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Old 03-09-2017, 12:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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you sleep in a 5'bed with the topper by putting the tailgate down. easy peasy....or by being 4'10 tall.
That'll work well when its raining or the skeeters are out-
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works great. a $10 tarp makes it work even better. it's a place to sleep not the holiday inn.
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TNG, you should check into a truck tent. I've seen these before and they are pretty cool, great for the outdoorsman that doesn't want a camper.

http://www.autoanything.com/truck-tents/10A50603.aspx
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Cabela's in Lonetree had a handful of truck tents heavily discounted in the Bargain Cave about a month ago FYI.
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I've actually eyeballed several of those. There are also versions that work with a topper to extend it.
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I like my jetski trailer. Light and easy to maneuver around (even by hand). Frees up my pick-up bed to carry other things. Picked mine up on Craigslist for a few hundred dollars.
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Hey Ninja, how long is the jetski trailer you found? How far out the back of the trailer does your yak hang if any?
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works great. a $10 tarp makes it work even better. it's a place to sleep not the holiday inn.
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Why I drove a old Buick Station wagon. I could load a 17 foot canoe.
Get a bed extender. Thats what my other kayak friends use. I use a trailer.
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Hey Ninja, how long is the jetski trailer you found? How far out the back of the trailer does your yak hang if any?
Standard single jet ski trailer (Shorelander Tadpole). Close to 11' long. About 3' of the yak hangs over the back once I found the balance point by moving the winch stand all the way forward and widened the bunks. I just tie a red rag on the back and haven't had any issues with "johnny law". I have also removed the fender wells and added the biggest tire the hub can handle to minimize side to side wobble when driving down the highway at 75 mph. Easy peasy to launch and recover for sure and I don't have to take anything out except my trolling motor to transport/store it.

I'll try and snap a picture this weekend and post it here Tony.
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