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ski_king
01-31-2005, 04:54 PM
Ok, what do use use to pull your boat?

Sorry if what you drive falls into the "other". I couldn't think of them all when I was creating the poll. Now I dont see how I can edit it.

Maybe include Hummer and Cadillac and any other GM product with Chevy/GMC
Lexus with Toyota
Infinity with Nissan
Lincoln and Mercury with Ford

I know there are a few of you with Land Rovers, guess you keep them in other, they are to unique to include with Ford.
you get the idea...

jimmer2880
02-01-2005, 06:23 AM
99 Chevy Suburban for me.

sizzler
02-01-2005, 06:25 AM
toyota amazon for me..

Lake_Tippy_Skier
02-01-2005, 06:42 AM
2002 Chevy Avalanche :steering:

H20skeefreek
02-01-2005, 07:47 AM
2001 Chevy S10 Crew Cab

Mag_Red
02-01-2005, 10:39 AM
Chevy here also :wavey:

xstar2k4
02-01-2005, 10:44 AM
Hummer H2 for me

MarkP
02-01-2005, 10:57 AM
Daddy sweetwater has an F250 4wd ex cab:steering:

ski_king
02-01-2005, 11:06 AM
Hummer H2 for me
Do you have a picture of it pulling your X-Star?

tex
02-01-2005, 11:15 AM
1996 GMC Jimmy. I am ready for something stronger!

Footin
02-01-2005, 02:43 PM
2003 Chevy Trailblazer LT, it's a towing machine.

ski_king
02-01-2005, 07:31 PM
It's looking about how I expected. GM has a slight lead over Ford with about 1/3 apiece and the rest taking up the last 1/3.

André
02-01-2005, 07:40 PM
97 Jeep TJ with the 4.0 liters ...for about 200 feet a year!

mitch
02-01-2005, 08:05 PM
2000 Ford Excursion 4x4

Holtrodj
02-01-2005, 08:24 PM
1998 GMC Jimmy - gots the monster 4.3L!

Leroy
02-01-2005, 08:48 PM
I can't unvote, or there would be one more for Toyota.

ski_king
02-01-2005, 08:54 PM
I can't unvote, or there would be one more for Toyota.
Sorry Leroy,I didn't think of Lexus when I started the poll. By the way, nice!

6ballsisall
02-01-2005, 08:59 PM
04' Dodge Durango- (Yes its got a hemi! :smile: )

or

04 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8


Use to be a huge Ford man, my vehicle prior to the Durango was an 02' Dodge Ram with the Cummins. After some dough and wrenchin, it ran over 600hp & 1200ft lbs. as a daily driver and got 18 mpg for 54k miles before I traded it in. Crank the juice up with a flick of the switch and 800hp & 1500ft lbs. could be attained. It could make your butt hairs curl!! Need to find the dyno charts! I am hooked on Mopar ever since!!

André
02-01-2005, 09:09 PM
So Jeff ,you were the ones with those big Cummins numbers.I remember that thread last year.
800 hp? Wow!

6ballsisall
02-01-2005, 09:12 PM
So Jeff ,you were the ones with those big Cummins numbers.I remember that thread last year.
800 hp? Wow!


Thats me :steering: It was a fun ride, daily driver in a metropolis it was not. Sad thing is, the kind of numbers mine put out isn't squat compared to what guys are doing today with that platform. :cool:

Bobby
02-01-2005, 11:26 PM
1996 GMC Jimmy. I am ready for something stronger!


haha, mine is- 1988 GMC Jimmy K5 4x4. I've got that 350 V8 running very strong and towing is no problem.

Zach S
02-02-2005, 09:52 AM
That cummins sounds pretty cool. I am not a big Mopar fan though. I thought this pic was funny. :purplaugh

Thrall
02-02-2005, 09:58 AM
'01 Ram 1500 4x4, or '05 F-150 (company ride)

MarkP
02-02-2005, 10:13 AM
That cummins sounds pretty cool. I am not a big Mopar fan though. I thought this pic was funny. :purplaughFunny Zach S:purplaugh

aprgriggs
02-02-2005, 11:59 AM
2002 Chevy Avalanche :steering:

have you see the website... www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com

I have a 2002 White Avalanche 2500 4x4....I know big truck for a girl.

Texas girls like things big ;)

aprgriggs
02-02-2005, 12:01 PM
ok, all of you dodge & jeep guy's.

My dad has a dodge dealership in Dallas...let me know if you need parts or I can set you up with the best deal on a new one.

Discounts for all :)

Mag_Red
02-02-2005, 12:04 PM
Hang on a dog gone second! Your Dad has a Dodge Dealership and you drive a Chevy????? Good girl! :worthy:

aprgriggs
02-02-2005, 12:04 PM
[QUOTE=jrandol]04' Dodge Durango- (Yes its got a hemi! :smile: )

or

04 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8
QUOTE]

Do you think your jeep is faster than your Hemi?

aprgriggs
02-02-2005, 12:05 PM
Hang on a dog gone second! Your Dad has a Dodge Dealership and you drive a Chevy????? Good girl! :worthy:

It use to be a jeep store... I do have a wrangler rubicon.

Ski-A-Rees
02-02-2005, 12:37 PM
1995 Jeep Cherokee XJ 4x4 w/ 108,000! Doesn't do the best pulling it around but with a jeep four low anything is possible at the ramp!

Lake_Tippy_Skier
02-02-2005, 12:38 PM
have you see the website... www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com

I have a 2002 White Avalanche 2500 4x4....I know big truck for a girl.

Texas girls like things big ;)

Been there many a times looking for mods

aprgriggs
02-02-2005, 12:50 PM
Been there many a times looking for mods


how about some pics?

Ric
02-02-2005, 04:58 PM
April
Yall own a dealership and you can't move that boat?
Time for some creative marketing, like your family at the ramp pulling your boat with a new dodge or something.
How is the ebay thing going anyway?

