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MalibuReady

Trailering with Bimini up

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MalibuReady

I have a 2012 22' MXZ with a Bimini top. I always take it down for trailering which isn't a fun or fast process and it takes up a lot of space when it's down. Can anyone tell me if they've trailered with the Bimini up and if you have, what maximum speed is recommended. 

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Bill_AirJunky

Only up to boat speeds, ie; 45 or 50 mph.

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MalibuNation

The only time I do it is the 2 mile trip to the boat launch @ 25 mph.

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powderski14

I've only gone maybe 5 miles round trip at max 35 and had no problems.

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DUKENO1

Been towing with mine up since 06....up to 70mph....no ill effects so far.

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jetskipro550

Different setup, but I tow with the bimini up if only driving in town. I always keep it under 40mph when the bimini is up. It is so nice getting to the river and having it up and having one less thing to deal with when you've got a boat full of people

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NWBU

I always tow with the bimini up on our 10 minute drive to the river but keep the speed to around 50. The owner before me used to tow at highway speeds too, and nothing seems the worse for that.

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malibu2004

Nope and I don't tow with boards in the racks either. 

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sounddude03

I never tow with mine up. I seem to recall reading a warning not to exceed 50 mph unless the Bimini is stored. 

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Ndawg12
On 6/22/2016 at 6:59 AM, DUKENO1 said:

Been towing with mine up since 06....up to 70mph....no ill effects so far.

:plus1: forgot and left mine up on a trip from Charlotte to Lake Sutton in West Virginia.  Got about half way there, stopped for gas and my buddy following me says "you're bimini is holding up well". :Doh:  Checked it out, all fine, continued there and back with no issues, 75-80 mph. 

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MalibuReady

Thanks for all the replys. Tested on city streets and 45-50mph seems to be max for me. Although I think I could get more if the two front claps that hold the support poles were really tight. I went thru a bit of a dip and the down wind pushed the front half of the Bimini down. Boat didn't come with a Bimini boot so that's next. 

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