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26 minutes ago, r3825 said:

I have a 2002 GMC Yukon XL that stays loaded with all my rods and gear so it's ready to go when I am,  has 14 rods hanging from front to back,  only gets driven when I'm going fishing.

Almost the same here. Stays loaded from May to October. Ceiling rod rack is a blessing and was made with dollar store stuff though !

 

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95 F250- the 8 foot bed is nice with 7' plus rods. It is a weekend only vehicle,  I daily drive a boring sedan that gets 42 mph. I drive about 20K a year, so I'm better off getting good mileage.

When I fish with my father,  we drive his 2011 F150 EcoBoost. 

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2 hours ago, GeekFisher said:

Almost the same here. Stays loaded from May to October. Ceiling rod rack is a blessing and was made with dollar store stuff though !

 

I hope you keep it in a climate controlled garage.

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2008 Ford escape. It's the base model, so roof rails/bars didn't come stock. A rhinorack crossbar system and a sport track kayak carrier are used to transport my 10' lifetime Tamarack Angler kayak when I have the time to take it out!

 

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9 hours ago, Glaucus said:

I hope you keep it in a climate controlled garage.

Nope, could I ask why should I ?

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A little Chevy S-10 that I am able to haul my Pelican Bass Raider around. 

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2018 4runner. I love it but it's really a pain to load the kayak on top.

Thinking about trading it in for truck so I can just toss the kayak in the back and go. Where do you guys that have a truck and a kayak in the bed load your rods?

18 hours ago, GeekFisher said:

Kayak trailer really makes it easier when carrying multiple kayaks ! The tube on the yak was there to bring to a friend so he could make himself a second rod tube ! Designed and built the trailer last year and have no regrets. Saved a bunch of 💰 vs buying it and it is all welded instead of bolt together and around the same weight ! I tried J-cradles before and these are not working well with thicker recent fishing kayaks...

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That's a nice trailer. What model kayaks are on the trailer?

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3 hours ago, Crankin4Bass said:

2018 4runner. I love it but it's really a pain to load the kayak on top.

Thinking about trading it in for truck so I can just toss the kayak in the back and go. Where do you guys that have a truck and a kayak in the bed load your rods?

That's a nice trailer. What model kayaks are on the trailer?

Thanks,

 

They are Pelican Catch 120s. The one on the roof is a Catch 100.

 

For yours, look at the rear of the Jeep, the PVC/abs stuff is my load bar and it makes loading/unloading a breeze. I saw guys carrying their rods inside the yaks and some using rod tubes on racks when using a pickup truck.

 

Can show you pictures of my ugly but functional load bar 😂

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5 minutes ago, GeekFisher said:

Thanks,

 

They are Pelican Catch 120s. The one on the roof is a Catch 100.

 

For yours, look at the rear of the Jeep, the PVC/abs stuff is my load bar and it makes loading/unloading a breeze. I saw guys carrying their rods inside the yaks and some using rod tubes on racks when using a pickup truck.

 

Can show you pictures of my ugly but functional load bar 😂

Thanks for the info. I have read good reviews of the Pelican Catch series. 

 

If some pics of your load bar that would be great.

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@Crankin4Bass will do tonight as I have to resize them to fit forum file size limit ! I love my Catch 120s, the 100 isn't mine, yet... Might buy it as my GF prefer to paddle it over the 120.

The Catch is light and stable but is bad in the wind and doesn't track perfect.

See no reason to change for another paddle kayak, my next one will be a peddle drive.

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2017 Camry with about 33500 miles on it. About half of those miles are from fishing trips. 

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2011 Titan Pro4X & 2017 Skeeter ZX250.  The Titan is also my daily driver.  

 

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9 minutes ago, Logan S said:

2011 Titan Pro4X & 2017 Skeeter ZX250.  The Titan is also my daily driver.  

Nice truck and boat !

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I use my beat up daily driver, a 2WD 84 Ford Ranger with a 95 mustang 5.0 engine swap. 

