Kayak rack for Cybertruck?

JD@T3Cyber

Member
First Name
JD
Joined
Jul 27, 2021
Threads
4
Messages
14
Reaction score
9
Location
Florida
Vehicles
Model 3
Occupation
Logistics Manager
Country flag
Has anyone spotted a Kayak in a Cybertruck yet?
I'd like to know if I will be able to just put it in the bed and open the tailgate and secure it that way or if Tesla will make a rack or extension for the tailgate
in order to haul something longer. I'm still holding out on a ramp too, even if it's an option, I hope Tesla can pull that off.
If anyone has seen or has any knowledge of a Kayak rack or something similar please let me know.
Thanks.
Sponsored

 

Bill837

Well-known member
First Name
Bill
Joined
Sep 21, 2023
Threads
5
Messages
263
Reaction score
539
Location
Southern Maryland
Vehicles
2020 Z4, 2015 Cherokee Trailhawk, 2008 R1200RT
Occupation
Aviation Weapons/Systems
Country flag
Nothing spotted yet. Of course the bed with the tailgate down will work. But with those four rack attachment points on each side, I think the after market will be making stuff.
 

ÆCIII

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 27, 2020
Threads
10
Messages
1,112
Reaction score
2,624
Location
USA
Vehicles
Model 3
Country flag
The Sample Rack Tesla debuted down in Corpus Christi last May would probably work for Kayaks on top:

Tesla Cybertruck Kayak rack for Cybertruck? 1700136376787


This rendering of canoes on a rack could also be what some are looking for. I'm hoping there will be plenty of aftermarket products developed within the first couple years after launch:

Tesla Cybertruck Kayak rack for Cybertruck? 1700136305934

- ÆCIII
 


Red61224

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 10, 2020
Threads
5
Messages
334
Reaction score
435
Location
//
Vehicles
Yugo
Country flag
Has anyone spotted a Kayak in a Cybertruck yet?
I'd like to know if I will be able to just put it in the bed and open the tailgate and secure it that way or if Tesla will make a rack or extension for the tailgate
in order to haul something longer. I'm still holding out on a ramp too, even if it's an option, I hope Tesla can pull that off.
If anyone has seen or has any knowledge of a Kayak rack or something similar please let me know.
Thanks.
From a former member of the "Roof Rack Yacht Club" I now use a kayak trailer. Easier on the shoulders and no salt water dripping on the vehicle. I paddle a 19' Wilderness Systems and load up and go time is much quicker now.

Tesla Cybertruck Kayak rack for Cybertruck? 1700147947752
 
Last edited:

Crissa

Well-known member
First Name
Crissa
Joined
Jul 8, 2020
Threads
133
Messages
17,241
Reaction score
28,614
Location
Santa Cruz
Vehicles
2014 Zero S, 2013 Mazda 3
Country flag
From a former member of the "Roof Rack Yacht Club" I now use a kayak trailer. Easier on the shoulders and no salt water dripping on the vehicle. I paddle a 19' Wilderness Systems and load up and go time is much quicker now.

1700147947752.jpeg
This is a side point, but you may lose less range from a small trailer than putting them atop the truck.

So take that into mind, you're trading maneuverability for range when you put them up.

-Crissa
 

Bill837

Well-known member
First Name
Bill
Joined
Sep 21, 2023
Threads
5
Messages
263
Reaction score
539
Location
Southern Maryland
Vehicles
2020 Z4, 2015 Cherokee Trailhawk, 2008 R1200RT
Occupation
Aviation Weapons/Systems
Country flag
From a former member of the "Roof Rack Yacht Club" I now use a kayak trailer. Easier on the shoulders and no salt water dripping on the vehicle. I paddle a 19' Wilderness Systems and load up and go time is much quicker now.

1700147947752.jpeg
One benefit of the truck is that my non-towing wife can drop me one place and drive to pick me up at another. But I think a simple bed extender is the best cost benefit solution.
 

