Stor N Boat cargo carrier doubles as a boat

Written by on December 10, 2013 in Gadgets, Videos with 14 Comments

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.



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  1. JOSE MIGUEL DA SILVA says:

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

  2. Campskunk says:

    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.

    • Gary Hennes says:

      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.

  3. Fable Fox says:

    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?

  4. Gail K. says:

    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.

  5. Fable Fox says:

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

  6. Ronald Napier says:

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

  7. Barbara Benoit Zabala says:

    Very cool!!

  8. Sandy Parise Sandy Parise says:

    Thought of you Brad Parise!

  9. Paul Konowalchuk Pogorzelski says:

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

  10. Tom Bunbury Tom Bunbury says:

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

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