How to Transport a Kayak with Your Ford Truck

Transporting With Trucks | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

In Downers Grove, you’re a hop, skip, and jump away from some good kayaking spots like Whalon Lake and Channahon State Park. Before you set out on any kind of kayaking adventure in your Ford truck, you’ll want to know how to transport your gear safely.


The easiest, simplest way to secure a kayak using your Ford truck is to get the right accessories. Whether you drive a Ford Maverick, Ranger, F-150, or Super Duty, you can pick from a range of available racks and carriers perfect for the job.

One of the most unique options you can choose is the Yakima hitch-mounted rack extension, which lets you safely transport two kayaks above bed level. You can also purchase roof rack and rail systems from Thule that are compatible with a huge range of accessories including a folding kayak carrier, canoe carriers, and cargo boxes. 

Use the bed

If you don’t want to get any accessories for your Ford truck just yet, you can also take advantage of your pickup bed. While kayaks likely won’t lie flat in your truck bed, you can position them safely by angling the stern into the front left corner and lining up the bow with the tailgate at the opposite end. Then, use the bed’s tie-downs and buckle straps to lock the kayaks firmly in place.

Need help transporting kayaks in your Ford truck — or a new Ford truck in which to transport your kayak? Look no further than Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, Illinois.