Stor N Boat cargo carrier doubles as a boat

 Stor N Boat cargo carrier doubles as a boat

This is pretty cool: A cargo container that fits in the two-inch trailer hitch connection at the back of an RV that doubles as a boat.

I ran into the Stor N Boat system at the recent Recreational Vehicle Industry Association trade show in Louisville had thought it worthy of a quick video.

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The Stor N Boat can fit into a two-inch trailer hitch receiver

The idea here is that the top of the carrier is really a boat, big enough for two people. The cargo box holds 14.7 cubic feet of storage for your gear and luggage and the top – or the boat – is 42″ wide x 96″ long x 16 ” depth and even is set up for a small  2 hp outboard to be mounted on the back. It felt pretty rugged, made of high-density, UV-protected, 3/16” impact resistant polyethylene with ¼” polyethylene foam walls for added durability.

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Cargo capacity s 14.7 cubic feet

It comes with three seats that can be removed s you have lots of storage underneath when affixed to the top of the cargo carrier.

It also is available as a rooftop carrier.

Weight capacity for the boat is 450 pounds including up to two people and gear.

They told me at the show that retail cost is around $1,200.

Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road at RVLifestyle.com. He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.

31 Comments

  • É uma ideia maravilhosa e muito pratica….. adorei…

  • part of my overly ambitious plans when starting out RVing was to carry a boat- the Porta-Boat caught my eye. it’s a folding boat that folds flat and can be carried on an RV roof or side rack. i never followed through on it, and am kind of glad i didn’t, since i have run into people who did and reported to me that the Porta-Boat was very unstable, more like a canoe than a regular rowboat. the one you’re describing here looks more stable.

    • Try a pakboat – see: http://pakboats.com/. These things are tough as nails! May not look like it, but they are being used for expedition canoeing in some challenging environments. Packs up into a duffel bag that can be checked as 50# baggage.

  • Awesome. Although that might lead to parking problem – considering that etrek is already 20 feet ish long already?

    And normal parking space is around 19 feet ish?

  • RT Campskunk, I have a PortaBote and I think it’s quite stable. It doesn’t FEEL like it at first as it flexes way more than people are used to, but once you get used to it it doesn’t bother you. Mine is just a touch too large to be truly portable though…wish I’d gotten the 8′ one.

  • Oh. One day I’ll go with Orikayak. I think thats enough to enjoy Oregon’s Crater Lake.

  • looking for camper not much larger than my Town & Country Chrysler minivan for traveling

  • Very cool!!

  • Cool

  • Thought of you Brad Parise!

  • Great idea!!

  • Very cool.

  • Indeed, Cool Gizmo. Like the stowage options, good pitch.

  • I want to know more about this camper. very interested.

  • Bo Bo Black

  • Love to live in a horse camper

  • Ck it out Jan Hochfeld

  • C’mon…Show it on the water with people in it!

    • lots of water with people in the boat shots on their website

  • I want to see it open

  • Good idea but too pricey!!!

  • Neat.

  • This is what you need Gregory Ehmann

  • No patty sole it’s to small of a boat..:)

  • It’s a M/B it has to be pricey ! When Ford comes out with there transit van in 2015 the price will be less pricey !

  • Cool!

  • Cute idea, but the cost is a little steep.

  • Bob Burdan

  • Que padre

  • If it covers the license plate, you can get a ticket. That goes for anything you stick on the rear, see it all the time.

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