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Old 5 Days Ago   #31
 
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My cousin uses his snowmobile deck to transport his 14' Sotar inflated and mostly rigged on his 3/4 ton dodge.
Ahra, Colorado state parks has him beat! They have sled Decks that hydraulically move out of the back of a truck and lower the rest right down into the river LOL. Neat idea, but it I believe five thousand bucks apiece they're a little spendy, but as far as state parks is concerned it's only money and would save back injuries for the River Ranger, having to put those heavy 12 foot day rigged boats up on trailers LOL

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This is what you really need...
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This is what you really need...

Absolutely, from the school of outreach and overkill LOL
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I like that.

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This is what you really need...
I see your getting ready to inflat the outriggers and loaded to just go. Is that a 2000 Mack MP7 CH613? I also like the sleeper, that is so cool.
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Or, you could try to rig it the Hualapai way...
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I'm no expert on those diesel rigs and the only reason I ask is because my uncle use to work for Mack truck, to test drive them after working on one, he would come over to my parents house for a lunch break. One time when he was over, I said that would be a blast to drive, he tossed me the keys and said take it for a spin while he had lunch with my mom and dad, it was so neat. Sometimes he would show up with a truck that had a really decked out sleeper on them, little refrigerators, compacted stoves, etc. they were like miniature apartments and he would let me take them for a spin. He told me they would sell a new truck and they would bring them back in about a year for a tune up and they would show up with around 100, 000 miles on them from long haul trucking, he said they were barely broken in. I guess if they aren't rolling their not making money.
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The sled bed idea looks good. might not work for 16' boats.

Regular 8' Flatbed pick up, with 4' hitch receiver extension(s) off the deck. The load isn't much, and you can leave the last 4 feet or so unsupported.

I built a similar rig to support the number behind a large truck camper. We used to with out the camper to shuttle 16 foot raft.

Shown below without the bumper that connects it all.

I haven't made the extra piece of decking that could fill it all in, but have considered it.
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Nice job, that would surely work..
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