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Old 06-16-2018, 10:49 PM   #1
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Anybody have any suggestions on something I could get for a family of five to take with us when trailering the RV that I can take on the water?

Iíve tried the following with no luck:

-Inflatable raft-too much to paddle and way to crazy on the water with us all in it.

-Kayaks-Currently exploring but my wife canít do it so to a bad back and the kids are too young to probably go for very long.

Any other ideas? I wish I could get a boat and RV. Haha. Canít tow them both though (legally)

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Not sure how big your family of five is, but how about a 12' aluminum boat and a small outboard engine or an electric trolling engine? You can put the boat on a rack on top of the tow vehicle, provided you have enough payload capacity for another couple hundred pounds.

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Old 06-17-2018, 09:34 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. Like Shane mentioned, we traveled for years with a tent trailer and an aluminum boat on top of the truck. It worked well for us as usually it was just me and the two boys using the boat. It was a lot of fun and created many memories. Still have the boat today but as I got older the boat got heavier and now it is on a trailer and stays home. A boat that will handle five safely is most likely going to be too large for roof top mounting however I've seen it done with some pretty elaborate gear and a very stout truck..
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Inter tubes one for every person and lash them together
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:04 PM   #5
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Inter tubes one for every person and lash them together

For river drinking maybe lol
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Have you thought about renting? We rent and believe me it's cheaper than owning. Ask me how I know.
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Are you sure its not legal to tow both ? Check with the state your in and the ones you want to travel to.
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:56 PM   #9
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Inflatable paddle boards. They are a blast and roll up like a sleeping bag.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:21 PM   #10
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Some states allow it and if you are from that state that allows it, and everything is licienced in that state and you drive through a state the does not allow that, the state you are going through will not say anything about it. When I had my towing company that was the way it was. Arizona does not allow it on travel trailer but on 5th wheels it is ok.

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