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out_for_a_rip

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Posted: 01/03/22 11:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello everyone! I own a couple kayaks and a canoe, and am considering purchasing a two person kayak in the future. I am looking for opinions on hauling them on a truck roof. I have a super crew F150 with a topper and am considering purchasing a rack that clamps onto the door jam, but would like to hear your experiences first.

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For years I have used a US or USA Rack on my truck camper shell to carry a 9 foot sit on top kayak with good results. It could carry two if needed. I think a rack on only the roof of the truck cab may not safely carry more than one kayak at a time but that is just MHO.

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Grand Adventure carrying a Kayak

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I have an Adarac on mine.
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I have seen ones that go on topper, but would that be too high?

It is a Cap World subsection Roof Racks.


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This is what I did which worked out very well. You will need to purchase a front hitch and then have a welder make up your goal post mount. Then you will also need one roof type rack. You end up with a very stable and strong carrier which will carry just about any length you want. As you can see mine also incorporates a bike rack.
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This set up also creates a very easy loading system. The front goal post rotates so you load the front of the canoe on it first and then lift the back of the canoe and walk it around to the roof rack. That way you only lift one end at a time.

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Posted: 01/15/22 06:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have 4 kayaks along with bikes we will bring with us, so a kayak trailer behind the fifth wheel works for us.

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