We purchased a camper over the winter and recently purchased a new to us tow vehicle. It's a 2007 F-150 Crew Cab with a short bed (5.5). On our previous set up, we had a pop up and a Sport Trac with a Yakima roof rack system and we LOVED the stability when we attached the canoe to that rack, it wasn't going anywhere. (When we first bought the canoe, we used the foam blocks and hated them.) Ok, back to the present...
We need some advice. Do we spend $350+
on a Yakima roof rack system for a bald roof OR do we dream up a rack (2x4's?) to go in the back of the truck? Our canoe will not fit in the back of the truck...I think it's at least 12 feet?...all 4 of us fit in the canoe...it's big. Please remember, we have to tow the camper behind...so the nifty ones that go in the hitch are a no go.
If you have pictures of your set up...PLEASE share them. I'm a visual learner.
We'd like something that would come apart and store somewhat easily. We have a great place to hang the canoe and don't need to store it on whatever we have to build.