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Old 01-03-2019, 06:44 PM   #1
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Anyone carry kayaks with them?

We have a 25 ft Class C and are wondering how best to carry a kayak. We don't think putting a kayak through the side door is feasible and we understand that we should not try to secure anything to the ladder, but we also think a roof support might be questionable. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:16 PM   #2
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Many owners have created 'kayak racks' by starting with a hitch-mount cargo carrier and then either purchasing or fabricating 'upper mounts' for the kayak(s).

We have always loaded ours in the motorhome but just downsized 2 weeks ago to a 24' so we will probably just load them in the towed.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:25 PM   #3
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For traveling I carry an Advanced Elements Inflatable. It is a twin and 15' yet fits in a cargo bay no problem. My hard shells I can take if we pull the toad by putting my roof racks on the car but carrying my Wilderness Tsunami 14' is a no go on a hitch mounted carrier. My Dagger 10.5' would be doable that way. My preference is to use a hardshell but when I bought this one I was blown away at how it handles. I have taken down the river with no issues, very stable and is the only kayak my wife will get into as the hardshells scare her.

PS, Advanced Elements isnt a cheap blow up, they are very tough and rated for class 2 rapids
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:16 PM   #4
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I built my own for the hitch. If we are towing the Jeep the go on the roof rack on the Jeep.
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Love these folding Kayaks, https://www.orukayak.com.
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I had a roof rack on my Class C. But it was a beefy roof. I was considering getting a bicycle/kayak trailer because going up and down was a pain. But we went with a TV/TT combination and the kayaks (14' ) go on the TV rack. Picture of before and after...
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For traveling I carry an Advanced Elements Inflatable. It is a twin and 15' yet fits in a cargo bay no problem.
PS, Advanced Elements isnt a cheap blow up, they are very tough and rated for class 2 rapids
We carry the same Advanced Elements double with the rigid floor. Great kayak for day trips, but not for longer trips with next to zero storage in it. Stores in the toad or our 24F.
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We also carry one on the tow vehicle. We rented an inflatable for a day in CO for the wife and she liked it. The rental shop said these are the only inflatables they use for their durability. It looked pretty tough.
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We carry the same Advanced Elements double with the rigid floor. Great kayak for day trips, but not for longer trips with next to zero storage in it. Stores in the toad or our 24F.
I also have the rigid floor and actually have never tried the Kayak without it, and since I sometimes take my dog I have the durafloor. Even as a single the placement of your body makes the kayak quite maneuverable and in shallow water. They handle waves well.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:16 AM   #10
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There are dozens of systems for toting kayaks on an RV, many of which do utilize the ladder, many that use a hitch mounted carrier, some that use both. Amazon has a wide selection.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sorry, no experience with that! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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We carry a Seaeagle inflatable fasttack 465 kayak. We had a sit on kayak years ago and it was just a bit to unweilding for my old problemtic shoulders. This inflatable is a bit costly once you get it outfitted with extras like the electric pump, ez cart etc. It is so stable i can stand up when fishing and DW loves the stability. It usually stores in the shower and takes up very little space in the garage when not in use.

The SeaEagle company has awesome customer service. I've had my Fasttrack for 7 years and after 4 years, 1 year past their 3 year guarantee i had a seam leak. I called them and to my surprise they replaced the hull after a few pictures to them of the failure and the hull cut up before putting it out to trash, they didn't want anyone trying to repair and use.

I would buy it again in a heart beat.

Seaeagle link HERE
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We had a top rack installed on our antique '94 Jeep Wrangler YJ and perched on top is our inflatable I-14 Hobie peddle drive Kayak.

We're always on the look out for some fellow kayaker's so, if you should see us, hollar out and let's hit the water.
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Taking your Kayaks with you.

Spelunker you didn't mention if you were towing a toad or not. I pull a 22' Falcon TT with a 2018 Tacoma. I carry the Yaks on a Rola p/u rack when not pulling the TT I have a Continental Canoe/kayak trailer. Eventually you will see the way you want to do it. Stay with it
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