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340mopar

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Re: Stern Drive Question
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2016, 08:10:41 am »
I still need to get this monster moved forward
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Re: Stern Drive Question
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2016, 08:46:02 am »
Suggestion........

Measure the weight of the tounge resting on a flat surface.
If it is less than 750 lbs then you have room to work.

If it is very low , such as 150lbs for example, then loosen the bolts on the vertical tounge rest and slide it forward in short increments and pull the boat forward. Ideally the sterns transom should be parallel to the bunk boards at their ends. I see you have about a foot until you reach this???
I understand this is NOT the designed trailer for your boat but yo can balance it out quite good for easy towing and safe operation. Ideal tounge weight depending on the class of your hitch and your tow vehicle, is a couple hundred pounds.
If you have a light truck and a heavy tounge weight you will effect the steering geometry of the front end. I pull with a Ford F-350 Dually with a class 5 Titan hitch, so I can load the heck out of it!

340mopar

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Re: Stern Drive Question
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2016, 08:52:06 am »
If it is very low , such as 150lbs for example, then loosen the bolts on the vertical tounge rest and slide it forward in short increments and pull the boat forward. Ideally the sterns transom
* Mine is bolted thru the steel of the trailer. 

should be parallel to the bunk boards at their ends. I see you have about a foot until you reach this???
* 10" on one side and 9" on the other  (Good Eye) but yes it need to move up a bit.

If you have a light truck and a heavy tounge weight you will effect the steering geometry of the front end. I pull with a Ford F-350 Dually with a class 5 Titan hitch, so I can load the heck out of it!
* I towed it home with a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 and she pulled like an absolute dream
MYSTERY
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stinger390x

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Re: Stern Drive Question
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2016, 09:03:45 am »
Sounds good! Problem solved then.....

My buddy at the Marina had a Dodge as well. towed quite good but he traded it for a dually last year as the fuel mileage was not as good as advertised.
How is your fuel economy on your rig?

340mopar

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Re: Stern Drive Question
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2016, 09:40:31 am »
This was not my Truck, but .. I'm told it is 17-20 typically, and we saw very little difference while pulling the boat.
This was with the truck loaded down with equipment/tools and three adults. 
MYSTERY
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