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Old 04-30-2014, 12:38 PM   #1
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KAYAKS: how to bring along

My wife and I are very fond of kayaking, we used to camp in trailer and kept kayaks on rack over the truck bed, now with MH we don't know how to carry kayaks, other than the obvious of putting on top of towed, I am looking at racks for this now, but take trips to some places without towed and wonder if there is any practical way, short of buying a small trailer, to carry them.

Wonder if anyone has ever seen a rack that might mount in the receiver?

Ideas?

Please do not say roof of MH, my fear of heights rules that out!
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We also love to kayak. We tow a small trailer that also holds our two kayaks and our two 50cc scooters. Works well for us.
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According to the length of the kayak(s) they might be stood upright on nose (or tail) in a hitch rack. WELCOME TO RVKAYAKRACKS.COM - THE FIRST VERTICAL RV KAYAK RACK - YAKUPS ? brand WHY LEAVE FUN BEHIND?
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We have friends that purchased a pair of inflatable kayaks from this place and LOVE them. The do look very nice and store in a reasonably small space: Inflatable Kayaks | Buy Paddling Gear | Inflatable Paddle Board | Inflatable Kayak For Sale
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I just bought a 10.5' fishing kayak and next week am having a hitch rack made at the weld shop. I bought a crank up lift (made for lifting RV covers) from Camping World. It fits at the top of the ladder. I will have him make a cradle that I can fasten cables through and strap down. I will fit caddy corner on the back. If you are interested, I will post pics when I get it done.
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Ours are 13 and 14 feet long. Tried everything, and decided that the roof of the toad was the best option. Most of the time we need the toad to get to a lake or waterway anyway, so it worked out for us. If you find a solution for hauling a couple of the longer touring kayaks that does not require a toad or a trailer, please post it here. I would be very interested! Best luck! \ken
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Ours are 13 and 14 feet long. Tried everything, and decided that the roof of the toad was the best option. Most of the time we need the toad to get to a lake or waterway anyway, so it worked out for us. If you find a solution for hauling a couple of the longer touring kayaks that does not require a toad or a trailer, please post it here. I would be very interested! Best luck! \ken
I too have my 10' kayak on the roof of my toad. But here's another option:

I've seen these modular kayaks at a boat show, very interesting!

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We have a Hobie Tandem inflatable kayak with the Mirage Drive pedal system. The bag is heavy, but folds up to about 4'x3'x18".
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I just bought a tandem inflatable Sea Eagle kayak. Someone recommended them on this site. I have only used it once but was happy with it. Has skegs to keep it from drifting. Not expensive. Folds up to a small, storable size.
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