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Old 06 April 2014, 10:34   #1
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what is the largest rib you would tow with a smaller SUV?

I want to upsize a little from my current 14' Novurania, and downsize from my current tow vehicle.
It looks like i am going to purchase a SUV with a 3.5 liter engine.
I am thinking maybe something around 20 feet with a single 115 or so outboard?
I appreciate any and all constructive advice.
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Old 06 April 2014, 11:22   #2
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a SUV with a 3.5 liter engine.
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Old 06 April 2014, 11:36   #3
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Yes, America is amazing. Thank you.

My current tow vehicle is a 1 ton with a turbo 7.3 diesel.

I would like to get something smaller.
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A bigger boat and a smaller car
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Old 06 April 2014, 11:44   #5
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A 7m Willard/zodiac makes an F250 look smaller....
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Old 06 April 2014, 11:46   #6
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Here's us using turbo'd 4 cylinders getting 125bhp+ per litre and the rest of the world is building coal powered fire stations every hour and driving 7L petrol which only get 50bhp per litre.

What's the point?
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Old 06 April 2014, 12:18   #7
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My current tow vehicle is a 1 ton with a turbo 7.3 diesel.
Otherwise known as a truck!
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Old 06 April 2014, 14:09   #8
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I towed my avon sr6 with a Lexus rx300 v6. I must have towed it 10,000+ miles with no issues. Just keep an eye on your trans fluid and temp, and keep it around 55mph on the highway.

The boat / trailer must have weighed around 5k.
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Get yourself a Discovery 4 then a 6.5 or 7 m rib won't be a problem for it.
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I tow a 6.5 with a disco 3. No problems
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