towing & launching a boat

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by jack g, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. jack g

    jack g New Member

    I just bought a c class MH. my intentions are towing my boat (small 17 foot) to various location to go fishing. I this a dream or can you back the boat in without to many problems???

    thank for any response

    jack
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: towing & launching a boat

    Jack if you are used to backing there should be no problem launching the boat with your class c. If the 17 footer is a heavy boat I would try to advoid the steep launch ramps.
     
  3. jack g

    jack g New Member

    Re: towing & launching a boat

    chelse

    of all the things I've lost, my mind was the only important item

    Jack
     
  4. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: towing & launching a boat

    The best thing I have ever lost Jack. Can travel today and then vist the same place tomorrow and not remember it so it's all new again :laugh:
     
  5. rjf7g

    rjf7g Senior Member

    Re: towing & launching a boat

    Hmmm...how far is it between your rear wheels and your hitch on your class C? Having just put my (23' and heavy) boat in today with my Durango, I can't imagine trying to do it with my 27' class C.
     
  6. jack g

    jack g New Member

    Re: towing & launching a boat

    don't pick up till 8 apr. however, its at least 8 feet. class c is 31 foot

    boat is alum and light
     
  7. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: towing & launching a boat

    Becky I had a 17 foot inboard outboard and had no problem launching with a bus converted into a camper
     
  8. rddog8691

    rddog8691 Member

    Re: towing & launching a boat

    A friend of mine has a class A, he mounted a receiver on the front of his RV and drives forward down the ramp to launch the boat then just backs up. He makes it look easy.
     
  9. *scooter*

    *scooter* Senior Member

    Re: towing & launching a boat

    It can be done.. I started out with a 23' Class C and a 17' boat. Many use mirrors and some have to look backwards. Obviously, in most motorhome, you can't look thru a rear window, so I would suggest learn to use the mirrors. I now tow my 23' boat with my 32' MH and launch as most sites. Sometimes, at developed sites, they will launch for a fee. I find it almost easier now with a bigger MH than the small one because the rear wheels are now a greater distance from the edge of the water when launching. A little tip, I like to launch the boat to the dock on the driver’s side. When backing, I can see the dock and when the boat comes into view on the driver side I know how much steering adjustment is needed to get it close to the dock. Practice & patience.
     
  10. Pillaz

    Pillaz Senior Member

    RE: towing & launching a boat

    I don't think you will have a problem. I launch a 20' boat from my 34ft class A. It as yet has never been a problem. (Knock wooD) If your new RV comes with a back up Camera I expect it would be rather easy. enjoy camping and fishing... Now if the weather would just break I would join you.
     

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