boat mounted on-top of camper trailer

Submitted: Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 23:20
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Hi all
I'm wanting to mount my 4mtr tinnie unto my off-road camper trailer with some kind of pivoting rack. Hoping to come up with a design I can weld up my self to save a few dollars. Anyone got any designs, photos there willing to show me. I had my previous tinnie mounted upside down on the roof however this boat is getting too heavy for that.
apreciate any advice experinces others have had


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Reply By: PhilD - Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 23:44

Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 23:44
A lot depends on your all up weight. I have a 4.1m composite boat and ally trailer on top of my Kimberley, and that weighs approx 115kg. I tried adding the 15hp Yamaha to it which weighs 36kg, and it became too heavy to lift it to the point of equilibrium so it would go over to the side and even with a small winch it was too heavy to get it back over onto the trailer without bending the boat loader frame and winch post. Mine works great with a lift up and then I let the winch rope out so the boat and boat trailer go over slowly. I then winch it over to the point where I can pull it down into position on the trailer to lock it down. The 120kg or thereabouts is the maximum weight a single person and the KK can handle.

The KK boat loader is one of the best available on C/Trailers in my view, so I suggest you have a look at one regarding construction, size of struts, design, etc.
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Reply By: SimonW - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 11:36

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 11:36
Hi David,
We have a Kanga (Big Red) camper trailer with a gas strut lift boat rack that pivots, this sounds like what you are after, check out there web site for more pics.

Note: on the kanga the rack load limit is 80KG

cheers Simon.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jason B (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 11:48

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 11:48
Hi david

I have a similar set to above on a Trak Shak Camper trailler. With the stanard gas struts it is rated to about 100kg, however these can be upgraded to assist with lifting 150 to 200kg. There are guys that have their Quad bikes set up on this rack system (about 400kg) not that I would like to be getting them on or off.

Have a look at the web site as it is a good design I think because the middle section pivots again allowing you to remove anything you have stored under the boat without having to take the boat off.
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