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 7/18/2002 11:12 PM
 

The question about towing a boat with a Motor Home always seems to come up from time to tim. No problem, just make sure you don't exceed your towing/hitch capacity....most gas chassis are only rated to tow 3,500 pounds. Just like your toad, the only way you will know is to weigh your boat. This one tops out at 3,600 pounds with a full tank of gas and all my gear - I just make sure the tank is only a third full. Backing is easier than towing a toad all four down...at least you can back up. This was in the Keys last year, and although not a steep ramp, I used another in Marathon a month later that was much steeper and with out any problems. This combination is 60 feet front to back and backing is easy using the dash monitor and mirrors. Jeff
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 8/24/2002 2:19 AM
 
That is a beautiful setup. My little Toyota probably couldn't pull more than a couple of bicycles. Ha. That is if it had a hitch which it doesn't. Great looking rig, I know you must really enjoy it. Paul
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 8/24/2002 5:08 AM
 
Thanks Paul. The only problem I have is I don't get to use them as much as I like - Uncle Sam works me long hours and sends me off to play in places I can't take my toys with me. In the meantime, I'm practicing for retirement. Jeff
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 8/24/2002 2:49 PM
 
Here's hoping your retirement moves swiftly so you can hit the road with that wonderful equipment. Don't know what you do but thanks for your service to our country. Paul
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 8/25/2002 9:03 AM
 
Fishcamping, et al
Hey one more Toyota story... We have towed boats and trailers with our lil ole 84 Huntsman many thousand miles. My buddy who also had a 1983 Huntsman added a trailer hitch to the front of his Huntsman and could easily put his 16' Boston Whaler into the water. We both pulled the Whaler and also utility trailers with a heck of a lot of goodiesn them. We made several round trips to California with a trailer loaded with our Army and Air Force son's furniture and such. Heck, they appreciated the help and we enjoyed the challenge.
My buddy and I finally just permanently attached a 12" aluminum boat to a good boat trailer and we used it to bring things such as lumber, steel, hundreds of pounds of food and even a couple of 8K, Onan air cooled Diesel gensets down to his lake home about 150 miles into Mexico. Heck we just told the authorities that the genset was the engine for the boat. We got it past the checkpoints several times in that fashion.
We both replaced our stock toyota clutches with heavy duty units from Baja Buggie suppliers.
Keep the Oddest-see running and give it heck. Just like a diamone, a Toyota truck is forever DD

dd
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 8/25/2002 10:15 AM
 
dd, that is truly an inspiring story for Toyota's. I may have to put a hitch on the Odyssey one day and see what she will pull. Paul
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