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  • There are a couple of options to carry your kayaks. Because of the length of the kayaks, they will likely interfere with the front of the 5th wheel camper if carried solely on the truck's roof. One options you have is to carry the kayas on the top of the camper. Keep in mind that this will increase the overall height of your camper, and you will want to measure the overall height to know your clearance for overpasses. We installed a Thule square bar system on one of our...
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  • To answer your last question, I do have experience with this exact issue. A lot of people have run into this problem. It isn't always easy to find tie down points on a vehicle whether that vehicle is a 2015 Subaru Outback or a 1956 Rocket 88. But I have an excellent solution for you. You can use the Thule Quick Loops, # TH530. You won't have to remove any bolts, just close the cylinder under the hood (away from anything that gets hot of course!) and the other in the rear hatch....
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  • Folding tonneau covers can sometimes be tough to fit along with a ladder rack since often both will use the same or similar attachment points on the tops or sides of the bed rails. But I do have a great solution for you for transporting two 14-foot kayaks with a total weight of 150-lbs that will actually cost you a lot less than many quality ladder racks AND avoid any concerns about compatibility with your tonneau cover. The solution I recommend is a hitch-mount load support...
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  • First you are going to need a roof rack for your pop up camper. You can use the Swagman Roamer, # S80510 which will attach to the top of a camper as long as it is not a plastic, one-piece roof and as long as it has a flat roof. You can then use a carrier such as the stacker, # TH830, to carry both kayaks. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • There are several different ways you can carry 2 kayaks with your 2015 Toyota Tacoma. First, you could put them in the bed of the truck and use a tailgate pad such as # S64761 to protect both the truck and the kayaks and to secure the kayaks to the tailgate and pad. Another option is to utilize your trailer hitch (as long as it is a 2 inch hitch) and half of a roof rack. It sounds a little strange but if you put one crossbar on the roof and then used the Rhino-Rack T-Load,...
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  • We have a couple of options for carrying kayaks on the roof of your 2011 Subaru Outback. If you will be carrying one kayak then most of our customers who have the 2010 or 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon select the Yakima BowDown Kayak Carrier, # Y04042, see video link. The Thule Top Deck Rooftop Kayak Carrier System, # TH881, runs a very close second. If you will need to carry 2 kayaks, the Yakima BigStack Roof Mounted 2 Kayak Carrier System, # Y04041, is the carrier most often...
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  • I do have a solution for you but because the TracRac ladder rack crossbars are so large none of the roof rack kayak carriers that clamp around the bars will fit. What I recommend is the Inno carrier # INXA445 which would mount in the top channels in the crossbars. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • I spoke to my contact at Thule and she informed me that the difference between the Thule SUP part # TH810 and the # TH810XT is that the XT version comes with a little bit long strap (1 inch) and the area where the strap is stored on the rack is cleaned up a bit so that it slides into the slot easier. The # TH810 has a bolt that makes for storing the strap a little bit more involved. I attached a review video for both of the racks for you to check out.
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  • A single kayak will not likely impose too much weight burden on your Edge roof, but its always a good idea as a starting point to double check your owners manual to confirm how much weight the roof can handle. If you would like the flexibility to add other types of roof-mount accessories then you may want to go with a roof rack system designed for your vehicle. Roof racks can accept all sorts of cargo accessories, from kayak carriers to bike racks to luggage boxes. Again, confirm...
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  • I am going to assume that the roof of your 5th wheel trailer does not have any type of roof rack on it. In that case you would need to either add one or use one of the carriers designed for a naked roof. The easiest way to go would be a carrier designed for a naked roof. The SportRack Standard Block Island, # SR5525, is a kit that will fit on a naked roof. With this kit, you would place the blocks on the roof, place the kayak on the blocks, and then the whole thing is held...
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  • You have a couple of options to carry the kayak on the roof of your 2014 Honda CR-V. First, if you don't want to spend a lot of money I recommend a foam block kit, # SR5525. The blocks set on the vehicle roof and the kayak will rest on the blocks. You will use the included straps to tie down the bow and stern and to secure everything to the vehicle by routing 2 of the straps through the interior of the vehicle. The other option is to install a roof rack and use a carrier on...
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  • First, you are going to need some crossbars to fit the flush mount side rails on the roof of your 2014 Honda CR-V. On the rails there are fixed points to mount crossbars. This means the bars will be in a fixed position and you will not be able to change the bar spread. You can use the following parts to add locking crossbars: AeroBlade bars # THARB47 Foot pack # TH460R Fit kit # THKIT3118 Locks are sold separately, # TH544 For kayak carriers, since ocean kayaks are likely...
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  • Since you have a roof rack on your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon, we have a couple options that will work for you. I recommend the Thule The Stacker Kayak Carrier, part # TH830. This system will fit most round, square, or factory crossbars with a maximum width of 3 inches. The minimum crossbar spread this will work with is 24 inches. This system includes the straps that secure the kayaks to the carrier and tie-downs for the bow/stern of the kayak. For additional straps you...
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  • You would want to install a roof rack on your 2015 Chevy Silverado so that you can carry a kayak. For that you would want the Yakima roof rack that consists of part numbers # Y00409, # Y00124, # Y00607. Now depending on the length of you kayak you may need to go with a front mount hitch as well like part # C31071 and an upright rack like the part Yakima DryDock Load Assist # Y02449-3 so that you can carry the kayak far enough forward to clear your fifth wheel trailer. To...
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  • If you want to be really cost-conscious you can skip the roof rack entirely and simply use one of our foam block type kayak carriers on your truck's topper. These are designed for transporting kayaks on vehicles that do not have a roof rack of any type. All such carriers can be seen on the linked page; one bargain-priced example is the SportRack # SR5525. Advantages of foam carriers include price (as stated) but also very light weight (which saves your topper's weight capacity...
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  • That would depend on the width of your two kayaks. The width of the upright hitch bar of the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier w/ Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack # DTA944-968-924 is 48 inches. If the width of your 2 kayaks side by side is less than that you should be good. This comes with foam block, which for two kayaks you would want a total of four of the part # DTA924. For additional straps you could get the part # Y05006.
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  • For a roof rack that will fit your 2013 BMW X3 with the side rails that run front to back you can use a Thule rack using the following parts: Load bars # THLB50 Podium feet # TH460 Fit kit # THKIT4023 This rack has a 165 pound capacity. But check the X3 owners manual to determine the capacity of the roof and if lower go by the lower capacity. You can then use the Stacker, # TH830. It does not have a capacity because it will be holding up a kayak placed on its side while...
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  • The J-Stacker Kayak Carrier, # SR5511, is one of our most popular kayak carriers and is designed to work on Thule square bars, round bars and most factor crossbars. This kayak carrier would be my recommendation for your Subaru Outback. It is required to tie down the bow and stern when carrying a kayak on top of a vehicle. I spoke with my contact at SportRack and found out that the ropes are made of a soft polypropylene material that should not damage the paint on your vehicle....
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  • You have a few options in how you can transport your two kayaks on your 2016 Honda CR-V that has factory-installed roof crossbars. These include carriers that offer assisted loading, such as the Thule Glide and Set # TH883 as well as very cost-effective foam block carriers like the SportRack # SR5526 that mount on your factory bars. Note that in order to use two of the Glide and Set your crossbars have to provide 53-inches or more of available space. The best way to help decide...
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  • As long as you had the crossbar width to accommodate your 2 kayaks on the roof of your 2015 Subaru Forester with factory bars and the roof capacity for them as well I would recommend the Yakima EvenKeel part # Y04052. I checked with Yakima and this rack has been confirmed to fit your factory crossbars.
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