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Old 05-14-2013, 10:31 PM   #547
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There are some questions only an RVM can answer. Is this one?

A friend introduced me to kayaking today. I immediately felt at home, so of course, now I want one of my own. The quandary is how do I transport an 8-9 ft plastic kayak on my Moho, but NOT on the roof. Don't want to cover the solar panels. No inflatables, I wouldn't get over the thought of a leak. I found vertical kayak racks for motor homes, but don't want to spend $1,000 to carry a $250 boat.
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There are some questions only an RVM can answer. Is this one?

A friend introduced me to kayaking today. I immediately felt at home, so of course, now I want one of my own. The quandary is how do I transport an 8-9 ft plastic kayak on my Moho, but NOT on the roof. Don't want to cover the solar panels. No inflatables, I wouldn't get over the thought of a leak. I found vertical kayak racks for motor homes, but don't want to spend $1,000 to carry a $250 boat.
Barb - don't recall for sure but your toad is a Smart Car?? You have a scooter?? Might help someone in figuring out a solution. Ladder rack of some sort comes to mind. But I'm not sure how that would work either.
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Of course, a rack on the toad! Hmmm, Smarty is only 8'8" long so the kayak might be longer. I also carry a power wheelchair on a platform behind the Moho, but only until I can get my knees fixed next winter.

I better go visit the Smart Car forum and see what they think about adding a kayak on one. We would be rather odd looking rolling down the highway, but not that I care. I'm a mutant RVer!
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Google folding boat pics. "About 3,970,000 results in .44 seconds." A boat could go over the front and back of the Smart.
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Search here for kayaks - thread is how do you carry your kayaks with you me thinks. Stole this pic from the thread.


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There are some questions only an RVM can answer. Is this one?

A friend introduced me to kayaking today. I immediately felt at home, so of course, now I want one of my own. The quandary is how do I transport an 8-9 ft plastic kayak on my Moho, but NOT on the roof. Don't want to cover the solar panels. No inflatables, I wouldn't get over the thought of a leak. I found vertical kayak racks for motor homes, but don't want to spend $1,000 to carry a $250 boat.
A kayak for you demonstrates how an RVM can mutate, RVM18.

I can visualize Sena, in the bow, lounging, taking an occasional pull from a sippie cup. ;-)

I have seen rear MH racks and they look good. First time you use it would cost $1000, but is FREE thereafter!

Looks like RVM2 found a possible viable solution though. Kayak would be only slightly longer than your toad!

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There are some questions only an RVM can answer. Is this one?

A friend introduced me to kayaking today. I immediately felt at home, so of course, now I want one of my own. The quandary is how do I transport an 8-9 ft plastic kayak on my Moho, but NOT on the roof. Don't want to cover the solar panels. No inflatables, I wouldn't get over the thought of a leak. I found vertical kayak racks for motor homes, but don't want to spend $1,000 to carry a $250 boat.
the sit-on-top kayaks are the only ones I'm into so if you like those Ok, take a look at the Lagoon 1, Advanced Elements Lagoon 1 Inflatable Kayak at REI.com. You can carry one in it's tote over your arm. They are more durable than I thought as well. I went to see one at our local sport store in Roseburg. They are just for lakes and rivers that don't move too fast (that's my kind of kayaking).

The other thing is, you might be able to rent one depending where you are camping (I think Diamond Lake here in Oregon does that, for one place).

I love kayaking, it is great exercise but so peaceful and fun too But carrying a "plastic" one stinks. And I got a hole in mine last summer and almost lost it in the river. Depending on the material, I think they are more prone to leaks then the durable inflatables, they "give" a bit if you do run into rocks etc. Denise PS a good inflatable is way easier to patch imo. 'Course many would disagree I'm sure
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The pic didn't work - still time to edit and repost. Or maybe it's my iPhone???
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The pic didn't work - still time to edit and repost. Or maybe it's my iPhone???
If there's a picture in the post, I can't see it either.
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I use Opera and it doesn't show here. When I look at the post in a quote, there appears to be a valid ya hoooo url, but there is nothing there.

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Which one? I see about 4-6 on there. Some are mutated.
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The guy middle front has it the way Spanky and Alfalfa did it.
I'm good with that!
We can mutate it as we go
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