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blaczero

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Posted: 10/28/21 03:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

how?

I've seen people mount them vertically on the back of the rig, does that work? Also seen people with some kind of rack on their tow vehicle.

Seems you can only carry maybe 2 on the back and 2 on top of the truck?

Anyone have pictures?

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Do you have a receiver on the back of your trailer? I made this with some 2x4's. It uses a Hitch Hauler rack as a base. Holds up to 4 Kayaks.


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I use a ladder rack on the truck with 2 J kayak mounts on the outside, and 2 kayaks stacked in the middle. It’s a bit of a pain to strap them down, but not bad with 2 people. Rack was only $100, and the J mounts another $40. Pretty cheap and easy.

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I have a USA rack on top of my truck camper shell that I carry my fishing kayak on and also other stuff such as traction devices and/or fishing rods. Been doing this for years and works great. I also carried one light weight bicycle on the TT rear bumper and spare tire. I did not reinforce my TT bumper to carry anything heavier such as kayaks and would worry about strength of the rear ladder.

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Son of Norway wrote:

Do you have a receiver on the back of your trailer? I made this with some 2x4's. It uses a Hitch Hauler rack as a base. Holds up to 4 Kayaks.


How long are your kayaks? How close to ground do they ride?
That far behind the axles, even if they weighed nothing, it would be easy to drag them on the ground. Then sticking up, it would not take a very long boat to get tangled up with cable and phone lines.

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We carry 3 kayaks on a ladder rack.


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Son of Norway wrote:

Do you have a receiver on the back of your trailer? I made this with some 2x4's. It uses a Hitch Hauler rack as a base. Holds up to 4 Kayaks.


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That works, thanks. I have a hitch on the back of my rig that's actually attached to the frame. I can start with your set up as an idea. Just a matter of measurement and weight.

Thanks!

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JRscooby, I have a raised receiver hitch so the rack is about 14" off the ground. The pictures don't show it but my HR really isn't that tall. The tops of the kayaks are about 12' off the ground.
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I can get my single Kayak into my TT by wiggling it through the door. I could probably get two in there if I wanted.

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CavemanCharlie wrote:

I can get my single Kayak into my TT by wiggling it through the door. I could probably get two in there if I wanted.


I have done same thing when towing TT and using a truck without roof racks. Have done this on a few occasions. Fit nicely on my front queen size bed. I have both a two piece and one piece sit on top fishing kayaks but only take one on each trip. Last in and first out. Cheers to the brave.

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