Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 03-27-2013, 01:41 PM
c640947's Avatar
c640947 c640947 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: temporarily boatless
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 203
If you all don't mind I'd like to bring this post back to life. I am planning on towing my X2 from Houston, TX to North Carolina this summer and it sounds like while an F250 would be better, the LR4 will certainly work.

My concern is what hitch to use. I have the Land Rover installed receiver, which doesn't look all that confidence inspiring, but factory says towing capacity is 7700 lbs. X2 should be like 5000-6000. However the point the hitch connects to the receiver puts the ball so darn low I'm not sure that will work for towing. I was thinking of using a drop hitch (pic attached) upside down to allow the ball to be its normal height.

the pics attached of it towing a similar boat show nothing out of the ordinary, but when i pull mine up to my trailer the ball is very low. I also attached a pic of the factory receiver. Not very confidence inspiring to tow an X2 1000+ miles and back.

Any suggestions? What hitch style are you guys using who currently tow with a land rover?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Andrew
Attached Images
    
__________________
Current:
...

Previous Boats:
2006 Mastercraft X2
1995 Mastercraft ProStar 190, New Dimension Tower
1990 Supra Conbrio
http://www.tigerboatdocks.com
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-27-2013, 02:00 PM
TheWoons TheWoons is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Boat: 2014 X30. If you want a custom Soulcraft let me know :)
Location: Southwest
Posts: 661
I've towed with several Rovers. You will want to use a rise instead of a drop for sure.
__________________
2014 X30
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-27-2013, 02:04 PM
c640947's Avatar
c640947 c640947 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: temporarily boatless
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 203
And I assume by rise you mean using a drop receiver upside down (like in the attached pic but using it upside down?)

I couldn't find a rise receiver on a quick search on the interwebz......
Attached Images
 
__________________
Current:
...

Previous Boats:
2006 Mastercraft X2
1995 Mastercraft ProStar 190, New Dimension Tower
1990 Supra Conbrio
http://www.tigerboatdocks.com
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-27-2013, 02:07 PM
d2jp's Avatar
d2jp d2jp is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Boat: ProStar 190, 1989, 351W
Location: VA/NC
Posts: 400
My Discovery doesn't have a lift, but tires that are slightly oversized. The factory hitch is tucked up under the rear bumper for adequate clearance when off-roading. I use a 4" drop when towing. I have SLS, which helps keep the rear level under load.

If you have an F250, I'd leave the Rover at home. Longer wheelbase and probably more power.
__________________
Jack
-----------------------------------------
1989 ProStar 190 Power Slot
Somewhere between SML and LKG
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-27-2013, 02:11 PM
TheWoons TheWoons is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Boat: 2014 X30. If you want a custom Soulcraft let me know :)
Location: Southwest
Posts: 661
Quote:
Originally Posted by c640947 View Post
And I assume by rise you mean using a drop receiver upside down (like in the attached pic but using it upside down?)

I couldn't find a rise receiver on a quick search on the interwebz......
Correct, that one looks like too much of a rise but yes you'll turn a drop hitch up side down. Make sure it's usable in both positions as well.

The Discovery and HSE's don't apply to this. The Sport and LR4 uses the Rover attachment which lowers the mount quite a bit more.
__________________
2014 X30
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 03-27-2013, 02:15 PM
Covi's Avatar
Covi Covi is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Boat: 1986 Mastercraft, 19 Skier, PCM Ford 351
Location: Northeast / Vermont
Posts: 1,648
Send a message via AIM to Covi Send a message via Skype™ to Covi
Turn the drop upside down. Hook up, and hit it! Don't even look back. Both boat and SUV will be fine.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 03-27-2013, 02:18 PM
c640947's Avatar
c640947 c640947 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: temporarily boatless
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by d2jp View Post
If you have an F250, I'd leave the Rover at home. Longer wheelbase and probably more power.
Yeah if I had an F250 I'd def use it. I have a Dodge Ram with the standard V8 and it does ok but not great on the highway. We are taking the two kids though so wife really wants to take the Rover. 1,000 miles is a long way with 2 kids. It will be like the Griswold family vacation, except towing a Mastercraft!
__________________
Current:
...

Previous Boats:
2006 Mastercraft X2
1995 Mastercraft ProStar 190, New Dimension Tower
1990 Supra Conbrio
http://www.tigerboatdocks.com
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 03-27-2013, 02:40 PM
jstewart319's Avatar
jstewart319 jstewart319 is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Boat: Mastercraft X-25 2010 MCX
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 93
I use an adjustable hitch reciver like this one.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 03-27-2013, 02:57 PM
Latin Flyer's Avatar
Latin Flyer Latin Flyer is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Boat: X2
Location: Miami
Posts: 235
Funny. I just got a le4 hse last week.
I could not be happier!!!!

Because of my job i need a high end vehicle. Because of my lifestyle i need an off road vehicle.

For a long time i always had 2 vehicles. No more!!!

Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364410661.085346.jpg
Views: 286
Size:  63.2 KB
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 03-27-2013, 03:03 PM
c640947's Avatar
c640947 c640947 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: temporarily boatless
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by Latin Flyer View Post
Funny. I just got a le4 hse last week.
I could not be happier!!!!

Because of my job i need a high end vehicle. Because of my lifestyle i need an off road vehicle.

For a long time i always had 2 vehicles. No more!!!

Attachment 91917
That's great! Do you have a close up pic of the boat connected to the LR4 and the hitch you are using? Would you pull it 1,000 miles on the interstate over a couple of days ?
__________________
Current:
...

Previous Boats:
2006 Mastercraft X2
1995 Mastercraft ProStar 190, New Dimension Tower
1990 Supra Conbrio
http://www.tigerboatdocks.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:35 PM.