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Old 06-15-2009, 12:00 PM   #1
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Hi. Does anyone have experience they'd like to share on how to load up two kayaks while pulling a 5th wheel? Have an F-250 crew cab w/ long bed and Reese 15K hitch. Saw a unit on the Interstate that had a couple of kayaks mounted over the cab/front, but haven't been able to find much info on the internet. Thanks...
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:06 PM   #2
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This is one of many sources I located.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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I've had both Thule and Yakima rack systems in the past. *I have 10,000+ miles of use with the roof racks. *Both are well engineered, great designs that simply work (do what they're supposed to) and work simply (easy to understand and use). Throw a 4 foot step ladder in the truck bed and it will very easy to reach the kayaks. *I have not towed a 5er but the roof mount for the F250 seems like the best option.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:35 PM   #4
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i agree with al. i have a thule rack mounted on my cap, it can be mounted on the roof of the cab in the same way,and i intend to pick up two tandem kyaks along with the correct rack attachment for them. be prepared none of it is cheap.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:34 PM   #5
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I have a friend that i helped to load his kayak on his 2500 chevy truck pulling a 5 th wheel

we made a reciever under the front bumper just like you have on the back . ok.

then came up in front of the grill with a 1 1/2 inch tube to the level of the cab and a cross piece to hold his kayak and onto the roof rack that is on the back part of the cab

and it did not cost to much ... when you have friends help on a week end

i also have a reciever on the front it sure is easy to park a trailer or boat in the barn

hope this will help you some ............ peter
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