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Recommendation to Carry Canoe on 2017 Ram 1500 When Towing Trailer

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Hi, Hoping you have a suitable option to carry a 15 foot canoe atop my Ram. I like the hitch mounted racks, but that would be of no use if I have my 20foot camper hitched on. Was thinking something that would fit in the rectangular holes at the rear top of the bed sides. I could always just use the ubiquitous foam blocks on the cab top. Thanks

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I have a great solution for transporting your 15 foot canoe on your 2017 Ram 1500 when towing a trailer.

I recommend looking at the Erickson Truck Bed Ladder Rack # EM07705. This rustproof aluminum ladder rack will simply clamp onto the bedside rails on your truck to provide crossbars for securing your canoe. It has a weight capacity of 800 pounds and sliding load stops to help keep your cargo in place. I have attached a demonstration video on this product for you to check out. Note that this will only fit your truck if it does not have the RamBox.

You can add ratchet straps like # EM34415 to secure your canoe onto the crossbars. Foam Blocks like the Malone # MPG152 will also help to protect the canoe and provide padding when resting on the ladder rack.

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