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Alabama thread!

Discussion in 'South East' started by Davtopgun, May 18, 2009.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:33 AM
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    I'm trying to look at your old set up in the our ride video and it looks like it's a little lower than your new setup.
     
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    Jonny you gonna get a tent? lol
     
  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:36 AM
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    Not sure. Just pricing everything out right now and figuring out what I need the most. I do need something so I can haul 2 kayaks on in the future though. I also want some sliders from Wes as well. Shit, I don't know what I'm going to purchase next. If it's the right price and tickles me fancy, then I'll get it!
     
  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:40 AM
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    well, although those bars would be good for mounting literally anything, they wouldn't be the best bet for kayaks. Kayaks are too long, and would need to clear the roof. I carry my kayaks on a jet ski trailer. It works fine for what it is, but I'd love to just get a utility trailer to toss them in, so I'd have a better platform to build up for a RTT
     
  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    I'm probably not going to do a rooftop tent. I'm a hammock/ground tent kinda guy. I can pack my tent down and put it in a backpack. Don't do a whole lot of car camping, unless the kids are with us. Most of the time, it's humping it on foot through a National Forest somewhere!

    I saw a kayak carrier that you put into your hitch. Looks like it's pretty functional, but totally takes away from your departure angle!
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:50 AM
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    If you only want it for the purpose of carrying kayaks, I'm sure @Jerneyman could whip you up something super simple and cheap, much like a ladder rack! Or you could just go ahead and get a full bed rack if you plan to bolt other crap to it lol.

    I've ran a handful of kayaks, carrying them all in various different ways. From on top of the subaru with Yakima crossbars/carriers, to in the truck bed, to on a trailer. I can tell you from experience that it sucks loading a kayak on the very top of a vehicle. It was doable by myself with a 60-70 lb 12 ft kayak, but I honestly wouldn't even try it with my current kayak. Its 100 lbs empty by itself, and if I had to lift it any higher than to on a trailer, I'd sell it lol.

    All this to say kayak choice is important too when determining how you're gonna carry it lol. Most of the entry/mid priced kayaks are a decent weight, but there are definitely some options out there that weigh more than they're worth hah
     
  7. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:09 AM
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    I've gotten 2 kayaks in the back of my truck before. With the truckbox at that! I criss crossed them and rested the front on the my truckbox, and nose was sticking up above my roof. Bungied them down real good and took off! I only went from Fyffe to Guntersville, but it hauled the kayaks pretty good that way. I want something besides a trailer to haul kayaks though...
     
  8. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:15 AM
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    Do you want something thats permanently attached or something you just throw together on occassion?
     
  9. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:22 AM
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    Probably something I can remove if I want...
     
  10. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:24 AM
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    Do you need a solution that leaves your bed open for camping gear? Will kayak carrying ever be part of overnight trips?
     
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    Probably not. Kayaking is usually a day thing for us. Camping is an overnighter most always.
     
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    in that case, I'd recommend going the easiest cheapest route you can then. Probably one of those hitch extenders that kill your departure angle. If thats a definite no, there's always roof mounted options; just tie down the fronts/rears if hitting the interstate. There's no perfect solution out there, every one of them has pro's/con's. Its just too difficult hauling 10-12.5 ft bulky items while keeping good angles everywhere lol.
     
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    You gotta pic of your kayak hauling setup?
     
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    A roof rack that sits the same height as the bed rack would be the best solution. Like the prinsu racks @TRD Tyler has
     
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    but then he has to buy a roof rack and a bed rack just to haul kayaks occasionally, plus he didn't want something permanent.

    Edit: but I agree, thats the best solution for keeping angles if thats the point you were getting at!
     
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    Universal permanent and single use permanent are different things. That was my train of thought
     
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    This is the only pic I have of it. I've never specifically taken a picture of it bc its nothing special by any means lol. Its a single jet ski trailer, converted "utility" with a wood floor, extended tongue, and bars added on to carry the second yak on top.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    I'm with ya. I'd love to go roof rack/top rack as a permanent solution, but I'm buying different kayaks when I do that lol.
     
  19. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:45 AM
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    Im not going to be doing any serious offroading when loaded up with kayaks, if it’s any consolation! Lol
     
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    I knew that was a given, which was why I thought the hitch extender would be the cheapest and easiest option for you lol. If its only a day trip, mostly paved roads, even some forest roads, it'd serve you well. Plus its super simple to just pull a pin and toss it somewhere when not in use lol
     

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