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What do you tow your 21/22 with?

Discussion in 'Sirius 21/22' started by Bartman99, Mar 14, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Bartman99


    Joined Sep 29, 2017
    10 posts, 0 likes
    Sirius 21
    US virginia
    What kind/size vehicle? How far do you tow? Do you have brakes on the trailer?

  2. dsims


    Joined Sep 22, 2017
    9 posts, 2 likes
    Sirius 21
    US Clear Lake
    I use a Ford F-150 Crew Cab. My distance to launch is about 4 miles, but we pulled it 1,100 miles when we originally brought it home. Single axle trailer with no brakes.

  3. Daveinet


    Joined Sep 20, 2014
    821 posts, 127 likes
    Rob Legg RL24
    US Chain O'Lakes
    While my boat is not a Sirius it is very similar size and weight. I tow with a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Lake is just over an hour away. Drive include backroads and freeways. Tow rating is 4500 lbs. Trailer w/boat weighs 3000 lbs. No trailer brakes.

    The Cherokee makes a very good tow vehicle. The distance from the hitch to the rear axle is very short. This makes it very stable. The wheelbase is long, compared to the total vehicle length, which also helps. The Trailhawk has a few advantages. It has off road tires, which are stiffer than car tires. It has Koni FSD shocks, which work on a different principle than normal shocks, making them much better than any other shock made. Damping rate is inversely proportional to the motion rate. This makes it soft on bumps, and stiff on body roll. It also is a true 4WD with low range and electric rear locker. This helps on slippery boat ramps. You can also put the whole vehicle into 22 inches of water, so if you are on a shallow ramp, you can back the car in deep. The tow package also includes anti-sway brake control. It will sense trailer away, and brake side to side to correct it. Power wise, with a 9 speed transmission, you never know what gear you are in, but it always seems to have enough power to get the job down. I weighed it, and it weighs 4600 lbs. If you order the vehicle, make sure to get the $1500 option with the adaptive cruise and steering assist. It may seem like an unnecessary gimmick, but once you have it, it just makes life so much easier. The other funny option is ventilated seats, which drys off your swim trunks if you slip on the boat ramp.

    Last edited: Mar 14, 2018
  4. Benny17441


    Joined May 24, 2004
    5,300 posts, 290 likes
    CC 30
    US South Florida
    It depends whether your 21/22 towing load is 1,300 lbs. or 3,800 lbs, whether you tow in flat land or the mountains, whether you tow in 35 MPH zones or 75 MPH highways, whether you launch and retrieve the boat from the trailer or a lift, whether you tow for 1 mile or 1,500 miles and also the number of crew members you intend to carry. Depending on the answers the vehicle can be a Honda CRV or a Ford F250.

  5. Daveinet


    Joined Sep 20, 2014
    821 posts, 127 likes
    Rob Legg RL24
    US Chain O'Lakes
    Sirius 21 weighs 2000 lbs, so that would put the trailer weight around 3000 lbs.

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