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    Hauling vs towing

    So my idea is to get rid of my trailer and instead build a carrier to fit in bed of truck to haul the doo to and from the water. I'm making this post to ask what others think of this idea? The boat: 2007 Seadoo rxp. Truck: 2011 Ram 1500 crew with the midget bed at 5 feet 6 inches before tail gate. Not worried about weight capacity or what not, but I will have like 3 feet of doo past the tail gate. Unistrut was going to be the construction material for the carrier and ramp. So have any others tried this? Seen it done? Opinions?


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    Something like this?

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    More like this actually:

    Except with an electric winch. I understand the frustrations of people taking to long on the ramp so getting in and out quickly is something I have to pay attention to

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    I personally wouldnt do it. Why do you want to eliminate the trailer?

    I would think this would make the rear of the truck squat somewhat. The other thing to consider is the high center of gravity you will have with a ski that big in the truck bed.

    Having the trailer makes loading and unloading so easy. Especially a single trailer. The truck hardly knows its there.

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    I wouldn't personally do it either, not fond of backing my truck into saltwater. But may work for you, Worked for my buddy mark in the video, but he had light stand ups and lived less than a mile from this lake. Second video is a kawi 750.... allot lighter than a rxp, and I would be worried about 800+ lbs on the bumper of a half ton

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