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Old 09-18-2022, 07:30 PM   #1
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Kayaks fit!

Have 4 inches of clearance between our Taco cab and the trailer with 10 ft kayaks.....works great and easier to load than a rooftop rack.
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Old 09-19-2022, 12:00 AM   #2
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What extra clearance do you need for tight turns?
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:15 AM   #3
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What lounge chairs do you use? They look nice and sturdy.

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Old 09-19-2022, 09:35 AM   #4
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What extra clearance do you need for tight turns?
None - 90 degree turn clears the corner by about 2 inches with the tip of the canoe an inch or two from the cab.


I added the carriers to the truck, then used an extension ladder mounted on one to figure out what length would fit by driving around a parking lot.


Then I bought the kayaks.
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:37 AM   #5
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Those are zero-gravity tilt back chairs from Costco. Think they were about $45 some years ago.


Very sturdy with built-in table extension.
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Old 09-20-2022, 09:48 PM   #6
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Have you checked what happens in uneven terrain? For example pulling in and out of a gas station. If the front of the truck or rear of the raises your clearance could evaporate. Sure looks to tight to me.
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Old 09-20-2022, 10:50 PM   #7
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Have you checked what happens in uneven terrain? For example pulling in and out of a gas station. If the front of the truck or rear of the raises your clearance could evaporate. Sure looks to tight to me.
Yup, up and down a 30 degree slope. No problem!


Retired engineer - I did a lot of kinematic modeling on the computer before I bought the real toys for tryout.
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Old 09-21-2022, 02:35 PM   #8
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We haul our 13'9" kayaks on top of the Toyota truck using a pair of Thule Hullavators while pulling our 2022 21NE. Works very well!
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Old 09-28-2022, 11:07 AM   #9
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Trying to see if you have a tonneau cover on truck? And what racks did you use?
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