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Canoe transportation
« on: May 26, 2017, 04:22:28 PM »
We're looking at getting a canoe (apx 12-14 ft) and are wondering what we would need if we want to carry it on our pop-up camper and/or can we get brackets to use on our Toyota Highlander? TIA

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Re: Canoe transportation
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 10:32:16 PM »
I found these photos from Google

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Re: Canoe transportation
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 09:12:57 AM »
I put my 12 foot row boat on top of my 8 foot popup.  I can't find any pictures of it easily.  My popup had a roof racks on it and not AC or vents. 
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Re: Canoe transportation
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 09:26:01 AM »
Did you purchase your canoe yet?

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Re: Canoe transportation
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 11:44:04 PM »
Hi I Luv 2 Camp

Not yet -- why do you ask? :smore: :reader:



Did you purchase your canoe yet?

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Re: Canoe transportation
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2017, 12:54:39 PM »
Trying to get Bob to sell his that he has never used lol.

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Re: Canoe transportation
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 12:39:34 PM »
I installed a roof rack designed for tent trailers.  Cost $210 Cdn from Canadian Tire.   Really solid system.  Brand is Sportrack and think it is made by Thule.


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Re: Canoe transportation
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2017, 11:51:31 PM »
Thank you RavenBC. So is the rack physically mounted to your camper?  (Booked grilled into the roof? )
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I installed a roof rack designed for tent trailers.  Cost $210 Cdn from Canadian Tire.   Really solid system.  Brand is Sportrack and think it is made by Thule.


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Re: Canoe transportation
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2017, 04:08:00 PM »
Yes it is screwed in to the roof sideways panels(plywood) the rack came with some rubber stickers and the pilot holes were filled with silicone before braces were screwed in.  I plan on leaving them permanently.

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Re: Canoe transportation
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2017, 12:32:47 AM »
I carry my canoe on top of my k2500 suburban using Thule racks, canoe load bar ends, and use a oak orchard canoe and kayak roller.

My first canoe was just above big box sellable, poly construction, and 80 pounds: Old Town Guide 147.   It was fine for lakes but a bear to paddle: 38" beam and flat bottom aka barge.

My next canoe was royalex and has wood gunnels: 16 foot Bell Chestnut Prospector RX. 
The latter was leaps and bounds an improvement from the barge.   
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