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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:21 pm 
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There's a guy in Charlestown ,RI Tim Sammon who has the same style setup but he pulls it up into his pickup bed, he has two levels, leaving room under the kayak for his gear and the kayak is level with the rear window.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:10 am 
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I went with the pipe system as well. We can haul 3 hobies or 2 hobies on the top and fill the bottom with up to 3 additional kayaks plus gear.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:37 am 
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Where did you get your trailer made and if you don't mind saying how much was it?


I just realized I forgot to answer your question regarding the trailer. I looked around at used dual jet ski trailers. Found a few that looked workable, but by the time I found them, they were sold or too far away to go after. The Malone and Trailex trailers made for kayaks run anywhere from $1300 to $2000 from what I have seen. They sit higher off the ground than I wanted. My neighbor has a custom made aluminum trailer that a gentleman down in Gainsville, Florida makes. The neighbor's setup is a stacked setup (one over the other...single wide) style. The gentleman that makes the custom trailers also makes side-by-sides. He quoted price was a little too high for me.

Since I wasn't finding a good used trailer that I liked, I convinced the "commander-in chief" to buy a new one.

The one I have is made by Aluma. 5-year warranty. Weighs a little over 200 lbs. Easy to move by hand. It's a PWC 2 model. Most are selling at trailer dealers for an average of $1600. I got mine for $1379. Hard to turn that price down. While I do have a bed extender, I rarely use it anymore. The 2 PAs stay on the trailer for storage in the garage and I keep the 2012 secured with a good security cable and lock. That way when I go by myself I just rig up the 2013 and go. The height is perfect for just sliding it off the back into the water at the ramp. I have yet to put the trailer in the water and float off the PAs like a regular boat.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:37 pm 
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How are you guys attaching the pipes to the crossbars? Anybody doing it in a way that is easily removable?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:56 am 
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using heavy duty zip ties. Just drilled a couple of holes through one side of the pipe and then thread the zip tie through and around the cross bar. So far so good.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:14 am 
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hulapopper wrote:
using heavy duty zip ties. Just drilled a couple of holes through one side of the pipe and then thread the zip tie through and around the cross bar. So far so good.

Awesome, thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:53 am 
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Here is my set up, seems to work well so far. Easy to load and pretty cheap with the Harbor freight trailer. This is the 3" pvc.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:18 pm 
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I use a pair of the Hobie cradles mounted on a SportRig Micro trailer to carry (& store) my PA12 along with the Revo 11 that sit's on Malone Downloader J-racks.

So far, so good..... :D

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