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Here's the ultimate tow package: Boathouse Classic Trailer, gooseneck version to accommodate a 30' runabout, and a matching 2012 one-ton Ford diesel crew cab pickup.
If you're not familiar with the trailer, check out our 2015 road trip, chronicled on Woody Boater:
http://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2015/06/26/oh-were-off-on-the-road-to-al-go-nac/
This is the perfect setup for a collector who wants to travel to shows with different boats, but wants to keep them clean and safe in transit. The trailer bunks adjust to fit the hull of just about any vintage boat, and could probably be set up to haul two small boats at a time. The rolling side panels keep the boat clean and dry in transit, yet are easy to roll forward when launching. The hydraulic trailer suspension "kneels" down so it's easy to float the boat on and off the trailer, and the gooseneck also provides about 18" of travel, which helps most at the boat ramp approach.
Note the trailer is fitted with rudimentary sleeping accommodations, which allows licensing as a motorhome.
The truck is loaded, including an auxiliary fuel tank plumbed to automatically replenish the main truck tank. There's about 12,000 miles on the truck, and probably the same or fewer miles on the trailer. (Boat not included!)
Priced at $95,000, less than half the cost to duplicate.