We just rented a 40 ft Class A triple slide and pulled our Nautique to go camping with another family. It did fine pulling but without my friend's truck to launch the boat in it would have been a real ordeal. One ramp would have been impossible and the other would have been a real chore. People don't exactly park friendly at the boat ramp. Considering all the break down and set up, sliding all the slides in, pulling the beast through the camping loop with a boat, not running into any trees. Then where do you leave your boat when you pull it out for the night? I drove a school bus for 5 years and would not like doing it on a regular basis. You end up really limiting what places you can go, where to stop for dinner, groceries, gas, what if you make a wrong turn and need to u-turn? Lots of room for error and stress on your vacation. Did I mention 7 MPG? Over $200 to fill up.
A much easier way to camp and boat would be a truck camper. Drop the camper at the campsite, and use your truck to launch the boat and run to town in. Here is my new favorite. http://lancecampers.com/2009models/1191.html
Full kitchen and bath, AC, sleeps seven. Some even have dual slideouts for larger living areas.
(Message edited by bruce on July 13, 2009)