Tips on Trailing a 232

jdrdmg

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I just brought a 2002 Gulfstream single engine F-250 and have a Load RIte bunk trailer rated for 6,000 pounds. I only trailer to and from my ramp (5 mile -twice a year).

I figured that my load on the trailer will be 5,500 to 6,000 so I am right at capacity. I am towing with a Chevy Silverado diesel truck.

Any suggestions on trailering this boat? Know that technically its requires a "wide load" permit but I see people trailering these boats without it (New York)

Thanks
 

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Did you take into account the weight of the trailer on the axles? I have a 1993 Gulfstream w/twin 2003 175 Evinrudes and on a scale the boat (w/148 gals. of gas), motors and trailer weight about 8,200 lbs. Granted, I have one more motor but one motor weights only 485 lbs. If your one motor weights 500 lbs. then using my weights your boat and trailer may be in the 7700 lb. range. I would consider a larger capacity trailer and sell your current one on here or some other site. You are stressing the axles and bearings which will cause premature failure. I would bet you are actually overweight on your trailer. IMHO
 

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get a trailer with more capacity
Agree, if you ever have to trailer that boat any distance you are in trouble. Bought a new trailer with twin 5,000 lb axles and 15 inch load range 10 HD tires. Works great.