Trailer modification to carry Canoes, ladders, etc.
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This simple modification allows me to carry a canoe, ladder, long lumber or anything else
that is too long to fit on the trailer.  

The front portion is all knock down and slips onto the trailer and requires nothing to hold it
in place.  The back portion is bolted to the end of the tailgate and is cut at an angle so
that top is in the same plane as the top of the front section.  

The lumber was left over pressure treated since it spends lots of time outdoor in the

IA critical point to consider is the portion of the overhead payload that will overhang the
tow vehicle.  If the you need to two in areas with hills the overhead payload will come close
the tow vehicle any time the trailer and tow vehicle are not in the same plane.  This
happens when the tow vehicle is on a flat section while the trailer is still on the hill.

It would be a good idea to put some stops on the ends to ensure the overhead payload
doesn't slide. This has not been a problem, but it would give piece of mind.

This is modification is simple and very valuable if you need to carry long items
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