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Author Topic: Canoe on top? How? Canoe trailer that bypasses my spare tire carrier...where ?  (Read 892 times)


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I have a 2012 Roadtrek Popular 190.  It has a huge spare tire carrier on the back, blocking the left door.
I don't see how to get it on top with the AC and the antenna and don't really want to pull a trailer but don't see any other way to carry a canoe.  Has ANYONE figured this out or added a small trailer for this purpose?  I want to load a 17 foot aluminum canoe.
   Appreciate any leads...


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1999 Winnebago Adventurer 34V

Great Horned Owl

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  • Lake county, IL
When I was using a class C, I bought an old boat trailer and modified it to carry a canoe, a small motor bike, a large storage box, and a generator.

Joel & Dorothy
Retired electronics engineer. Avid photographer, paddler & birder.
2011 Silverado 2500HD, Duramax, 4x4,crew cab, 8' bed
Palomino Puma 253-FBS  27' 5th wheel
1994 19' Class B Horizon / Chevy


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  • Cedar Falls, Iowa
A canoe trailer is not only easier to put boats on than the top of a RV, it also generally gets better mileage than putting a canoe on top of a vehicle. I know it works that way with my car and boat trailer. We bought a regular power boat trailer that DH modified to carry up to 4 canoes or kayaks plus had a bog storage box too. If you don't need the storage, there are numerous lightweight trailers designed to carry 1 to 4 boats.

I do canoe with a couple that puts their two boats on top of a big pickup camper, but they have to do a lot of scrambling and hauling things up with ropes. More trouble than I want to go to.
Pam and Kevin plus Lily the cat
2018 Tiffin 37PA
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk toad