WHIZZARD OF OZ

Well-known member
First Name
Ivan
Joined
Mar 11, 2021
Threads
1
Messages
1,862
Reaction score
1,817
Location
Australia
Vehicles
VW Up!
Occupation
Electric Wheelchair Builder
Country flag
any bed extender that fits into the hitch mount will work to extend the bed. I made my own with tubular steel and extended my bed to 16' to carry a ladder.

1700146638370.png
I get the idea of 'a ladder in your stocking' at Christmas.....just didn't think it was so hard to get a ladder in a Pick-up!
 


Red61224

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 10, 2020
Threads
5
Messages
334
Reaction score
435
Location
//
Vehicles
Yugo
Country flag
One benefit of the truck is that my non-towing wife can drop me one place and drive to pick me up at another. But I think a simple bed extender is the best cost benefit solution.

Years ago when I first got the boat I carried it on top of a Honda Civic Si, looked like an aircraft carrier balanced on top of a skateboard with overhang on both ends. Had orange flags on both ends especially for parking lot safety for pedestrians. Where I lived at the time I would just leave the boat on the roof for weeks and paddle in the mornings before going to work (night shift) and just Lather-Rinse-Repeat for days.
 
Last edited:

cvalue13

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 17, 2022
Threads
74
Messages
7,147
Reaction score
13,761
Location
Austin, TX
Vehicles
F150L
Occupation
Fun-employed
Country flag
The simple production rack we’ve seen might work but presents a few challenges

that rack (really just two cross-bars) isn’t level, so securing it would be a little more important than usual

but maybe more questionable is the front of the kayak would be slanted skyward over the cab, turning the kayak into a wind-catch / kite.

see again RE securing, but also range effects
 

PilotPete

Well-known member
First Name
Pete
Joined
May 8, 2023
Threads
12
Messages
1,577
Reaction score
3,953
Vehicles
Porsche, BMW, M3LR on order
Occupation
Chief Pilot
Country flag
The simple production rack we’ve seen might work but presents a few challenges

that rack (really just two cross-bars) isn’t level, so securing it would be a little more important than usual

but maybe more questionable is the front of the kayak would be slanted skyward over the cab, turning the kayak into a wind-catch / kite.

see again RE securing, but also range effects
I thought about your point when I read this. But, rather than turn the kayak upside down on the rack, mount it right side up. Now you have the bow splitting the wind as it splits the water. Of course, there is still a range penalty, but it is likely to be leas than upside down,

Tesla Cybertruck Kayak rack for Cybertruck? 1700355574412
 

CyberGus

Well-known member
First Name
Gus
Joined
May 22, 2021
Threads
72
Messages
6,553
Reaction score
21,326
Location
Austin, TX
Website
www.timeanddate.com
Vehicles
1981 DeLorean, 2024 Cybertruck
Occupation
IT Specialist
Country flag
I thought about your point when I read this. But, rather than turn the kayak upside down on the rack, mount it right side up. Now you have the bow splitting the wind as it splits the water. Of course, there is still a range penalty, but it is likely to be leas than upside down,

1700355574412.jpeg
Plus, you now have room for a 6th passenger
 

cvalue13

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 17, 2022
Threads
74
Messages
7,147
Reaction score
13,761
Location
Austin, TX
Vehicles
F150L
Occupation
Fun-employed
Country flag
I thought about your point when I read this. But, rather than turn the kayak upside down on the rack, mount it right side up. Now you have the bow splitting the wind as it splits the water. Of course, there is still a range penalty, but it is likely to be leas than upside down,

1700355574412.jpeg
mall depends on the rig, of course

but implicit to my thinking was that securing the kayak to the truck, with it being on the slope of the roofline, would probably benefit from having the upturn of the bow ‘caught’ on the tailgate (if possible)

suppose it’s damned if do/don’t
Sponsored

 
 




Top