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Old 01-17-2016, 09:14 AM   #1
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Kayak, scooter, and bike racks

My wife and I currently have 2 bikes and a scooter. I have a ladder rack to carry the 2 bikes and a hitch mount "ramp/platform" kind of carrier that I load the scooter onto. Well, our next investment will be kayaks.

My goal is to not trailer anything down the road. I'm looking for my best option to get these kayaks strapped down.

It seems like the best option (albeit costly) is to mount a front hitch on, put the scooter to the front, then get one of the kayak/bike racks that go into the rear hitch.

Can anyone think of other options without getting a trailer?
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:28 AM   #2
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Sounds like you have a motorhome? If you can provide some details on your RV, other folks with a similar unit may be able to help.

I recommend that you put that info in your profile. Click on the "User CP" link in the green bar along the top of the web page to access your profile.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:33 AM   #3
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Looks like a 3010DS MH! Youroo!! Sun Seeker
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:38 AM   #4
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like this. 2 bikes and 3 kayaks. Except right side up. Pic wasn't sideways till I uploaded it.
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:43 AM   #5
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Oops yes. 3010DS motorhome
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:56 PM   #6
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like this. 2 bikes and 3 kayaks. Except right side up. Pic wasn't sideways till I uploaded it.

That would be tough on a Moho. Nice way to carry the toys on a 5er though.
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:57 AM   #7
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Just finished my setup.
A 600 lb aluminum motorcycle carrier on 2 receivers bolted to the frame rails and hitch with 4 grade 8 bolts per side.
Behind that - an 8" solid shank hitch extension and a hitch mounted bicycle rack.
I added a light at the end of the bike rack for run/brakes and flashers.

Total weight- motorcycle and rack- 500 lbs
Bicycles and rack- 100

I just tested it on a 300 mile trip.
No issues. MH rode great-probably better now that I added 600 lbs to the rear of a 14k gross chassis with only 10,800 on it
No bumping or scratches of any part.

Takes 30 minutes to load it all but no trailer.









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Old 01-19-2016, 11:19 AM   #8
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Nicely done ! Did you do the install?
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:38 AM   #9
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Nicely done ! Did you do the install?
Thanks.
Yes.
I bought the rack and modified it for 2 receivers (1/4 inch aluminum square tubing).
I had enough material and framing left from the rack to make another single receiver rack I can use on my Toyota. Just had to buy another alum ramp and hardware- all stainless also.

I welded 2 raw receiver tubes with 3/16 mount plate, gusseted and strengthened- and bolted them to the frame rails at the bumper mount area and added 2 additional fasteners.
The tubes are also welded to the 4 inch bumper.
Managed to not mess up the powdercoat on the top or rear sides of the bumper too much either.
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