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Old 08-21-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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Hey guys, i have a 23 ft cc bayboat and a 2011 nissan titan. i was just wondering if i need to get trailer breaks? i burned through 2 sets of breaks on my jeep towing this boat that is why i bought the titan. if i do need them where do i get them and how much are they??
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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I had a jeep grand Cherokee towing a 4000 lb cc. It beat the brakes off of that Cherokee. I now tow a 6000 lb cuddy with a Tahoe. I change the rear pads once a year and the fronts every two years. The boat weights I am quoting are dry. They weigh much more loaded down.
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I had a jeep grand Cherokee towing a 4000 lb cc. It beat the brakes off of that Cherokee. I now tow a 6000 lb cuddy with a Tahoe. I change the rear pads once a year and the fronts every two years. The boat weights I am quoting are dry. They weigh much more loaded down.
Took the brakes off of the cc. Cuddy had no brakes when I bought it.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:47 PM   #4
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depends on how far and how you drive. I have a 22 foot aqua sport bay boat been pulling it for 2 years, once to key west, most trips less than 5 miles- no problem. There is a trailer shop off jackson that can give you a cost of putting brakes on- Keep in mind that brakes give you a new set of maintenace issues.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:48 PM   #5
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you should be fine with the Titan. I wouldn't worry about trailer brakes unless you take the boat on the hwy a lot and if they weren't there (on the trailer) previously, they would be a pricey to retrofit
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yeah they arent there now. generally i go from bellview area to the launch on the gulf breeze side of 3 mile bridge. this weekend my fiance and i are taking a weekend trip to destin. would that far of a trip be ok? i just dont wanna hurt this new truck. its the first truck i have every purchased fully on my own.
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also, wanted to thank you guys for the fast responses!
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:17 PM   #8
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Assuming that you got the towing package should not be a problem. As I said I towed my boat to Key West and back without brakes on the trailer Just remember it takes longer to stop, so start slowing down early.
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Shouldn't be a problem I wouldn't think unless you've just got a really, really heavy bay boat. Breaks on a trailer are more trouble than they're worth if you don't really need them.
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You should be fine. Just plan your moves ahead and slow down sooner. Remember your pulling a boat. I used to pull a 19ft javelin bass boat(javelins are known for being heavy) with a single cab nissan hardbody that had a 4 cylinder in it and did just fine.
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