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A boat and a pop up...how?
Old 02-02-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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A boat and a pop up...how?

As we dream about ER (1.5 yrs away) we want to do so much, but how do you realize the dream of trying new fishing spots and camping, but not in a tent? Pull the boat and tent camp/motel or pull the pop up and stand on the bank and wish.
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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As we dream about ER (1.5 yrs away) we want to do so much, but how do you realize the dream of trying new fishing spots and camping, but not in a tent? Pull the boat and tent camp/motel or pull the pop up and stand on the bank and wish.

Pull the pop up with a kayak on top !
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:48 PM   #3
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I think the simplest way to do this is to have a small motorhome or a truck camper and tow the boat. Seen it lots of times.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:02 PM   #4
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1)Put a hitch on the back of the popup trailer.

2)Don't back up.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:07 PM   #5
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lance camper on a 350 diesel dually and a bass tracker.
sounds like heaven
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:11 PM   #6
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Get a bigger boat with a cabin, so you can sleep onboard.
But brewer's suggestion (MH towing a boat) is what is see the most often at the campgrounds.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:33 PM   #7
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Get a RIB and inflate on site.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:08 PM   #8
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I would just love to see a 40 footer backing in to pull out a boat
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Like this:

(Oh, and as travelover said: don't back up.)
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:38 PM   #10
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It depends on what you need in a boat. If you don't require a high-horsepower bass boat, you could take the popup and rent a boat at the destination.

I like Moemg's solution.

Or maybe this:



AutoHome Roof Top Tents for vehicle-based Camping and Expeditions
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:46 PM   #11
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If one is happy with using a kayak for fishing, things would be much simpler and allow many variations, which of course we have all seen on the road.






Oops! Wrong picture! The following are better examples.














Else, a truck camper like a Lance or a Host offers amazing comfort, while it can still pull a small boat.





This is the inside of a nice camper.





And then, of course one can tow a boat with a class C, or even a class A. On the freeway, I once saw a big class A motor home pulling a boat. The motor home is a lot bigger than the one in the picture below. I sure would like to see that guy launching his boat.





This guy is nuts! I am sure the combo of toad+trailer+boat exceeds the towing capacity of his class C, which is usually 5000lbs.


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Old 02-02-2011, 06:13 PM   #12
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Here's another different photo of the interior of a modern camper. The last one somehow did not show up in the last post. The small toilet is in the back and does not show in the photo.



This setup is not cheap however. A big diesel truck like an earlier poster suggested plus a nice camper would set one back much moolah. However, buying used, my neighbor got a fairly decent setup for around $40-45K for both truck and camper. This is my estimate, as I could not ask him out right.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:43 PM   #13
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Check out the forums at rv.net

Every RV combo you can imagine and a few you can't

Be aware not all states allow the set-up posted by REWahoo.
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Be aware not all states allow the set-up posted by REWahoo.
Party-pooper...

28 states allow triple towing: triple towing states
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Well, you could step up from the pop-up to a Terra Wind:


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(Oh, and as travelover said: don't back up.)

What.....ya'll can't back that up? lol, me either. But, I swear I've known a couple of guys who maybe could...
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Our son has one of these they use for camping. It is a Honda Element modified in San Diego. I don't know the company that does them. I think you can buy one new and have them do the mod.

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My simple solution is simple: I drive a 1976 Chevy Monte Carlo. Everybody tells me it is a boat...

Which I deny.

It is a muscle boat!
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I have a Porta Bote. That works for those strapped for storage space. They sell many to camper and motor home owners.
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Wow, that's nice. However, I do not fish and my wife is not keen of riding on boats; something about being paranoid of drowning. Still, it is something for me to consider. Currently having no boats nor kayaks of any kind.
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