6ballsisall
02-02-2005, 07:11 PM
[QUOTE=jrandol]04' Dodge Durango- (Yes its got a hemi! :smile: )

or

04 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8
QUOTE]

Do you think your jeep is faster than your Hemi?


it would be close but it might. That 4.7 in the JC is really torquey but runs out of steam after about 3,500 rpms. The Hemi on the other hand has this very noticeable surge of power as soon as it hits 2.500 rpms. They are both great, really enjoy them. Sometimes I miss the old powerhouse though :(

aprgriggs
02-03-2005, 09:50 AM
April
Yall own a dealership and you can't move that boat?
Time for some creative marketing, like your family at the ramp pulling your boat with a new dodge or something.
How is the ebay thing going anyway?

Still going...I just lowered the price so I will hopefully get a bid...1 day left.. :)

east tx skier
02-03-2005, 10:15 AM
April, my brother in law has an 04 Grand Cherokee with the 4.7L V8 and says it tows like crazy with no problems at any RPM range (of course, he's not comparing it to a Durango w/ the 5.7L). He's also got the 3.73 rear diff in his jeep. Is that what your Jeep is running as well? For him, it may just be that he's coming off a 95 Jeep GC with a V6. I know I feel like I could tow the world with my expedition coming from an 84 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. It had a 5.9L V8, but the rear was somewhere in the 2's when I didn't have it in 4WL. Plus, it was running the old motorcraft 2 barrel carb. Ahh technology. Still, in 4WL it could drag the boat out of the water in idle.

dmac
02-03-2005, 10:46 AM
'03 Navigator added in the Ford line.

jsonova99
02-03-2005, 11:29 AM
2000 Land Rover Discovery :)

mcprostar197
02-03-2005, 12:29 PM
2003 GMC Yukon XL,

xstar2k4
02-03-2005, 01:42 PM
Do you have a picture of it pulling your X-Star?

Sure do! The pic was taken the day I picked up the Star

ski_king
02-03-2005, 01:47 PM
Very Nice!

I somehow knew the H2 was yellow.

Mag_Red
02-03-2005, 03:17 PM
Very Nice!

I somehow knew the H2 was yellow. That would also look pretty nice in front of Mag's Prostar 209! :dance:

rem_p
02-03-2005, 03:55 PM
sure are a lot of chevy/gmc drivers :confused:

Mag_Red
02-03-2005, 04:19 PM
sure are a lot of chevy/gmc drivers :confused: :uglyhamme And that surprises you?????? 8p If you click on the number that voted for Chevy, you'll see all the :cool: people that drive em!

Ric
02-03-2005, 05:39 PM
:uglyhamme And that surprises you?????? 8p If you click on the number that voted for Chevy, you'll see all the :cool: people that drive em!

when do the polls close on this one?

ski_king
02-03-2005, 05:54 PM
Open ended.

Ric
02-03-2005, 06:00 PM
what if I trade my chevy in for a Dodge?



just kidding.........

aprgriggs
02-03-2005, 06:29 PM
April, my brother in law has an 04 Grand Cherokee with the 4.7L V8 and says it tows like crazy with no problems at any RPM range (of course, he's not comparing it to a Durango w/ the 5.7L). He's also got the 3.73 rear diff in his jeep. Is that what your Jeep is running as well? For him, it may just be that he's coming off a 95 Jeep GC with a V6. I know I feel like I could tow the world with my expedition coming from an 84 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. It had a 5.9L V8, but the rear was somewhere in the 2's when I didn't have it in 4WL. Plus, it was running the old motorcraft 2 barrel carb. Ahh technology. Still, in 4WL it could drag the boat out of the water in idle.

My dad pulls his X30 with a Durango, it pulls great even with that big boat.

OHIOPRO205
02-05-2005, 03:30 PM
I tow with a 2003 Yukon XL. Does a great job.

Ric
02-05-2005, 03:58 PM
I am the king of poor photographs, but here's one evening shot.

ski_king
02-05-2005, 04:07 PM
Very nice Ric!

André
02-05-2005, 05:13 PM
Nice ric Rig! :D

Jerseydave
02-05-2005, 06:56 PM
2000 Suburban K-2500, 6.0 liter, 4.10 rears.
It's waiting to pull my next rig (X-30)
Currently pulling my 1994 Formula 303 SR-1 (9000+ Lbs. with trailer)

scramblerkid
02-10-2005, 12:08 PM
I've pulled both my 66' Interceptor and my 76' Stars & Stripes with my Ford Escape (and my wife's 4 cyl Wrangler)

dmac
02-10-2005, 12:28 PM
I am a little surprised to see that yellow X Star on a red trailer. Mag, isn't your trailer matching?

MarkP
02-10-2005, 01:01 PM
I am a little surprised to see that yellow X Star on a red trailer. Mag, isn't your trailer matching?
Good eye dmac.. I didn’t even notice that. I was looking at the hummer. So what gives xstar2k4, (about that red trailer)??

Mags IS yellow

MarkP
02-10-2005, 01:03 PM
Oh,

Hellofa NICE rig though :worthy: !!!!!!!!!!

east tx skier
02-10-2005, 02:16 PM
For all you 2004 and 2005 GM owners, your vehicle may have been recalled due to brake issues.

Tom023
02-10-2005, 02:20 PM
2005 Toyota Sequoia

Mag_Red
02-10-2005, 04:08 PM
I am a little surprised to see that yellow X Star on a red trailer. Mag, isn't your trailer matching?You know it! Good memory :worthy:

dmac
02-10-2005, 04:13 PM
Good eye dmac.. I didn’t even notice that. I was looking at the hummer. So what gives xstar2k4, (about that red trailer)??

Mags IS yellow


When I was looking to buy there were a couple of MariStars on mismatched trailers. That simply would not do.

Mag_Red
02-10-2005, 04:43 PM
When I was looking to buy there were a couple of MariStars on mismatched trailers. That simply would not do. I agree! I'm pissed that the truck doesn't match the boat......but there aren't a lot of yellow trucks to choose from. I wonder how white or black would look with the boat???

xstar2k4
02-10-2005, 04:51 PM
I am a little surprised to see that yellow X Star on a red trailer. Mag, isn't your trailer matching?

