Since we are new to RVing, we are hoping to combine our other great love - boating. We have frequently towed our boat (a 23 ft Sea Ray) behind our Suburban from home in Columbus, OH to Lake Cumberland, KY. We have done this many times and camped at the campgrounds at State Dock.
Now that we have the RV, we are hoping to tow the boat with it so alleviate the nonsense of the whole "setting up camp" thing, which eats up a lot of time at the beginning and end of the trip. I have checked the tow capabilities, and we are OK there. The RV is a 2004 32 ft Bounder. I have pulled the boat with the RV (couldnt even tell it was back there), but never launched it though. Anybody have any tips? I have seen this happen at boat ramps before, but never paid much attention. I know it can be done, just want to make sure I get it right on the first try. I am pretty good at backing and we have a camera, so I think we'll be ok.... Hints from those experienced would be helpful.
We will be using State Dock as the ramp is huge and wide. Others in the area (Beaver Creek in particular) would be out of the question with such a large rig. We are also aiming for a time and day that will be less busy. I am pretty sure that with the large "over hang" of the back end from the wheels, we should easily be on dry pavement. I plan to try this out at a nearby lake this week so I at least have done it once before pulling it 300 miles. There are ramps i have seen where I definitely would not even give this a try, but this ramp is one that would definitely be easier.
Anybody who's done this want to put in their 2 cents?