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Canoe and Kayak hauling

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomalover1, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Oct 2, 2015 at 4:49 AM
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    tacomalover1

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    I have a 2015 DCSB and I am looking for the best rack to carry them. Any recomendations
     
  2. Oct 2, 2015 at 5:08 AM
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    image.jpg I carry my kayaks using a Bed extender from Harbor Freight ...but you have to have a hitch.image.jpgt
     
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    Lund hitch-rack bed extender. Very adjustable, 750 lbs rating, fits a 2" hitch. I think I paid $125 from Amazon.

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  4. Oct 2, 2015 at 5:47 AM
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    Dogdad

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    Harbor freight's price is around $70
     
  5. Oct 2, 2015 at 5:56 AM
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    Depends on what you want to do with your bed while you're transporting your boats. These folks have options www.oakorchardcanoe.com/racks.php . I use the combo of the front Yakima towers/bar and the bed rail plate option.
    Very sturdy and easy to attach/detach.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2015 at 5:57 AM
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    greeneggsnspam

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    I took one of those generic racks and had @phillstill weld some small tabs on the bar. This allowed me to bolt it in on the rail system using t-slot nuts.

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    Haven't had any issue with it yet. I upgraded my straps to 25' long so that I could secure it to the bed as well as to the rack.

    This is the base rack: http://www.amazon.com/TMS-PICK-UP-RACK-650-Pound-Adjustable-Utility/dp/B009VOQ05U
     
  7. Oct 2, 2015 at 6:01 AM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    I hauled several hundred pounds worth of 12' decking boards with the Lund version (750 lbs rating). It's a must-have with a short bed, IMO. I'd guess you'll have zero issues with hauling a light-weight 'yak. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Oct 2, 2015 at 8:23 AM
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    I bought this from Austin canoe and kayak website. It works awesome. I spray bombed it black since this pic. But it has more clearance than the other types like this. I don't have a pic with the kayak on it. But it is solid and I really like it.
     
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    Simon's Mom

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    This is my setup on my 2006 & now have the same thing on my 2013.
    There is room to put a 3rd Kayak between the J hulls.
    It is a thule rack with a fairing.
    Lengths are 12' and no problems many miles on the interstate to Maine/NH & bumpy fire roads.
    When I go by myself, I just put one in the bed like shown in other photos.
     
  11. Oct 2, 2015 at 9:20 AM
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    I have this exact same setup. I wrapped the bars with pool noodles so it wouldn't scar up the yak anymore than it already was. I have had many people ask me where I got my setup at. I would do a rack over the top of the truck so the bed would be useful but usually I am just going fishing not camping so this works for me. If I were taking it on a long trip I would look at one of the over the bed racks.
     
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    I just use the OEM racks with my 14.5 ft. canoe. Two belly straps and one each front/rear work fine.
     
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    Mine came free with purchase of the truck :p 10ft Kayaks shown.
     
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    Nice setups haha. Mine arrived in the mail today. Can't wait to give it a go this weekend!
     
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    Yakima works great for me. 6 whitewater kayaks and 1 Hyside raft. 1 big headed guy in the picture.

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    I've got a long bed. My two 10.5's fit in the bed & I don't bother with an extender. I do use the extender with my 13'. Got the extender for $49 at the local home improvement center. I can also carry my 13' in the bed with the extender & a 10.5' on my bed rack (Inno racks bars & Reese gear basket).
     
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    How do you get that monster up on top ? Lol
     
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    The raft or that guy's head???

    The Hyside is pretty sweet. Only weights 72lbs.
     
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    $20 worth of 2X4's 25 hours labor I have a timber frame rack. Just pick it up and drop it in. No holes in the truck

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