Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-24-2014, 12:38 PM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 102
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.

2012 Jay Flight 29QBH
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins H.O. 48RE
Equalizer 4-pt sway control hitch
Honda EU1000i
2006 Jayfeather 29Y - past Jayco
KachFam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 11:10 PM   #12
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Bremerton
Posts: 305
Look at a used Kepler or Folbot folding boat. Then you won't need a roof rack.

tjpolsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 12:49 AM   #13
Senior Member
Tail_gunner's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: da U.P.
Posts: 340
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.

FAA licensed A&P aircraft mechanic, ex-RV dealer parts dept
Retired B-52 Gunner/Flight Examiner, B-52 Crew Chief

2016 Jayco Eagle HT 29.5 FBDS w/ 15,000 BTU AC, 50 amp service, upgraded counter top, thermal pane windows, elec. stab jacks, outside grill, backup camera and MORryde pin box.
Tail_gunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 03:26 PM   #14
Senior Member
RickAE's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Evans, Ga.
Posts: 305
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.
Attached Thumbnails
roof mount.jpg  
2016 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7L V8 Diesel
2013 Jayco Whitehawk 26DSRB
US Army
RickAE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 08:25 PM   #15
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 924
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.
dewey02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 09:40 PM   #16
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 1,261
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.

exjay1 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.