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Old 04-16-2011, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by YuCrew View Post
I tow a 23-1/2 boat with a 1999 ML430 and plan to order TOMORROW a 2012 X5, gas. Based on all my research, I expect to have zero problems towing that load with the X5.
You really don't tell us very much, other than the fact that you have "some" 23 1/2 foot boat.
  • What type of boat? Rib? Bass boat? Center console? Cuddy cabin? Walkaround? Maybe even a monohull or trimaran?
  • What motor(s)? Single? Dual? I/O? Jet drive?
  • What manufacturer? (Makes a huge difference - A Scout 222 Sportfish weighs 2,200 pounds without engines; a comparable Grady White Fisherman 222 weighs 3,160 pounds). As a Grady owner, I can attest that if you are venturing more than a couple miles offshore, every ounce of that extra weight is worth it. But you can't necessarily tow a Grady with the same vehicle as a Scout.
In short, your "23 1/2 foot boat" could be anything from a 1,500 pound rib, to a 4,500 cabin cruiser - plus motor(s). While I am sure YOU know what you have, it really doesn't do anyone else here much good to say "I tow a 23 footer with ease".

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