Multi use "ladder" rack
[QUOTE=Richard Cunningham;939766]Looking for options for carrying my two kayaks and two bikes on our Rockwood A192HW. I can put the bikes in the truck but it would be nice to stow them in a rack. Any advice for manufactured or after market or home design is appreciated.
I bought a universal cargo / ladder rack for about $90. Added J racks to the sides so I could haul 4 kayaks. I put the 10 footers on top and the 8 footers on the sides. You could easily put the yaks on the J racks and put your bikes on the top with fork locks ($25 a piece) on the front bar and whatever you can come up with to hold the rear tires on the rear bar, straps may be sufficient or you may need something more elaborate. Might get a little tricky depending on yak length vs. bike length etc. but it's worth a look. Our bikes go on a bumper rack for the TT so I haven't had to deal with any of that.
Check out bestchoiceproducts.com for the 2 piece cargo rack - "500 LB Truck Ladder Rack Universal Contractor Pick Up Rack Lumber Cargo New". The J racks I got on Ebay for about $80. I just pinched the top of the J racks in the vise to get that top tube in the curve small enough to hang on the cleats that are welded on to the side rails of the cargo rack and ran one bolt through the strut to stabilize it side to side. So far it has been great on several out of state trips. I get lots of compliments on my rack... no pun intended.
2011 Ram 2500 Mega Cab 5.7L
2014 Rockwood Roo 25RS
Nights camped 2014 - 27, 2015 - 28
Nights camped so far 2016 - 26