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Newbie here 1 month 1 week ago #1

Hello everyone. My name is Raymond and I'm a newbie in kayaking. I'm looking for references in which I could make my pickup carry my kayak for a long drive. Any good spots you can also recommend in Ohio and Utah? I'll be visiting my relatives there next month.
Need to install a new nerf bar for pickup since I got mine lifted.
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Newbie here 1 month 1 week ago #3

Thank you!
Need to install a new nerf bar for pickup since I got mine lifted.
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Raymond, welcome to the board. Two questions: what pick up truck do you have and what kayak?

If you have a truck hitch on the vehicle, a simple T style truck bed extender is a very popular option like this one:
boonedoxusa.com/products/t-bone-bed-extender
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Welcome.. there are several options depending on how you want to transport the kayak and what you want to spend.

If you are OK with the kayak hanging out the back, check length some states had limits.. The least expnsive is perhaos the harbor freight bed extender, the better option is that BoonDocks T-Bone extender.

Over head, of you have a full size 4dr truck cab, roof top racks are a good option just make sure you use bow and stern lines.
Thule, and likely a couple other manufacturers, make a set of rack's that mount to the rails of you bed and also transport it over head. My son had a set of thule's on his F150 that easily adjusted up/down height. He lived in an apartment with under-ground garage that was to low to fit the truck with kayak on the roof, so he jsut unlaoded, lowerd the racks and could ten get to his parking spot.
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Welcome aboard. I used a cheap set of straps with foam blocks to put my Shadow Caster 125 on the roof of my old Chevy and took it over 10,000 miles without a hitch. Highway speeds of 75-80. Now I have a nicer truck and a different camper and I'm looking for a different setup. Lots of great people on here. Loads of info.

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Newbie here 1 month 1 week ago #7

Thanks for the reference and insights.
Need to install a new nerf bar for pickup since I got mine lifted.
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