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Old 07-29-2015, 12:23 AM
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Long Haul

After several days of packing and a day with the movers, our move from Alabama to Texas is well underway. Picked up the boat today and started the 800 mile drive with it in tow. Spent several hundred bucks to have a spare and a hydraulic service jack, in case of emergency. May they stay pristine and clean in the bed of the truck.

First couple hundred miles done. Tundra towed this beast quite easy. I'm keeping it about 65mph. Thirsty - about 10.5 mpg. Don't like the bouncing on some of the crappy Mississippi highways, but not much I can do about that. A few narrow spots in construction zones led to a bit tighter grip on the wheel, but otherwise all good.

My Tundra looks kinda small in this pic.
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Old 07-29-2015, 12:27 AM
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Nice boat!! I'd like to see the trailer tongue a bit higher to help distribution to the rear trailer axle.
Or maybe it's just the picture angle
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Old 07-29-2015, 12:28 AM
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That's a beast. Good luck with your move.
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Old 07-29-2015, 12:33 AM
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Nice boat!! I'd like to see the trailer tongue a bit higher to help distribution to the rear trailer axle.
Or maybe it's just the picture angle
Nope its definitely low. I would flip the ball on that receiver if it were me.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:14 AM
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Nope its definitely low. I would flip the ball on that receiver if it were me.
Great looking boat. I agree, get that tongue up and you'll see some improvement in mileage.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:16 AM
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With my tundra towing the x45, I have a 3" rise on the hitch. Works really well for that boat. I loaded 650lbs at the end of the bed, and measured. Should be 18-20" to the base of the mount I believe.
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:27 AM
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Thanks for the advice guys. Not sure I have the tools to flip the all. I assume that means change the hitch insert so the bend goes up instead of down, and remove the ball and turn it to the topside. I'll see if I have tools for the ball, but not sure I do.

The trailer frame is parallel with the ground, but the boat is slightly tilted forward. Lot of weight in the back with that big engine.
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:30 AM
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Thanks for the advice guys. Not sure I have the tools to flip the all. I assume that means change the hitch insert so the bend goes up instead of down, and remove the ball and turn it to the topside. I'll see if I have tools for the ball, but not sure I do.

The trailer frame is parallel with the ground, but the boat is slightly tilted forward. Lot of weight in the back with that big engine.


Yea what's what they are saying. If you don't have the tools go to a local tire shop and ask them to flip
It over. We do it probably once a week for someone.

Great looking combo and have a safe trip!


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Old 07-29-2015, 08:32 AM
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Man these boats make full size trucks look small...
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:50 AM
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flipping ball

I was just going to suggest a car repair or tire shop to flip the ball. I had one that I swear was welded on. I put it in my car and used a long wrench and about had a hernia and couldn't move it. I took it to a car repair shop near work. He used an impact wrench and had it off in 30 seconds. I couldn't believe how easy it was for him with the correct tool.

Good luck with the move! Work related?

Cheers, Steve.
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