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Old 07-27-2016, 11:12 PM   #1
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Kayak Rooftop Security for $10

Hey everyone,
I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this, but it does relate to toads....and kayaks!

I wanted to secure our kayaks against casual theft, so I took to my kayak with a drill and a cable lock.

The write-up and a video are on our blog if you're interested. The kayaks have been on the car for the most part over the past 1700 miles of our current journey to the West Coast, left alone in may parking lots (some in very questionable parts of town and at night), and so far so good. Yes, bolt cutters would defeat this as they would defeat most other types of cable / strap type locks, but our kayaks are cheap (may not want to drill into a high end kayak) and this is a cheap and decent way to help prevent theft.

The cable lock is also an added layer of safety in case the main straps holding the kayak fail....at least it would drag it down the road beside the car instead of flying into traffic!

At the end of the video posted on the blog, I show a cheap tip for preventing yourself from driving into your garage with the kayaks (or anything else) on top of your car! I made that mistake once with a bike on the roof.

Maybe this will help someone else out there with the same need! Happy Trails!


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2016 Itasca Sunstar 35B towing a 2012 Honda CR-V
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