Kayak RV Rack Options


Hey Kayaker’s, Dustin always gets asked questions about transporting kayaks with an RV, this can be done using various rack options and designes to securely hold kayaks during travel.

Here are some popular kayak RV rack options.

Truck Bed Mounted Kayak Racks: These racks are mounted on the truck bed and hold the kayaks horizontally. They come in various styles, including J-style, saddle-style, and stacker racks. Truck bed mounted racks require lifting the kayaks on place, which can be a bit challenging but offers the advantage of not obstructing access to the trucks bed.

Hitch-Mounted Kayak Racks: These racks attach to the hitch receiver on your RV and hold the kayaks vertically or horizontally. They can carry multiple kayaks and are easier to load and unload compared to roof-mounted racks. Some hitch-mounted racks also feature a tilt-down design, allowing you to access the RV’s rear storage without removing the kayaks.

Bumper-Mounted Kayak Racks: Some RVs or trucks come with a bumper-mounted kayak rack option. These racks attach to the RV’s bumper and can carry one or two kayaks.

When choosing a kayak rack for your RV or truck, consider factors such as the weight capacity of the rack, the number of kayaks you need to transport, and the ease of installation and use. It’s essential to ensure that the rack is compatible with your specific kayak type and RV model.

Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for installation and use to ensure safe transportation of your kayaks.

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