Okay, how far are you transporting it? I have a 16'(?) Oldtown Guide canoe and carry it on my 03 Silverado. I use the hitch extender and the strapon roof bar from Cabelas and have had NO problems transporting it. There is a pic of it on this sight somewhere, not sure where, but it might be worth looking into. Most states have restrictions as how far something may extend behind a vehicle without lights.