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Old 08-21-2018, 07:33 PM   #21
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How about one of those Seahawk 3 inflatibles? Comes with paddles and pump t inflate. Compact fold up. Had something similar to this eons ago and the kids loved it.
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:02 AM   #22
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I've got a 2.3 hp Honda that ways 29 pounds that I was thinking of putting on it. I could store the motor in the rear "mega storage" because of the gas fumes.

I already own a Walker Bay 8 foot and use it as a dingy to my 20 foot Grady-White runabout, but I can't figure out a way to safely strap the boat to the outside of the RV.

My hesitancy is strapping the Porta Bote on to the side of the RV due to wind as I'm going down the road.
ports bote makes a bracket that bolts to a wall or slide, or end cap. I like them a lot. For me I'd strap it to the jeeps rack. It would be a great lake fishing boat
Get one and I'll be jealous

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Old 08-22-2018, 12:08 PM   #23
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I already own a Walker Bay 8 foot and use it as a dingy to my 20 foot Grady-White runabout, but I can't figure out a way to safely strap the boat to the outside of the RV.

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How heavy is the 8í Walker Bay? Canít you build (or have built) a hitch-supported rack for it?
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:13 PM   #24
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Has anybody done something like this? I really like boating and this seems like a good way to do both.

https://www.porta-bote.com/rv-mounting/
I had one for 14 years, they are awesome. Fairly easy to assemble and handle great in the water. I originally carried it on my 5th wheel, I had made brackets to mount it underneath as 5th wheels sit pretty high. Wouldnt work on the motorhome though. Well worth the money, I recovered almost all the money I spent on mine when I sold it last year.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:21 PM   #25
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You just need to purchase the proper Toad...


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Old 09-01-2018, 01:15 PM   #26
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You just need to purchase the proper Toad...


Me, me, me!!! I want one. Ummmm, honeeeyyy, I bought another car.
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Old 09-01-2018, 06:40 PM   #27
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Old 09-01-2018, 08:04 PM   #28
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I've got a 2.3 hp Honda that ways 29 pounds that I was thinking of putting on it. I could store the motor in the rear "mega storage" because of the gas fumes.

I already own a Walker Bay 8 foot and use it as a dingy to my 20 foot Grady-White runabout, but I can't figure out a way to safely strap the boat to the outside of the RV.

My hesitancy is strapping the Porta Bote on to the side of the RV due to wind as I'm going down the road.
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Old 09-01-2018, 08:17 PM   #29
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camping by the month

my wife and i are looking for a cool place to set up camp at a camping ground with all utilities like all the other normal camp grounds but only in the hot summer months like july and aug we are from psl florida and we would like to get away from the humidity and heat for those two months out of the year NO SNOW just cooler like 60s 70s day time 50s at night does anyone have any good places to set up a camp for them month
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Old 09-01-2018, 08:47 PM   #30
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I tried the Portabote thing a few years ago. Had both a 12' and 14', at different times. The 12' was just too small for my wife and me and our medium size dog. They are a neat idea but, despite what their advertising propaganda proclaims, they are not easy for 1 person to set up. And, while they are not all that heavy, they are bulky to handle. I rigged a shelf for mine, under the 24' travel trailer we had at the time. Essentially, I just set the bow of the folded up Portabote on the end of the shelf, picked up the stern and slid it in on the shelf. Never had any problems with this setup. That said, its not just the boat you have to store and transport. There's life preservers, oars and/or paddles, and, if you don't like rowing, a motor or some sort. I had a 9.9 hp NIssan 4 stroke, which was a perfect fit for my boats. If you have a motor, then there's gas to haul and store and don't forget, a fire extinguisher is required by most all states. After several trips, setting all that crap up just got to be more trouble than it was worth, especially for my beat up old body that was somewhere around 65 back then. I now do the same thing with boats that I do with toad cars, that I don't pull anymore, and rent one when the need or desire for one arises. Much cheaper and less hassle in the long run.
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Old 09-01-2018, 08:49 PM   #31
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When we were in our 30s through 60ish, we paddled a canoe frequently. It was hauled on top of our various class C motor homes. We removed the center cross board and pulled from the top of MH and pushed from the ground to get it on the roof and then it fit perfectly over the AC unit. Did this for 20 years or so.
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