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Turning radius towing a Daytona 25 with triple axel

Michaelv

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Hey guys, i have recently purchased this 2003 daytona 25 with a triple axel trailer. Ive launched the boat 3 times no problems. but this time when i turned in front of the ramp i noticed the front fork of the boat was very close to the truck. Well sure enough it touched and put a nice lil dent on the corner of the bed. no damage to the boat thankfully. My question is can i put a receiver hitch extender on there to solve this problem?
 

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You could probably get a longer ball mount that slides into your receiver, but I would also focus on not turning so sharp.
The better option would be to have your trailer modified with a longer tongue if for some reason it was made extra short, maybe to fit in the previous owners garage.
 

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You could probably get a longer ball mount that slides into your receiver, but I would also focus on not turning so sharp.
The better option would be to have your trailer modified with a longer tongue if for some reason it was made extra short, maybe to fit in the previous owners garage.
What he said
 

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Mine is long enough to put the trailer at 90 degrees to the truck
 

Michaelv

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The ramp at my lake is kind of narrow. I'm thinking the same thing. maybe a 8'' extension . does anyone know the total weight of a 2003 daytona 25 single 496 HO bravo 1 2 step hull triple axel trailer?
 

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ETrailer has a longer solid shank you can use. Bought 1 for my old F550 dump truck as the dump body over hanged a few. I use it to launch my Ski now on our shitty shallow launch ramp.
 
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They sell hitch extensions. I wouldn’t advise long tows with it. Maybe just switch It out at the launch ramp prep area before launching. Note I said prior to launch ramp. Don’t be that guy taking forever to launch
 

Michaelv

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They sell hitch extensions. I wouldn’t advise long tows with it. Maybe just switch It out at the launch ramp prep area before launching. Note I said prior to launch ramp. Don’t be that guy taking forever to launch
LOL I hate that too.. thats a great idea. thanks
 

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I just measured the longer hitch. 13" inches from center of pin to center of ball. Other is 9". Rated for 1000lbs tongue weight and 10,000lb trailer.
 

Michaelv

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Any guesses on the weight of the boat and trailer?
 

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My current trailer and my new trailer being built both have extended length tongues for this reason. Swing away portion is 43”
 
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