The trailer is red because I didn't actually buy a trailer with the boat. I had a trailer with my previous boat it would rust away in the driveway all summer so I didn't figure it was worth the money to get one. My dealer is about 15 minutes away so they give me their's when I need one to take out the boat and wash it.

dmac
02-10-2005, 05:15 PM
I understand what you mean. My trailer will be used for the very same thing, hold the boat for wash and wax time. Otherwise the boat lives on a lift. Where does yours spend the winter?

dmac
02-10-2005, 05:17 PM
I agree! I'm pissed that the truck doesn't match the boat......but there aren't a lot of yellow trucks to choose from. I wonder how white or black would look with the boat???Now black would work out well, white would be a little bland even though there is white trim. I like that contrasting stuff.

xstar2k4
02-10-2005, 05:42 PM
I understand what you mean. My trailer will be used for the very same thing, hold the boat for wash and wax time. Otherwise the boat lives on a lift. Where does yours spend the winter?

Mine spends its' winters at the dealer (http://www.desjardinsmarine.com/desjardins_a.html) (Click on Services, Storage)

Definitely looking forward to spring! :D

MarkP
02-15-2005, 12:02 PM
Can I change my tow vehicle vote?:wavey: ?

Just got home from my weekly visit to the Ford dealer. The 04 Explorer is in for a transmission fluid recall and to have a, “shudder” that occurs as you pull out, addressed. They are trying to replace an axel and some clutch parts in the rear end, (to fix the shudder), but have been waiting for the right shims for inside the R E. Tomorrow will be a week that they/I have been waiting. :rant: I don’t think it was confidence in his voice when he said “maybe by tonight”

MarkP
02-15-2005, 12:07 PM
Oh, damn Ford:rant:

east tx skier
02-15-2005, 12:18 PM
Fixed
Or
Repaired
Daily

/Fellow Ford Owner

MarkP
02-15-2005, 12:33 PM
Thanks Doug.. I feel better:toast:

wakesport
02-15-2005, 01:13 PM
Found
On the
Road
Dead

JEREMY79
02-15-2005, 01:27 PM
F irst
O n
R ace
D ay

Ric
02-15-2005, 01:50 PM
ok put me on the list with
F'd
Old
Recontructed
Dodge

east tx skier
02-15-2005, 02:18 PM
Just
Empty
Every
Pocket

/former Jeep owner, too. Slightly less rich as a result.

MarkP
02-15-2005, 03:30 PM
Well, I feel a LOT better now.:toast:

Whatever its called, Im getting a little worried about letting this thing go much past 36000 miles without buying the extended coverage, (I don’t think I should have to feel that way). It has 20 on it now, at about 13 months.

east tx skier
02-15-2005, 04:50 PM
Mark, the Ford stuff is tongue in cheek for me. I have an Expedition that I bought with 63K miles on it. Just hit 75K and it runs like a top. My wife just hit 190K in her 97 Explorer. Maintenance on that car has ben minimal (and I stress minimal).

MarkP
02-15-2005, 05:14 PM
I know Doug. I was just expressing my disappointment in my decision to trade the 98 Explorer with 108k and the same lack of maintenance and repair issues as yours..

For this new improved model

WHAT WAS I THINKING:rant:

east tx skier
02-15-2005, 05:27 PM
Who knows. You're talking to someone who will drive it until the wheels fall off, which is why I didn't hesitate to pull the trigger on a car with 63K miles on it when the price was so far below right.

JEREMY79
02-15-2005, 05:49 PM
My wife just hit 190K in her 97 Explorer. Maintenance on that car has ben minimal (and I stress minimal).
my dad just rolled over 200k in his 97 explorer. have never turned a bolt on it--except when my fiancè wrecked it :eek:

east tx skier
02-16-2005, 11:13 AM
On the same subject, my mother-in-law has a '92 Explorer sport with somewhere in the range of 250K miles on it. It's a standard shift. The clutch lasted 180K miles. Unbelievable.

mitch
02-16-2005, 12:07 PM
Mark, Chevy owners go thru the same issues as you are, w/ one downside, they have to actually drive a Chevy :rolleyes: If I see another pewter Tahoe/Sub, it'll be too soon.

Mag_Red
02-16-2005, 12:23 PM
Mark, Chevy owners go thru the same issues as you are, w/ one downside, they have to actually drive a Chevy :rolleyes: If I see another pewter Tahoe/Sub, it'll be too soon. :rolleyes: Like this one???? I'd rather be driving a Chevy than waiting on my Ford to get out of the shop! 8p

MarkP
02-16-2005, 12:40 PM
Can I change my tow vehicle vote?:wavey: ?

Just got home from my weekly visit to the Ford dealer. The 04 Explorer is in for a transmission fluid recall and to have a, “shudder” that occurs as you pull out, addressed. They are trying to replace an axel and some clutch parts in the rear end, (to fix the shudder), but have been waiting for the right shims for inside the R E. Tomorrow will be a week that they/I have been waiting. :rant: I don’t think it was confidence in his voice when he said “maybe by tonight”



Ok

The R E is all back together…

Unfortunately the whining noise that I mentioned to the service guy went un-addressed until after the other repairs were complete. Its now time to take the R E apart for the new ring and pinion gears.

I guess all I can say is:uglyhamme

jimmer2880
02-17-2005, 06:03 AM
Ok

The R E is all back together…

Unfortunately the whining noise that I mentioned to the service guy went un-addressed until after the other repairs were complete. Its now time to take the R E apart for the new ring and pinion gears.

I guess all I can say is:uglyhamme



Sounds like it's time for you to find a new dealer.:(

Leroy
02-17-2005, 06:51 AM
Not a tow vehicle, but Marks' comments on Ford service brought back painful memory. I have, sad to say had jap cars my whole life except in 96 decided to try the Ford Windstar, by 70k miles engine rebuild, transmission, CV joints, not to mention all of the noises and such. Plus the rebuild was not a good job. Several friends at work went through similar experience with the Windstar and we are all back to Toyota and Honda vans now. The Ford service was the worst experience, I would rather have went to the dentist for a root canal. I can tell you Lexus service you look forward to and Honda is also great.

