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Old 03-24-2014, 04:03 PM   #1
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carring a kayak

what is the best way to carry a kayak on my travel trailer, I am looking at a hobie pro angler, about 125lbs, thanks for the help.
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:07 PM   #2
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If you go the modular route, Point 65N has some nice units that can stow almost anywhere and we'll under 100lbs in weight
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:10 PM   #3
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I don't have a yak, but i have several friends we camp with that do. They all carry their yaks on mounts on there trucks. Don;t know the brand names of the yaks or mounts, but I'm sure some others here will help with that.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:07 PM   #4
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Google "Thule Kayak Carrier", they have lots of different type racks for yaks. I have a Thule track rack on my Jeep with square bars and two sets of Thule Kayak Racks.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:09 AM   #5
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Yep. For a 125 pound Hobie, the truck top mount is going to be a hassle unless you invest in a Hullavator. It is a rack that lowers to the side of the vehicle so that you don't have to lift the kayak quite so far up. I have a buddy who is a kayak fishing guide and uses these for his trips.





Freakishly expensive, though.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:40 AM   #6
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Could you give us some more info? You stated "on the trailer". What kind of trailer? If not the TT, what TV? Either way, a 125 Hobie is a chunk to lift up on anything.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:02 PM   #7
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I have a 36 trailer travel trailer being towed by an o5 2500 suburnban, I want to carry a pro angler kayak from gulf state park to Panama city florida to site fish. I have a pic up, but want to use the suv to pull with for my dog, wife , tackel I am carring. The huvator weight rating is not up to 125 lbs.
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At that weight, I assume your yak must be a double. Our singles do not weigh that much combined.

The roof of the Suburban is a great platform to carry it. They do make racks with rollers on the back, which requires only lifting one end at a time. Check REI.


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Old 03-26-2014, 11:17 PM   #9
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You might check this out:

StrongArm for Loading A Kayak : Kayak Rigging

That guy is also loading a 100 plus pound kayak.
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