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Old 08-01-2016, 07:33 PM   #15
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Like front rack setup, need more information on it

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Here is something a put together to handle 2 kayaks, Thule roof rack and front rack attached to the towing hooks in the bumper. Has traveled many windy roads.
As an owner of sea kayaks and a fifth wheel, I really like the front rack you created using the towing hooks. How do you have them attached to the towing hooks? Can you provide any additional details on how you created this? Thank you for the pictures and for the information.
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:26 PM   #16
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Here are some photos of my install.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:12 PM   #17
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I pack a couple of these: Hobie Kayaks I12 Inflatable Kayak | Kayakshed.com

They are stowed in the front basement or in front of the hitch in the bed of the truck.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:26 AM   #18
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Just joined the forum to answer your question. Get a front receiver hitch installed on your truck. You can then use a Thule rack system to haul two canoes or kayaks.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:28 AM   #19
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Wow just noticed all the other answers! Front rack is best bet
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:07 AM   #20
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We have Hobikat inflatable kayaks. Solved the problem of mounting.
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We have Hobikat inflatable kayaks. Solved the problem of mounting.

And the mirage drive solves the problem of paddling and casting!

It's just an issue in low rivers.
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Old 08-27-2016, 03:08 AM   #22
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I saw a kayak on some site that might be a good choice. Molded plastic in 2 halves, each water tight, that lock together with rods that ran through the break to give it strength. Maybe not the best for an avid kayaker but ok for anyone wanting to paddle around.
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I pack a couple of these: Hobie Kayaks I12 Inflatable Kayak | Kayakshed.com

They are stowed in the front basement or in front of the hitch in the bed of the truck.
They are also $2k each! Ouch! With my bad back I need to sit higher in the canoe versus something low like a kayak. Will go with the front hitch method.
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They are also $2k each! Ouch! With my bad back I need to sit higher in the canoe versus something low like a kayak. Will go with the front hitch method.
Don't blame you. They are pricy and not for everyone. Just another option to the rigid kayaks and canoes.

They aren't difficult at all, however to get in and out of. My 81 year old father gets in and out easily. Very stable. I can stand to fish. They have chairs raising the seating position about 6" off of the deck. Additionally the seats have adjustable backs with tilt and the ability to dial in lumbar support. These seats, actually just might be the ticket for someone with a bad back.

I made the post to present an option to those wanting to pack kayaks but didn't want to give up all the space they typically require for transport.
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