MarkP
02-17-2005, 08:19 AM
:rolleyes: Like this one???? I'd rather be driving a Chevy than waiting on my Ford to get out of the shop! 8pGrrrrrrrrrrrrreat looking truck mag:toast:

mitch
02-17-2005, 08:47 AM
Mag, Exactly like that one! ;) I think theres 4 of them (sub/tahoes, and one....chuckle Avalanche)<--That thing still cracks me up in my neighboorhood, all soccer moms, all the same color. How many recycled 2-litre bottles had to give their life to make an Avalanche? :noface: Hey, I thought you were a Nissan Titan guy :D I like Chevy motors a lot, but the styling is very tired on their truck/SUV line. My chevy owning buddies agree. Number one selling SUV is _________? #1 selling truck is _______?? Chevy couldn't even knock the Explorer off it's mantle after the Firestone disaster??? Could the door have been open any wider? They all have their problems. Fortunantly I've got 120K on Ranger and 74K on my Excursion = 0 problems! Not to say I would not buy something else, just probably not a Chevy until they made something a little more appealing. They make nice cars! :steering:
Mark, Good luck the the RE, hope they make it right for you!!!! If it makes you feel any better, my buddy is going thru an electrical harness or something nightmare on his Trailblazer. He's been in umpteen time for an 04, and it's still not right. When he hits the brake he says he 1/2 sure his brake lights are coming on.
Leroy, Honda Odyssey's are great. Is the AWD coming?

Mag_Red
02-17-2005, 09:11 AM
Hey, I thought you were a Nissan Titan guy :D I like Chevy motors a lot, but the styling is very tired on their truck/SUV line. My chevy owning buddies agree.
Couldn't agree with you more about the styling Mitch! I want something new bad! I would love to give my $$$ to GM, but I hate what they are offering . Every dash, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Denali, Escalade, Avalanche looks the same! I've been looking at that dash over 6 years now and want a change. Ford has, by far the best looking interior, the Titan is nice, but seems as cheap as my Vette interior. I'm pretty much resigned to drive the crap out of the Chevy untill some one makes a nice truck inside and out. :steering:

Leroy
02-17-2005, 09:13 AM
AWD has to be soon, believe already in Acura. If you've driven AWD and the anti-skid control, anti spin control that can be programmed in, truely amazing. It's hard to make my Lexus spin or loose control. The one down side is it will kick in if you have a low tire. The front tires on my Lexus drop to ~18 pounds every 6-9 months and at that pressure the ASC activates on turns. Happened one morning to the airport at 5AM.:eek: Pump up to 32 and no problem again.

Will be on the Honda truck. http://automobiles.honda.com/new_models/

mitch
02-17-2005, 09:19 AM
Mag, That Chevy motor should last you forever. I used to love my 351W in my last MC, but I really like the 350 a lot! Leroy, That'll be an interesting truck!

Mag_Red
02-17-2005, 09:25 AM
AWD has to be soon, believe already in Acura. If you've driven AWD and the anti-skid control, anti spin control that can be programmed in, truely amazing. It's hard to make my Lexus spin or loose control. The one down side is it will kick in if you have a low tire. The front tires on my Lexus drop to ~18 pounds every 6-9 months and at that pressure the ASC activates on turns. Happened one morning to the airport at 5AM.:eek: Pump up to 32 and no problem again.

Will be on the Honda truck. http://automobiles.honda.com/new_models/ I like the new Honda Ridgeline even though it's a rip-off off the Avalanche. Honda just exected the design better. Too bad it's not a Full size sport ute. :confused: Now where in the hell did they find a tri-hull boat that's used in their photo gallery??? Couldn't even imagine trying to tow the 209 with that thing :purplaugh

smsunman1
03-07-2005, 09:19 AM
I tow with a 91 BMW 325I conv.

Workin' 4 Toys
07-11-2005, 09:02 AM
'02 Ford Powerstroke'd 4X4 Crew Cab is the main two rig in my family. Rare occasion we use the wifes '04 Yukon, rare meaning I think once, mainly because we have the 15mpg out of the Diesel and I don't like all the families sh*t in the cab with me if we ever hit something, its all contained in the back and won't hit me in the head.

tex
07-11-2005, 09:32 AM
I just bought a 2005 Durango w/hemi. We took it to Lake LBJ last week. It handled that Hill Country great and wants to run 80-85 with the MC behind laughing all the way!

MarkP
07-11-2005, 09:35 AM
Hey,


Can I change my vote to GMC??:steering:

BriEOD
07-11-2005, 09:37 AM
I like the new Honda Ridgeline even though it's a rip-off off the Avalanche. Honda just exected the design better. Too bad it's not a Full size sport ute. :confused: Now where in the hell did they find a tri-hull boat that's used in their photo gallery??? Couldn't even imagine trying to tow the 209 with that thing :purplaugh

Their is an article in Boating Life Magazine (you know the one we all got for free) about the Ridgeline. The author tows a Supra on a tandem trailer up to Tennessee from Orlando. He climbs a steep incline, back the trailer down, pulls out into traffic, etc. He gives the Ridgeline a really good review. Just FYI.

stevo137
07-11-2005, 09:41 AM
Jeep Grand Cherokee with 5.2 litre and 6,000 lb tow package.

jraben8
07-11-2005, 09:46 AM
I'm in with a '01 Expedition. Amazingly enough it has the same turning radius as my previous 4-Runners. But I have been happy with both.

bigmac
07-11-2005, 09:53 AM
2003 GMC Denali Pickup. It has the 6 liter engine and 10,000 lb towing capacity, so it works well as a tow vehicle for boat or my wife's 7000 lb horse trailer. The thing that REALLY makes the difference is 4-wheel steering. That cuts down the turning radius to less than her Murano, but in 4-wheel steer trailer mode, there is almost no trailer sway even with violent steering wheel movements at speed. And backing up with a trailer is hugely more maneuverable.

We live on a lake, so boat towing is rare, but she takes that horse trailer all over the place and the 4 wheel steering is great with the high center of gravity on that trailer.

Ric
07-12-2005, 05:50 PM
Hey,


Can I change my vote to GMC??:steering:


close enough!

