The wife and I love to fish, we fish couples bass tournaments, some of our tournaments require staying over a night or two, I really don't want to take an extra vehicle to load and unload the boat but I can't come up with a very good solution, maybe have another couple dump us in the water and then load us back up, that would be asking a lot, anyone have any other ideas ?
If you are at club tournaments finding a friend to dump you in and pull you out is usually quite easy and a refreshement is not much of a cost. I launched with my C mh's and then my 30 ft A. I don't think I will launch with the one I have now though.
The 39-L you are looking at has enough rear overhang to keep the tires out of the water and makes it easy to back up even a short trailer. The transition onto a steep ramp may be your biggest problem from high centering and on a steep ramp you might want to use wheel chocks as a "just in case". Helps to have something sticking out from each side of the back of the boat trailer so you can see what's happening sooner in your mirrors.
This post is my opinion (free advice). It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose.
I tow a 17 foot Bell Boy fiberglass boat behind my 29 foot Tioga. I have no trouble launching or recovering the boat with the motorhome.
I do recommend a tandem axle boat trailer, though. I find the tandem axle much easier to back than a single axle. It just seems to track straighter. Perhaps it is just an illusion, but it works for me...
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I've never found towing or launching my boat to be an issue. A chock for your DW to put behind the rear wheels before you get out of the cab is a good idea. Either that or put her in the boat and do "bonsai" launch.
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