Originally Posted by mzak
How do you get it in?
Sorry 2TR. Didn't intend to hijack your thread.
And I got the length wrong. It is a 9' not 11'. My wifes Old Towne Otter. Mine is 11'.
Raise the roof. Raise the door side. Put a towel or a blanket or something on the other (down) side. With one person standing inside a second person outside lifts the kayak onto the down side. From there the inside person takes control, sliding the kayak parallel to the door side and (kinda on top of the microwave cabinet) then angles the nose of the yak onto the floor. At least in a A213HW there is enough room to raise the other side. Then we secure the yak on its side on the floor using foam pipe insulation etc.
Obviously it wont work for all campers/Kayaks.
It's not as hard as it sounds. You just need to go slow and be careful. First time we did I dented the rear wall a tiny bit. But we carried it that way about 3,000 miles.