Mag_Red
07-12-2005, 06:50 PM
Hey,


Can I change my vote to GMC??:steering: :uglyhamme Not after you talked me into a FORD!

MarkP
07-12-2005, 06:53 PM
:uglyhamme Not after you talked me into a FORD!Oops, Was that me?? I do "like" the new 150..

Ric
07-12-2005, 07:03 PM
:uglyhamme Not after you talked me into a FORD!
How's that F'd treating you anyway maggie?

Mag_Red
07-12-2005, 07:12 PM
How's that F'd treating you anyway maggie?Well now that you axed me...........I love it! Heads above the Silverado (which I still drive daily ) Could be just the added HP over the Chevy, which only has the 4.8 L, but the truck is so much smoother towing the boat and it rides like a Town Car. :wavey:

MarkP
07-12-2005, 07:54 PM
The new car..

MarkP
07-12-2005, 07:58 PM
A shot with the optional MasterCraft sticker

Leroy
07-12-2005, 07:58 PM
Mark; Looks nice, how many bedrooms inside that mammoth monster? :D

MarkP
07-12-2005, 08:06 PM
Has a lot more room than the last car we used to pull the boat with. Pulls smooth as silk too. I guess that Explorer was getting old, it was an 04.

Rene has been driving this one to work and it seems to be about the same on gas as the Explorer..

Leroy
07-12-2005, 08:19 PM
Basically same size as Suburban right? Just nicer, not that the suburban isn't nice.

For boating and kids the size is soooo nice!

MarkP
07-12-2005, 08:31 PM
The Yukon XL is, the XL says it is as long as the Suburban. The Yukon (not XL) is 18" shorter. Actually I was surprised at the trim packages available in the Suburban. As a matter of fact most of the Suburbans sitting on the lot had the higher trim package. We ended up with this Yukon because it was an new 04 and they bent over backwards to sell it. It doesn’t look like it matches the boat that well but it does match my dream boat.;) .

Hammer
07-12-2005, 09:49 PM
Pull mine with a Ford F-350 Lariot Crew Cab Long Bed 4X4 Dually with the 7.3 Powerstroke. Pulls my 01 195 like its not there. Its a little overkill but you only live once... then you have to back it up. :D

MarkP
07-12-2005, 10:00 PM
Nice looking truck!! Hey, did we see a shot of that 195 yet??

bradamerry
07-12-2005, 10:03 PM
Sweet truck there Hammer!!!! Nice to see Ford's on the site..

P-Rod
07-12-2005, 10:06 PM
We either use our 1999 Dodge Ram Quad Cab or 2001 Chevy Suburban to pull our X9.

RickDV
07-12-2005, 11:06 PM
2000 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with extended cab. Holds the whole family and gear.

SKI*MC
08-27-2005, 12:11 AM
a 2000 Ford Explorer, i dont like it, out Dogde Durango was way better

milkmania
08-27-2005, 10:54 AM
I started reading this thread again from the beginning....
it's just not the same without the pictures:(

1993 K2500 Suburban 350/ mine
or
1997 K1500 Suburban vortec 350/ hers

depends on who's going to the lake with me:steering:

Michelin's all the way though!:headbang:

Ric
08-27-2005, 12:37 PM
. . .

Datdude
08-27-2005, 12:56 PM
2005 Dodge 3500 4x4(non-dually) Quad Cab with the Cummins turbo diesel. This truck doesn't even notice the Sportstar back there!

erkoehler
08-27-2005, 01:23 PM
2005 Dodge 3500 4x4(non-dually) Quad Cab with the Cummins turbo diesel. This truck doesn't even notice the Sportstar back there!


Are you planning on getting a new boat when the Sportstar is sold?

Ric
08-27-2005, 01:25 PM
2005 Dodge 3500 4x4(non-dually) Quad Cab with the Cummins turbo diesel. This truck doesn't even notice the Sportstar back there!
That (non dually) is such a solid looking setup. How's it ride? They are so big they look like they'd pull a house!

Datdude
08-27-2005, 01:49 PM
The ride is a little on the stiff side when not pulling anything, but with my MC behind it(or 4 place snowmobile trailer) the ride is excellent. The Cummins is so quiet compared to my last truck(2000 F-250 Crew Cab 4x4 Powerstroke) which sounded like a school bus. I was not a Dodge fan until I test drove a similar truck-it is awesome!

Datdude
08-27-2005, 01:51 PM
Are you planning on getting a new boat when the Sportstar is sold?

Yes, my boss is selling his 2001 Prostar 190 EVO and ordering a new 197 so my plan is to buy his boat. The 1st time I saw his boat I knew I had to have it

Ric
08-27-2005, 01:54 PM
Yes, my boss is selling his 2001 Prostar 190 EVO and ordering a new 197 so my plan is to buy his boat. The 1st time I saw his boat I knew I had to have it
I'll have to request pics here asap dude

Datdude
08-27-2005, 01:58 PM
I'll have to request pics here asap dude

As soon as I can swing by his house I will take some pics. It is navy blue (Monterey Blue) with a Khaki accent stripe, and one of the sleekest boats on the water. I think it has around 140 hours and is in EXCELLENT condition. Hopefully it all works out

erkoehler
08-27-2005, 02:03 PM
Hope your able to get into that boat. Sounds SWEET!!! How are the water temps holding on lake Minocqua?

Datdude
08-29-2005, 10:06 AM
[QUOTE=erk How are the water temps holding on lake Minocqua?[/QUOTE]

Was skiing yesterday (Sunday 8-28) and the water is getting cold! The air was nice but the water took your breath away when getting in. Fall is here I think.

Scot
08-29-2005, 10:07 AM
I had them in the driveway and thought wth the heck..... :cool:

pic did not upload... :huh:

NeilM
08-29-2005, 10:34 AM
Just bought a 2005 GMC Envoy this summer - couldn't pass up zero percent financing; everybody gets the employee discount; $500 gas discounts, etc.

