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Old 02-24-2014, 11:38 AM   #11
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Forgot to mention I have a canopy on my truck...

The boat actually came with a cool yakima loader gadget - I just would need to install some crossbars on the canopy (some came with the boat as well, but they are "universal style" and not something I would put on my truck. The boat loader has a big roller across the back that you could slide side to side if you had 2 kayaks.

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Old 02-24-2014, 10:10 PM   #12
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Look at a used Kepler or Folbot folding boat. Then you won't need a roof rack.

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Old 02-24-2014, 11:49 PM   #13
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I wish Michigan would allow double trailer towing. (As is you can only tow behind a 5th wheel, not a TT.)
If we want to take the boat, have to take two vehicles.

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Old 03-09-2014, 02:26 PM   #14
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This is how we carry our Kayaks. Yakama roof racks. The blue noodle you see stopped the howling noise. I replaced it with the Yakama deflector.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:25 PM   #15
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Porta bote is a great boat for RVing. It unfolds to a full sized boat.
They fold to about 4 inches deep and come in 8, 10, 12 and 14 foot lengths. The 10 and 12 footers are probably best, as the 14 footer gets pretty heavy and hard to handle. I can actually lift the folded 12 footer by myself, but having two people makes it easier.

They have mounts to mount on the side of your travel trailer. We did this three years ago and have had no problems. The total width of the TT plus the folded boat is still under the legal width limit. Some people also mount underneath the trailer, and some put on top of their tow vehicle.

We take ours everwhere we go, and enjoy fishing and boating nearly everywhere we camp. A small 35 lb thrust trolling motor is all that's needed to propel us around.

I have posted photos and detailed instructions for side mounting on this forum. If you Read the entire 2 page thread you will find the detailed instructions.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:40 PM   #16
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I flip our 10' Yak upside down and secure it to the roof racks on the Envoy, no probs except opening the rear hatch when its on there.

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