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2006 F250 w/ 8" Lift Trying to Tow Offshore Boat

Good morning. I have been lurking the PS forum for a while and finally set up an account. I have a quick question that I am hoping for some help with.

I have a 2006 F250 6.0L with 20" Fuel Rims, 37x13.50 Open Country MTs, and an 8" Fabtech lift. I am looking to purchase a 28" Hydra-Sports offshore fishing boat that will get pretty close to 10,000 lb. wet and loaded with gear. As long as I get a drop hitch that allows me to keep the boat trailer level, will I run into any major issues towing the boat? Likewise, how bad do you think the back end of the truck is going to sag?

I am going to be keeping the boat at a marina, but I would like to be able to tow it down to the Keys (about 400 miles) and east coast of Florida on occasion. Thanks for any insight.
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How big of a drop hitch do you need for this particular trailer? That's probably going to be the first step in figuring out what other towing components you should add. If you only need a 4-6" drop, then just the hitch should be fine. If you find that you need a 10" drop (just making up a number), then you might consider upgrading to something like a One Up Offroad drop hitch (adds some strength and reinforcement for the big drops)

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Too many variables to say how much sag you might have. It really depends on what type of rear springs you have, how old they are, and how the trailer is set up. Worst case scenario if the truck sags too much, you add bags or go to a weight distribution hitch.

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