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Re: Pop up & kayak
Posted by Kurt Maurer on Apr 1, 2008
Okay, here's ol' Big Mouth to opine ad nauseum ... but at least there's finally a subjick I know something about...
First of all, be aware that if you use the pop-up trailer to haul yer yaks, the means of conveyance ceases to exist as soon as it becomes a house. If you're camping at water's edge, no problem; but whatcha gonna do if you wanna go places with them boats once you're all settled in, that's the thing to think about. Good news is that the Mill Creeks are PERFECT for car- or camper-topping because of those flat bottoms, VERY conducive to upper berth accomodations. As for the camper itself...
...Just do a sit test on it. That is, hoist yourself up and sit on the thing and see if it'll bear your weight. Bet it will ... that's how you close it all the way down so you can hook the latches when you've stuffed the tenting and all carelessly and you're in a hurry to hit the road. If it carries you, it'll certainly handle those boats. If in doubt, use 2x4's somehow to spread the load evenly all the way across. No way two MC13's will kill a camper, don't care how big your fillets are.
What kinda pop-up you got? I bought a 1995 Jayco Eagle 10ST with a busted cable lift system for a song to take to OkoumeFest in 2006, and it turned out to be a splendid investment ... especially once I put new cables in (not difficult!). Shoot, we oughta have us a campout at Possum Kingdom or something, I'm really thinking about maybe a couple weeks up that way in June or something...
In Response to: Re: Pop up & kayak by DaveP on Apr 1, 2008