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Old 08-12-2003, 04:23 PM   #15
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Pete, I'm just guessing but the last time we had someone with that Error message on the Photo Upload, it turned out the PC he was using was set to suppress pop-up windows.

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Old 08-12-2003, 04:46 PM   #16
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Bill H.

So you were a triple tanker?:omy Hope you were careful where you pulled in so you didn't have to do a lot of backing.

And Pete, I did see your posts previously. I would like to find the rack like on the full size pick-up with the bracket mounted on a front receiver. I need to get on the net & search.
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Old 08-12-2003, 06:01 PM   #17
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front racks/ receivers

Check Cabelas for front racks/ receivers
also reesehitch.com
or check out a search for dualport hitch systems
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Old 08-13-2003, 06:52 PM   #18
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The rig I took photos was a one-time custom build by the owner's local welding shop.

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Old 08-13-2003, 08:33 PM   #19
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Pete,

Now you tell me! I've been looking everywhere for that. I did find the front receiver on dual port's site, but not that angled thingy that comes from the receiver to the support over the hood. I have passed similar racks on the road. Saw one in the Albany NY area at an RV dealer & I'm headed out that way in Sept. I'll check it out & let this thread know what I find. In the meantime I'll use my inflatable. Thanks for all the help everyone!
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Old 08-13-2003, 11:24 PM   #20
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5th wheel boat rack

PJ - there are a few links on this topic at http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseacti...21929.cfm#21929
One of them is http://www.boatcarrier.com/ which has the kind of boat carrier I have noticed on
the highway from time to time.
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Old 08-16-2003, 03:32 PM   #21
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Roof rack for Dakota Quad Cab

For what it's worth -- I have a 2002 Dakota Quad Cab with the factory installed roof rack (actually installed by the dealer) and kayak cradles. You can measure the clearance you have to the 5th wheel. My 14' kayak is simply centered on the roof rack, and sticks out from the roof about 4.5 feet fore and aft. The 9' kayaks would likely make it, because they would extend only 2' over the roof itself. I thought I would have to pay an arm and a leg for the roof rack but I think it was about $600 Canadian with the cradles and installed. I only have one set of cradles. Does this help at all?

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Old 08-16-2003, 04:09 PM   #22
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Hi, Floy! Yes, that helps. I'm interested, too, even though we haven't got a 5th wheel. We do have a camper-shell over our pickup bed, which I assume would not be a good support for kayak racks. Ours is a Ford Super Cab (not Super Crew) so I have thought maybe none of this is an option for me... (And so, am actually thinking I should look into the inflatable kayaks. I don't plan on whitewater anyway.) Your description of your rack on your Dodge Quad is probably similar to what we could do. Thanks!

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Old 08-18-2003, 07:17 PM   #23
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All: Found this at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scampers/ it was in the photos section in a folder "Boat Racks"
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f416c1888d95PickupOvercab.jpg/>

Sorry about the quality of the pic...but maybe you can tell if it's the type you need/want.
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Old 08-19-2003, 07:26 AM   #24
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Donna,

That is the exact rack I liked that Pete in the Rathouse says was custom-made. That is his folder. Thanks.

Floy,

Thanks for the imput. I have looked at the Dodge racks. I already have the bars & kayak cradles IF they fit the Dodge carriers. It is about $200. plus installation for just the racks. My only gripes about those are: they are only rated for 70-100 lbs. Not enough for 2 boats. This is typical of most automotive racks. My Yakima racks are much heavier-duty. Also, I was hoping to find something I could take with me to the next vehicle. I have had my Yakima rack system for about 10 years & 4 different vehicles with just the purchase of a set of new clips at about $50. Now Yakima has changed their system and I would need to start all over. It would still be the cheapest way to go (250. & no installation fee) if I feel comfortable with so much of the boats hanging out over the front unsupported. Should work for the 9'ers but not for my beloved 15'er. That's probably what I'll do.
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P.S. to Mary

I would certainly think your pick-up shell would support one end of a kayak rack with no problem. That should be a super set-up because you have such a long distance between the racks. I would look at the Yakima top loader racks if I were you.
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Old 08-19-2003, 07:53 AM   #26
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Thule, the Swedish company, makes a wide variety of racks and holders. Have you checked them out?

They have an online "fit" guide where you enter the make, model, details of your rig and then it tells you what options you have ... lots of options for skis, bikes, boats, etc.

http://www.thuleracks.com/thule/default.asp
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If anyone has a pickup canopy/topper/camper shell that doesn't have a rack on it, it's not hard to add one, as long as you either go thru the shell sides to the alum supports in the case of an alum topper or put some additional support inside a fiberglass topper.

To add a rack on the top of the truck cab, I would certainly check out the Thule catalog as they have lots of hardware for standard overhead applications.

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