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Old 02-08-2014, 02:59 PM
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And the full size ford weighs about 1k lbs more than the others. Hurts you on fuel economy, but gives you a more stable tow.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:14 PM
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Scott023, could you please elaborate?
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:29 PM
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"I know I'm late to the table here, but I have several comments.Firstly, the damage to the rear corner of the boat did not occur due to a rock, or while towing"

" I agree with FourFourty regarding his operational comments on all counts.I dont agree with his price comparisons re: 2012 vs 2013. There is a 10% depreciation per model year..."

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Wrong, towed weight on an X80 on a triple, which are usually aluminum, is under 9k unless the boat is heavily loaded. Whether or not you (Aric'sX15) like or dislike the Tundra doesn't alter its towing performance. All I'm saying is it can handle the towed weight. I've got a GMC 2500, Ford 150, and Tundra in my tow fleet. I know what they can do.


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Scott023, could you please elaborate?
I'll answer you with your own posts.
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:34 PM
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Aren't mc trailers steel?
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Aren't mc trailers steel?
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:56 PM
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So an x80 is over towing capacity of a holy tundra. If you have eyes or a brain, tundra isnt your truck
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:13 PM
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Thanks, I'll take a pass on further debate.
Just a quick FYI: Mastercraft does not manufacture triple axle trailers. X-80s sit on trailers produced by other firms. Many (certainly not all) of them are aluminum.
Correct, frames on Mastercraft trailers are made from steel.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:15 PM
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Call me crazy call me unsafe, but I would personally feel safe hauling an x80 with my f150 4x4.

Now I'm not trying to swing a bat at a bee hive or bend anyone's feathers but the op only hauls 5 miles and one trip 100.

My truck will haul 11k lbs and comes with a brake booster. The only concern that I would have would be stopping it. Make sure that the brakes on the trailer are good and do not tailgate the truck in front of you. You can turn up the gain on the booster for the trailer if you need to. The trip axle trailer will prevent the sway on the truck.

I have hauled with Chevy and Ford. Personally I like the Ford better (I have owned many Chevys and 1 Ford). This being said I'll prolly buy another ford but it will be a f250 next time. Btw the choice of an f250 over the 150 next would be because I want a bigger toy that would need to be hauled and possibly require a gooseneck trailer.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:53 PM
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If you want an SUV get a 2500 Suburban with the 8.1.....it will get basically the same mileage as the 6.0.

Or if you want a pickup, Chevy 2500 or 3500 with a Duramax. '06-newer would be best.

Stay away from all 1/2 ton everything....they are not up to the task of pulling that monster.
BTW, you know the X-80 is too wide to go down the road without a permit right?


8.1 LITER and 6.0 gas mileage is no comparison...unless you just drive the truck a few miles to the ramp and back. I was going to get the 8.1 liter when I bought my HD but couldn't justify the amount of fuel that motor uses...either one is good though.

8.1 in my truck with a 27 gallon tank was rated at only 225 miles per tank. I get well over 300 miles per tank with my 6 liter.

1500 is too light to pull the x80...LOL...yes, width is too wide without a permit.



I guess the most important thing to think about if you are doing just the short commute is a truck that can pull the boat out at the ramp...that's where you need the most power, especially if your ramp is bad.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:00 PM
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The X-80 is too big for a 1/2 ton. Be smart and safe and get a 3/4 burb or truck. Lots of people will say you can do it with a 1/2 ton but for how long and how safe?? Don't put yourself and family along with others on the road in potential danger and be smart with a 3/4 ton. It certainly wouldn't be worth it to me.

The best option - sell your truck like you have and Tahoe. Buy a 3/4 burb and have DuraBurb convert it to a Duramax/Allison combo. Then you will have the ultimate family hauler and boat hauling rig.
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