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Old 07 April 2014, 13:50   #21
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Country: USA
Town: Hood River
Boat name: Seal Team 7
Make: Zodiac SRA-750
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evinrude ETEC G2 300
MMSI: WDI 8895
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 264
If it were me, I'd shoot for a tow vehicle that was rated for 20% more GVW than you will be pulling.

Three aspects you might want to consider.

- Ability of vehicle to pull the trailer up hills etc. Transmission coolers etc.
- Ability to stop (consider your trailer brakes (Electric over hydraulic being ideal for a heavy trailer with a good brake controller))
- Tongue weight and hitch class. This will also affect your ability to stop.

Some ways to upgrade your vehicle.

- Rear airbags if your vehicle CAN be fitted with them
- Better rated tires. For instance, I run tires that can hold 80 psi which along with airbags can help the confidence of the vehicle a lot.
- Trailer upgrades include 4 wheel disc brakes and a good braking system. If going disc, make sure the system is designed for disc brakes.
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