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Hauling two 11' kayaks?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by LuvniForce, May 21, 2021.

  1. May 21, 2021 at 7:14 AM
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    LuvniForce

    LuvniForce [OP] New Member

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    What’s the best way to haul 2 kayaks on a crewmax with ARE shell? Our kayaks are 11’ long basically… pics or info appreciated!
     
  2. May 21, 2021 at 7:31 AM
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    cradle is for a single or double.
     
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  4. May 21, 2021 at 4:59 PM
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    a522467

    a522467 Life’s short. Live now.

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    My Tacoma TRD Pro with 5’ bed has an ARE topper. It has Yakima racks on top, but I prefer to use a bed extender for hauling my 10’ kayak (easier to load). I got my bed extender from Amazon.
    https://www.amazon.com/ECOTRIC-Truck-Extender-Extension-Lumber/dp/B01AW6BEBK

    It stuck out a bunch at first, so I shortened the lower bar a little. It adjusts to 49” wide, so two kayaks would probably fit fine in it with a Tundra. I wrapped mine with foam and gorilla tape to soften the ride a bit after adjusting it to the width I wanted.

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    If you want to keep the kayaks out of your bed, and your topper has roof racks, the extender can be oriented differently too. I haven’t used it this way (since I modified it), but here’s someone else’s photo.

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  5. May 22, 2021 at 4:07 PM
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    Awesome! These are all really good options… thanks!
     

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