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A1t2o
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08/13/2019 08:20AM
My buddy is getting married and I would like to get him something special for camping. I'm torn between a tent and a truck rack. Right now, I'm leaning more towards the rack because he could use it for other things as well like hunting.

What is a good canoe rack for a 2018 F150? Are the bed racks better than the tailgate and roof racks? I've talked to him about a variety of gift options and he is fine with taking his bed cover off to use a canoe rack, but he would want it to haul 2 canoes. My price range is around $300.

As a backup option what is a good 4 man tent for $300?
 
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x2jmorris
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08/13/2019 09:03AM
For a tent you can get amazing 4 man tents for 300 dollars. REI is a good one that I have had for about 8 years now and still going strong. I would mostly look at sites like REI and Backcountry and look for deals.
 
Jackfish
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08/13/2019 10:10AM
Find a Yakima rack dealer and have someone help you. A 2-canoe rack for his truck would be a great gift. Don't forget the gunwale stops for the cross bars.
 
ParkerMag
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08/13/2019 10:18AM
If he's starting at square one - no feet, no bars, etc., I don't think $300 gets it done for a Yakima or Thule setup.
 
08/13/2019 10:41AM
Somewhat over budget but what the hey, my rack is a Vantech P300.

Clamps to rail top with 8 clamps, once setup for the truck it can be put on in 20 minutes taken off in 10. Aluminum and fairly light to carry. It is very secure and adjustable.
Vantech does sell a single rack that would work very well combined with a good roof rack.

$300 4 person tent, Tarus 4 Outfitter
Or a bit lighter but not as weather resistant, Merimac 4 Outfitter
I have an Extreme 3 Outfitter that I like a lot, the Outfitter versions bring heavier zippers Oxford HD floor and aluminum poles.

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OCDave
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08/13/2019 11:40AM
A tent seems a more appropriate "couples" gift. A nod toward the bride's comfort in their new life together and such.
 
WonderMonkey
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08/13/2019 12:39PM
If you want to get him a physical gift, then do that. If you are ok with getting him a gift card so he can add to it, then do that. It's possible he wants a rack but he would prefer one that is outside your budget, or has a feature that you did not anticipate.
 
Savage Voyageur
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08/13/2019 03:44PM
What ever happened to a toaster oven or a crock pot?
 
TipsyPaddler
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08/13/2019 04:52PM
Yeti cooler...even better filled with beer!

You can pick size to fit budget too.
 
Rs130754
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08/13/2019 08:21PM
Savage Voyageur: "What ever happened to a toaster oven or a crock pot? "
Or the giant sized wooden fork and spoon.
 
4keys
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08/13/2019 10:01PM
Rs130754: "Savage Voyageur: "What ever happened to a toaster oven or a crock pot? "
Or the giant sized wooden fork and spoon.
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My daughter just got engaged last weekend... I'm sure someone will ask about gift ideas for her.
 
andym
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08/14/2019 12:00AM
My wife wanted to put a circular saw on our gift registry but we didn't wind up having one. I think that was before hardware and tool stores had registries.

We did give a tent to our nephew and his wife. They loved it and we liked helping them spend more time camping.
 
Canoe42
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08/14/2019 05:34PM
Besides helping out with the wedding, we gave my daughter and son-in-law a canoe.

 
OCDave
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08/14/2019 06:14PM
Canoe42: "Besides helping out with the wedding, we gave my daughter and son-in-law a canoe.

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What a great parent!

PS: Fantastic photo
 
08/15/2019 06:00AM
Reading this thread is tempting me to get married all over again!
 
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