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Old 05-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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Vertical boat carrier?

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I have a question about the possibility, and just how realistic it would be, to haul a 10 foot vertically on the back of my camper. It would have to incorporate the receiver hitch and still allow me to pull my dinghy.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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10 foot Jon boat, and the base would be something like a cooler carrier...?
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Oops- guess you have to be logged in to see pics. Pics of kayaks on Winnie View here.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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Had the same thought. Jon boat or canoe. Clip it on, flip it up and lock it in the back side.

Maybe a modified bike-rack affair?
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The transom would sit on the cooler carrier, but what would stabilize it? I would need a triple receiver hitch to do this right. Do they make a cooler carrier that uses the outer receivers on a 3 receiver hitch?
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Okay, here's my thought.......

A bracket that would hook on around the receiver, using the pin to hold it.
Arm. Sticking out/up with a pivoting clamp that fits the transom, like a motor does.
Clamp the boat on, spin it up and have a strap/clip at the top end to hold it in place.
Hitch is still open for use.
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Yes, make a "C" channel unit that slips over the receiver, and a pin for a 2 1/2 inch receiver because they are longer, or get one of those short short 2 inch receiver extensions and use the extension to start your boat mount.

The only reservations I would have with clamping a transom down would be the leverage on that area from either side from a wind wake.
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It would most likely have to be strapped at the top due to wind.

I measured up the rear of our RV and the best that would fit is an 8' long x 4' wide boat. The RV is tall, but once you get above the hitch you loose a lot of height.

The ladder only leaves 2' to the side of the hitch, but a little offset could let me squeeze maybe 4'-6" of width. So, 8' long and 4'-6" wide.

Then there is the real issue............

Rear radiator on the diesel! Boat would cover the entire radiator.

I think this clamp/pivot/flip up setup would work well for a non diesel pusher. Probably not too hard to make, if you have a welder.

Since I tow a car behind me (on a dolly) I think I will go with a roof rack and some help from the wife.

There are a LOT of easy load rack out there for cars and trucks. Search for "boat loader" in your favorite search engine.
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I also have thought of getting a roof rack for my car, but I am not a fan of aftermarket clamp on roof racks. Plus if one of my kids, or me not thinking, opened the sunroof, it would not be good!

Who make a roof rack that would work on the malibu, and accommodate a 10 foot Jon boat?

And as far as the radiator, I could see the fan kicking on and the boat going bye bye, those fans move alot if air and the boat would be a huge sail!
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