I can load everything I need to fish, and do it myself. 

 

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4x4 Dodge ram single cab manual transmission manual windows manual locks, terrible gas mileage. Like back when trucks were trucks! It pulls the boat or firewood or mulch or multiple paddle craft. For long range journeys we use my girlfriend's roller skate that gets like 35 mpg. IMG-9241.jpg

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On 7/7/2019 at 11:23 AM, GeekFisher said:

Gas is close to the equivalent of 4USD/gallon here. Having two vehicle is actually saving me money since I have at least 65 miles a day to drive and the small car is making close to 3 times the mileage.

thats why I am planning on buying a very inexpensive electric car, for daily driving, and keeping my Toyota FJ as a project for fishing someday! theoretically, if I use the car long enough, it will pay itself off in gas money saved. I know this will work bc I will have had the 2007 FJ for like 20 years by the time I graduate college

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2015 Kia Sportage with ~38k miles on it. I have a trailer hitch bike rack for my mountain and road bike (another immensely expensive hobby) and fold the back seats down for my rods. I usually have 4 rods in my car at all times along with too many baits. Eventually I'd like to get a Tacoma though.

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On 7/7/2019 at 9:33 AM, scaleface said:

15 Ram 4x4 . Its why none of my rods are over 7'0" they wont fit diagonally in the bed .

Should have gotten a Quad cab, my 7'2" rods fit diagonally in the Ram's 6'4" bed...and that tiny back seat means I don't have to take passengers...more room for tackle bags! :cheer:

 

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1 hour ago, LadiMopar said:

and that tiny back seat means I don't have to take passengers

What back seat? I took out the one in my extended-cab...use it for interior cargo space.

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4 hours ago, LadiMopar said:

Should have gotten a Quad cab, my 7'2" rods fit diagonally in the Ram's 6'4" bed...and that tiny back seat means I don't have to take passengers...more room for tackle bags! :cheer:

 

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What is the kayak model ?

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On 7/7/2019 at 9:50 AM, GeekFisher said:

Gas price south of the border also help making this happen ;) I also wouldn't like to scratch/break anything more recent than my old Jeep Liberty. It has its fair share of trail to lake x scars !

 

My ceiling rack is made of a broom handle and bungees and it works beautifully as long as the rods are 7'3" or less :)

I managed to get my 8' swimbait rods up there but the tips are touching the windshield and the butts are almost touching the rear gate when it's closed. I always put rod socks on them to give a bit of protection as they move around. 

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Work truck grade Ram single cab short bed auto trans 5.7L gasser, manual everything (except transmission :( ) . Does everything I ask of it. Functional, yes, Exciting, no (until you push the pedal).

 

Because a solid front axle, single cab, short wheelbase, manual transmission, diesel powered Jeep Wrangler pickemup doesn't exist yet.

 

5 hours ago, LadiMopar said:

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My Ram is jealous of your Ram.

 

9 hours ago, TnRiver46 said:

4x4 Dodge ram single cab manual transmission manual windows manual locks, terrible gas mileage. Like back when trucks were trucks! IMG-9241.jpg

 

 

 

Now that's a truck.

 

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28 minutes ago, GeekFisher said:

What is the kayak model ?

 

The new Feelfree Dorado 125, or as @DogBone_384 would call it...the aircraft carrier! 😊

 

Peddle and motor drive all in one unit. A screaming 6 mph ride..okay, not exactly screaming but really fun ...look Mom, no paddles...weeeeee!

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26 minutes ago, LadiMopar said:

 

The new Feelfree Dorado 125, or as @DogBone_384 would call it...the aircraft carrier! 😊

 

Peddle and motor drive all in one unit. A screaming 6 mph ride..okay, not exactly screaming but really fun ...look Mom, no paddles...weeeeee!

Funny my former roommate had a FeelFree Lure 11.5 that we called the Aircraft Carrier ;)

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