It takes a while to get used to the high rpms from 4.2L in-line six as it yanks 5000lbs of MariStar, trailer and gear up mountain passes, but with gas at a 'Canuck Buck' a liter, I didn't want anything bigger for everyday driving.

Ric
08-29-2005, 11:14 AM
Just bought a 2005 GMC Envoy this summer - couldn't pass up zero percent financing; everybody gets the employee discount; $500 gas discounts, etc.

It takes a while to get used to the high rpms from 4.2L in-line six as it yanks 5000lbs of MariStar, trailer and gear up mountain passes, but with gas at a 'Canuck Buck' a liter, I didn't want anything bigger for everyday driving.
Neil what's the latest? Are you relocating to Texas?

erkoehler
08-29-2005, 12:11 PM
Just bought a 2005 GMC Envoy this summer - couldn't pass up zero percent financing; everybody gets the employee discount; $500 gas discounts, etc.

It takes a while to get used to the high rpms from 4.2L in-line six as it yanks 5000lbs of MariStar, trailer and gear up mountain passes, but with gas at a 'Canuck Buck' a liter, I didn't want anything bigger for everyday driving.


What is the max tow rating on those engines?

H20skeefreek
08-29-2005, 12:14 PM
What is the max tow rating on those engines?
I don't remember exactly, but they are rated extremely high for that small of an engine. I about scored one a few weeks ago, but they couldn't find me the one I wanted.

ski_patrol_72
08-29-2005, 12:27 PM
2005 Dodge Ram 3500, a little overkill to pull my boat.

Thadd
08-29-2005, 06:16 PM
Land Rover Range Rover Long Wheel Base. Works well and lots of room

jmyers
08-29-2005, 06:42 PM
"2002" Chevy Tahoe here!! :D

seaforth
08-29-2005, 08:45 PM
Land Rover Discovery

PapaJoe
08-29-2005, 09:46 PM
2005 Gmc Yukon

NeilM
08-29-2005, 09:50 PM
What is the max tow rating on those engines?

with the 3.73 gears, its 5600 lbs.. with the 4:10's that six banger can drag 6100 lbs. The LT model comes with automatic air adjusters (bags, i think) on the rear, which compensates for the trailer tongue really well.

I never dreamed I'd see the day where I'd pull something that heavy with a six, but the Blazer (4.3L V-6) and this Envoy really changed my thinking.

Ryan
08-29-2005, 10:00 PM
Ski Patrol, those mountains inspired me to post.

Teton Lake - Grand Teton National park.

RickDV
08-29-2005, 10:25 PM
Ski Patrol, those mountains ispired me to post.

Teton Lake - Grand Teton National park.

Very cool! Tell me you were able to get the boat on the lake there :D

erkoehler
08-30-2005, 01:29 AM
Ski Patrol, those mountains ispired me to post.

Teton Lake - Grand Teton National park.


Does your boat sit lower on the trailer than most, or are you really tall???? I have a 96 and am about 6' and don't even come close to being over the windshield when standing on the ground!

Ryan
08-30-2005, 03:02 PM
Rick - The plan was to con a park ranger or other traveler into spotting for = hold kids upright in boat while I ski. It didn't happen...the place we stayed said 'there's no launch fee', but didn't mention the lake pass required.

More detrimental, I only wanted to do it to say I did, and for some good pics. The boat was so full of luggage and junk and we had a three month old and a two year old who were falling asleep right then. Traveling with little ones dictates abiding by their sleeping schedules. If I pushed it I would have had grumpy kids, and a grumpy wife (not good on vacation). So we blazed on to Montana where family could spot and watch the kids between sets.


Next time.

Ryan
08-30-2005, 03:07 PM
Erk, no I'm not 7'8" and I don't even wear lifting inserts in my shoes. I'm 6'4" and that trailer has a three inch lift on it. These models have a little lower freeboard than yours as well as a lower profile windshield.

dog paw
08-30-2005, 08:39 PM
Pull the powerslot with a powerstroke. Power is always good :)

Small world Ski Patrol! My brother in law lives in Kelowna. He has places on Kootenay / Duncan / and of course Okanagan. Sucker has the good life figured out! It's a whole different world compared to the friggin rat race we have down here....

roddydog
11-18-2005, 09:23 PM
Don't bother pullin'. She stays on my lake 'cus there's no where else she needs to be.

juju151
11-18-2005, 11:52 PM
VW Power, of course!!! ;)

Just kidding...'85 Chevy Silverado...

But wouldn't it be cool if...

Workin' 4 Toys
11-19-2005, 12:02 AM
VW Power, of course!!! ;)

Just kidding...'85 Chevy Silverado...

But wouldn't it be cool if...
Is that your rail?

h2oskier
11-19-2005, 12:34 AM
Chevy 2500HD 4-door

juju151
11-20-2005, 08:48 PM
Is that your rail?

Yeah, minus the photoshopped trailer hitch. ;)

It's stays on the street...but I let her get on the grass for pictures... :D

I found this one a few years ago...sitting down in the woods, chained to a tree, brush and weeds growing through the non-existent floor pans, no engine or anything else that could be salvaged...nothing worth saving except the frame...but it had a Vin # and it also had a tag in GA about 15 years ago, so it could be driven on the street...so I bought it from the man that owned it and rebuilt it a couple of summers ago. It's been fun...I don't drive it much...my wife and I just cruise around the neighborhood in it on the weekends, or use it to run to the store, etc. :D I'm probably going to sell it next spring...use the $$$ to get a pontoon boat or a PWC.

bobk
11-20-2005, 09:36 PM
2001 Mazda Mini Van. No Really it's a cool Mini Van. :uglyhamme

ski_king
11-20-2005, 11:17 PM
......... It's been fun...I don't drive it much...my wife and I just cruise around the neighborhood in it on the weekends, or use it to run to the store, etc. :D ........
Looks like a blast!
But when you go to the store, where do you put the groeries on t he way home?

