carrying a canoe on a 17' - Page 2 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-28-2009, 06:04 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,741
Re: carrying a canoe on a 17'


We got a couple 2 x 2s and lashed them to the rack to carry our pontoon boats. Cheap.

baglo
__________________

__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 04:55 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
GaryH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Parksville, British Columbia
Trailer: '07 17B
Posts: 151
Re: carrying a canoe on a 17'

We used to have a camper van & i put my 16' (Clipper) Prospector up on top. I made some racks to work, & i developed a good system to put it up & take it off (it was a ways up there!). I had to have blocks that didn't allow the gunnels to move sideways. Otherwise, when you hit crosswinds, the canoe would start moving.......not good! I have a 17' with roof racks & looking at it, i could do the same (Unfortunately i sold my canoe), but the unknown would be if it hit the vents up there or not! Also, you need to be able to strap it across ways for added security, i've seen bow ropes let go & it's not a pretty picture!!
__________________

__________________
'07 17B
'07 FJ Cruiser
https://www.1000cranesofhope.com/
GaryH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 05:07 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,741
Re: carrying a canoe on a 17'


Ever notice how many people tie the bow and stern like so: / /

If they brake hard there is nothing keeping the canoe from going forward for several feet.

Should be tied like so: / \

Can't go forward or back.

baglo

__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 05:28 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Hokie Escape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 902
Re: carrying a canoe on a 17'

Guess if you had a small car and tied it like this \ /, that'd work wouldn't it? Nice illustration there Glen
__________________
"In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice. In the morning, I will offer my prayer to you, and wait in expectation" Ps 5:3
'11 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab (5' bed) 09 Escape 5.0
Blacksburg, Virginia (Home of the Virginia Tech Hokies)
Hokie Escape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 06:51 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,741
Re: carrying a canoe on a 17'


I generally tie to the bow /
and then to a thwart at the rear \

baglo
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 07:29 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,936
Re: carrying a canoe on a 17'

I usually never tie the stern, only the bow. I do use a couple good canoe straps on the racks, and have just started to use THESE Malone Big Foot Pro™ universal car rack canoe carrier. I really like them, they hold the canoe real solid with absolutely no side-to-side movement. The bow strap to the front is only for added security.



Here is a video showing the car rack carrier.

[url=
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 07:59 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,741
Re: carrying a canoe on a 17'


And, if you want to protect the car's paint from the ropes, I found a cheap solution. Just buy a section of pipe insulation ( a foam tube, split down the middle ). Cut that in half and you've got a couple paint protectors. It stays put. Cost you about $1.50 at your hardware store.

baglo
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 10:50 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
mosquitodirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 172
Re: carrying a canoe on a 17'

I have a similar set-up to Jim on my truck (made by Yakima) - holds the canoe on at at least 156kph (no movement, and it was to pass one of those "slow in the single lane and gun it to beat heck in the double lane section" people). (and yes, that was with the trailer in tow - but don't tell Reace or Tammy).
__________________

__________________
Dirk
17' Plan A, '05 Nissan Frontier, canoe, dog.
Half-fulltimer
mosquitodirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.