2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 Midnight
Beautiful and well set up trailer.
Very cool, my mom flew a Stinson and a Fairchild and others back in the 1930's. I tracked down three of her aircraft through the registry and one was actually on the cover of Vintage Aircraft magazine. One is in pieces, so as far as I can figure two are flying or flyable. Sorry for going OT but had to interject when I saw this.Compared to what you guys are hauling this is nothing, but here ya go...........
Fetching fuel for my antique airplane. A 100 gallon tank in a trailer with pump, filter, hose, grounding lines and so on all there in the trailer with the tank. Fully loaded and refueled it's only a thousand pounds or so. I also use the truck to tow my 1500 pound utility trailer when bulky homeowner/hobbyist loads come up. The truck has towed various borrowed or rented trailers now and again also. It does a fine job. This is the first and only truck I have owned in 60 years of driving so I cannot make wise comparisons to other trucks like some of you, but I like the truck and think it's a nice ride.
I'm often critical of how much people tow, but I have no problem with that selection. Boats are easier. Less tongue weight, less wind resistance. My travel trailer is about 4,500 pounds loaded and I'm within limits. You'll get better fuel mileage towing than me, possibly even with a gasser.I think I’ve got the bug for another boat and was looking at the Tracker V-18WT. It’s listed at 3875 lbs for the boat and trailer Package. Adding fuel and gear it’d probably be 4500 lbs. Looking at the labels on my ‘21 3.6 Gasser I’m seeing 6000 lbs GVW less 1434 lb limit on the tire sticker.
If my math is sound, 6000 less 1434 leaves 4566 as the trucks weight. Adding 400 lbs for people and maybe another 300 for misc gear, I’m at 5266 Lbs.
Adding 450lbs trailer tongue weight (4500 x 10%) I’d be at 5716lbs which is close but still under max.
How we’ll do you more experienced members feel the truck would do as a tow vehicle for this boat?
Sorry for dredging up an old post, but if you like track sprint, consider trying out time trial/time attack. SCCA, GridLife, and NASA all have pretty good programs and decent (albeit differet!) classing structures that all will work with a Toyobaru in various states of modification.Oh sick im too much of a coward to do wheel to wheel so i do autocross and track sprint.