Ep. 190: How to Carry a Kayak or Canoe with a Fifth Wheel | RV travel camping kayaking RVlife

Avatar admin | February 17, 2021

Up until now we always carried our 14.5-foot touring kayak on a rack on our camper shell, but now that we own a fifth wheel we faced a dilemma: how to transport a full-length sea kayak or canoe while also towing a fifth wheel RV? We decided to try a unique solution, and we share our trial and error, as well as our ultimate success on this episode of Grand Adventure.

Filmed: February 11-15, 2021


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:43 Our concept
  • 2:42 The front hitch
  • 4:56 Extend-a-Truck
  • 6:06 Blowing our budget
  • 7:58 Adapting our roof rack
  • 8:57 Yakima LongArm Load Extender
  • 9:28 Loaded up
  • 9:45 Road test
  • 10:19 The final cost
  • 11:11 Conclusions & wrap-up


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  • Yakima LongArm Height Extension https://amzn.to/3u2oH1X
  • Curt Front Hitch for Toyota Tundra https://amzn.to/2NuLbrG (other vehicles available)
  • Yakima BaseLine Towers https://amzn.to/3pzvVHz
  • Yakima Roundbar SL Adapters https://amzn.to/3b7ha9w
  • Yakima BaseClips https://amzn.to/2NsFfPY
  • Darby Extend-a-Truck (it might be tall enough for your pickup) https://amzn.to/2OBgRfu


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This post currently has 2 responses.

  1. Wesley L Force

    March 4, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    Are you getting any air noise from the roof racks around the door seal? Getting ready to rv full time. Enjoy your video’s.

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