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Old 10-31-2012, 05:22 PM
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[quote=Big tic;887830]On a side note. Has anybody ever seen or have a camper top on their boats. Our climate is rainy and cold and a camper top is nice to get out of the elements. I think a 280 with a camper top would make a great family boat. /QUOTE]

Do you really want to be this guy? Okay, it would be a Mastercraft, but still.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:43 PM
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wow that camper top is something else. I was thinking something more sleek (oxymoron I know). Not as high and slant back. I tried attaching a photo but couldn't figure it out.

That X80 is something else. Thanks for the advice on the vinegar. I used a product called Buff magic on our last boat. IT really worked well.

Thanks again for the advice and the good nature mocking of my camper top idea.

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Old 11-01-2012, 11:48 PM
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I have an 80 and the single screw will be just fine. But note that the one you posted is a Maristar so it likely will not have the ballast tanks, pumps, etc. The bathroom really ends up being a big storage room for everyone's bags and stuff. Just easy to get to etc. But if you wanted to use the port o potty, just hope it's not rough water. I love mine, it's awesome. We aren't pro boarders but we've had some sponsored guys behind it and everyone was happy. Also has endless room and handles the chop.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:38 AM
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On a side note. Has anybody ever seen or have a camper top on their boats. Our climate is rainy and cold and a camper top is nice to get out of the elements. I think a 280 with a camper top would make a great family boat. /QUOTE]

Do you really want to be this guy? Okay, it would be a Mastercraft, but still.
I can see where he's comin' from... been caught in Ontario in fishing boats when the storms and rain whipped up suddenly...but I agree.... get to shore and get off the water when it rains...
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:39 PM
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Vandit your 80 is beautiful.

The trailer the dealer is trying to sell me is a duel axel trailer. On the forum I see everybody has triples. I can't remember the brand name but he says it is a custom trailer for the 280. I expressed my concern about this but he assured me it was fine. What do you think??

I am still set on a camper top. Don't get too worked up it will be pretty cool once done.

Guys once again thanks for the input.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:10 PM
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You will be fine if your not hauling alot of miles. The dual axel trailer was an option for the 80 last year. I just like the looks of the triple.
This is a custom trailer for the 80, you will see two platforms under the bow for the stand-up jet skies to go while traveling.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:06 PM
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Let's see those stand ups.. I'm a standup rider too!!!!
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:12 PM
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Kelowna45 how does the 1/2 ton haul the 80.

I traded my 2010 Silverado 6.2L for a Nissan titan. I loved the Silverado but had major engine issues. Not the trucks fault just the wrong engine for a truck. Had 3 new body style Chevs before that with the 5.3L and had zero issues. I added air bags and it totally changed the way it hauled. No more white knuckles. Best $500 I every spent. Also put on 10 ply tires.

I used our titan a couple times to haul a dump trailer and it also needs air bags. I must say air bags are the best investment you can make. I don't know why they don't come standard.

Cant wait getting ready to make a move next week.

Thanks Again
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:18 PM
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Its a half ton with the heavy trailer package. I have airbags, but I drop the air to lower the front / raise the back of the trailer to get in and out of my driveway.
The biggest issue is stopping, pushes the truck around a little.
Im glad i dont have to go far at all. If I go any distance, I get the older 1-ton out with the flat deck, she aint pretty, but gets it done.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:33 PM
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Nice , I had the same issue. Our last boat trailer came with hydraulic brakes and I switched to electric brakes. With a little fine tuning I was more then happy. The trailer never went in salt water and the brakes worked perfect 3 years later.

I also had the tires on the trailer balanced and it made a difference. before balancing I would get a vibration at around 90km/h after balancing it was smooth up to 130km/h. This was on a brand new Venture trailer.

I found that trailing the boat with either a full tank or empty tank of gas made a difference in the sway.

Just my 2 cents.
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