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Old    Sugarman (eye_candy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-30-2007, 6:59 PM Reply   
Hi guys,

I am going to pick up an 07 X-Star this weekend with the tandem trailer. I plan on using my F-350. I have a receiver with a 5500 lb head and 2" ball. Will this cut the mustard?

According to a 2005 spec sheet the boat weight (dry) is 4,200 lbs and the trailer weight 980 lbs.

Couldn't find the 07 specs. Is this cutting things too close?
Old     matt c (curtisco24)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-30-2007, 8:10 PM Reply   
you are fine on that man.
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-30-2007, 8:13 PM Reply   
You need MORE!! I have an F250 and sheared a ball off where the base of it goes through the hitch. I was just barely backing up a hill so I got REALLY lucky. The metal had fatigued and I just happened to be lucky enough for it to break at 2 mph. Go overkill, you can never be safe enough. Plus you need to account for fuel, ice chests and gear. They are cheap, buy a good one!!

(Message edited by nasty530 on August 30, 2007)
Old    DICK H (rhupp)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-30-2007, 10:25 PM Reply   
post a pic of your new boat
Old    Rob Roberts (saroberts70)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-31-2007, 5:22 AM Reply   
I agree with Matt. I've been pulling an X-30 for 4 years with the same setup.

(Message edited by saroberts70 on August 31, 2007)
Old    kal schultz (kal_dude)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-31-2007, 8:37 AM Reply   
you need to make sure the ball you have uses the big shank, they have a 3/4" and a 1" shank on most balls. if you want i could pick the boat up and keep it here!?!!?!?

kal

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