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Old 08-12-2015, 11:49 AM   #1
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Hauling Kayaks

I own a 5th/w and want to haul 2 12ft kayaks.
I came across a catilever rack that fits over the cab. Sold by US Racks.
Has enybody had experience with this rack. It will hold 2 kayaks laying flat and forward to clear the 5th/w.
But at a cost.
Kayaks are to tall to fit on the back of the trailer.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:01 PM   #2
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Read the fine print on that rack. You can't have more than 50% of the kayak's length stick out the front and the rack itself is only 4-5' long or something. When I read it, you I felt like you were limited to 8-10' boats.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:29 PM   #3
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Couldn't one have the kayaks stick out the back, say 18 " or so, and still the 5th/w when turning?
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They say they will custom make a rack for carrying kayaks up to 12 feet over a crew cab. Not sure how expensive that would be.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:43 PM   #5
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Just the word " custom " sounds expensive.
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:30 PM   #6
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What is the height of your RV including the A/C unit. You might be better off in the long run to go with 10 ft and look into a read hitch mount. Pros are much easier to load unload. I carry two 10 ft that way with a total MH height of 11' 3". They are not above the A/C unit, so I don't worry about "will it clear" on low entry points. Just sayin'
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