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Old 11-09-2017, 07:52 PM   #1
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Transporting a kayak with 5.0 TA

16 ft. Hobie Adventure Island Kayak with 5.0 TA
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:03 AM   #2
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Good Morning what Ram is your tow?
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:23 AM   #3
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16 ft. Hobie Adventure Island Kayak with 5.0 TA

You should submit the first photo to Escape for the Calendar.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:28 AM   #4
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nice.
We haul our kayaks on a thule - front rack on the cab, and the rear of the cab, placed on a headache rack.
One yak is 16', the other is 13'.

What length our your Kayaks?
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Could you pls tell us what the rack, and it's weight, that is off the 5.0-ers rear bumper?
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and check your spare, if you are towing with a 1500 then your spare is a temporary one!
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I used to carry a 16' canoe on the roof racks on a very short roof of a sports car. I had about that much bow sticking out up front. I was hit with a nasty strong crosswind that wanted to rotate the canoe and rip the roof racks off. After that I went to using two front tie down ropes on a diagonal. They provided more resistance to rotational forces.

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Old 11-10-2017, 01:12 PM   #7
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great picture! nice to see it can be done - i went with a folding kayak because getting it up there is too much for me.
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great picture! nice to see it can be done - i went with a folding kayak because getting it up there is too much for me.


What kayak do you have? Are you happy with it? Thinking about going that route.


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and check your spare, if you are towing with a 1500 then your spare is a temporary one!


All 1500 Rams come with a temp spare? Didn't think any pickup came with them. There must be an option for a full size spare. That would be the first upgrade on my list.


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Old 11-10-2017, 04:56 PM   #10
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Didn't think any pickup came with them.

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One of the first questions I asked the sales guy before buying my Ranger. "Does it have a full size spare?" "Yes, it does he said." Much later I discovered that, indeed, it's a full size spare. But it's a different size, brand and states a low maximum speed and that it's not for towing. That, on a truck sold with a tow package.

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