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12ft Jon boat in short bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MrMackey89, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Nov 14, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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    MrMackey89

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    Bought a Tacoma with a short bed and didn't even think about whether my 12 ft jon boat would fit in it. I would just put the boat in myself and see but it is not close to my house at the moment. Anyone have experience with this?
     
  2. Nov 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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    Gaunt596

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    I have a 10ft kayak and a long bed and I need a roof rack for it, i hate to say it but you gonna need to go trailer shopping dude, or build your own depending on how good you are at garage fab
     
  3. Nov 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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    Hank4444

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    I have zero issues with my 12 kayak in my bed. With the tailgate down, it doesn't stick out far at all. Now the 16ft yak is a little ridiculous in the bed. But 12ft is fine. As of recent, I got a truck bed extender (got it very cheap). It works great. Mounts directly to the hitch receiver and your good to go.

    Anyway, I would play with it to see how it fits before I go invest in a trailer. Take some pics to see how good or bad it is.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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    X2 ^ on the kayak in a short bed. I toss mine in diagonally with the tailgate down and it's easily carried.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2013 at 5:28 AM
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    SpacemanSpiff

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    What they said, 12ft is no problem. Carried a good bit of 4x6x12 poles and they don't stick out too bad. Just make sure your boat is tied down sufficiently.
     
  6. Nov 15, 2013 at 5:32 AM
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    I put a 14' canoe in my DCSB with the bed extender, works great.
     

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