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#1 bandnmak

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

I am going to the Florida keys and want to bring to Kayaks.

 

Has anyone strapped kayaks straight onto there roof or do I have to get some sort of rack?


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#2 hermanmullins

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:24 AM

Does your coach have a roof rack now?  Are you towing a vehicle? If you are towing a vehicle a rack on it would be a better idea. Also it would be a lot easier to load and unload.

 

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#3 desertdeals69

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

Years ago we had a rack on our toad for a Hobiecat sailboat.  I carried the mast on the roof of the motorhome because it was much longer that the boat.  We also went to the Florida Keys, out to Key West.


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#4 bandnmak

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:06 PM

No, I'm not towing anything else and it does not have a rack now on it.


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:23 AM

Having a kayak in Key's would be a blast but I can not even guess how you plan to hoist two kayaks 12 feet in the air on to roof of MH.  After getting two kayaks on the roof how do you plan to strap them down?  I use a Malone kayak trailer and have towed it 8,000+ miles with no problems.  Malone trailers are made for hauling kayaks.

 

If you do strap down on top of MH, please post pictures of process.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:16 PM

Well, we carry two kayaks with us most of the time but they are on the toad. Initially i looked carefully at carrying them on the roof of the RV we had when we started but problems getting them safely up and down dissuaded we from that as well as the issue of securing them to the roof since I did not want to add any hooks or devices because I was concerned about penetrating the roof and causing a leak at some future date!

 

We are currently in the Keys and enjoying kayaks!


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:58 PM

On top of toad is as you know, an excellent haul method.   I use the trailer when without a toad.  But I have recently purchased an inflatable pontoon craft that when deflated I stow in a bay.  Have started spending most of my time fly fishing and floating rivers and this type of craft is better suited for these activities.  Still use the kayaks when fishing lakes, marshes and bays.

 

I'm sure people have found a way to stow kayaks on the roof of MH, however, it would be impossible for me. lol


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#8 wigginsjsr

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:40 PM

I would be concerned about the extra height. My MH is 12'9" without any additional items on top. Places like the Oklahoma turnpike only have clearances of 13'8". I'm sure this would increase your concern for low clearances. Have you calculated the total height with kayaks on top?
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Posted 21 November 2013 - 05:30 PM

I have seen a kayak tied to the rear ladder.  May be an option.


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