Workin' 4 Toys
11-20-2005, 11:57 PM
juju,
Nice job.
You should consider taking it to some dunes before unloading it, if you haven't already done so.
We used to go more often than now to the dunes in Michigan. Take the Jeeps, trucks and quads in there. I always wanted to do exactly what you did. I do not want to buy one, I want to build one. Idealy it would have only two seats, but reality says it better have 4. Someday, when I have more room to park stuff like that, you bet I will. (Sorry I am not in the market right now)
They look like so much fun. Paddle tires, turbo charged VW powerplants, long travel suspensions.

TJ off....

juju151
11-21-2005, 08:47 AM
when you go to the store, where do you put the groeries on the way home?
I bungee them over on the passenger side, or my wife holds onto them. ;)

You should consider taking it to some dunes before unloading it.

I've thought about it...I know it would be alot of fun. After I got done rebuilding it...and adding up what it cost me, I knew right then that I didn't want to take it off-road to tear anything up, ya know? I've had 3 jeeps in the past and being from GA, I've done my share of off-roading, for sure! ;) Then I got very lucky with the wheels and tires...they were brand new and I got them for a REALLY good price, so that pretty much closed the deal on making it a street rail. Besides the weekend cruising, every once in a while I'll drive it over to the local car show (It usually stops everyone in their tracks)...and last year, my wife and I towed it to Panama City and drove it around while we were there. It's alot of fun, and I'll hate to see it go.

Oh well, here's my REAL tow vehicle...just so this isn't a total thread jack...Sorry about that! :(

'85 Chevy Silverado...

captain planet
11-21-2005, 05:18 PM
2000 Chevy Surburban LT pulls my MC.

Workin' 4 Toys
11-22-2005, 10:13 AM
I am giving this some serious consideration as my next tow rig. Not this exact truck, but something very similar, Whatchathink?
I know, its not new.....

Ric
11-22-2005, 10:26 AM
I am giving this some serious consideration as my next tow rig. Not this exact truck, but something very similar, Whatchathink?
I know, its not new.....
did the original owner take good care of it and follow proper maintenance intervals?

Workin' 4 Toys
11-22-2005, 11:21 AM
did the original owner take good care of it and follow proper maintenance intervals?
Sorry Ric, I was more whatchthinkin along the lines of a tow rig in general. Not so much about the individual vehicle.
I was thinking the 6.5 turbo diesel. This is not so much the immediate future.
I don't often see many high milers, and I wonder about their longevity.

Ric
11-22-2005, 11:53 AM
Sorry Ric, I was more whatchthinkin along the lines of a tow rig in general. Not so much about the individual vehicle.
I was thinking the 6.5 turbo diesel. This is not so much the immediate future.
I don't often see many high milers, and I wonder about their longevity.
It was a joke. the real humvee is about 100k right? Anybody know if you can buy old military use humvees somewhere? I'm thinking it'd be an awesome vehicle and I'd rather not buy it from a glossy floored showroom on a freeway near you :rolleyes:

Workin' 4 Toys
11-22-2005, 05:43 PM
Anybody know if you can buy old military use humvees somewhere?
This is what I was talking about. And yes they are out there. Somewhat hard to find because after they sold a few the gov found it better served to dump them in the ocean instead of selling them to the public. :confused:
Used of any type are from $15,000 to $60,000 I am finding is the range.

Ric
11-22-2005, 05:44 PM
How much for one with a gun turret on top?
I need one for the holiday traffic :rolleyes:

Workin' 4 Toys
11-22-2005, 07:49 PM
How much for one with a gun turret on top?
I need one for the holiday traffic :rolleyes:
Theyve been out there. The one I recall seeing listed it with the barrel welded shut. Not sure it would have been legal here anyway. Maybe in TEXAS!!!!;)

flipper
12-26-2005, 02:20 AM
Either a Dodge Durango or a 1 ton Dodge dually with the cumins. Over kill is OK!

Mi.mc
06-09-2006, 10:52 PM
for small distances (i.e. around the storage barn/ drive way i use an old tractor.... a 49 farmall.

Steves9007
08-28-2006, 04:09 PM
I've got a Mastercraft Prostar 205 and single axle trailer. When I pull the boat, it's level to the ground, but I still sways about 6-10 inches. I tried putting more weight up front, but it hard to be consistent with that b/c I'm not always loading up the boat. Even when I try to add more weight, doesn't seem to help. Tire pressure is fine. Would lowering the front end (using a hitch with a bigger drop) reduce the sway. Any advice?

RickDV
08-28-2006, 04:20 PM
I've got a Mastercraft Prostar 205 and single axle trailer. When I pull the boat, it's level to the ground, but I still sways about 6-10 inches. I tried putting more weight up front, but it hard to be consistent with that b/c I'm not always loading up the boat. Even when I try to add more weight, doesn't seem to help. Tire pressure is fine. Would lowering the front end (using a hitch with a bigger drop) reduce the sway. Any advice?

Here in Michigan the law says your trailer cannot sway more than 3" off center from the tow vehicle on a straight level road. Rule of thumb is 60% of the weight ahead of the axle and 40% behind.

On my Prostar 190 (single axle trailer) the engine pretty much sits on top of the axle, which I assume helps stablize the ride. How does your line up on the trailer?

RickDV

Maristar210
08-28-2006, 04:20 PM
Lowering might help but I would guess moving whatever weight from the rear of the boat would do wonders. If you have serveral hundred pounds of weight under the rear sunpad then that is your problem I believe.

Steve

Maristar210
08-28-2006, 04:23 PM
Had one of these for the weekend. Wife is thinking of heading this route in 6-8 weeks. She, of course, wants the Denali Edition .... we'll see - Stevehttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/16-141-2007.jpg

Steves9007
08-28-2006, 04:51 PM
My engine sits above the axle as well. And yes, the gas tank is in the back, so when filled, it creates more weight. I try not to trailer it with a full tank, but there's always something in it. Not sure what I can use to add additional weight to the front.

ctkiteboarding
08-28-2006, 05:15 PM
my ride is in the back ground black beauty dodge w/ cummins power the only way to go :D R

SkiDog
08-28-2006, 05:17 PM
my ride is in the back ground black beauty dodge w/ cummins power the only way to go :D R
That hull could use a little Sno-Bowl!:D

ctkiteboarding
08-28-2006, 05:23 PM
yea ,, the jet dock took abit to arrive ,, its here now and the bottom is white again,, tower will be on in a few days,,,, ill take a shot of the complete package,,, its stating to come together R

dapicatti
08-28-2006, 10:00 PM
Had one of these for the weekend. Wife is thinking of heading this route in 6-8 weeks. She, of course, wants the Denali Edition .... we'll see - Stevehttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/16-141-2007.jpg

Go for the Denali...we love ours! (2007 Black on Black) Extra horsepower is always key. Plus, if it makes her happy its always worth it!

