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  1. Hello, I have a Chap 260 which is somewhere around 5900 lbs and 26 ft long. My toyota says that can tow up to 6200 lbs. I was looking videos and websites where they talked about getting a weight distribution hitch, which would help reduce the tongue weight and help front wheels. I called one store which deals with trailers and they told me that's only for rv's or stuff like that not for Boat trailers. according to boatUS : Tongue Weight Most vehicle manufacturers recommend that 10 percent to 15 percent of the trailer's loaded weight be on the hitch when towing. However, if you're to
  2. Any one can tell me what is the total weight on this boat incuiding trailer. I mean actual weight with fuel and gear ready to go? Thank you
  3. Hi, I currently have a 2007 256 SSI and I'm wondering if there is a way to add the pop-up tow hook in the swim platform. My buddy has a 256 SSX that has one. It looks like my swim platform has the same features and it could possibly just be swapped out.
  4. I bought my 2007 Chap Signature 250 last summer. I love the boat. It came without a trailer and now I am starting to research trailers. I will be towing it from Charleston to Seattle next year and decided to tow it myself rather than having it shipped. I just purchased a 2004 Ford Excursion and will be getting it ready to head west next year. Now I need some input on the right trailer. I'm guessing my boat is between 7500 and 8000 lbs. It has the Arch, the upgraded rear seat lounger, a generator and AC. Thoughts? I'm also curious if anyone has the same boat (or close) what typ
  5. I was coming from the Cape Cod Canal going towards Boston. The sea was very flat, about 4 to 6" waves so I was going about 27 to 28 knots. For the ocean, I was flying. Around Plymouth, a diver in his wet suit about 1/4 mile away in a 14' skiff starts waving a divers flag. At first I thought he was trying to tell us that there was a diver in the water. But something was not right, so I slowed down and he said the his engine would not start. We were about 3 miles off shore and he wanted a tow into shore. Meaning, bring him in to a 4 or 500 feet and drop him off and he was going to swim in. I did
  6. I'm looking to get the new 2015 GMC Canyon V6. It's rated to tow up to 7,000lbs, but I wanted to get your thoughts on towing our 2005 Chaparral 236. What do you think? Will the truck be enough? Side note: We have another car that we usually use to tow it, this is just a secondary truck.
  7. Considering going from the 2004 GMC 2500HD 6.0 gas to a new 1500 GMC or Chev 5.3. Has anybody towed with one of these? I definatly think the 2500 Diesel is awesome but is probably more than I really will need. We are only about 6,000 lbs all loaded up and it appears that the new 1/2 tons are rated the same as the old 3/4 ton? My thought is that the 1/2 ton will ride nicer empty and get much better gas milage. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  8. Well, the old '01 Suburban finally showed her age and got retired last weekend prior to our vacation trip. I just purchased a '13 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew with the 3.5L EcoBoost. I've always been a V-8 bigot when it comes to trucks but I have to say no complaints here. I had just read the article in Boating magazine a couple days earlier that compared the F-150 XLT package with 3.5L V-6 EcoBoost to the F-150 Raptor with the 6.2L V-8 and the results from the editor's comparison was the V-6 matched up to the V-8 in basically every category. I took a deep breath and bought the V-6 EcoBoost b
  9. HI All, I am a new member to the site from Illinois near chicago. I have some questions regarding actual weight estimates of the 287 ssx / 276 ssx with trailer and half a tank of fuel and gear etc. I have a chevy duramax with a class V hitch rated at 18,000 lbs and Tongue weight of 2700 lbs. THe kicker is my truck has an 8 inch lfit kit so i need a drop receiver. My drop receiver is rated for 15,000 lbs and 1500 lbs tongue weight. The truck has EFI live and a stage 5 built trans with a tow tune What would be an estimated weight of this boat and trailer? Would my setup based on the ratin
  10. We are in the process of researching/ buying a new Tow/ Everyday Truck. Which 1/2 Ton Truck with Max Tow and Integrated Trailer Brake Control would you choose to pull: 1. Boat Weight Dry: 6,800lbs 2. Gear and Fuel: 500-750lbs 3. Trailer Weight: 1,700-2000lbs 4. Trailer Details: EZLOADER - Steel Triple Axle, Electric Disc Breaks all around 5. Truck carrying 2 Adults Note: We will be towing 10-15 Miles on the weekends in Austin TX Hill Country. rzrbckchap
  11. Had a question about towing my 256 SSI. When going down the interstate, the whole trip I had issue with the whole thing like surging and bucking. Am wondering if there is a correct hieght my hitch should be, or are the surge brakes giving me issues? Has anyone had this problem? and how did you correct it ? Thanks
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