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Wilderness Adventure Kayak Trailer is a company based in Holland, Michigan where I moved after thirty years of working in Manhattan. We developed a quality line of trailers designed to get people on to their next adventure.

I switched from a great view of the water to a great time on the water. It was a move from the steel and glass canyons of the city to the gigantic sand dunes and forests of west Michigan. I gave up one love and found another, as I explored the incredible natural beauty of Michigan. For several years now I have been moving to expansion in the sound during the cold of the Michigan winters. There are several great spots to choose from, but none offers the expansive paddling opportunity of Southwest Florida. We will be doing inland river paddling there.  The adventure in exploring the wilderness of Michigan put me on the rivers, lakes and islands of the state. Using kayak and bike, I got closer to nature than at any time in my life. The great diversity of natural exposure and eco structures of Florida is adding a new dimension to my paddling. We will be opening a distribution activity in southwest Florida in 2015( more to come on this exciting development).

To explore these great venues correctly, good gear is needed. These paddling adventures gave rise to finding quality paddling and camping equipment, which needed to be hauled conveniently and safely. After years of experimenting with different gear hauling, and in conjunction with a local manufacturer, the Kayak Kaboose was developed. We worked together to produce a high quality, reasonably priced trailer that can take the rugged two tracks of the woods, the snow and sand, saltwater and yet is built to last. So all the products we offer are dipped galvanized, built for rugged conditions not designed to be mailed with a frame that is bolted together, the core is a welded frame with sturdy steel gauge construction. It needed to stand up to rugged wilderness conditions. Even the high speeds of the freeway to get there ( high speed tires).

Since Adventurers travel and pack differently, we needed to offer options and customized applications. Some folks needed a trailer for over-sized kayaks that were too heavy and awkward to put on their car roof. Some wanted to take bikes along. Some wanted to use their own bike racks. Some needed space for wide bodied fishing kayaks. Others had the added storage need for the foot pedal mechanisms of high end kayaks. Some wanted more storage space for camping and fishing. One guy wanted to take his bikes, kayaks and have special masts for his hammock camping activity. Another wanted to take his motorcycle and kayaks together. One fellow wanted a sleeping platform for camping amidst the marsh lands. We have a Hobie Cat trailer for those wonderful products using their cradles or alternatives. One good customer has limited use of only one arm and needed a winch design that could load his heavy fishing kayak with electric motor and also take his wife’s sea kayak; we were very pleased to provide a solution.

One question that always comes up is, ” Can you ship these trailers”? Yep, we can. The trailer is delivered on a skid with all the parts included. Because the core of the trailer is a welded frame, we can build the skid around the frame for stability. All the other parts bolt onto the welded frame, so assembly is straight forward. We always try to provide a delivered assembled option; where we have multiple customers, we can expand the radius of efficient delivery with our version of a “milk run”. Because of the wide spread geographic interest we are planning on regional staging locations to provide greater delivery efficiency. This year, 2015,  we are expanding to southwest Florida with a distribution location. While we have shipped and delivered these trailers from Idaho to Texas to New Jersey and down to Florida, we want to have a more convenient spot in Florida for expansion and reducing distribution costs to benefit our great customers and make our life easier at the same time.

As you can infer from our discussion, there are lots of variables in what we do. However, our goal is narrowly focused which is simply to provide you with the best trailer application for your use and do it economically.

In sum, the team that brings you this series of trailers is really pleased with the response to this trailer offering. And we are honored to serve you. If you need more information, please call me

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