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Old 04-22-2014, 09:03 PM   #1
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Hauling kayaks with a fifth wheel

We just bought a shasta phoenix 27rl. We have been trying to determine the best way to haul our kayaks. Any ideas? We have built a rack to go into a bumper hitch on the fifth wheel but are a little concerned with movement and sturdiness of the bumper.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:13 PM   #2
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Can you get them inside, like on the floor or bed?

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On top of the truck is the only way unless you double tow a kayak trailer.

If the boats are long enough, you may need a front hitch on the truck and use a goal post to support the front of the boats.
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Can you get them inside, like on the floor or bed?

Or this if they're short enough. There are some decent folding or inflatable boats if you spend enough.

I'd love a pair of boats from Oru Kayaks (origami boats!).
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:27 PM   #5
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There really isn't enough room to get them inside as you wouldn't be able to access anything and they would be on top the couch and table.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:28 PM   #6
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We are looking at a headache rack that goes over the truck cab and trying to figure out if that would mess our tonneau cover frame up
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:27 PM   #7
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Check this site out. Lots of pictures of fifth wheels and kayaks.

Motorhome Magazine Open Roads Forum: how do you carry kayaks while towing the fifth wheel
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I use a Yakima rack with a shorter kayak and it works well

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I use a Yakima rack with a shorter kayak and it works well.
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:37 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the input. Greatly appreciated
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