TexasKayakFisherman.com est. 2000

Kayak fishing the Lone Star State...


Please Visit our Sponsor Hook1 Kayak Fishing Gear
By TikiTime
#2058372
Jim...this is the 4 space trailer. Right at $800. A 2 space is about $575. If you are in Florida..it is worth it. They are built here and sold all around the state.
User avatar
By Yak'Razy
#2058526
The wife and I spent some time working on our trailer... Since the PA is a little tall for the original 2nd tier, we went a little taller so it could fit under (the bottom originally designed for a T160)... Then we remembered that we had a couple hammocks that we bought on our honeymoon in Costa Rica 5 yrs back... Yup... His and hers hammocks on a kayak trailer :-)

Image
By f86sabjf
#2058583
TikiTime wrote:My new ride. Sold last trailer. Too much steel to maintain in FL and springs were too hard. Purchased a "proper" kayak trailer - Continental brand. Amazing how much better it handles. I am thinking about adding a truck box to set in the frame to hold paddles and life jackets. Just need to make sure I maintain enough road clearance...but I think I can swing it.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Glad to hear the good review on the continental trailer. We should be picking ours up in a few weeks.
By vakayakfisherman
#2060931
Thanks to everybody that posts on this forum. Although I am not currently in Texas, this forum has been a wealth of knowledge building my trailer. Just finished it last night, might add a few more items but I am happy with it.
Rob
Attachments
kayaktrailer2.JPG
Kayaktrailer1.JPG
Kayaktrailer3.JPG
By JimM
#2061998
NTXYakR wrote:I was completely engaged with this trailer build last week as it was truly needed. There is only so much room in the bed of a pickup, with 4 yaks/gear and all. :D I must give credit to Spiny Norman as his 'no weld' design was the inspiration for my trailer build project. Thanks!!


Very nice job. I sent you a PM.
By DBray6
#2065309
This is my first post. I found this site doing a search for kayak trailer ideas. I love the trailers from everyone and they all supplied me with so many ideas. After browsing the site decided on something simple. I was going to go with the elevated box idea that preacher did but when I got the base done I found that the paddles fit nicely at the base of the center supports and all of our gear with the exception of fishing rods fits in the front storage of the kayaks.

I think I will go with PVC mounted on the top of the center supports for rod storage. Any ideas on how to secure PVC to the end grain of a 2X4?
Thanks for all of the great pics and ideas.

14 - 1.jpg
994470_10152143162212610_384131620822070965_n.jpg
10410984_10152143162887610_9033898082962125086_n.jpg
By Tallgrass07
#2075731
I had been carrying 1-2 kayaks on a truck bed extender and finally got a Malone MicroSport trailer with the retractable tongue, kickstand, and spare tire.

On the positive side: easy to assemble; sturdy; sealed bearings; stands up in the garage for storage and still leaves room for my truck.

On the negative side: online instructions don’t match what’s in the box; I didn’t care for the twist-on wire connectors or quick splices, so I soldered all the electrical connections. I also didn’t like just having the wires exposed and running through holes with sharp edges, so I enclosed them in wire conduit. The wiring instructions for the trailer should include instructions for wiring if you have the retractable tongue kit. I knew the wiring would change with the retractable tongue, so I ran the wires in a way that seemed more sensible.

Malone recommended their SaddleUp Pro carriers, but those did not fit the shape of my Native Ultimates, so I returned them and went with foam blocks for cushioning.
Attachments
trailer3.jpg
trailer4.jpg
trailer1.jpg
User avatar
By photoea
#2086777
Finally got mine finished!!! My goal was to make something that could carry up to 3 yaks, camping gear, take up as little space as possible in the garage, and require no welding. This is what I ended up with.
Attachments
image.jpg
image.jpg
User avatar
By jlozano
#2092233
photoea wrote:Finally got mine finished!!! My goal was to make something that could carry up to 3 yaks, camping gear, take up as little space as possible in the garage, and require no welding. This is what I ended up with.


Where did you get that hitch extender? I've been looking for something like that for my trailer.
User avatar
By photoea
#2092271
The hitch extender came from harbor Freight.

I've also made a couple more additions/modifications to the trailer. I made a shorter tongue to use when I'm not carrying the bikes. Looks a lot better but it is easier to back-up with the longer one. I also added a rack to the front to carry an ice chest or whatever to free up a little room in my FJ. I love my truck but the big ice chest pretty much filled up the back and was too heavy to get in and out of the caged part of the trailer. Still need a spare tire and a tongue jack and it should be finished.
Attachments
Trailer 2.jpg
By Bob R
#2094038
After reading this post all the way through about 6 times over about a week I think I came up with a useable trailer design for my needs. I also have an old Osagen tandem canoe that can ride on the top.

