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Old 06-20-2013, 12:21 AM   #1
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Two kayaks for soft top unlimited?

Fortunately, at the moment, I only have one kayak and I can easily toss it through my back window -- it's easy


Anyway...I'm getting a second kayak soon and would love to find a way to transport both of them........cheaply and easily.

Obviously I can't throw two through my window.

I can probably get by temporarily by strapping them on the roof with the top down on good days for short trips, but I'd love something more functional.

If there anything that'll work top up or down?
My kayaks will be short (10 or 12 ft). I'd be happy with top down only, but there are those summer t-storms to worry about

Any ideas? Thanks!

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Old 06-20-2013, 04:25 AM   #2
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Not cheap but effective.

Roof rack used from Craigslist was $300 plus another $450 for basket (which you wouldn't need). The trailer I got from a government auction for about $1,200.
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I have hauled 2 on the roll bar with the top down. I looked at using a light bar for the front and a t bar plugged into the receiver hitch for the back. That would haul them top up or down. I have haul 4 kayaks now so I use a trailer now.
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Not cheap but effective.

Roof rack used from Craigslist was $300 plus another $450 for basket (which you wouldn't need). The trailer I got from a government auction for about $1,200.
Nice photos, btw. I would go with the trailer option, but I'm in a loft with a garage so I don't really have the space for a trailer. I was really hoping for some kind of roof mount.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:16 AM   #5
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I have hauled 2 on the roll bar with the top down. I looked at using a light bar for the front and a t bar plugged into the receiver hitch for the back. That would haul them top up or down. I have haul 4 kayaks now so I use a trailer now.
Thanks. I think I will try just tying down to the roll bar. It's my best option. I just want something simple
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:08 AM   #6
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"The Rack" from Lange.. Here

I don't own it, but been thinking about getting it.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:53 AM   #7
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I jam two creek boats in the back of my JKUR and its not an issue. It's tight but doable. If you remove your soft top it allows you to lay them more sideways then up or down. Sorry no pics available currently for ya.
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There is another thread about a Kahn jeep. He has a rack with ladders and this might work great for kayaks. On smart phone so not sure how to paste link to it.
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I don't have my Jeep yet, so no first hand experience. I'm in the same situation and I was thinking of using the bed extender thing that plugs into the receiver, and put part of the kayak in the back of the Jeep with the seats folded down. Is it practical to keep the tailgate swung open while driving?
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There is another thread about a Kahn jeep. He has a rack with ladders and this might work great for kayaks. On smart phone so not sure how to paste link to it.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/my-...ep-250315.html

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