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IAMICHABOD

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Posted: 07/02/21 12:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I saw one while staying at Newport Dunes a few years ago,he pulled up,dropped ramp and unloaded boat and trailer using a winch,left and returned with truck and launched the boat.

Great fun to watch the launch ramp while having a bite at the Back Bay Bistro

There were a few old posts here on the Net about that but the pictures have all gone away. There are a few You Tube videos too.


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Posted: 07/02/21 12:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The boat would be in your way all the time inside the toy hauler trailer. You'd have to take it out every single evening. Unless you get a humongous one, in which the boat can stay without cramping your living quarters.

If you feel the need for more living space inside your RV, what about a 5th wheel? And maybe tow the boat trailer behind it? I've seen it done. Backing up is tricky, though.


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Just rent a boat when you get there. All other options seem like a lot of trouble and a lot of expense for a minimally-used boat.


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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

Just rent a boat when you get there. All other options seem like a lot of trouble and a lot of expense for a minimally-used boat.


I wouldn't buy a boat just for that trip. It would be used for fishing locally most of the time. In the meantime, renting one there makes a ton of sense and is the plan.

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The boat would be in your way all the time inside the toy hauler trailer. You'd have to take it out every single evening. Unless you get a humongous one, in which the boat can stay without cramping your living quarters.

If you feel the need for more living space inside your RV, what about a 5th wheel? And maybe tow the boat trailer behind it? I've seen it done. Backing up is tricky, though.


Doubles don't leave a lot of room for length in anything because of max length and I am not excited about towing doubles. If we found a way to make it happen, the boat would come out when we get there and not go back in until we leave. Once we got there, unloaded it, unhooked the trailer, it would be on the truck.

Just exploring at this point.


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I've only seen jet skis tucked away inside a toyhauler. They just ran the tongue through the partition door and strapped it all down.


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Posted: 07/12/21 05:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jet Ski Brian

This is an FYI for all reading this thread.

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silverbullet555 wrote:

We currently have a truck camper, but wife has decided she likes to go to the coast. Given that the weather can be less than ideal and that there might be indoor time, we're thinking a travel trailer makes sense for us and our two kids. Given the fact that we will be on the coast, and I like crab and fish, a boat for the bays would make sense too.

So, toy haulers have entered the discussion.

I don't know anything about them. Considerations for being able to haul a 16-17' aluminum fishing boat? Can the tongue extend further than the cargo area? How do you secure them down.

I also like the toy hauler concept because it gives the kids a place to play and get sand off, etc.



You can get a boat in https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/rvs/........warrior-36-5th-wheel-toy/7350214840.html

It's the trailer the boat set's on you may have some fitment issues.

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