We're looking into buying one of the older RAV 4's for hauling our Old Town Tripper 172 around. My only concern is that the trunk won't open while the canoe is on top because it opens sideways. Has anyone tried this combination or a similar one and has lived to tell how it works out? :-)
Thanks for your help as always.
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We have a 2012 Rav4|
Posted by: just1more on May-13-13 10:04 PM (EST)
and its a bonus that the door swings open sideways as it doesn't affect our kayaks on top. It does cause trouble opening if we are pulling a trailer with kayaks though.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on May-13-13 11:44 PM (EST)
We had a '97 and had no problems opening the door with a canoe on top. It was a good vehicle. When we were ready for a new one, they changed the body style and I didn't like the new style. Here's a pic with it with boat on top (Souris Quetico 16).
3rd generation of Rav4|
Posted by: ret603 on May-14-13 8:52 AM (EST)
The side swinging rear door on the third generation (2006-20012) is a mixed blessing.
Thank you for the insight!|
Posted by: gatormax on May-15-13 10:27 AM (EST)
That looks pretty good.|
Posted by: gatormax on May-15-13 10:28 AM (EST)
I like the side swing door|
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on May-14-13 10:08 AM (EST)
On my 2009 Rav4. Does not impede the kayaks or my Sawyer Summersong.
Rav4 wrong -way door swing|
Posted by: ret603 on May-19-13 11:51 AM (EST)
Tell me you're not going to drop the |
Posted by: bigspencer on May-14-13 10:56 AM (EST)