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Old 07-05-2016, 10:42 AM   #51
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I have a 2015 FR Forester 2251SLE and a 2015 Fiat 500 POP toad. I use a ReadyBrute Elite tow bar/surge brake as seen at ReadyBrute™ Elite RV Tow Bar and I use a Protect-a-Tow to keep debris from hitting the toad, as seen at Protect-a-Tow.

This is a great combination for me. The toad is so light that I hardly know that it is ther. The tow bar can be installed in 10 minutes and I love the simple surge brake idea.
Very nice setup, The Fiat 500 was one of the top picks I have been looking at for a toad. I will probably go without the car option on the first long run just to see how it works out with a motorcycle or car rental first before I invest the 15k or more.
Thanks for you help.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:46 AM   #52
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My fishing kayak is coming with me anyway so I designed a trailer built to carry a Yamaha scooter as well, just for getting around the campsites or to nearby stores. The trailer also has a nice size storage box, deep cycle battery, mount for my portable generator and a 100w solar panel to charge the batteries for the kayak motor. If we need a car we'll try the Enterprise rental if it's available.



Nice job, It looks like you modified a boat trailer? What size scooter do you have?
I watched you video, darn you, now I may have to figure out a way to carry a couple
of kayaks. Looks like you were having way too much fun.
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It is a modified boat trailer, the pvc pipe cradles fit the tunnels of the kayak plus the end caps screw off to store fishing rods etc. There is a set of cart wheels that plug in the bottom of the boat so just I pull the boat off the trailer enough to plug in the wheels then I can tow it with the scooter. The plan was not to have to back it up to a boat launch with the motorhome and the scooter pulled it no problem. It's only a 50cc Yamaha Zuma.
The boat is about 200 lbs all loaded up and I have spine issues so this way there's no heavy lifting.
I've fished from a lot of different boats and this is my first kayak but I'm really liking it, super comfortable 3 way adjustable seat, super stable I had no problem standing up right off the bat, really quiet and stealthy compared to a tin cartopper.
Sold yet? Lol.


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It is a modified boat trailer, the pvc pipe cradles fit the tunnels of the kayak plus the end caps screw off to store fishing rods etc. There is a set of cart wheels that plug in the bottom of the boat so just I pull the boat off the trailer enough to plug in the wheels then I can tow it with the scooter. The plan was not to have to back it up to a boat launch with the motorhome and the scooter pulled it no problem. It's only a 50cc Yamaha Zuma.
The boat is about 200 lbs all loaded up and I have spine issues so this way there's no heavy lifting.
I've fished from a lot of different boats and this is my first kayak but I'm really liking it, super comfortable 3 way adjustable seat, super stable I had no problem standing up right off the bat, really quiet and stealthy compared to a tin cartopper.
Sold yet? Lol.


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Oh I'm sold on the idea. We recently moved from Ky. to S.W. Florida. We live about 3 miles from the gulf. The fishing here is great and I see kayakers on the inner coastal waterway between the shore and island.
Nice design on the trailer, it looks like it does everything you need.
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