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By Mike McElroy (moosemac81) on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 12:52 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have a 2001 quad cab dakota. It has the 4.7 v8. just got the boat and really havn't pulled the boat yet. Is my truck going to work or is it going to to lite?Upload
 
By Dan Smith (dansmith) on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 2:13 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I couldn't find the 2001 V8 on Edmunds, but the 2002 SLT has a towing capacity of ~ 6000 lbs. The dry weight of that boat is 4000, and I think the trailer adds ~ 1000. Add some more for fuel, equipment and passengers (I don't know if the tow rating includes 4 people in the vehicle), and you're getting real close.

I use a Land Rover LR3 for my B52 V23 and it does fine, although my tow rating is 7700 lbs. I haven't had any problems stopping and about half of my trip to the lake is hilly country roads.

Nice boat, BTW. Is the the Team Edition?

 
By Mike McElroy (moosemac81) on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 2:53 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Yeah it is the team edition. I think I am just going to have to buy a fullsize! I was hoping to use my extra cash for some upgrades but oh well! Hey do you surf or just wakeboard? Here is a pic of my wave! Not bad I dont think.
 
By Mike McElroy (moosemac81) on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 2:53 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
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By Alan Slabaugh (alans) on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 3:40 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Your truck will pull it fine. My buddy Matt has the same truck and he has pulled countless B-52 V23's to and from boatshows to help me out. He even pulled Dan's B-52 V23 TE to SML one time.... ;)
 
By Ewing (johnsvt) on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 4:17 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Dan surf's but mostly just internet p**n.

(Message edited by johnsvt on February 16, 2009)

 
By Dan Smith (dansmith) on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 4:59 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I pretty much wakeboard, although I will pull the skate out every now & then just for fun.

If you are interested, here's what you do to kick that wake up a notch (not that it really needs it):

- buy 10 "pop products" bags, 40lbs each.
- lay 3 in each of the V-drive compartments
- put 3 in the cooler.
- leave the last one out to balance the wake.

Here's what it looks like (rider is 85ft out at ~ 22.5 MPH):

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By nu bu (05mobiuslsv) on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 5:03 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
^^^^That's purdy...
 
By jeff goldblum (jeffcanary62) on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 8:06 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Dan, I'm about ready to skip out on school and go to lake Anna.Wake looks awesome as always.

B52=awesome. The dakota should do fine towing, though stopping might worry me a little.

one more b-52 wake picture.
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By nu bu (05mobiuslsv) on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 8:25 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
^^^^Not so purdy...
 
By Scott Legge (w00taz) on Monday, February 16, 2009 - 8:30 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
There's an MB for sale in phx it's DIALED. You should ask Rich (the poster) about how they weight it. I want to say (don't quote me) but it had quite a bit of bow weight.
 
By Ewing (johnsvt) on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 10:42 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
jeff is that the VT boat wake?
 
By jeff goldblum (jeffcanary62) on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 6:39 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
yup VT boat, with just a little extra weight in it.

I was a huge fan of the trailers on the b-52's.It should make it a lot easier to tow with the dakota

 
By Ewing (johnsvt) on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 6:59 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thought so...prop wash makes the wake look washy
 
By Dan Smith (dansmith) on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 7:23 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Mike, is your's the ZR6?
 
By Mike McElroy (moosemac81) on Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 11:38 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Yes it is
 

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