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Trailer and canoe in tow

This is the only picture I have of our trailer in tow, though we've been doing it for two decades. The trailer is 4x8' by 2' deep and gets packed pretty full when we're camping with a family of five (this picture is of a non-camping trip). The canoe sits very securely on top, strapped and tied down. I have never felt comfortable with a canoe on my van roof, though I will do it for short excursions. I like being able to look in my rear view mirror to see that my canoe is still following me. The trailer and van are used for my renovation business during the year.

A trailer and a full sized van are way more than two people need to go canoeing or camping, but since we have them, we use them. We love it now that we never have to worry about packing it all in.