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Fitting a triple kayak

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Tacotruck1414, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Dec 25, 2014 at 8:04 PM
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    Tacotruck1414

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    How can I fit a three person kayak in my truck? Over 50% of the kayak hangs out when in the bed. I can strap it down like that just for going down the street but I want explore farther. Is the roof strong enough to hold the weight? I don't have a roof rack...
    Any advice helps.
     
  2. Dec 26, 2014 at 9:29 PM
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    Not going to brag.
    If you are committed to kayaking, then a roof rack is a great investment. . If nothing else, look at the Malone Handi Rack as a cheap, but sturdy alternative to a rigid roof rack.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2014 at 5:56 AM
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    X2 on the roof rack

    Just keep in mind the weight limit of the racks, and the loading/unloading of the boat

    My taco has a ARE cap with a Thule rack it holds two kayaks with relative ease. The rack is rated for a few hundred pounds but for safety the yaks have to be strapped to the truck and not just the rack!!

    Toyota has a OEM rack which people tend to like, but it doesent hold a whole lot of weight, I think around 100lbs

    All the major brands have racks that will strap to your roof

    If you kayak often I would seriously consider a track type rack for the bed of the tacoma. They are mostly aluminum, hold some serious weight and you can toss the boat up there with relative ease

    http://www.amazon.com/TracRac-27000...F8&qid=1419688424&sr=8-2&keywords=tacoma+rack
     
  4. Dec 27, 2014 at 6:11 AM
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    Or check out the idea of a bed cage. I have the AllPro Pack Rack (tall version) and it has been amazing for our canoe, AIRE, and a couple of kayaks.
    BAMF also makes a good one. I'm sure there are tons of good ones out there...or just get a generic Thule bed rack system
     
  5. Jan 6, 2016 at 9:56 AM
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    i got some bed racks ill post a pic tommorrow for u
     
  6. Jan 7, 2016 at 7:26 AM
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    check this out i can haul 4 kayaks and will have overhead rack next year for canoe20150903_174223_resized.jpg
     
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