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Old 08-12-2016, 07:56 PM   #1
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Flat hook cargo straps

I was thinking of using flat hook cargo straps to secure kayaks to top when traveling. I know I will need to rig something to get above bubble Windows and fans.
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:28 PM   #2
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I'd be tiring to find a solution that put my kayaks on my tow vehicle. The reason I say this is that you have to remove them from the a frame before you can even start setting it up. That would be a real pain if you pulled in late or in inclement weather. If you don't have the kayaks yet and are only looking for easy flat water paddling you might look at an inflatable like Advanced Elements or the unique foldable from ORU. Both seem to be well suited for casual exploring.

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Sorry, that should say TRYING, not TIRING. Don't you just love autocorrect.


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Old 08-13-2016, 06:47 PM   #4
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IMO, the best straps are....

https://www.amazon.com/Keeper-85243-...n+straps+canoe

I have two kayaks and when picking up my friends canoe, for our seniors' paddling days, these straps are awesome. Very fast and secure. They are available in different lengths and colours.

If you could carry your kayaks on your TV, that would be the best way to go. Taking your kayaks off the camper before set up is inconvenient and often you need to drive to the boat launch or out of the campground to the nearest suitable lake/river. When not kayaking on a given day, the kayaks are secured on your TV and when breaking camp, the breakdown is faster.
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Old 08-13-2016, 07:01 PM   #5
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The flat hooks would fit under the roof frame of the aframe. To use the tt which is a pickup with a 5.5 bed is a hassle. The extent of purchasing roof racks that have to come on and off constantly is costly and would rig up like flat hooks on the camper. The kayaks weigh in at 50lbs per and sliding them off once I get to the campsite seems easy. I was concerned on tension applied to camper roof member.


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