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Posted: 06/12/19 03:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2003 F-250 crew cab with a 6.5' bed towing a 28' Jayco TT. For those of you that carry kayaks along what methods have you tried and what have you found that works best? I have a hard bed cover on the truck and would rather not loose that because of the secure storage it provides. Ideally I would love to make something that stands them up vertically against the rear of the TT but then I have to worry about overhead clearance so I'm not set on that idea.

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Standing on back bumper will work for 10 foot yaks , we did that on several of our trailers , now we haul from top of truck cab , forward on a rack that fastens on front of truck trailer hitch . The yaks make the cab cooler as they shade the front . We call it a rocket launcher .

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A good and very solid, secure option is made by DiamondBack Covers. I actually bought one to load my ATV on and tow my TT. The DiamondBack ATV cover I have can support 1600 lbs of weight on the cover and it is locking. DiamondBack also makes HD covers if you don't want to load ATVs on them. But importantly, the have risers that can attach for cross members which would be perfect for long kayaks, canoe or anything else. Downside is they are not the cheapest thing out there but for me it was worth the money.

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Posted: 06/12/19 04:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We put our 2 feelfree Mokens + our 2 bicycles inside the trailer when underway. On arrival, we chain the kayaks up under the trailer.

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gpeade wrote:

...For those of you that carry kayaks along what methods have you tried and what have you found that works best?

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I have an Adarac truck rack that I use. The rails allow me to still use my Bakflip solid folding tonneau cover. I carry 3 kayaks this way. A 12’ flat in the middle and two 10’ on either side with J racks. I’ll see if I can find a picture.


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When we had 'em carried on top of the Toad on roof rack. Carried them belly down. Worked for us..

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We carry ours on the roof of the truck with a Thule rack and J bars.


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I see every one carries their yaks kinda on their side , J bars , why ? Is it because they are two wide if ya put two side by side >

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I don't have the hard bed cover or any sort of cover. I do have a box mounted toolbox with a lock. Everything I need to secure fits in there. I then just slide the Kayak under the toolbox and carry it in the bed with the back end of it sticking out above the tailgate.

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