View Full Version : Carrying a canoe
01-29-2011, 11:16 AM
Getting a free Canoe from one of the guys I work with. Only problem is carrying it on the truck. I have a 2005 F150 supercab and I'm going to be putting a platform on the bed and a RTT simular to Expeditions West Taco. Looking for ideas on the best way to carry it.
01-29-2011, 01:40 PM
Something like this would work for a while, but I wouldn't want to use it long term.
01-31-2011, 12:25 AM
I guess the only option would be to put it over the rtt. Will you be unloading it alone?
01-31-2011, 02:37 AM
They have canoe racks that slide into a receiver... You could use that to hold the back, and lay the front on the cab. Should put it at a height above the tent, and as a bonus, makes it easier to load/unload by yourself.
On Amazon here...
01-31-2011, 03:09 AM
Friend of mine has one of those receiver racks on his F-150. Sturdier than the one linked on Amazon and it's wide enough for 2 canoes. It's still floppy in my opinion. I carry canoes on top of my Texson pop up camper. I wouldn't want to have to remove the canoe before setting up camp. A pain in the neck. At least the rack linked at Amazon, by turning, would allow you to leave one end of the canoe tied to that rack.
02-04-2011, 07:09 PM
Another option is a small trailer. I have a jet ski trailer I bought used and put a longer tongue on it. It carries my canoes including the 174 tandem. Also yaks and a 12' jon on occasion.
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