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YakityYac
Sun Jul 16 2017, 10:29PM
Posts: 8
My goal was to be able to take a kayak to the water for r&r and meditation... to be able to do it by myself. After figuring out what i needed I finally got crossbars and a pair of Jaylow hooks. Today I put 2, 10'SOTs up and drove to the lake. Sounds OK right? Well the things are really heavy so my husband put them up for me then I was driving and it felt like the wind on the highway was pushing my Durango around. So do I suck it up drive slow and get a stool and bigger muscles or get a trailer? I heard trailers are too light and cause problems??
I am bummed

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mwhensel
Mon Jul 17 2017, 06:38PM
Posts: 26
Bought trailer at the beginning and never looked back. Wife is 5 ft. tall so car topping was never an option. I don't know if I would go as often as we do if we had to car top. Best trailer I ever found is made in WI, but they ship anywhere. (www.slickrydr.com) A little pricey but built to last. Check out their site. I would be more than happy to send pics of our set up if interested. Mike
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YakityYac
Tue Jul 18 2017, 02:24PM
Posts: 8
Have you went out with just one kayak? I have heard that the trailers are really light and swing around - fish tail. I am guessing the trailer itself is not very heavy.

How many kayaks have you loaded the trailer with?
I will most frequently go with only 1 but their will be occasion when I might take 3 or 4...

Thank You for responding!
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mwhensel
Wed Jul 19 2017, 06:21PM
Posts: 26
Many times. Normally my trailer carries 2- 14"5" wilderness Tsunamis. If you went to website, you will see trailer and how axle is kept way to the rear. In 6 years of travel, trailer has done nothing but pull straight. It is also capable of carrying 8 kayaks or more when outfitted properly.
Mike
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crittrgittr
Wed Jul 19 2017, 08:21PM
Location: NW Michigan
Posts: 5
Since you are already posting in the "Gallery" section, go to the top "sticky" section and look in the "Transporting your Kayak" section.
Lots of different pics and options posted as to how others transport their kayaks.
You might find an idea of something that may work for you.
Good Luck!
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Paddler
Wed Jul 19 2017, 08:31PM
Posts: 91
Thule Hullavator.
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