Kayak Rack for use with Fifth (5th) WHeeler

Discussion in 'Towables' started by swbouton, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. swbouton

    swbouton Junior Member

    I've got a fifth wheeler which is towed by a 2008 Dodge Ram 4x4 diesel, crew cab 8' bed. I'd like to find a way to add two kayaks to the camping xperience. Are there any good solutions out there?

    Thank you!

  2. dfedora

    dfedora Member

    I too tried to find solutions for a boat of some sort. My reasons were for fishing getting on the water. I tow a toad some of the time so a trailer was out ,
    I went to a boat show asking the Kayak mfg, with no good answers without putting them an the rubber roof ,I didn't like that idea. besides kayak are hard to fish from.
    so I bought a FOLDING BOAT it attaches to the side of the RV folded up.They come 10,12,14 feet long and open to 5 ft wide check out their web site www.porta-bote.com
    Ive had it for 2 years now I'm happy with it. Its very stable for me standing in it fishing.

    Good luck
  3. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    I camp with 2 folks who camp with kayaks. Actually I do too, but carry mine inside my 5th wheel. The others, one has built a custom rack that holds the kayaks vertical against the rear of his 5th. The other carries his under the trailer just in front of the axles. He holds them up with rachet straps.
  4. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    I bet he is going to ask you to provide some pictures of both
  5. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    I can in April...first time I will see them this year..............
  6. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    There is a rack made that connects to the front bumper, go's up to cab level and makes a T. The Kayaks rest on the cab of the truck and the T with normal Kayak racks.

  7. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    There is a kayak rack made that is attached to the front bumper, goes up to cab level, "T's" and the kayaks rest on the cab and the "T" with normal kayal rests. The front is a standard bumper hitch 2" X 2 " and can have bicycle racks on it, too.

  8. Banleno007

    Banleno007 Junior Member

    I bet he is going to ask you to provide some pictures of both[​IMG]
  9. ralphlad1

    ralphlad1 Junior Member

    Hi Len same old story ( got a picture ? )I am looking for (but can"t find a rack like this) where did you find it? thanks Ron
  10. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Don't have pics as I have just seen the setup. It amounts to a bumper hitch like on the rear of a tow, then a vertical bar to level with the cab height where it T's wide enough for the Kayaks then one end of the Kayaks rest in normal racks mounted to this end and again normal Kayak rack on the cab. Then I've seen bike rack on the vertical bar also.

  11. Great Horned owl

    Great Horned owl Junior Member

    There is a picture here http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/22523719/gotomsg/22524965.cfm#22524965
  12. love66

    love66 Junior Member

    I don't know, but apparently she doesn't need eyesight to do it.
  13. rocker22

    rocker22 Junior Member

    Pics would be nice!
  14. Lakejumper

    Lakejumper Junior Member

    I struggled with finding a solution and originally purchased two good quality Advanced Elements inflatable kayaks until I saw the Thule Hullavator rack. I then sold the inflatables and bought two hardshell Hobie kayaks. We use the Thule Hullavator which mounts on the roof of the truck. Our kayaks are 10 ft. Long and we have a short bed crew cab. The rack is pricey but saves lifting the kayaks to the top of a tall truck. I was going to mount them to the rear of the trailer and realized that I still had to drive them to where I was going to launch. The Hullavator has two hydraulic arms and lowers to the side of the truck for easy loading and securing.
  15. Lakejumper

    Lakejumper Junior Member

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