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Old 06-11-2010, 06:03 PM   #1
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Kayak transport with a 5.0

Not an owner yet..getting closer..and am asking 5.0 owners if they have transported 12' kayaks either on the TV (Toyota Tacoma or similar) or top of 5.0 trailer? Thanks for any response.
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:09 PM   #2
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Re: Kayak transport with a 5.0

Hi Joe,
We transport 2 10ft kayaks on top of our TV (Nissan Frontier). Having another foot on the back side may be really tight on significant turns? Don't know how to access a picture of it on my Mac, so will see if I can get a pic later tonight from my PC.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:58 AM   #3
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Re: Kayak transport with a 5.0

Thank you for your reply. I plan to pickup top the kayaks if possible. I have seen some examples posted on this and other sites of kayaks on pickups. A 12' kayak may be 2' or 3' forward of the truck nose. Might be too much. Experiments are in order. I will check legality also.

I thank the posters for the information on Escapes and their travel adventures. Very informative and entertaining at times.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:43 AM   #4
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Re: Kayak transport with a 5.0

I can't find the link but there is a kayak rack that slides on a rear receiver and they are stored vertical behind a 5th wheeel and motor home. It was expensive but looked handy.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:42 PM   #5
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Re: Kayak transport with a 5.0

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I can't find the link but there is a kayak rack that slides on a rear receiver and they are stored vertical behind a 5th wheeel and motor home. It was expensive but looked handy.
It would be interesting to see such a contraption!
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:07 PM   #6
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just wondering how far the kayaks can overhang the rear of a pickup pulling a 15' escape, anyone know?
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:10 PM   #7
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Can't speak to a 15, but I put a pair of 10' kayaks in the back of my 6' box, and have no problems towing a 19. Now the kayaks are nose down and at a bit of an angle, so they don't overhang a full 4' and they are well above the propane tanks. But it works well...
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:15 PM   #8
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thanks, mine overhang 3' right now; picking up my new 15' next week so I will soon find out and post again
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:53 AM   #9
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Not a pick up but here is a 16' canoe hanging off the back of a Lexus RX350 and a 15' Escape behind. I guess the canoe overhangs the rear bumper by about 2 or 3 feet?
We do have a Ford Ranger, 6' box, as well but I have not had the trailer behind with the canoe on the truck rack.
I don't think you should have any problem with a 10' kayak.

And just where is Trowbridge?
Can't seem to find it on a map. Just curious
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:59 AM   #10
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I'm planning on putting my kayak on my tv (Highlander) and towing my "soon to be mine" 17b I think it will work.
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