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Old 05-15-2016, 02:56 PM   #1
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Anybody carrying tandem kayaks on a bed rack in a 1/2 ton crew cab short bed pick-up truck while towing a TT? If so, what brand rack are you using? Thinking about an Adarac truck rack. Will have to move kayaks a bit forward so that overhang will not interfere with front cap of TT.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:09 PM   #2
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with a short bed, you would have half the length of the kayaks over the cab. You need a rack that extends over the cab for kayaks that long. Or get a roof rack then you can center the kayaks on that. I carry 2 10s and a 14.5 footer on a roof rack.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:13 PM   #3
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What brand roof rack are you using?
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:16 PM   #4
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:20 PM   #5
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I just fitted it to my new truck. Here it is on last truck
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13' and 14' on Yakima roof rack here too.

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Old 05-17-2016, 09:02 AM   #7
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Not sure if anyone would be interested in inflatable kayaks but we just bought two of the Sea Eagle 330 Pro Package which eliminates hauling them on your vehicle. Understanding that we are out just for a relaxing time on the water with no destination so the inflatable fit our needs. We purchased them on Amazon. Enjoy your travels and kayaking adventures.
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:38 AM   #8
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We tow with 3 bikes on the trailer, 3 kayaks on the rack and a sectional folding tonneau cover on the bed. The stake pocket racks are of our own design and construction (except for the Thule folding J-racks that are bolted to the top).



You can make your own - plans, materials, construction details and kayak loading instructions are documented on our website at Truck mods - Kayak rack
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:05 AM   #9
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Here's what I'm using:

Bakflip CS with Rack System

A little expensive but very high quality and the racks are easy on/off and fully adjustable along the length of the bed. The cover is strong enough to stand on plus I have tiedowns that also fit in the grooves where the racks are fastened. I've hauled kayaks and windsurfing equipment on top of racks and strapped under racks plus on top of the cover. Last trip "hung" bikes in the bed of the truck with the cover open by using Velcro straps between bike rims and racks causing the bikes to "stand" in the bed. $.02
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:21 AM   #10
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I am using Spring Creek One Tuff Rack. They are great expand to fit multiple kayaks and you still can use your bed cover. Little pricey but they are worth it.
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