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Old 06-10-2014, 01:25 AM   #11
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No problem. I carry a 16-foot canoe on my RAV4 with ease. If I were carrying two canoes, I would have to shift them forward to ensure they clear the trailer in a tight turn.

But, back to a 5.0, it would depend on the tow vehicle. If you have a "king cab" or whatever Toyota calls it, you may be able to put 12' kayaks on the roof of the tow vehicle without impinging on the fifth wheel. If not, there are racks available that attach to the front bumper of the tow vehicle so you can mount the boat on the cab and bumper rack.
You don't want to try to haul a canoe or kayak up top of the 5.0 and besides, you're going to leave the 5.0 at camp and still need to get the canoe to the put-in. Boats need to be on the tow vehicle.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:06 PM   #12
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Glen, the thread has now switched to towing a 15A behind a truck as of yesterday by ricktrowbridge.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:01 PM   #13
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I am from Smithers, BC; picking up my 15 trailer today, with the kayaks. will post later with information on the overhang, photo later when I get home. thanks for the info...Rick
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no problems with Delta 15.5' kayaks, had to move them about 6" forward leaving about a 2.5' overhang towards the 15A trailer.
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I used to carry a 17 ft canoe on top of my camper (with a boat roller installed on the rear end) and became an expert at camping where a tree was always in the way when trying to roll off the canoe....

On the tow would be far easier to load/unload and a LOT closer to the ground.
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