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Old 04-01-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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Kayak rack

Has anyone figured out how to attach kayaks to the Interstate? I have a couple 10' ones I'd like to attach maybe to the back doors or something other than a trailer if possible. I think the roof is too crowded & difficult to get to, so that's probably out.
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Check out this link, for a Thule Hullivator mounted on a Roadtrek van. If Roadtrek can do it, Airstream should be able as well. Carrying a kayak up there on the driver's side might even balance out the wind resistance from the awning tube on the passenger side.

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Old 04-01-2014, 06:53 PM   #3
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That'd make it really tall. I wonder if I can bungee them to the back doors somehow, maybe with one of those small hitch basket things.
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There is a thread on this topic over on the Sprinter-Source forum:
Roof rack for a kayak question - Sprinter-Forum

From the discussion a Yakima "RackandRoll" trailer is good option.

There are also several other rack ideas in the thread.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:36 PM   #5
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Boxster, that trailer looks cool. But to put 2 $300 kayaks in a $2,000 trailer seems like overkill. I'm gonna see where I can attach bungees tomorrow and see if that'll work.
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Nealrap,

I don't recommend bungees. They aren't secure enough, particularly when your boats are exposed to wind buffeting. Take a look at NRS tie down straps. They are flat woven webbing with cam buckles. You might be able to wrap them around the doors (I haven't tried this).

I speak from (many!) experiences: it's no fun to lose boats off your vehicle!
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