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bullmastifflover

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Posted: 03/29/12 05:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have 14'7" until the first cabinet and 19' to the stairs. We were thinking about an old Bass Tracker...my husband thinks that the smallest they made was a 16 footer which could possibly fit, but not with the trailer hitch and the motor in the rear.

Just wanted to see if anybody else has been able to fit a small fishing boat inside their toy hauler and if so, what kind of boat is it?


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Posted: 03/29/12 05:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All you really need to know is the beam width and overall length measurements of the boat in question, compare those to your inside cargo width and length dimensions and there you have your answer. Most boat manufacturers list the dimensions of their boats.


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Posted: 03/29/12 05:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Probably a pretty big inflatable.

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Anything bigger than a john-boat, and I'm wondering how you would get it in there. If you want to bring a small boat, have you though of double towing( if it's legal in your location)?


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I think DH would poop his pants if he had to double tow. I think it's legal here in AZ, but not something we would be willing to try.

Thanks for the responses...just looking for some direction in our Craigslist search.

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So are you thinking a boat on a trailer or a smallcart? We do not have a toy hauler but have a 12 foot car top boat on top of our van we take to the water with a canoe cart from Cabela's. Works wurprisingly well.


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I carry a 12' aluminum boat with no trailer. It is light enough that I can carry it and it fits 3 adults. I use an electric trolling motor most of the places I go and just got a 5hp gas engine that I'm going to try out next week.


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This thread should give you some ideas.

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24707765.cfm


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One thing I didn't see mentioned here is weight ratings. What is the maximum allowed in your toy hauler? I think you'd want avoid overloading your trailer and axles.


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Yeah of course weight would be a concern. I don't remember our numbers, but I know our buggy weighs about 1200lbs and we usually travel full of water because we boondock and we are within our numbers. If it's a bigger boat we'll definitely stick it on a scale before we buy.

Yeah, it doesn't matter if it's on a trailer if it's light enough for us to manuever.

Dr. Baker, thanks so much for that link, very helpful! Will show the hubs when he gets home from work.

Thank you so much for the ideas. We've just started mulling around the idea and you all have been very helpful!

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