2018 Regal 2000 EXS height on trailer?

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2018 Regal 2000 EXS height on trailer?

Postby cdancidhe » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:17 pm

All,

I will be getting a new 2018 2000 ESX next Saturday. It will come with a Magic Tilt ALS2038 single axle trailer.

My question is, do anyone have the some configuration and tell me what is the height of the boat in the trailer?

I am trying to figure out if the boat will clear the 7 foot entrance of my garage. I have found different sites that puts the boat on trailer around 6.5 to 6.8, but I have not been able to find someone with the same trailer as I.

Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: 2018 Regal 2000 EXS height on trailer?

Postby cbsmith » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:19 pm

That seems like a lot of boat for a single axle trailer. I don’t think I have ever seen a boat that weight on a single axle, around here even the 1900’s are on tandem axles a lot of the time.
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Re: 2018 Regal 2000 EXS height on trailer?

Postby cdancidhe » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:52 pm

cbsmith wrote:That seems like a lot of boat for a single axle trailer. I don’t think I have ever seen a boat that weight on a single axle, around here even the 1900’s are on tandem axles a lot of the time.


I made the same comment to the dealer, they stated this trailer is made for the boat. It is rated for 3800lbs.
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Re: 2018 Regal 2000 EXS height on trailer?

Postby cbsmith » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:36 pm

I think a 2000 esx will be pretty close or over 3800 lbs when it is full of fuel and gear.

If you plan to tow often or on the highway I would strongly consider a tandem axle trailer. A tire blowout on a single axle trailer carrying that much weight would be pretty hard to control and could cause a major accident.
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Re: 2018 Regal 2000 EXS height on trailer?

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:09 pm

Is it rated for 3800 Gross weight or 3800 boat only or 3800 + 5-700 or so pounds of the trailer for a total of say 4500 GVWR? Dealers will cheap out as much as they can on trailers. My older 22' bow rider sitting on my custom trailer was overweight when fully filled up with water / fuel and stuff. It weighed about 6500 lbs with the trailer and boat and the trailer was only rated for 6K. I actually went to the trailer manufacture who was local at the time and asked them about it and they stated "that is what the dealer orders for that boat", knowing its not rated high enough, but they deliver what they are told. It was a custom trailer setup only for that boat with everything welded into place. The way the dealer can justify it is using the dry weight of the boat with nothing in it no fluids or any stuff and the base engine not anything larger. That is typically how boats are rated. So for example if the base engine is a 6 cylinder 4.3L but you can get a larger V8 with duo-props that weight isn't figured in.

Like others have mentioned if you will use it for an occasional haul to the local lake a few miles away it would be fine, but if you intend to travel lots of miles with it, do yourself a favor and spec a larger tandem axle trailer with brakes on both axles. It will treat you much better. There is no worse way to start a vacation or weekend than sitting on the side of the road with a broken trailer. ;)
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Re: 2018 Regal 2000 EXS height on trailer?

Postby On Holiday » Fri May 04, 2018 6:45 am

Going single axle may increase tire diameter size thus making the boat sit taller. A double axle trailer will ride so much better than a single. Having that extra axle has saved my butt twice with blow outs. My state requires brakes on both axles, some states only require one axle to have brakes. I would recommend if you go double axle that both axles include brakes if your state has that option.

I have a 2400 and it just fits under an 8' tall opening.
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