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Old 07-26-2015, 05:49 PM   #1
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How do you travel with kayaks?

Hi all, we have a 3170ds and we are thinking about purchasing a couple kayaks. The problem is we have no idea how to travel with them on our motorhome. They have kayak racks on the market that go on the back of the motorhome but we also have a bike carrier that hooks into the hitch, so we couldn't fit both the bike rack and kayak rack on the back. Any other ways of carrying them (maybe on the roof)? Thanks

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Old 07-26-2015, 05:57 PM   #2
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We travel with an inflatable kayak. Just 15 minutes to set up or take down. It travels in the trunk of our toad.

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Old 07-26-2015, 06:07 PM   #3
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We travel with an inflatable kayak. Just 15 minutes to set up or take down. It travels in the trunk of our toad.
X2. Sea Eagle inflatable in the "basement" of the MH. Not as agile on the water as our hard-sided, but very convenient.
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:26 PM   #4
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Bikes on the front , yaks on the back?
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:48 PM   #5
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We bought Oru Kayaks (link).
Pics of our first trip with them (link)

We had two Wilderness System Manteo that we used to bring when we had the tow-behind trailer, but with the 5th wheel we can't use the rack. The Oru's we just put inside the RV and off we go.

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Old 07-26-2015, 07:06 PM   #6
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We just bought a Class C. We already have a small Snobear trailer which we have been using to haul our kayaks for the past 7 years with our SUV. Now that we have a MH, will probably tow it behind with the bikes laying inside the trailer and the kayaks riding on top. We lay the tailgate down flat in the trailer and put an 1x2 piece of oak across the trailer about 2 feet from the rear with U-bolts around the round top rail. We use the foam car top blocks and just run straps through the rails. The kayaks ride on the front rail with foam kayak blocks tied on with bungees. West Marine sells the "car top" kit for kayaks, which work very well.
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:14 PM   #7
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If you are pulling a TOAD, put them on that. If not, I don't know, but there are many great ideas already mentioned here, with probably more to come.
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:09 PM   #8
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Usually by water. Lol.
Love a trip down the buffalo river but always rent canoes. DW won't kayak alone.
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:42 PM   #9
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We trailer ours on a 6'X 12' single axle utility trailer. Also gives us room for 5 bikes and firewood for 3-4 days.
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:17 PM   #10
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Check out WELCOME TO RVKAYAKRACKS.COM - THE FIRST VERTICAL RV KAYAK RACK - YAKUPS ? brand WHY LEAVE FUN BEHIND? I saw one on a class c motorhome. They were carrying 2 kayaks and a couple of bikes. Very solid and well built.

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