Originally Posted by Gotta feed them horses
Wow a lot of ppl are amazed by my pulling a big boat. I'll explain then. I have a 5th wheel hitch on my truck. We have a 2 masted iron hulled sailboat down in Florida that we had lifted out of the water onto a trailer. I have moved it from pensecola to carabelle twice .. not on the interstate.
It's not like I'm pulling this thing out of the water on a ramp... they have a big crane that they used to lift it out of the water. That thing is not that hard to get going.. but when it comes time to stop it pushes even with its own set of brakes.. not fun.. But the point is that truck will pull more than a hemi ... a hemi couldn't do it.. not enough torque and obviously the frame of a 1500 isn't stable enough.. and by the way I beleive my 5th wheel hitch is rated for 20,000 lbs.. I'll have to check on the sticker on the hitch... and my normal hitch says 14,000... is that abnormal???
OK, maybe the 5th wheel is rated 40,000lbs.. nobody doubts the hitch will do it!!! it is the truck... you got the wrong mule tilling your fields man. Either that or your steel hull don't weigh in as much as you think...
I am just beside myself impressed though... because that is SO over the top! I thought I was nuts.
PS... if they lift it for you, and put it on a cradle, then that cradle is on a trailer... That is called a flatbed trailer with a cradle... not a sailboat trailer. Just saying. Man (send me an private msg of the boat!!! still jealous)