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Old 12-26-2017, 10:17 PM   #1
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Truck bed carry rack

Have a short, short bed Dodge pickup and pull a BP (27BHSS Aerolite) and looking for a rack to carry kayaks. Does anyone have any experience good or bad that you can share? Thinking I want one with upper and lower bars ( like trusses) so I can carry fishing rods below the yaks. Thoughts?

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Old 12-28-2017, 10:12 PM   #2
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Any ladder rack should work for you. Will have to carry the kayaks high to sit above the cab. I have Yakima bars mounted just above the truck bed and bike carriers mounted on them. I carry bikes while camping. Kayaks would not work in my case.

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Old 12-29-2017, 03:06 AM   #3
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Thanks pwise. Since I have the 5'6" bed trying to figure out if I need a rack that extends over the cab so I can push the yaks forward and don't have too much hanging out the rear of the bed. Don't want to get in to the nose of the TT on turns.
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:54 PM   #4
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I'm looking for the same thing only for a Ford F-150 short bed. I also want to leave my bed cover in place. I have a 13' kayak so I'm thinking something with a rear rack that goes into the stake pockets and then a piece that will attach to the roof of the cab. If anyone knows of a brand and model that would work, I would appreciate the info.

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Old 12-31-2017, 11:06 PM   #5
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Look at Trac-Rac. I have used them for years on my work trucks. They aren't cheap but they can be configured a lot of different ways and they make a cover that works with them.

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