Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > Tow Vehicles

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-16-2014, 10:48 AM
cyaups's Avatar
cyaups cyaups is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Boat: 2003 Maristar 280VLD L-18
Location: Southwest
Posts: 5
Single Engine X-80

I am new to this forum but I was reading in a thread about towing a X-80 with a 1/2 ton truck and figured I would post some of my results.

I just acquired a 2003 280vld with the 8.1l motor and a factory tower, it sits on a 2003 Extreme Thoroughbred triple axle trailer.

I took my rig to the local Flying J and put it on the CAT scales and it weighed in at 7,900lbs with a full tank of fuel,my gear, and all ballast empty. I am pulling it with a 2003 Ford 6.0l Powerstroke Diesel 2x4 with air bags. The Excursion rolled through the scales at 9,200lbs with a full tank of fuel and 6 people 4 of them being children under the age of 11.

Total weight rolling down the road is 17,100lbs. Plus the extra documentation for the oversize permit because AZ is hurting for money!!!

Hope this helps those Single Engine X-80 owners and 280 owners.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-16-2014, 11:16 AM
scott023's Avatar
scott023 scott023 is online now
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 2008 X45 Switch L18
Location: Canada
Posts: 13,524
What were your results? Mileage, performance etc.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-16-2014, 12:50 PM
cyaups's Avatar
cyaups cyaups is offline
TT Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Boat: 2003 Maristar 280VLD L-18
Location: Southwest
Posts: 5
The fuel mileage was around 10.5 to 11mpg based off of the Excursions computer. The excursion has a Edge Chip and I had it on the tow setting. The Excursion also has a upgraded exhaust system. The combination felt very stable at 74-75mph and towed super straight, I had about 50psi in the bags and about 65psi in the rear tires and 55psi in the front tires.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Double D's Avatar
Double D Double D is offline
MC Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Boat: 1994 Mastercraft, ProStar 205, 350 Indmar with 275 hp
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Posts: 5,067
Would love to see pictures of this rig!!
__________________
If its not a competition ski boat, its always second best.

1994 MasterCraft ProStar 205
275 HP 350 Chevy Indmar
Monster Tower & PerfectPass

Check out the MasterCraft Buckeye Bash on Facebook!


"In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress." - John Adams
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-16-2014, 01:23 PM
tkemperdc's Avatar
tkemperdc tkemperdc is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2012
Boat: 2013 X Star, cute pumpkin motor, 2008 XStar LY6 (gone), 2006 X-15 (gone)
Location: Fargo, ND
Posts: 817
X2. I have an excursion too let's see the full set up
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-18-2014, 03:12 PM
bsloop bsloop is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Boat: 91' MC 240sc
Location: Perry Lake, KS Lake of Ozarks
Posts: 677
Sounds like a solid tow within the expectations of a 3/4 frame and midsize wheelbase.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/specs/200...pecifications/

One point of clarification for some. The towed trailer load is actually more than 7,900#.
When using certified scales, individual weights are made for front and rear tow axles and trailer.
If the trailer had been unhooked and weighed, Gross trailer weight and tongue weight as it was loaded would be known. Both important numbers when trailering.

Keep in mind, tongue weight can be altered depending on how extra gear may be loaded which may affect the tow experience.

Good reference points. Thanks for sharing.
__________________
1991 MariStar 240sc, 454, tower, WetSounds, Krypt and Rockford Fosgate
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-18-2014, 03:16 PM
Aric'sX15's Avatar
Aric'sX15 Aric'sX15 is offline
MC Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: 2011 X25, 85 S&S
Location: DFDUB
Posts: 6,696
Ugh. Every day I think about selling my 2011 f150 and getting a diesel excursion
__________________
"if one day the speed kills me, do not cry because i was smiling." -Paul Walker

2011 X25-lots of flake,stereo and ilmor
1985 Stars and Stripes-Ol' glory
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-18-2014, 03:22 PM
tkemperdc's Avatar
tkemperdc tkemperdc is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2012
Boat: 2013 X Star, cute pumpkin motor, 2008 XStar LY6 (gone), 2006 X-15 (gone)
Location: Fargo, ND
Posts: 817
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aric'sX15 View Post
Ugh. Every day I think about selling my 2011 f150 and getting a diesel excursion
ohhh
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-18-2014, 03:40 PM
soacj's Avatar
soacj soacj is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: Current: '03 X2 w/ MCX. Former: '91 Prostar
Location: Virginia
Posts: 565
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyaups View Post
I am new to this forum but I was reading in a thread about towing a X-80 with a 1/2 ton truck and figured I would post some of my results.

I just acquired a 2003 280vld with the 8.1l motor and a factory tower, it sits on a 2003 Extreme Thoroughbred triple axle trailer.

I took my rig to the local Flying J and put it on the CAT scales and it weighed in at 7,900lbs with a full tank of fuel,my gear, and all ballast empty. I am pulling it with a 2003 Ford 6.0l Powerstroke Diesel 2x4 with air bags. The Excursion rolled through the scales at 9,200lbs with a full tank of fuel and 6 people 4 of them being children under the age of 11.

Total weight rolling down the road is 17,100lbs. Plus the extra documentation for the oversize permit because AZ is hurting for money!!!

Hope this helps those Single Engine X-80 owners and 280 owners.
What you need, sir, is a Cayenne.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-18-2014, 03:42 PM
Aric'sX15's Avatar
Aric'sX15 Aric'sX15 is offline
MC Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: 2011 X25, 85 S&S
Location: DFDUB
Posts: 6,696
Quote:
Originally Posted by tkemperdc View Post
ohhh
I blame you!!!! Haha. I was just about to PM you about yours lol
__________________
"if one day the speed kills me, do not cry because i was smiling." -Paul Walker

2011 X25-lots of flake,stereo and ilmor
1985 Stars and Stripes-Ol' glory
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 01:32 AM.