The mention of your V-Rod brings back some great memories as I had one when they first came out. I found more great places just riding around. Anyway, congrats on your new Bennie. You and your family wll surely enjoy many great times.
Welcome to the forum Lakerat. I have a similar setup to what you are looking at with a 2275 RCW esp w/Yamaha 250 hp SHO. My Benny is loaded up with most of the options including the center fuel tank. I hit 47mph in perfect conditions and expect the boat you are looking at to get 42-43 at WOT...
There are a lot of factors to consider when buying a tow vehicle. I always felt more comfortable when I had quite a bit more towing capacity than was required. The ride is better, less strain on the tranny, etc. Other factors include:
How far to your favorite watering holes.
I have a similar setup that you are looking at. 2011 2275 RCW with Yamaha 250 SHO. Power is good all the way to top end with good mid range punch. Especially appreciate this much engine when we have a lot of guests aboard. More guests/heavier cooler for beer = need for a lot of...
Congrats on your new boat and welcome to the party. The Q really is a stunning pontoon boat. My advice would be to adhere to the maintenance schedule and enjoy your new Bennington with family and friends as much as possible.
I would recommend a phone call or visit to the dealer to try to resolve any issues. Then you will know if there is a problem with your dealer. A bit old fashioned in this technology age but quite effective.
Congrats on your new Bennington and I am sure you must be getting excited. If you plan to wake board and tube, you and your guests will appreciate the extra performance of the 150 HP Mercury. Definitely worth the extra $ if it fits in the budget. Good luck with your decision.