Trailerable Houseboats- towing a longer houseboat with a big truck

by Russell
(North Fort Myers, Florida)

Towing a large trailerable towable houseboat.

Towing a large trailerable towable houseboat.

I saw this houseboat launch off a modified trailer pulled by a Dually truck. I run over to the marina where I am staying and I helped him tie up.

The owner said he regularly towed it from up north down here to North Fort Myers. Last year he decided to leave it here in storage. It sits on a triple axle trailer and looks to be near 35 feet. I'll check later on the actual length and weight.

Now, I have been reading a lot of the trailerable stories and was wondering why everyone seems to want little houseboats?

Bigger = more comfort and more toys. A dually truck is a reasonable vehicle for towing and with a 4 door cab is quite comfortable driving.

I say, "Don't get a smaller boat, Get a BIGGER truck to tow with".

Russell, North Fort Myers, Florida



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Well Russell, I can see your point, why go small, when you can go longer, especially with a good sized tow vehicle.

If you find out the weight, let us know in the comments section.

Lastly, hopefully some of our readers and visitors will share and post comments about their longer larger trailerable houseboat experiences.

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Trailerable Houseboats
by: Steve Sanford

We had a 37 x 9 footer, was towed on a 46ft tag type trailer, boat weighed in at 14000#, The Problem is not the weight, it is the frontal area and drag.

0-40 no problem with big Dodge, low gears, 40-55, lots of power required, high trans and rear end temps, burned up tranny in truck, sold as is, and bought a FLD 120 to tow it with knowing that we were going to get a larger boat. Long story short, now we have a 55 ft Monark to tow behind it on a 53 ft trailer.

If you only spend limited time, or have limited people on board the smaller boats are great, and you can pull out for service (we pulled ours every winter for regular service which we did 150 miles away at our facility) and save on Marina fees during the winter when you don't use it.

Low Houseboat Prices - there's some real bargains around
by: Anonymous

I would have bought it for $2000.

Trailerable Houseboats - trailer and boat weight
by: Russell

Okay, I was told that the weight is just under 10,000. That's not to bad but I would want a pretty good truck to haul it with.

It sold a few days ago for under $2000. The owner wanted to get back to Ohio and did not feel like sitting around while people made partial offers, barters and trade offers. Not a bad price for a boat that you can tow, live in and travel in.


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