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Kayaking with the Model X

Discussion in 'Model X' started by BuddysX, Jun 10, 2016.

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  1. BuddysX

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    IMG_0489.JPG Took the Model X up to the Sierras kayaking. The Curt cargo carrier #18109 worked great and was super easy compared to putting kayaks on roof racks. Loved how I could keep an eye on everything with the rear view camera.
     
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    aesculus Still Trying to Figure This All Out

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    Nice. And it does not stick out the sides beyond the width of the car more than a few inches?

    BTW where was the picture taken?
     
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    Also check out Oru foldable kayaks, we just got a pair and they are awesome. Quick to setup or breakdown, and then easily toss in the car.
     
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    The kayak is 8 ft and it is very stable. It sticks out about 3-4 inches on each side but the legal limit is 8 1/2 ft. It is not as wide as a lot of other things that people tow. I can easily stack 2 of them on the cargo carrier without blocking the license plate or lights. The carrier is very stable and doesn't seem to bounce significantly when driving. You can keep a eye on it in the rear view camera , so in that sense it is better than putting the kayaks on roof racks, and much easier. When the cargo carrier is not in use it can be folded up at 90 degrees, which makes it easy to back into a Supercharger if you need to. The rear trunk still opens when the Carrier is at 90 degrees ,but misses it by about an inch. I cut and old water hose and lined the top edge of the carrier just so not to scratch the kayaks as the plastic can be scratched somewhat easily, as anyone who is used to these things is probably aware. The picture is at June lake in the eastern sierras.
     
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    @BuddysX, dumb question but exactly what and how do you secure the kayaks to the carrier? I like to transport two. Thx!
     
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    Interesting timing. I just bought two Hobie Sport Kayaks for use on our lake. They both fit inside the X. All doors fully closed.
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