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Old    Steve Bates (steve_b)      Join Date: Feb 2004       03-28-2005, 7:58 PM Reply   
I recently put 800lbs of lead in my boat. 400lbs up front and same in the rear. Do I need to move the lead around a bit when towing? I noticed quite a bit of "bounce" as there's an extra 400lbs of tounge weight. Do I move it over the axles for tow?
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       03-28-2005, 8:14 PM Reply   
Just move 8 of those bags from the ft to over the axels. don't worry, be happy. .

(Message edited by socalwakepunk on March 28, 2005)
Old    B Poser (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       03-29-2005, 7:55 AM Reply   
Just tow it you wuss, you have a 1 ton truck. Or put more weight in it and you will look like you have bags in the back, that way you can be half as cool as me. Snoogins.
Old    Karl De Looff (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-29-2005, 11:34 AM Reply   
Check you trailer rating and weigh the rig with and without the boat. You don't want to overload the trailer, have a problem, and have insurance deny the claim.
Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       03-29-2005, 1:22 PM Reply   
or just through the lead out of the boat when the adjuster comes.
Old    Whit (whit)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-29-2005, 10:00 PM Reply   
I towed my old X-2 all the time with lots of lead on the boat. Left 900lbs in it all the time. The extra lead in the boat will tear up your trailer jack and the tranny in your truck.
Old    King of PoP (troyl)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-29-2005, 10:45 PM Reply   
NO doubt on the trailer jack. I just broke my second in less than two years. Dosent somebody make a heavy duty jack that will go on the standard welded knob?
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       03-30-2005, 5:39 AM Reply   
900 extra lbs will tear up a truck tranny. I say it would time to move up to full size towing rig
Old    Richard (ramhouse)      Join Date: Apr 2004       03-30-2005, 6:04 AM Reply   
i always carry 750lbs. when local.

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