Inlet are crazy on a weekend any more. We typically take two days to drive down, luanch on a Monday, spend the week (or two) in the water, pull on a Friday and two days to drive back to Carolina.
     

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