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Old 02-25-2013, 03:13 AM   #11
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Will it fit inside? I know not ideal, but a thought.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:45 AM   #12
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It's pricey, but the safest alternative. http://www.rvkayakrack.com/
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:51 AM   #13
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I was thinking of attaching my cobra kayak to the ladder,it weighs about 85 lb
It might stick up above roof a bit
Didn't want to loose it on the highway and rip off the ladder
It needs to be high enough so exhaust doesn't melt it
You're right about the exhaust. I have a hitch hauler and put a cart with large plastic spoke wheels on it and forgot about the exhaust (I was setting it up at night). It was a few inches away from the exhaust pipe and melted a nice circular hole through one of the large spokes.
I was thinking about attaching the cart to the ladder too but I am going to try and have someone make something like this:
http://www.rvraxx.com/HOME.html
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:10 PM   #14
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Just finishing up a homemade kayak rack, hitch mount, and had to deal with the exhaust pipe position. Autozone sells a 2 1/2" OD. 45 degree bend pipe which is approx. 13" long that fits on the end of the existing pipe. That will allow you to divert the hot exhaust gas, without going to great expense. The pipe costs $6.95 which is a great price. You will also need a 2 1/2" clamp which is a couple bucks. Check that out and let us know how you make out.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:43 PM   #15
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I'm 6'...295lbs, been wanting to climb ladder to get to roof but don't trust the 300lb rating...someone with my similar "dimensions", let me know you tried it and succeeded!
I've got about 12 pounds on ya and it holds me, been up and down it at least a dozen times in the last month.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:05 PM   #16
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How long is the Yak? Mine is 7' and I plan on using the factory installed bike rack. It has a 450lb rating. The fiver is 8' wide so I should have room to spare. I also have been up and down the ladder with no prob..6'1''-250
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:27 PM   #17
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It's a cobra tandom weighs about 57 lbs and is 12 feet long
They make a cargo basket for my bike rack
I was thinking about setting the rear of the kayak into the basket and tying the upper to the ladder
Not sure but it might stick up above my roof
I would angle away from the exhaust but it might interfere with back up camera/rear view camera
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