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  2. Eagleboy99

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    Mebbe. As per Ontario Auto Policy, section 7.2.2, the insurer may not pay for damage or loss while driving in an impaired condition. When the BAC is more than 0.08 and even for refusing to test with Breathalyzer your insurer may deny the claim. In case you give your car to your friend who drinks and drives without your knowledge, then the insurer may pay for the repair expenses of the car. However, they may subrogate or recover the losses from your friend. Basically, any violation of the insurance policy may let the insurer deny your claim and this includes impaired driving conviction. YM(and location or insurer)MV
  3. OP hasn't posted to this thread for two months now. I'll add that while I really like the thread insert idea (especially if it is stainless), but it just occurred to me that on a Response it should be pretty easy to get to the problem. As a rambling thought, I would also consider cleaning the hole really well and using a torch to braze a little brass in the hole and then rethread that. That would give a very long-term solution also, but I do wonder what the heat would do. Preheating the area a little would prevent cracking, but is it possible to warp the block? Just a thought.
  4. RyanB

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    Unless there is a specific policy exclusion for towing over the manufactures weight rating in an individuals insurance policy, it is absolutely untrue about your insurance being voided. Your insurance is there to cover you in an accident, even if what your doing is stupid or illegal. Think about it. If you get into an accident due to excessive speed or because you were drinking you are covered. And in the vast majority of states, the manufactures weight rating isn’t a matter of legality. It is simply a compromise between their marketing team who wants to advertise a vehicle as “best in class” and the accuarials who want to limit warrnty exposure.
  5. oldjeep

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    Is a sunscape 21 that light? (4k) My 2012 VTX is around 6K on the trailer, which is a pretty big jump over a 4K capacity
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  7. dlb

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    There have been many discussions on this board about towing with a vehicle that is not rated for the weight of the boat and trailer. The common points that come up are yes you can do it and if you get into an accident you are probably on your own. Read your insurance policy before you proceed. You are most likely out of compliance, they have the right to void your claim and policy.
  8. justgary

    Heater Y fitting Mod

    Sheesh!
  9. kinger034

    Carpet replace

    I had a 2015 23LSV that I bought a 6’x12’ Luna gray piece of Deckadence from Jim’s Marine Flooring last winter. Jim was fantastic to deal with and had the best prices around and I would buy from him again. That being said, I never installed mine as we traded the boat in. If anyone is interested, I would make a very good deal on it. I never took it out of the box, but did tear the box open when it arrived. I am in the Chicago area.
  10. Eagleboy99

    Heater Y fitting Mod

    https://heatercraft.com/collections/marine-heater-parts/products/low-idle-wyes?variant=37946054347
  11. Sounds like you should buy my 15’ lsv with the 450
  12. roeboat

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    Since he is pulling for such a short distance I don't think he needs a very big SUV. Any vehicle with a capacity of 4,000 lbs and decent power should be fine towing for 2 miles. When we bought our Response LXI we towed it from Tennessee to Michigan (550 miles) behind a 2011 VW Routan with front wheel drive and a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds with no problems except bad MPG. With the boat, trailer and a full tank of gas we probably weighed 4000 lbs. It had plenty of power to get it up the hills and the surge brakes + the vehicle brakes stopped it no problem. I don't recommend this van to pull your sunscape but my point is if you drive responsibly you should be able tow with any vehicle with a capacity of 4,000 lbs and decent power (280 hp). Especially since your only towing for 2 miles.
  13. abovewater

    Advice for Surf 360 attempt

    This is all great advice. I would add that once you can get around, make sure to spot the landing. Your body follows your eyes, so get your head around and then focus on the back corner of the boat. That's been helpful for my crew.
  14. justgary

    Heater Y fitting Mod

    Wow, I can get $50 for the one I have but never used? Wow.
  15. Planning to use 75% surfing and balance would be an assortment of activities. The boat in question has 750’s in the locker and full factory ballast. Would typically have a family of 5 with the occasional crew of 10 including kids that are younger/ lighter. Sounds like this could be a borderline decision, even when prop’d right. Thanks for all all the suggestions and information.
  16. Sparky450

    Thoughts on the new tow rig

    I just looked up the tow rating of a 2007 Tahoe. (We have one). We also have a 2018 Jeep GC Limited. I will tow with the Tahoe first and only in town. I guess I am really spoiled with my 3500. Once you tow with something like the 3500. You realize how dangerous it is with something smaller.
  17. oldjeep

    Thoughts on the new tow rig

    Fwiw, actual highway mileage at 77 mph with 4 passengers for 3.5 hours on a flat iowa highway - only 16mpg. Those 3.92's must be the culprit, my 09 with 3.21's got 20.
  18. ahopkinsVTX

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    Your argument was comparing the GC to my truck, there is no comparison there. I don’t need to tow with my GC to know it’s not suited for towing our boats for the MULTIPLE reasons I listed above. But whatever man, tow away with and undersized unibody suv if you want. To the op... sorry for that derail, I didn’t expect an instagram video of a GC towing a very heavy, large boat to go that direction. Imo I think you have a pretty good setup right now and would t hurt to just leave it as is. Especially if you have the Yukon paid off. Don’t know if you touched on that at all.
  19. oldjeep

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    So what you are saying is that you have no towing experience with a vehicle that you say doesn't tow well? Might need to start calling you Nitrousbird jr.
  20. ahopkinsVTX

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    I have a current version as well, the boat has been towed by it exactly zero times.
  21. oldjeep

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    2010 gc is smaller and lighter than the current version.
  22. ahopkinsVTX

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    Fair enough, I haven’t toured their plant. Would be good to know if that includes max options because if it doesn’t , batteries, stereo and others can add a lot of weight. Either way. Not towing it with a GC lol.
  23. Steve B.

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    I rent a u haul every weekend. Longer trips I'll use a big truck from enterprise.
  24. hunter77ah

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    On our Supra factory tour, they showed us their quality/consistency process with regard to weight. I’d bet that the actual weight is probably pretty close to the listed weight.
  25. ahopkinsVTX

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    We had 2010 grand Cherokee and towed our TXi with it. It did ok, I wouldn’t want to tow my vtx with it. I thought we were comparing my truck to the GC not the Yukon? Does it really matter if it’s one reason or multiple reasons why the rating is low? It’s low for a reason due to the design of the vehicle. And one other point, we all know Malibu’s weights are quite a bit off. Are we going to trust Supras to be within 450lbs? Better always have zero fuel, no gear and no friends with you going to the lake. Anyway...
  26. oldjeep

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    1) 114.8" wheel base - pretty much the same wheel base as a Yukon 2) yup, and that is really the only reason that it is rated so low 3) 13" rotors front and rear Silverado has 13/13.6, ram has 13.2/13.8 , so all are pretty comparable and way bigger than trucks of the not so distant past GC curb weight with a hemi is 5300lbs Heaviest Silverado 1500 in any configuration is 5400, so OK it is 100lbs lighter than a fully decked out long bed 6.2 silverado I've actually towed a pretty good sized enclosed trailer with a 3.0 GC (in the winter going into a ski area) and they tow very well.
  27. ahopkinsVTX

    Smallest feasible tow vehicle???

    1) short wheel base 2) unibody 3) brakes and suspension not made for that kind of towing You of all people should know it’s not about power, it’s about controlling the trailer and being able to stop it. Can you imagine being in an “oh sheet” moment with that setup? And no.. a GC does not weigh more than a 1500...
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