Image

Image

Image

This started out as a small utility trailer. When I bought it the bed was good, but everything else was junk. I had everything besides the bed built new 10 years ago for a small trailer to tow behind my 2004 Wrangler. Traded the Wrangler for a new 2005 3/4 Ton 4X4 Dodge pickup. The trailer was then used behind my Bombarder TraksterMax 4 wheeler once in a while. Then came the Polarus Ranger, and the trailer was just setting around after that.
The heavy made fenders had broke loose from the bed at the top by now. This round after looking at all this information, I gathered up all the metal and took it to my shooting budys shop. The heavy made fenders are the only original parts to the trailer from when I originally bought it 10 years ago.
The trailer is 6 feet wide outside to outside on the racks. The bed is 42" W X 55" Long X 12" Deep. The Tongue is 8 feet long. The ammo can for strap and rope storage is 6" X 12" X 10" Deep bolted down on the inside of the bed. Never seen that size before. The cross racks are heavy gage 1" X 1" tubing with purple pool noodles zip tied on. The Frame is all heavy wall 2.5" X 2.5". The sides of the bed are 3/16" Tread Plate with the fenders welded on. I have 3 heavy Aluminum Tie Points (Horse Trailer Tie Points) front and back on the verticals. I added the tie points to tie all the kayaks and canoe in as an added safety measure.
Wheels are from a 1997 Ford 4X4 F150. I believe the Axle is a 3000 LB rated one, and it could be heavier than that. (Real Wheel Bearings)

I think it will be used a lot more now. This will also double as my kayak storage rack.

The Top Kayaks are Ascend D10's.
Center row are Perception 11.5 Tribe SOT in Lime Green and Camo.
Bottom Row are Perception 9.5 Tribe SOT in Lime Green and Camo.

It still needs a little work. I need a new set of tires all the way around, the existing ones are dry rotted. I need to finish up the wiring also.

Thank you all for all the kayak trailer ideas.

Bob
By J-Dubs
#2096880
Here are a couple pics of my trailer. It is a 4x6 Carry-On Trailer from Lowe's. I picked it up on sale and still got to use my military discount. I did some slight modifications so that I can fold the ramp into the trailer and have it sit flat. I also picked up a 9 ft piece of steel tubing for a new tongue. 9 ft was a little longer than I needed. But better too long than too short. It also backs very easily with the long tongue. Lastly, I added the Thule XSporter that I used to have on my truck. I use the cargo box to haul by rods and stakeout pole.

I am very happy with it. It's way better than hauling the kayak on top of my slightly lifted Tacoma. I got the idea from a previous post here. Thanks for the idea.

Image

Image
User avatar
By FJCruisin
#2097496
photoea wrote:Finally got mine finished!!! My goal was to make something that could carry up to 3 yaks, camping gear, take up as little space as possible in the garage, and require no welding. This is what I ended up with.

Nice fj!
User avatar
By photoea
#2097638
FJCruisin wrote:
photoea wrote:Finally got mine finished!!! My goal was to make something that could carry up to 3 yaks, camping gear, take up as little space as possible in the garage, and require no welding. This is what I ended up with.

Nice fj!



Thanks, I've wanted one since they came out and since this is supposed to be the last year they're making them I finally got one.

What year is yours?

Here's a better picture...
Attachments
FJ at Huntsville.jpg
User avatar
By FJCruisin
#2098873
photoea wrote:
FJCruisin wrote:
photoea wrote:Finally got mine finished!!! My goal was to make something that could carry up to 3 yaks, camping gear, take up as little space as possible in the garage, and require no welding. This is what I ended up with.

Nice fj!



Thanks, I've wanted one since they came out and since this is supposed to be the last year they're making them I finally got one.

What year is yours?

Here's a better picture...

Mine was an 07. Toytec, Demello, and other goodies. I have a 2014 tundra now.
Attachments
uploadfromtaptalk1417660546508.jpg
  • 1
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 26

I’ll cut to the chase TKF, since I know you’ve got[…]

hoping...

I'm fixing to hit it again in a few minutes. Its d[…]

IceMule Pro Catch Cooler for Sale

IceMule Pro Catch Cooler, medium size, 32 inches L[…]

lunch

Next time please give us some warning. That way w[…]