Maristar210
08-28-2006, 10:33 PM
Go for the Denali...we love ours! (2007 Black on Black) Extra horsepower is always key. Plus, if it makes her happy its always worth it!

Interesting you say that Dapicatti. She wants the black on black Denali. I was trying to persuade her away from the Denali into the E85 Ethanol compliant loaded SLT but she says the "dash on the Denali is best"

There goes the Eco System..


Steve

dapicatti
08-28-2006, 10:35 PM
It is a nice as a Escalade- (OK the leather is nicer) but they have really brought up the quality of the interior. Everyone who rides in ours is blown away. You won't be sorry! Go for the Nav/DVD so you can get the backup camera. You will never need help hooking up your trailer ever.......it rocks.

MCsJCPs
08-29-2006, 10:05 AM
'89 toyota 4runner. obviously don't tow very far/fast!

Archimedes
08-29-2006, 11:44 AM
V8 Touareg up until tommorrow when my new 07 Avalanche is due to be delivered. Can't wait.

I have to say the V8 Touareg is a great tow vehicle. No complaints whatsoever. Just too small inside for a family of 4 and all their camping gear. Oh and you can't put two dirtbikes or hockey nets in the back.

Can't wait to see how well the Avalanche tows.

Maristar210
08-29-2006, 12:17 PM
V8 Touareg up until tommorrow when my new 07 Avalanche is due to be delivered. Can't wait.

I have to say the V8 Touareg is a great tow vehicle. No complaints whatsoever. Just too small inside for a family of 4 and all their camping gear. Oh and you can't put two dirtbikes or hockey nets in the back.

Can't wait to see how well the Avalanche tows.


Let me know how two dirt bikes fit in the back of the Avalanche will ya?
Dirt bikes? I got dirt bikes....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/P1010012.jpg

Archimedes
08-29-2006, 12:21 PM
Let me know how two dirt bikes fit in the back of the Avalanche will ya?
Dirt bikes? I got dirt bikes....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/P1010012.jpg

I'll let you know. Man our garages look similar. Right down to the color of our boats. My bikes are Honda's though.

Maristar210
08-29-2006, 12:33 PM
I'll let you know. Man our garages look similar. Right down to the color of our boats. My bikes are Honda's though.


I am not perticular about the bikes, I like 'em all. Red Green Yellow any of them. That KTM is unline any I have ever owned I must say though.

Steve

KnoxX2
08-29-2006, 01:29 PM
2001 Chevy Tahoe with 122,000 miles and running strong!!!

Hoosier Bob
08-29-2006, 09:14 PM
You heard him Steve! HONDAS!!!! KTM is sold! If I so choose!:D Probably gonna get another older XR for riding buds seeing as how I will have to buy a bike for them!:o

Ric
09-28-2006, 01:08 PM
Bri, I rode in a new half ton supercrew last week and that is a really nice ride. No way I am buying a F'd but I will admit the interior in those things has come along way recently. Very nice. Rode ok too even though I have nothing to compare it to.

Ric
09-28-2006, 01:10 PM
Also, a customer of mine just got the mega cab dodge.. COOL

Waiting for chivvy to offer this with a 6-1/2ft box!

TX.X-30 fan
09-28-2006, 01:22 PM
2002 chevy 2500hd 4wd w/ duramax/allison, banks exhaust,air raid,hypertech. Tows like a dream.

Footin
10-13-2006, 08:10 PM
Some one tell me NOT to do this:

I have been looking at used Avalanches for a few months with no real intentions of buying as my 03 300M has 81k on it and is almost paid for, then I find an 04 2wd (I do not want or need 4wd) Avalanche, dark blue with 18,000 miles for a great deal. The truck has all the options I want and them some (leather, roof, Bose system, XM etc...).

I drive about 20k a year for work (paid mileage) and I know it would be better to keep the car for this but this truck is VERY nice and my 205 would look great behind it!

Thoughts, advice, slaps to the head???????????

tbd01
10-13-2006, 08:13 PM
hummer h2 sut for me

jeverett
10-13-2006, 09:36 PM
2001 Ford Powerstroke with Superhitch.

Carbon Dreams
10-13-2006, 11:04 PM
Mostly use the '06 Dodge MegaCab with a hopped up Cummins, 6" lift with 37" Kumho's on Ice Metal 20's. Looks good but tows even better. Set the cruise control wherever you want and let it go. EGT never climbs over 1250 F.

Also use the wife's '05 Nissan Armada. Believe it or not, it is one of the better tow vehicles I have ever used. The auto-leveling system using airbags is awesome. It also has a great drivetrain and decent power.

BrianM
10-13-2006, 11:22 PM
Some one tell me NOT to do this:

I have been looking at used Avalanches for a few months with no real intentions of buying as my 03 300M has 81k on it and is almost paid for, then I find an 04 2wd (I do not want or need 4wd) Avalanche, dark blue with 18,000 miles for a great deal. The truck has all the options I want and them some (leather, roof, Bose system, XM etc...).

I drive about 20k a year for work (paid mileage) and I know it would be better to keep the car for this but this truck is VERY nice and my 205 would look great behind it!

Thoughts, advice, slaps to the head???????????

Buy it. Or even better go test drive an '07 Avalanche and then buy it. :cool:

victorff
10-13-2006, 11:43 PM
06 2500 silverado Duramax. Worth every penny!!

Chief
10-14-2006, 12:47 AM
F250 7.3 Turbo Diesel, the best made period. 6.0 turbo has some proving to do. No replacement for displacement.

mlloyd
10-14-2006, 09:20 AM
2000 superduty