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Old 06-29-2018, 11:00 PM   #1
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Question Thor Class C needs kayak loader & carrier suggestion

Old guy (69), with old wife (64), with 24 foot class C Thor Freedom Elite. Looking for suggestions on carrying and loading kayak(s) to this vehicle. Has rear ladder and lots of stuff on the roof. Came with built in 2 inch receiver hitch. Looking for suggestions that don't involve a trailer.

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Old 06-29-2018, 11:16 PM   #2
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How long are the kayaks?
(Wondering if you could stand them up vertically in some kind of rear bumper mount...)
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Old 06-30-2018, 12:09 AM   #3
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How long are the kayaks?
(Wondering if you could stand them up vertically in some kind of rear bumper mount...)
Dear Bob,

We would carry a couple of shorter Kayak Polo boats, or small personal fishing kayaks. The fishing kayaks have yet to be purchased basically waiting to see it there is an option out there that will work for us. The polo boats are short enough to go sidewise. Other boats would have to go vertically or on the roof.


I have seen yakups site since I posted earlier.

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Old 07-02-2018, 08:58 PM   #4
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I saw a company that made racks that carry kayaks and such vertically on the back wall. Expensive as I recall, but looked good.

I googled it, think this might have been it...

https://www.rvkayakracks.com/
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:23 PM   #5
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Something in the 10 foot range could probably be carried vertically without too much trouble: just watch out for those times, when it seems as though you might "drag your tail" a bit...
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:32 PM   #6
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In my 2 Class A's (32' Infinity and 33' Hurricane) I have been able to get 10' and 12' kayaks inside for travel... Easier when slide is out to load - but done it both ways (first RV didn't have slide.)
Goes in on its side - angled toward back... over kitchen counter and lays in 'hallway' while traveling. A little interesting to walk around while on the road with 2 in there, but it works.


Haven't found a better option with the 12' - Toad is a soft top Wrangler with no roof rack - so can't go there.
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Old 07-24-2018, 01:49 AM   #7
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I saw a company that made racks that carry kayaks and such vertically on the back wall. Expensive as I recall, but looked good.

I googled it, think this might have been it...

https://www.rvkayakracks.com/
This is what we purchased. It was more expensive than we wanted to spend, but we figure it was worth the price for the ability to take the kayaks with us. We opted for the version that let's you stand two bikes up in it, so we have our bikes and kayaks.

The seller is very good to communicate with. There is a worksheet you download and print to take all the measurements needed. They are custom build, so there is a wait time.

We have a class A, our kayaks are 10' so when loaded in the rack the top is 11' 1" which is still under our tallest point.
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Old 07-24-2018, 01:58 AM   #8
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I believe this kayak carrier was in a previous post some time back but itís worth taking another look.
Www.vertiyak.com/
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