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Old 03-09-2017, 07:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Oh well bud, win some always a bridesmaid!!! LOL! Need a tool cart?
Lund 601021 Hitch Rack Truck Bed Extender
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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...
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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.
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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!!! J/K
Another option would be a kayak trailer, easier to handle solo.
http://www.basspro.com/Malone-Xtrali...4081008121834/
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. Would be nice to have a covered sleeping option right there too.
How the hell you gonna sleep in a 5 ft bed??
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How the hell you gonna sleep in a 5 ft bed??
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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...
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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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