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Mike134 wrote:

If you can see the boat in your mirrors while dead straight behind you, you should have no issues.

Personally I'm not sure I would attempt it without a review camera and microphone to hear what's going on, but the cam at a minimum.


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I talked to a Class A owner and he uses a front hitch to launch his boat. Never a problem for him.

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One thing nobody has mentioned that IMHO would be a major PITA. Most people I have seen that camp with boats leave site with boat on trailer, launch, then the pickup/boat trailer sets in PL while they boat. Come in, retrieve boat, and return to campsite, that is already set up. Will the spaces in that PL be large enough? And will you run Gen for AC all day or get in a MH that has been setting in sun all day, then set up camp again?
A idiot hitch would eliminate all the driving problems cause by not seeing trailer, plus the drive tires would be on dryer pavement, reduce chance of wheel spin.

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Pay someone 20 bucks to launch it


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Put a tow hitch on the FRONT of the coach and it's a piece of cake to launch and retrieve....Dennis


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We have done it both ways with the rear hitch and a front hitch.hen in the back just a twitch of the steering wheel moves the boat feet because of the tail end swing. rear and side cameras help a lot. Practice in a big empty parking lot


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