How To Strap A Canoe To A Truck
Canoeing a fun activity that’s enjoyed by both young and old. People often feel a sense of peace around nature and especially around water.
The stillness and freshness of a body of water makes a person feel relaxed and serene. Normally, when we think of water we think of swimming.
That is the most popular water activity all over the world; however, there are many other enjoyments that can be taken out of it. Boating is a very popular activity as well.
As motorized vehicles became mainstream, people lost their attraction to kayaks, canoes and sail boats. It’s fairly normal to see speed boats and yachts on the water.
While these vehicles have become wildly popular on the market, some still prefer a simple, more peaceful way to enjoy an activity.
- Why Canoe?
Canoeing is a lot cheaper. This is especially true sense canoes are often made from cheaper materials, require no gas and are easy to transport.
It is much harder to strap a canoe onto a vehicle like a sedan versus a truck. Obviously this is so because trucks have a wider range of space to hold items externally from the vehicle.
Depending on the type of truck, it may be difficult to hold the canoe in the backseat. This is largely in part due to the tendency of their being little room in the backseat of the truck versus room in the back seat of a sedan.
- Stap It In The Truck!
The truck, depending on the size of it, should have a backseat that is large enough to be able to place a canoe solely on the bed of it if it is placed long-ways.
If you are able to place your canoe on the bed of the trunk, you may think that there is no way of taking it out of the trunk and onto the street. This is not true.
A truck moving at a certain speed can certainly lossen the canoe, and a lot of other items, out of the trunk as it moves. Your canoe should be strapped down with strong strap even if it is placed in this manner and even if it looks secure enough.
- Placing It Upright
The canoe may have to be placed upright in the trunk. This increases the chance that it will move out of the truck when it is going at high speeds.
To avoid this from happening, it should always be placed against the back of the trunk. Strap it to the back of the trunk and use a heavier tape and a little more of it than you would use to secure a canoe to the bed of the trunk.
- If You Can Place It Down On The Bed
There are also trunk covers for trucks that offer more protection for the canoe than tape alone. These covers can also help secure any other items you have in the trunk as well.
Be sure to tape the canoe anyway as it can still move around. To avoid the risk of damage by friction, tape can be a helpful adjunct.
Truck covers can also help protect the canoe from rain if it happens to rain that day. Heavy rain can be damaging to a canoe that is made out of real wood.
It is also important to consider the possibility of slipping around in the canoe if using it while wet. Plus, it will make you wet which will make canoeing less comfortable and on a cool day make you feel cold.
- It’s Not Difficult
If you have the advantage of being able to place your canoe in a truck, it should be less difficult for you to transport it than if you were transporting it in a car.
A mini Van, some consider it to be a type of truck, also makes this job much easier. Trucks maximize the amount of passengers you can have while also maximizing what you can toe because of the space it lends you.
If you know what you’re doing, there’s a 99% chance that you can transport the canoe in tact.