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What are we hauling our kayaks with? #9195240 08/04/13 04:58 PM
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I thought it would be neat to see here on the forums the different ways we are all getting our kayaks from the garage to the water.
I'm currently using my 2003 4X4 Ram p/u but am going to make a change soon. The gas cost is putting a real [censored] in me being able to go as far and a much as I want to. I bought a lightweight trailer the other day and am going to down size to a smaller vehicle soon that can pull it with better mpg.

But for now I have the ole' grey mule!



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Re: What are we hauling our kayaks with? [Re: Shaun Russell] #9195277 08/04/13 05:14 PM
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2000 chevy 2500. The gas mileage is awful.


Re: What are we hauling our kayaks with? [Re: Shaun Russell] #9195309 08/04/13 05:28 PM
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I run a gas hog too, 2000 Chevy Tahoe. I am not sure it would be possible for me to downsize but I have considered a mini truck, I would loose the option to haul multiple PAs.


This pic is of JT's setup in the background silver Acura sedan. It shows that a PA 12 is able to be car topped ;-)


Re: What are we hauling our kayaks with? [Re: Shaun Russell] #9195310 08/04/13 05:28 PM
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2006 Scion XB, solid 98 HP! LOL I either car top with Yakima rack or (more often) pull a trailer with 1 or 2 kayaks onboard. I pull it at 60-80 MPH all day long running the A/C and get 26-30 MPG. Plenty quick off the line too. That's the whole deal about kayak fishing...no need for the big truck to haul. I do have a big truck but it sits more than it goes with gas prices the way they are.
EDIT- dang , look at that car squat with that load on the roof. He'd better check the roof capacity as car's aren't rated to have much on top

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Re: What are we hauling our kayaks with? [Re: Shaun Russell] #9195315 08/04/13 05:31 PM
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2008 Scion xB....Rhino Rack 2500 series roof rack to tote my Slayer 12.....

Re: What are we hauling our kayaks with? [Re: Shaun Russell] #9195347 08/04/13 05:43 PM
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2011 Chevy 2500 Duramax 4X4 crew, I just throw the Ride 135 in the back and I'm off!

Re: What are we hauling our kayaks with? [Re: Shaun Russell] #9195358 08/04/13 05:47 PM
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Chevy Silverado and custom kayak trailer with lots of goodies. Super efficient going down the road. Wait, no it's not; not even in the least bit.




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Re: What are we hauling our kayaks with? [Re: Neumie] #9195382 08/04/13 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: Neumie
Chevy Silverado and custom kayak trailer with lots of goodies. Super efficient going down the road. Wait, no it's not; not even in the least bit.



Now that trailer is the berries! I drool over it every gtg. Very nice neumie.


Re: What are we hauling our kayaks with? [Re: Shaun Russell] #9195445 08/04/13 06:18 PM
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Yeah saw Neumie's trailer below PK this winter. It is sweet. Def want to pick His brain in a few years when the kids are old enough to yak and we add to the fleet. I drive a 2007 GMC Crewcab 4x4 and just throw the yaks in the back.


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Re: What are we hauling our kayaks with? [Re: Shaun Russell] #9195524 08/04/13 06:56 PM
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I've got a rack that I put in the back of my 2500hd diesel. Works great for my PA14. Truck gets good enough fuel economy for my liking. Thought about getting a trailer for it but like the rack better.


Re: What are we hauling our kayaks with? [Re: Shaun Russell] #9195545 08/04/13 07:03 PM
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Thanks guys. It's not the most efficient trailer to pull down the road, and it's not a trailer for everyone, but I love it.

Here's a slideshow of the entire build process: CLICK


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Re: What are we hauling our kayaks with? [Re: Shaun Russell] #9195581 08/04/13 07:17 PM
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This is what u call fuel efficient till u put that boat on top!



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Re: What are we hauling our kayaks with? [Re: Shaun Russell] #9195585 08/04/13 07:19 PM
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I have a 15 year-old Toyota T100. It's bulletproof. I can widen the bed extender and carry both of my kayaks.




Re: What are we hauling our kayaks with? [Re: Shaun Russell] #9195616 08/04/13 07:30 PM
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Cool trailer Shaun

Re: What are we hauling our kayaks with? [Re: Robbie Milam] #9195638 08/04/13 07:35 PM
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01 Tacoma with a 4 banger, manual. Gets about 24 mpg loaded with 2 yaks and gear.

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