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  • How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

    I've got a 22' steel pontoon trailer and a 22' bennington with a 70 hp honda 4 stroke. My Toyota RAV4 has a 1500 towing capacity, my hitch is 3500lbs (over rated).
    I'm not sure my RAv has enough beef to haul this thing around safely. Any thoughts?


  • #2
    Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

    Howdy, ronksmith.

    Welcome to iboats.

    I think it is very unlikely that you have enough vehicle to safely manage that big 'toon.
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    • #3
      Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

      Not a chance in hell!
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      • #4
        Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

        no way
        no how
        not a chance

        If you somehow manage to take it slow enough to not go out in a fiery crash, you'll destroy your lil car in short order

        Don't even try it
        Kevin

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        • #5
          Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

          Originally posted by ronksmith View Post
          I've got a 22' steel pontoon trailer and a 22' bennington with a 70 hp honda 4 stroke. My Toyota RAV4 has a 1500 towing capacity, my hitch is 3500lbs (over rated).
          I'm not sure my RAv has enough beef to haul this thing around safely. Any thoughts?
          Ayuh,.... Welcome Aboard,....

          I'd think you've got less than 1/2 the truck you Really need....
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          • #6
            Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

            The hull weight of a basic 22' Bennington SL is 1,760 lbs from their website.
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            • #7
              Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

              Yep, Not enough vehicle in my opinion as well.
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              • #8
                Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

                I've used a willies jeep (pretty much same size/weight as a rav 4) as a dedicated unloader for a couple years... Of course, the furthest it ever had to go was about 1/4 mile on gravel roads to the ramp. It never left low range, and didn't exceed 15 mph max.

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                • #9
                  Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

                  This ]type of question using the same type of vehicle is on another site and went over 500 posts It was comical.
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                  • #10
                    Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

                    A Willys Jeep and a Toyota RAV 4 both have 4 wheels. Other than that they are entirely different vehicles. No comparison.
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                    • #11
                      Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

                      I think you would be closer comparing a Rav 4 to a 4 wheel drive golf cart then a Willys Jeep....
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                      • #12
                        Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

                        Thanks fellas, I figured as much, guess we'll just pull the wave runner and the graden tractor to the mechanic on the utility trailer. Neighbor has a big truck. I had a full size Tundra, but it was a lease and we turned it in.





                        Originally posted by ronksmith View Post
                        I've got a 22' steel pontoon trailer and a 22' bennington with a 70 hp honda 4 stroke. My Toyota RAV4 has a 1500 towing capacity, my hitch is 3500lbs (over rated).
                        I'm not sure my RAv has enough beef to haul this thing around safely. Any thoughts?

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                        • #13
                          Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

                          Just for giggles - let's do the math:

                          Pontoon Hull only: 1760#
                          Engine: 300#
                          Trailer: 900#
                          Fuel - 20 gal 120#
                          Gear 150#
                          Battery 40#
                          Spare tire 40#
                          Total GVW 3270# Just about twice the tow rating for the Rav. Suicide on wheels.

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                          • #14
                            Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

                            Get three more RAV4s and hitch them together then stand on the pontoon with a whip!
                            SUCK MY WAKE!!!!

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