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trail-explorer

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Posted: 08/05/18 07:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LadyRVer wrote:

Would your fishing boat fit in a toy hauler trailer?


Not many toy haulers that are suitable for that old of a half ton.


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rexlion wrote:

Check out this.. A teardrop size trailer with integrated boat on top.


That's a cool little rig!


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I have a wide canoe on top of truck and trolling motor. Tow a 22' airstream. works for me. Check my profile


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Check out Port-a-bote.

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you'd probably have to upgrade the truck to handle the weight but try this.

http://www.loadit.com/boat-motor-trailer-loader/

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There are amphibious trailers:

Short video -- fast forward to the end

Now imagine that rather wimpy product scaled up -- imagine a water-tight box on pontoons. I sense the approach of a great DIY project!!


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breeves2245 wrote:

You are correct, I don't see myself comfortable in a kayak. My current boat is a 16ft aluminum bass boat and very wide for it's length.

Buying another vehicle ain't in the cards, got a perfectly good truck I don't want to part with. I may research a ten foot aluminum jon with maybe a small outboard to fit in the truck bed.


Put a topper on the truck and sleep in that.


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Posted: 08/06/18 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get a small 5th wheel and pull the boat behind it.


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boosTT wrote:

Check out Port-a-bote.


I second the Porta Bote. We have the 12' model in the Alpha generation of Porta Bote. We carry it on the roof of our Honda CRV. We also carried inside our Motorhome.

With a TT, you may be able to mount it under the TT. They also sell brackets that you can bolt to the side of the TT that will carry the bote. With the Alpha generation botes, they don't fold as flat as the older generation botes, so if you plan to use the side mounting brackets, look for a narrow TT.

You could also get a rack to carry it on the truck.

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Yup, you are trying to get 5# of sugar in a 3# sack.

My first choice would have been a truck camper, but you did not like that. My next choice would be a boat on top the truck and small TT. But even then if you did not like the feel of a truck camper, you might not like pulling a small barn down the road.

However, unless you want to go with a bigger tow vehicle, you have to decide which is more important; the fishing boat or camping shelter.

I use a fly rod and canoe, but it is a nowhere near the convenience of a serious bass boat.

Good Luck


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