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Old 09-21-2015, 09:30 PM   #1
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Hoist or lift for getting Sea Kayak onto roof of 5th wheel trailer.

We are the happy owners of our first 5th wheel trailer and are looking forward to many adventures in the coming years. One of those includes Sea Kayaking as we live in the Puget Sound area and have a long, 2 person kayak that we plan to tow on the roof of our RV. The challenge is to get it up and down. We are both currently in good shape, but even still, 80 lbs is a bit much to manually hoist up the ladder. Most the lifts we see online place the kayak too high in the air above the trailer. Some kind of winch system with rollers on the ladder would work best for our needs. Any solutions that others have found would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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Old 09-22-2015, 02:36 AM   #2
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We gave up on the idea of hauling a tandem kayak and opted for a inflatable.

I would be concerned with clearance placing anything on top of your RV. 5er's are tall. Attachment to the roof would be an issue I assume.

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Old 09-22-2015, 06:40 PM   #3
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If you are not careful you will hit a bridge , tear your roof membrane or fall off . Not necessarily in that order. Lol
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