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Ready for adventure (tepui hybox tent x pelican NXT bandit kayak)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by xiophos, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Jun 28, 2020 at 12:47 PM
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    Just picked up a kayak. Its super entry level but should get the job done while I dip my toes in the sport. Tied it down in the bed without an extender and didn't have any problems getting it home. Do I need a bed extender for a trip down to Oregon (from Seattle)? Let me know what you think!

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    I haul my 12ft kayak unsupported in the bed (tailgate down of course) all the time zero issues. I wouldn't hit the trails with it like that, but otherwise it's fine.
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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    Got it, thanks!

    got a picture of your set up tied down?
     
  4. Jun 28, 2020 at 12:58 PM
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    Also in my old 2nd Gen (same bed)

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    I rented a 14' kayak a while ago and needed a support for that.
     
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  6. Jun 28, 2020 at 1:06 PM
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    What do you like about these NRS straps? Never heard of em but open to all good gear!

    Hell yeah there's room and if i had something in the bed other than the kayak, id close it. Picture is below is not tied down but just wanted to check the clearance. Need to figure out the height incase of bridges. Will check and post next time!

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    2 things about the NRS cam straps vs ratchet straps

    1: They are closed-loop so you never have to worry about a hook slipping off
    2: They won't crank down and crush your kayak

    My local kayak shop won't even let you take their rentals if you use ratchet straps.
     
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    @Grindstone nailed it. I've carried a metric shit ton of WW kayaks for I can't even tell you how many miles using NRS straps. I hate to admit it but I had a Dodge Ram that no shit, I had 14 boats tied on, wish I had a picture of it. You can get them in any length you need and there's no GD hooks involved.
     
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    Wow looks great! this makes me a lot more confident without the extender now haha
     
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    You good man.
     
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    Thanks for the link, gonna pick up one of these to have!

    Also grabbing some of the NRS straps. Ty everyone for the good advice. To continue this thread, post your kayak set up (loaded or unloaded! :)
     
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  13. Jul 3, 2020 at 9:22 AM
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    +1 on the HF Bed extender (with commiserate pool noodle mod). Took a 13.5 SOT tandem up to the river this week..IMG_1331.jpg
     
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  14. Jul 4, 2020 at 8:37 PM
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    Used the NRS straps to tie it down today!

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