Kayak hauling?

Discussion in 'Cargo Carriers / Bike Racks / Other Storage Option' started by Boomy, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    this was me. I tried it on my popup roof but was constantly nervous I would tighten them too much and crack the roof. I also didn't feel comfortable I wasn't able to put a bowline on my kayak on and the sternline to me wouldn't do much good because the kayak hung off the roof by 3 feet and if I was in an a accident the kayak could slip right through my car window. That and when I got to the campground I realized I had to put the kayak on my car because the boat ramp wasn't near the campground. Much less hassle keeping the kayak on my car roof and in my mind safer, because I can safely use the bow and stern lines and tighen the straps tighter on the car. Yes, I do take a hit on mpg but not terribly significant. When I tow I calculate gas using my city numbers to err on the conservative side. Even though I usually do better than that.
     
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  2. tenttrailer

    tenttrailer Art & Joyce - Columbus, O

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    +2. Plus I have the racks on the TV from spring to late fall for the weekend yaking trip. So why not use them when pulling the camper.
     
  3. Halford

    Halford Well-Known Member

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    curious: why you strap the cargo storage box?
     
  4. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I haul either my yak or solo canoe on my truck. I went to HF and bought a ladder rack and installed this on the pick up and it works great for me.
     
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    Halford Well-Known Member

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    Best idea I read for racks!
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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