Kayak transport

Coulter Wood

Sep 27, 2018
Here is my problem. I cannot put my fishing kayak on the roof of my TV because it is a Chevy Colorado with only a 5 ft bed. In order to haul my 12 ft kayak I would have to use a bed extender. I cannot use a bed extender if I'm hauling my camper. Do I really need to purchase a $400 rack for the top of my pop-up or can I just lay it on pool noodles flat on the top of it and strap it down. When I flip the kayak over it is flat and only ways about 90 lb.
Crossbars on my vehicle are only 29" apart. I bet you could get that distance on the roof of your Colorado. Granted, it'll still run you about that same $400 to get that all installed. I just so prefer putting that weight on my TV vs my PUP.


Active Member
Silver Supporting Member
Jan 1, 2022
Chico, CA
Maybe something along this line would work in the bed of your truck. It’s a tough call. Spend on a truck rack or put something together to carry it on your trailer and hope you don’t have to do roof work later on.