Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Towing question for newbie tower.
I am looking at towing a 25' center console boat with my 2006 4x2 Commander that has the 5.7 Hemi. The boat with trailer, gas, and supplies will be around 6300 lbs. My plan is to only tow the boat from the storage yard to the boat ramps here in Seminole, FL which will be 5-10 miles round trip. Being new to towing I will only stay on local streets going no more that 30ish mph.
Over time, my plan is to tow the boat down to the keys but I'm sure I'll need additional mods for safety to accomplish that. (sway bars, electronic brakes, etc...)
My Commander is pretty much stock at this point, but I am looking at installing the Roadmaster Active suspension Leaf springs to help keep the Commander level under load. Is this recommended or should I use something else?
So is this doable with the Commander I have and will it be safe for towing and also for pulling out the boat at the boat ramps? What modifications do I need to safely tow this boat, or am I crazy and this is not recommended. The sales guy at the marina seems to think the Commander will not be able to tow the boat, but knowing the max rating is 6500 lbs I want to make this happen for buying a new full size truck is not an option right now.
Thanks in advance for any advise.