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Hauling 10' Boat in back of Tacoma

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by Joker8824, Jul 12, 2023.

  1. Jul 12, 2023 at 5:01 AM
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    Anyone hauled a little 9-10' plastic 2 man boat in the back of their Tacoma? The specs of the boat say it wont fit between the wheel wells but wondering if it will fit on top of the wheel wells and strap down?

    Just thinking about hauling it without having to use a utility trailer every time and I would also be able to get to other out of the way fishing spots without a trailer and a little boat.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2023 at 5:30 AM
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    I used to haul a 17 foot canoe without a trailer. I really don't recommend it, the sun will eventually soften and deform the hull.

    If you really don't want to do a trailer, get a bed rack that goes over the roof. The Thule xsport series was great for hauling small boats.

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    yea I am not wanting to load a 200lb boat up on top of the cab/roof. Plus I do have plans to purchase a soft topper very soon.
     
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    I would keep to the trailer then. If you are trying to access spots too rough for a trailer while 40-50% of your boat is hanging into space beyond your rear bumper, its going to break stuff. It usually starts around the benches/seats, those will stress crack and break first, then the hull isn't far behind, and the truck tailgate isn't far behind that. And that's assuming that you don't bottom out or swing the tail into a tree. I know the pain because I've been there. It sucks.
     
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    I came across this on a Google search and it went to a two year old thread so I figured I'd ask instead of reviving a two year dormant post.... lol

    I'd definitely get the hitch extender support bracket too.

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  6. Jul 15, 2023 at 8:05 AM
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    if it fits it ships!

    Bass Hunter EX fits like a glove. Woulda been better for the 6' bed but is manageable in the 5' bed
     
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    I was mainly worried about the boat fitting between the fender wells..... but it fit like a glove there!
     
  9. Jul 20, 2023 at 7:55 AM
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    back to bone stock.
    crazy what you can learn with a tape measure! :D
     
  10. Jul 20, 2023 at 8:22 AM
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    Agreed! But I didnt own the boat when I asked first. And according to the google measurements it was gonna be around 1/4" good or bad LOL
     
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    back to bone stock.
    Preaching to the choir.
     
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    Have hauled a 12' john boat in mine 10 years with truck box and no hitch support. Wasn't going 50 miles though, mostly local like under 10. Battery and heavier gear near box and strapped both ends.
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