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Old 08-28-2014, 12:27 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, very new here on this forum, recently purchased a 97 roadtrek 190 popular, and absolutely love it, already done a few smal trips, and am really missing my kayaks when I go, so I am here to ask if anyone has ever mounted kayaks on top of their class b, im sure it wont be easy, but I would really like to try, any help or ideas would be trully appreciated, thank you,,,, Josef,,,,
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:47 AM   #2
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A few ideas:

If you have lots of other gear then maybe a trailer would be useful.

Here's a custom kayak rack on the rear of a Roadtrek: http://www.classbforum.com/phpBB2/vi...p=16234#p16236

And Wilton's rack http://windsurf.mediaforte.com/roadt...trek_rack.html

Custom roof rack http://danbertko.smugmug.com/gallery...033352&k=EVEvB

Thule Hullavator http://www.thule.com/en-us/ca/produc...-897xt-_-18974
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Thank you very much for reply with suggestions, my kayaks are 17 ft. Long, so I really couldnt mount to the rear, I like the one pic with the top rack mounted to the rain gutters, maybe a starting point, thank you,,,
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You apparently have no solar panels on your roof, as that would be a problem.
As a kayaker myself, I know how cumbersome a kayak can be and regularly storing and removing from your roof will take away the pleasure of using it fairly fast.

I am contemplating to buy a folding kayak such as the oru kayak.



They are not cheap but have a good reputation.

They can be easily stored and transported and you don't need a roof rack to store them.

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I went through this exercise when I bought my first Class B back in 2006. Then I felt I could handle it. Now, after taking my two kayaks off our city's public racks to store for the winter I am not so sure I could handle our hard shell kayaks anymore. Several years ago we decided to buy a second pair of Advanced Elements inflatable kayaks for travel.

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The two gray bags are the stored kayaks under our former Great West Van Legend sofa. Our new van will have more storage space.
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Old 11-07-2014, 06:48 PM   #6
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Thank you for your replies, I am currently in the middle of fabricating some roof racks that
would attatch to the rain gutters of my roadtrek, I am about 80% done, just a few more tests, and then I will post what is the final results, it wont be easy to get them up there, and get them down, but I really do love to go kayaking when we go camping, its just something I wish to do along with adventures in my class B, thanks again,,,,,,,,, Josef,,,,
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