- Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:24 am
Eventually, you're going to enter a gas station, parking lot, whatever, that has a dip for rainwater drainage. When your truck is on one side of the dip and your trailer tires are in it, your kayak rack will be on the ground. You'd be surprised how small of a dip will cause that, especially with the length of your rack. My brother has a normal sized hitch-haul rack on the back of his 5th wheel. It will drag going into most gas stations. His only sticks out a couple of feet.
Eventually, it will either break the rack, break your welds, or break your trailer frame.
Also, whenever you turn, your kayaks will swing out into the next lane. Sooner or later, you will make a turn off of a highway and someone passing you will hit the kayaks.
Also, that is a lot of weight hanging off the back of your aluminum frame trailer. Your trailer frame was not designed for that type of load.
I applaud your out of the box thinking, but there is a reason you don't see this setup.
The picture of the over the cab kayak would be a much better solution, IMO.