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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 ?

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I sometimes tow a 22 ft boat behind the MH and haven't had any issues unloading/loading. The long rear overhang keeps the rear wheels on good footing.

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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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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.


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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.


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I see many traveling south down I-75 to FL. take a trial run to one of your local lakes.


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I have a 38 foot DP. When I can't launch because of a tight turnaround for a launch ramp, I can always find someone in the area that will launch my boat, all boaters are "friends."


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Posted: 12/24/10 09:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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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