Towing a boat with a manual

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Its not the towing, its the going up the ramp with 5k pounds pulling me down a ramp. The E brake in my trucks have always been foot pedals on the left, and with a manual, that foot is occupied by the clutch. SO, Mr Ian, my question is there a hill assist or anti roll back in the JT, or is the E brake in a normal car position with a handle, or is there something else that can help me keep my 50k new truck from rolling into the lake.
Yea whats said here X2 . Unless you ABSOLUTELY LOVE Manuals and can't LIVE without it ? I see NO point in Increasing the Stress Factor on driving, dropping off (ramps) and pulling up off (ramps)
Do us (and all of youtube) a favor and have someone record the boat launch just in case it all goes wrong. I would use 4-low with the manual trans just to keep from riding the clutch.

Edit: Also, I used a wheel chock when loading the boat because the emergency brake is not to be trusted with that weight when I'm not in the vehicle with my foot on the brakes..

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Ugh . . . is that a real thing ? Something very wrong with that IMHO . . . I'd never take those risks with MY boat or vehicle IF I were in this same situation . I'd either upgrade my vehicle, get a smaller boat or borrow a friends G.C. ! ? But apparently you've "Managed" it and lived to tell us . . . Congrats ! :clap: ;)
 

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Ugh . . . is that a real thing ? Something very wrong with that IMHO . . . I'd never take those risks with MY boat or vehicle IF I were in this same situation . I'd either upgrade my vehicle, get a smaller boat or borrow a friends G.C. ! ? But apparently you've "Managed" it and lived to tell us . . . Congrats ! :clap: ;)
yup, I did it! lol. The TJ could get up to 90mph in stock form towing that boat. I only did that a 2 times (to and from the boat mechanics shop). I did have to start using the brakes a lot sooner when approaching a stop light. Sliding to a stop would scare the crap out of the cars in the other lane. When I had yard storage at the marina (no slip was available the first summer) I would launch/recover the boat regularly, never had any issue using the 4-low and wheel chock method while on the ramp. Of course I had a buddy there to drop the wheel chock before I got out of the jeep, not that it would roll back, I was just playing it safe, as safe as you can being 4000 lbs over the tow rating. lol
 

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I used to pull a pretty large boat out of the water for my father once a year and drive it a few miles to his driveway with a 2001 Toyota Tacoma v6 manual. To deal with the ramp and one really steep hill at a light I would just pop it into low range to get rolling. Then I'd pop it back into high once we were rolling. Worked fine.
 

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I used to drive a deuce and a half with a trailer of gear. Didn’t need hill assist then, don’t need it now.’

If towing is important to you, then get the right tool for the job. Get the automatic.
 

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