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Old 07-04-2017, 11:52 AM   #1
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Wanted something that I could easily load 2 kayaks, still Park underneath our carport and still open and shut the tailgate. I looked online and found some ideas and ended up building a rack out of left over 2x4s and a couple of pieces of 1.5" PVC pipe and four 3/8" eye bolts. I plan on painting it black and pool noodles to pvc and it will be done. I just got back from a test drive and everything stayed in place so looks like I'm good to go. Thought I would share.









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Old 07-04-2017, 01:17 PM   #2
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Good job, nice build
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:29 PM   #3
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Great idea. I think I might copy your thought.
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:50 PM   #4
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Good job!
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:07 PM   #5
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That dog will hunt. Good idea.
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:01 AM   #6
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Sweet! Gotta love a truck with a boat on the back!


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Old 07-05-2017, 11:21 AM   #7
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That's almost identical to the rack I built for my utility trailer. Works great. The only potential issue I see is that you'll probably lose your back glass if you ever have to slam on your brakes hard.
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:28 AM   #8
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Nice
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:56 AM   #9
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That's almost identical to the rack I built for my utility trailer. Works great. The only potential issue I see is that you'll probably lose your back glass if you ever have to slam on your brakes hard.
I thought about that and might add a cross brace and slide a piece of PVC pipe through scupper hole and cross brace to help eliminate that.
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:20 PM   #10
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I thought about that and might add a cross brace and slide a piece of PVC pipe through scupper hole and cross brace to help eliminate that.
Looks good, and great back up plan to protect the glass!
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:00 PM   #11
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Great idea! Looks good!
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:15 PM   #12
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Nice build!
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:11 PM   #13
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Looks great. Thinking of building this soon.

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Old 07-05-2017, 06:14 PM   #14
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Awesome thinking about doing this for my Malone trailer that I haul my hobies on. The current set up is a real PITA to load/unload.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:23 PM   #15
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Just painted it, will get some pool noodles tomorrow.


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Old 07-06-2017, 07:43 PM   #16
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good work, thats awesome!
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:36 AM   #17
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How heavy is it?

Im flipping back and forth for doing something like this for my ranger trailer or just building a kayak specific rig from a free jet ski trailer I got a line on.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:35 AM   #18
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How heavy is it?

Im flipping back and forth for doing something like this for my ranger trailer or just building a kayak specific rig from a free jet ski trailer I got a line on.
Probably around 40lbs, it's easily loaded with one person.
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