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Author:  Tim Antoine [ Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:58 am ]
Post subject:  trailer ideas

I am trying to find a used small utility trailer. Austin Kayak sells a rack that mounts to the top of these trailers. I want to put all the gear in the trailer with the boats on top while on vacation. Has anyone built one of these trailers?

Author:  revlwb [ Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: trailer ideas

Oh man, I have been messing with my utility trailer for the past six months. I assume you are talking about this setup at ack:
I saw that one, but I wanted to keep my Outback below the wind behind my SUV. I also frequently tow my buddy's Outback. I also wanted to make the bars easily removeable so I could use the trailer for other purposes (deer hunting) and be able to adjust the distance the bars are apart (who knows what kayaks I will have in the future). I ended up installing unistrut bars lenghtwise down the sides of the trailer and then used unistrut fittings to affix some 3/4 galvanized pipe with pool noodles to the top of the trailer. I will admit I've had a few fails using the unistuts with the pipes moving on me. Recently I aquired some stronger pipe straps for the trailer and they seem to be holding the pipes on really well.

I have not really been a fan of the expense and overall beefiness of the kayak trailers I have seen online, which is why I went with the utility trailer.

I'd be interested to know how well the rack from Austin Kayak works if you try it. I can send you some pics of my trailer setup if you PM me. Anyone else out there have a modified utility trailer?

Author:  Tim Antoine [ Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: trailer ideas

We just came in off of the river and there was a vehicle from Ga towing a ultility trailer and it had some adjustable racks on them. I stopped truck and took a hard look. The racks had ultra tow on them. Looked like he rigged it with some angle iron and welds.

Author:  ehagan [ Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:19 am ]
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Here's mine.... http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.446239835388874.103587.100000085841952&type=3&l=a97e556eda

Author:  jdeleon [ Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: trailer ideas

I used a tractor supply utility trailer added the tee bars and side boards, an added an old pickup bed liner. Built the lock box with wood and half a sheet of alum diamond plate. I split the rear tee bar to make it removable and extended the tongue.

Author:  SFHarry [ Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: trailer ideas

Check out this posting for trailer ideas! 12 pages of photos and setups.
http://texaskayakfisherman.com/forum/vi ... 5abe9355c1

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