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    I decided I needed a new tow vehicle the old beater just wasn(39)t engough.-gctid805013

    I have been pulling my 32ft conquest with my old 1996 ford f250. It did the job but was legally marginal as to weight.

    Now that I have a Avanti 3450 it weighs in at a couple 1000 more and I didn't see any to justify. So I got a new to me truck.

    It's a 20011 GMC 3500 duramax diesel. It has a 20,000 lb tow capacity which is right about where my trailer is.

    Can't wait to do a pull with it.


    1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
    twin 454's
    MV Mar-Y-Sol
    1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
    Twin chevy 350's inboard
    Ben- Jamin
    spokane Washington

    #2
    Nice! A friend of mine has the same truck, he loves it.
    Jeff & Tara
    (And Ginger too)
    Lake Havasu City, AZ

    2000 Bayliner 3388
    "GetAway"
    Cummins 4bta 250s

    In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. July 2, 2010

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      #3
      Saweeeet! :cheer:
      Dave
      Edmonds, WA
      "THE FIX"
      '93 2556
      Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

      The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
      Misc. projects thread
      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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        #4
        Yeah the old beater has to go. Now just going to be a junk hauler. Last tow i hit a deer when bringing the Avanti home. It didn't really do much damage except to the bumper got bent. I was only doing about 30 when I hit it. I decided that it wasn't worth fixing even though its ust a bumper. Runs good but not worth selling either.

        RIP the beater




        1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
        twin 454's
        MV Mar-Y-Sol
        1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
        Twin chevy 350's inboard
        Ben- Jamin
        spokane Washington

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          #5
          Yeah the old beater has to go. Now just going to be a junk hauler. Last tow i hit a deer when bringing the Avanti home. It didn't really do much damage except to the bumper got bent. I was only doing about 30 when I hit it. I decided that it wasn't worth fixing even though its ust a bumper. Runs good but not worth selling either.

          RIP the beater
          1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
          twin 454's
          MV Mar-Y-Sol
          1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
          Twin chevy 350's inboard
          Ben- Jamin
          spokane Washington

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            #6
            A buddy of mine has the single rear wheel version and loves that truck. He pulls a 30' camper and a 40' go fast with it.
            Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
            1998 3055 Ciera
            (yes, a 1998)
            Previous boat: 1993 3055
            Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
            Sea Doo XP
            Sea Doo GTI SE
            Life is short. Boats are cool.
            The family that plays together stays together.
            Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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              #7
              Awesome truck! I just traded in my '13 single rear wheel for a new '17 dually. (Also Summit White). While I have yet to tow the boat (T-2 weeks and counting!), I don't hate driving the dually anywhere near as much as I thought I would... size-wise. It doesn't actually bother me at all. It does, however, ride like poop.

              Congrats!

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                #8
                Nice Truck! :cheer:

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                  #9
                  Nice truck. How far do you normally tow your boat? That's a lot of weight behind you!
                  2001 3788 w/ 330 Cummins
                  Seattle, WA

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                    #10
                    "W8N4SUN" post=805178 wrote:
                    Nice truck. How far do you normally tow your boat? That's a lot of weight behind you!
                    Last time I towed the Avanti which weighs 18,140 lbs empty was 175 miles. I normally tow my 32 foot conquest about 300 miles one way and it weighs in at about 18,000 also but that is when it's full.

                    The Avanti holds around 1600 lbs of liquids + what ever stuff I have on it. It will be pushing 20,000 loaded.

                    Weight doesn't bother me as much as the width does. The Avanti is 13 feet wide the conquest is 12 feet wide the rig total is about 70 feet long.
                    1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
                    twin 454's
                    MV Mar-Y-Sol
                    1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
                    Twin chevy 350's inboard
                    Ben- Jamin
                    spokane Washington

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                      #11
                      Nice truck, really, really, nice.

                      What size " C " is that behind it and year make.

                      I have a Gulfstream C - 31' one slide, drivers side. Pic below with the toad.




                      Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

                      1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

                      '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

                      Manalapan N.J

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                        #12
                        Thanks chief your motor home looks nice too really similar to mine. My motor home is a 2016 31 foot Thor toy hauler with a single drivers side slide out.

                        However it is actually is my mobile dental laboratory I built.



                        A day at the office.....



                        A view of the laboratory part with the tailgate down.



                        Pretty much a work truck (wink wink)
                        1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
                        twin 454's
                        MV Mar-Y-Sol
                        1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
                        Twin chevy 350's inboard
                        Ben- Jamin
                        spokane Washington

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                          #13
                          Nice " C " ...

                          Myself i want the Outlaw 37RF; DW wants the Challenger 37YT, DW always wins with the Motor Homes. #2 coming up.
                          Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

                          1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

                          '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

                          Manalapan N.J

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