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Posted: 07/30/11 09:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We haul our kayaks on the roof of the 5er. When we need to transport them in the truck, we slide them in the bed and support them with a cross beam from the hitch receiver.

It works great.

Its not at all hard to load the kayaks onto the roof.

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me2 wrote:

We haul our kayaks on the roof of the 5er.

Its not at all hard to load the kayaks onto the roof.


How do you secure them on the roof? I assume you have a rack up there? How is it mounted?

I wish I still had my original fiberglas 'yaks from back in the 1970's (Phoenix Cascade and an Old Town). Lighter weight than the poly pigs I have now ;-)

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Our solution -- custom made rack for the front bumper and Yakima roof rack.

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Ken451 wrote:


How do you secure them on the roof? I assume you have a rack up there? How is it mounted?
Ken


I posted a complete build thread on this forum, but I can't seem to find it. It covered everything about the racks.

There are pictures of our setup on this page.
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24402711/srt/pa/pging/1/page/3.cfm

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Found the thread.
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/23960600.cfm

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gman03842 wrote:

I am thinking of putting my 2 13 ft touring kayaks on top of roof on truck with a thule rack, and a thule goalpost. The kayaks will be sitting from a 2 inch front receiver and goalpost over the hood, and onto a thule roof rack.

Any thoughts or concerns with this would be appreciated. Would especially like to hear from someone who travels with thier kayaks like this.

Thanks,

Greg


You just described our setup almost perfectly. We have Thule Goalpost, Thule towers, bars and Set-to-Go saddles. Our kayaks are 14' 4". It's not a bad setup at all, but it's a bit of a lift to get them up into the saddles (we're a tall family but having a step stool still helps).

We no longer run a bow line from the boats the bumper as you can see in the frontal picture. I am also still trying to find a way to stop the Goalpost from swaying. It doesn't sway much at all but I'd like to remove any sway completely, as it can be distracting from time to time, although not so much where it's any sort of issue.

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We haul a 15' canoe and a 12' kayak; a Yakima bar on the cab and a rack from Oak Orchard Canoe ( http://www.oakorchardcanoe.com/racks.php ) mounted up front in a Curt receiver. Been travelin' for two years without a problem.


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hocker wrote:

We haul a 15' canoe and a 12' kayak; a Yakima bar on the cab and a rack from Oak Orchard Canoe ( http://www.oakorchardcanoe.com/racks.php ) mounted up front in a Curt receiver. Been travelin' for two years without a problem.


I just realized that the Curt receiver is designed to mount up front. Looks like it just bolts on, right?

Ken

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Do the cockpit covers keep the rain out of the Kayak's and do then stay on at highway speeds? Chris


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Ken451 wrote:

hocker wrote:

We haul a 15' canoe and a 12' kayak; a Yakima bar on the cab and a rack from Oak Orchard Canoe ( http://www.oakorchardcanoe.com/racks.php ) mounted up front in a Curt receiver. Been travelin' for two years without a problem.


I just realized that the Curt receiver is designed to mount up front. Looks like it just bolts on, right?

Ken


Yes, they are usually bolt on. It's a do-it-yourself job, but getting the bolts on can be a bit finicky. Best to have a helper for sure.

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