Our unusually heavy 26-footer weighs 12,000 lb on the trailer
, and is 12'11" tall with its mini-flybridge. We've towed about 68,000 miles so far in western US and Canada
, from our Utah home as far south as San Diego
, north to Prince Rupert, east to Denver, and several places in between.
Tow vehicle is 1998 Dodge Ram 2500, Cummins diesel
, 5-speed manual transmission
, with "camper package" extra heavy rear springs. Trailer
was upgraded to triple-axle since this photo
was taken, as the boat
turned out heavier than we estimated. Tongue weight is about 900 lb.
Traveling safely with this rig requires excellent truck and trailer maintenance
, and a conservative approach to driving. The whole setup works very well, even in strong winds, but I sure wouldn't want to take on anything much heavier, not in such mountainous country anyway. Certainly not without a dually.