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    Cool 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?

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    Default 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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    Default Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

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

    no way
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    not a chance

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    Default Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

    Quote 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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    Default 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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    Default Re: How much would my boat & trailer weigh?

    Yep, Not enough vehicle in my opinion as well.
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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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.





    Quote 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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    Default 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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    Get three more RAV4s and hitch them together then stand on the pontoon with a whip!
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