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Old 05-06-2017, 08:30 PM   #1
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Anyone haul kayaks in their non toy hauler? I am thinking about putting them on the bed at the front of our trailer so the rear of the kayak rests on the back of the couch. I can attach 2 D rings beside the bed into the joists to secure. My only concern is when they are wet. Maybe a tarp or poly? I'm sure some of you have done something similar. I have a short box on the Chevy and the 2 kayaks are 10 feet. The bed of the truck has firewood and the kids 2 kayaks in it already. The rear rack has the bikes. I am trying to avoid a roof rack. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-07-2017, 09:15 AM   #2
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I plan to haul our 2 kayaks in a few weeks. Plan is to lay 6x9 rolled carpet on the vinyl floor and strap down to floor cleats to keep them from shifting. As for being wet, just wipe them down with a towel. Should air dry in minutes. My kayaks are 12 and 14ft long, so, about the last things to load. Btw, firewood transport is now a big problem in the Midwest because of infested bugs. Most camp grounds don't allow you to bring in wood from home. Buy local, helps the economy. Let us know how you end up hauling your kayaks, I'm open to ideas.
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:21 AM   #3
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You don't want a roof rack, but how about a ladder rack that fits into the stake pockets on the bed rails of your truck?
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Can't. I have a tonneau on it. As for the wood we have a similar situation in Ontario. Some places I still take wood though. And having the kids yaks and a bit of gear they can't go in the box. I just mounted D rings under the front bed and attached 2' of para looped to each. Put the kayaks on the bed and back of couch with a blanket underneath and cam strapped down. They aren't to awkward to get in and out so hope this works well. As for the water, my only concern is when it's raining.
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Old 06-02-2017, 05:12 PM   #5
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Well we made it to parry sound this weekend. 2 kayaks on the bed and rear of sofa. No problem. Kids kayaks in rear of truck. Lots of bugs though! But a fire, some deep woods with deet and a screen house with a few Busch and all is good.
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Old 06-03-2017, 07:44 AM   #6
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:09 AM   #7
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We haul our 2, 10 footers in our truck bed. But, we have a longer bed (extended cab) so it may not work for you. We too have a tonneau cover so we couldn't use the posts. There are quite a few do-it-yourself racks on Youtube. We didn't go with the roof mount as hoisting them up there at age 67 is getting a little beyond us.
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Old 06-03-2017, 09:19 AM   #8
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I would get a roof rack or ladder rack and put them on that. It will keep the mess out of the trailer.
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Old 06-03-2017, 03:21 PM   #9
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I believe when I find a roof rack at a good price I will get one. Like I said it's all good now. But rain in the am when we pack up will be a little messy. I have a tarp but I know there will be some mess. But for now it's a solution.

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Old 06-04-2017, 06:49 AM   #10
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Here is another alternative.
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What kind of tonneau cover do you have? Are you able to put racks on top of the cover? Or what about side rail racks?
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I have a 2014 f150 sc w/8' box and a fiberglass topper that is about 6" taller than cab. Your set up looks like it'll work on mine except for the rear tie down straps. May I ask what brand racks are you using and where they are tied to in the front? Sorry for hi-jacking.
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The system is made by Yakima and consists of q brackets, towers, round bars and cradles. Works very well for us
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Oops we tie them to the front rings. Really not tied but use straps and hooks supplied by Yakima
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CampingGator, what type of rack is this? Interesting that it carries 2 bikes & 2 kayaks
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CampingGator, what type of rack is this? Interesting that it carries 2 bikes & 2 kayaks


https://www.rvkayakracks.com
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Old 06-07-2017, 12:04 PM   #17
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When we bought our 2013 F150 it came with a segmented hard tonneau cover from BakFlip. We liked the cover and wanted to keep using it so we made a two-piece stake pocket rack.



There is a write up on our website with scale plans, construction details and photos: Truck mods - Kayak rack

All the photos on the subject can be viewed at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rests/...57654466314785
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