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I get a truck 100 years ago is very different than a truck today.  Same as an airplane, car, home, etc.  I live 3 minutes from a waterway where it is all water sports and fishing; 22' limit, jet ski's and tubes are banned...the fishing guys stay in the no wake and everyone else is doing water sports.  I've never, ever seen an old jet boat, Chris Craft, etc.  For ski boats, it's Malibu and Mastercraft inboards with a Ski Natique 2001 thrown in.  Then you get a couple of I/O's thrown in usually knee boarding, a pair of skis or doing some weird and inappropriate things with a surf board.  Even the Yamaha Jet Boat guys don't come out much.      

In the last 30 years, direct drive inboard is a ski boat.  Period.  Hell, I don't even ski a direct drive - my boat is one of the best Vdrive boats to ski behind (SV23 diamond hull Malibu), and to be honest I only slalom a couple times a year behind it - the rest is surfing with a bit of wakeboarding thrown in (and perhaps wake foiling this year if my wife wants to go even bigger on this year's Father's Day present, as last year was a $1000 surf board).

 

I'm also pretty sure the OP was referencing a freaking I/O runabout as a ski boat.  I/O's are for Wally's, not folks that are into water sports.  Now a proper footing boat with an outboard, like a Malibu Flightcraft, that's a whole other animal, but even lighter than an inboard ski boat.

 

 

The OP brought up towing Travel Trailers and his truck. If you’re talking about me, I’ve never owned a boat with an outboard. My most recent was an SS Monterrey and prior to that was an older one that I just couldn’t part with until someone resembling a drug dealer offered me much more than it was worth. Oh, that’s sweet, your kids got you a surfboard, brings back memories, had mine custom made by The Surf House in the heights Houston Tx in the late eighties and early 90’s. You got off easy with just a 1K board, my boards were much more than that. It’s sorta like AR’s, you get what you pay for. Speaking of AR’s, just gave my little one one of my Barrett Rec7Gen 2’s which you know what that means, daddy’s looking at the new Rec 10 coming out, yeah Baby!

 

 

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Looks great! What’s your setup?


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This was my 2015 Sierra 1500 5.3. I had 1"over blocks in the rear and bilstein 5100's. Trailer is a 13 Keystone Bullet. 24 foot, 4500# dry weight. 

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As the guy that talked about towing my travel trailer at the 70mph speed limit...

My trailer came with Castle Rock 205/75R14 tires, which show a 75mph maximum speed.

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11 hours ago, TXGREEK said:

If you’re talking about me, I’ve never owned a boat with an outboard. My most recent was an SS Monterrey and prior to that was an older one that I just couldn’t part with until someone resembling a drug dealer offered me much more than it was worth. Oh, that’s sweet, your kids got you a surfboard, brings back memories, had mine custom made by The Surf House in the heights Houston Tx in the late eighties and early 90’s. You got off easy with just a 1K board, my boards were much more than that. 

 

I was referencing you.  Monterey doesn't sell a ski boat.  Plenty of runabout's and are now trying to get into the wakesurfing scene with their forward drive boats, but those boats are a joke in terms of making a surf wave while charging what the real wakeboats cost.  Fortunately, wake surf boards tend to not go much about $1500, so I'm good there.    

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I was referencing you.  Monterey doesn't sell a ski boat.  Plenty of runabout's and are now trying to get into the wakesurfing scene with their forward drive boats, but those boats are a joke in terms of making a surf wave while charging what the real wakeboats cost.  Fortunately, wake surf boards tend to not go much about $1500, so I'm good there.    


I think you’ll need to start a water sports forum lol


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On ‎1‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 9:41 PM, silverado_colatown said:

Looking to purchase a travel trailer and I'm trying to determine my towing capacity.  All the numbers make my head hurt!  I read the owners manual and it looks like I can tow 9100 lbs, I go to camping world website enter my vehicle VIN and it says I can only tow 5500 lbs.  Really confused and hoping someone can help me determine my tow capacity.  Here are my truck build sheet specs:

 

Model: CC15543-2018 SILVERADO 1500 2WD CREW CAB

L83 - ENGINE, 5.3L V8 ECOTEC3

MYC - TRANSMISSION, 6 SPD AUTOMATIC

GU6 - REAR AXLE 3.42 RATIO

Q5U - WHEELS, 17" BRIGHT - MACHINED ALUMINUM

PDU - ALL STAR EDITION * TRAILERING EQUIPMENT PKG INCL AUTO
LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL *

Z85 - SUSPENSION PACKAGE

 

Thanks!

 

9,400 lbs per the owners manual for a 2WD crew short box. 

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9,400 lbs per the owners manual for a 2WD crew short box. 


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