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Thenewguy76 03-09-2017 07:11 AM

best ways to haul kayak
 
alrighty, after much deliberation I think I'm going to get the ascend h12 for the wife and kid to enjoy. its got good reviews and easily accommodates a toddler. (sorry pikester).
here's the question, I've got a 5' truck bed and I don't want to lose the ability to haul stuff. usually we pack into 2-3 rubbermaids and a big cooler. all of that would fit beside a kayak just fine. What's the best method for hauling a 12 footer safely AND easily? I think it's 77lbs unloaded so not too bad. ideally I'd like a one person solution and anything that involves lifting over my head won't likely be a one person job.

TthePikester 03-09-2017 07:17 AM

Oh well bud, win some always a bridesmaid!!! LOL! Need a tool cart? ::)
Lund 601021 Hitch Rack Truck Bed Extender
http://www.kayakdiy.com/store.html

Zman 03-09-2017 07:28 AM

a topper then u can lock ish up still can haul stuff and have a flat platform on top for kayaks/lumber and ratcheting tie downs...

boondock 03-09-2017 07:44 AM

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/pickup-bed-extender

Thenewguy76 03-09-2017 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Zman (Post 1937514)
a topper then u can lock ish up still can haul stuff and have a flat platform on top for kayaks/lumber and ratcheting tie downs...

I don't think I can get a kayak up there solo. Been looking at toppers in general, haven't decided. Would be nice to have a covered sleeping option right there too.

TthePikester 03-09-2017 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Thenewguy76 (Post 1937530)
I don't think I can get a kayak up there solo. Been looking at toppers in general, haven't decided. Would be nice to have a covered sleeping option right there too.

Then you really need to settle on the 10 footer, much lighter and cheaper since already set up!!! :biggrin1: J/K
Another option would be a kayak trailer, easier to handle solo.
http://www.basspro.com/Malone-Xtrali...4081008121834/

slayerfish 03-09-2017 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Thenewguy76 (Post 1937530)
. Would be nice to have a covered sleeping option right there too.

How the hell you gonna sleep in a 5 ft bed?????:eek:

dallasdb 03-09-2017 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by slayerfish (Post 1937562)
How the hell you gonna sleep in a 5 ft bed?????:eek:

Diagonally!

Zman 03-09-2017 09:31 AM

Do they weigh more than a 15 or 16 foot aluminum canoe?...we used to portage those things into insula lake as teenagers which was a killer portage of a 105 rods...a rod i think is 5.5 yards...plus get canoes up on the vehicle...I would of thought those things would of gotten lighter...with space age materials...

Thenewguy76 03-09-2017 12:07 PM

the one I'm looking at is 78lbs and that's before I bolt any crap to it. I can get it in the truck easily, I can't hoist 78lbs at 12' long over my head and the wife most definitely can't.

you sleep in a 5'bed with the topper by putting the tailgate down. easy peasy....or by being 4'10 tall.


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