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Old 02-10-2012, 06:18 AM   #1
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kayak rack

Anybody have any personal experience with either of these two rear kayak rack systems. Looking for input on real use experience with either one.

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Old 02-10-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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Sorry, I don't have any knowledge of either of them but noticed on the 2nd one that the ends of the kayak would hang fairly low. It looks to me like they might get caught on bumps depending on the angle of the motorhome.

We're looking for kayak racks for a Wrangler that meet DH's requirements.
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i've posted links to the RAXX system, over the past 6 years i've been on RV forums. this was to answer trailer owners looking for kayak solutions.
it seemed to be a good solution and well-made.

but i've yet to see someone post, whose actually bought and installed the system.
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They might work ok, but they would have to be watched like a hawk for any stress cracks. The frames are far too light, and anything attached to the back bumper bounces around like crazy. The frames would eventually fail, there is little doubt about that.
I wouldn't buy the one with aluminum frame parts, as trying to find someone on the road with a tig welder would be tough. Anyone could weld up a steel frame.
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I'd rather just use this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B001TID59A
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doesn't do any good for my set up, I'm looking for real experience on the 2 products mentioned.
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Sorry, I don't have any knowledge of either of them but noticed on the 2nd one that the ends of the kayak would hang fairly low. It looks to me like they might get caught on bumps depending on the angle of the motorhome.

We're looking for kayak racks for a Wrangler that meet DH's requirements.
The opening is adjustable for that.
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They might work ok, but they would have to be watched like a hawk for any stress cracks. The frames are far too light, and anything attached to the back bumper bounces around like crazy. The frames would eventually fail, there is little doubt about that.
I wouldn't buy the one with aluminum frame parts, as trying to find someone on the road with a tig welder would be tough. Anyone could weld up a steel frame.

I believe the lower frame portion is steel and uses 2" aluminum for the upright supports.
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i've posted links to the RAXX system, over the past 6 years i've been on RV forums. this was to answer trailer owners looking for kayak solutions.
it seemed to be a good solution and well-made.

but i've yet to see someone post, whose actually bought and installed the system.
That's the problem I'm running into. I've seen a few references to both but no real world experience from users of either. I'm leaning more towards the rvraxx after emails with both manufacturers . It seems to be built a little more solid with better support structure.
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They both look decent. Just a thought, but if you take a couple pics into a local metal fab place, they can most likely make you one sturdier, for 1/2 the price. I would be interested in that style rack, but I never find myself able to leave the house with only 2 kayaks LOL.
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