Carry your canoe or kayak safely and securely on your pickup truck. This setup includes a rooftop crossbar, foam kayak block and hitch-mounted extension piece to create a full system. All you need is a 2" trailer hitch receiver and your boat. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Darby. Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier w/ Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack part number DTA944-968-924 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier w/ Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack

Darby Watersport Carriers

(117 reviews)


Code:   DTA944-968-924

Price:$180.85


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Darby Watersport Carriers - DTA944-968-924

Carry your canoe or kayak safely and securely on your pickup truck. This setup includes a rooftop crossbar, foam kayak block and hitch-mounted extension piece to create a full system. All you need is a 2" trailer hitch receiver and your boat.


Features:

  • Convenient rack system lets you securely carry a kayak with your pickup truck
  • Extend-A-Truck load extender slides into your 2" trailer hitch and adjusts vertically for use with roof rack
    • Quick, easy installation - insert into receiver and secure with standard pin and clip or lock (sold separately)
  • Universal-fit, round crossbar mounts to your vehicle's bare roof to support your canoe or kayak
    • Place non-scratch foam feet on roof and telescope bar in or out to match width of vehicle
    • Run strap through your truck cab and secure inside
  • Sturdy foam block attaches to load extender to provide contoured, cushioned resting place for your boat
    • One block is included
    • Additional blocks can be purchased separately
  • Support bars and crossbars are constructed of durable powder coated steel
  • Tie-down straps sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: naked-roof vehicles with 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Hitch-mounted extension:
    • Weight capacity: 350 lbs
    • Width: 48"
    • Vertical adjustment (from the top of the hitch opening): 53-3/8" - 60-3/8"
    • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to upright bar: 9-1/2"
  • Rooftop crossbar:
    • Weight capacity: refer to your owner's manual for vehicle's roof capacity
    • Width: 45" - 60"
  • Foam block dimensions: 18" long x 5" wide


Creating a kayak-carrying system for your truck is easy with this unique kit. First, slide the Extend-A-Truck load extender into your hitch in the upright position. Then adjust the extender vertically so that it matches the height of your roof. To install the rooftop crossbar, simply set the bar and roof-rack feet in place on your roof and secure the strap inside your vehicle with the included cambuckle.


Place the sturdy, non-scratch foam block across the top crossbar of the load extender to create a safe and secure cradle for your boat to sit in. The wide cutout on the bottom of the block allows it to fit securely over the crossbar. The foam block will fit over the rooftop crossbar as well, so you can purchase another to ensure that both ends of your kayak are cradled by protective foam during transport.


Extend-A-Truck Load Extender used Vertically

Extend-A-Truck Load Extender Dimensions

The Extend-A-Truck load extender is an economically priced load-carrying alternative that is easily removable and fully adjustable to fit multiple cargo applications. In addition to using it as part of a roof-rack system, you can also position it so it sits lower and extends out farther from the rear of your vehicle so that you can carry long loads that would not otherwise fit in your truck bed.


Extend-A-Truck Load Extender used Horizontally

Extend-A-Truck Load Extender Dimensions


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Customer Reviews

Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier w/ Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack - DTA944-968-924

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (117 Customer Reviews)

Carry your canoe or kayak safely and securely on your pickup truck. This setup includes a rooftop crossbar, foam kayak block and hitch-mounted extension piece to create a full system. All you need is a 2" trailer hitch receiver and your boat.


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by: Mike in Medford MA07/30/2014


My kayak carrier arrived within 5 days of my order, in perfect condition. Because I had researched various options, I was aware of how this device was structured, and there were no surprises. I put it all together in about 6 minutes, and had my kayak mounted and ready for a 1 hr drive to Cape Anne MA within another 10 minutes. (advice: you should either mount the included foam cushion up front, and figure out how to cushion the rear of your kayak, or simply order an extra bolster for the rear of the kayak support.) For short hauls, I've used the rear mount WITHOUT any extra strapping to guard against right-left wobble, and it's not a problem. For longer hauls, the brace to bumper strapping is probably a good idea. All in all, I considered many homemade options before I found this product, and in the end this has proved to be the best option. Convenient, not terribly expensive, and very sturdy! And by the way, the reason I'm not attaching a photo -- the thing is in the back of my truck right now, because I use it frequently. It assembles/disassembles so quickly that I only use it when I need it. When on the truck it looks exactly like the photos! 143527


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The product remains awesome, unexpected. Ive told others about this carrier.

Mike i - 08/05/2015

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by: Johnny B05/03/2013


The Darby Extend a Truck kayak carrier arrived quickly via free standard shipping after a personalized courtesy email from eTrailer thanking me for the purchase. I bought this to haul my 13' Hobie Mirage Revolution, and I was surprised at how simple it was to put up. The included single bar roof rack (Turbo Rack) was essential to evenly distribute the front end weight and avoid roof damage on my Tacoma pickup. Although I'm just somewhat disappointed that the hauler doesn't fit snugly into the 2" hitch, it allows only minimal movement during transport and hasn't impacted safety in any way I can see. And I had no issues using a couple of tie-downs to secure the rack to the truck to minimize swaying, one to secure the back end of the kayak to the rack and one to secure the front. I've only had this for a few days but immediately hauled my kayak to and from a service dealer with no issues. I've been looking for something like this for a couple of years and highly recommend this for hauling kayaks. Next up...extending at bed level to haul other stuff, too! 78862



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by: Steve08/12/2013


Product arrived promptly and packaged well with great instructions. Product works as described and is perfect for my situation. E-trailer followed up with in regards to delivery and satisfaction with product! Not may companies do this! Photos show how well this works for my kayak or any number of other situations, especially since the rack will rotate to carry lumber and such. 94621



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by: Ed R01/04/2015


I've gotta say that the pictures, videos, questions and answers about this product are 100% accurate, and very helpful! I recommend you view them all. My comments are focused on etrailer.com. I have rarely seen such a well run, organized and responsive site! When have you ever asked a question on a site, and gotten an emailed response while you are still surfing the web? Gotta love that. After researching what was available (that's what WE ALL DO, RIGHT?) I decided I wanted the Darby Extend-a-truck kayak carrier system. Since Christmas was coming, I mentioned my choice to my very generous sister-in-law, who gave it to me as a gift. Unfortunately, she purchased the components from a different site. Even after returning her purchase, and paying return freight, it was cheaper on etrailer.com! Ordered Christmas morning and delivered on January 2nd. From now on, etrailer will be the first place I go. 167663



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by: Michael D.07/05/2013


Texas coast, I needed some sort of way to carry my yak with my truck having a bed cover on it at the same time. This carrier works awesome, I know some of yall are thinking i wonder if it works. Well it does pretty good too. The roof carrier works great and the truck doors close flush as if the strap wasn't attached. And there isn't any leakage if it was to rain. I also pull a travel trailer so this carrier hooks into my front bumper and I am able to carry it that way as well. If you have any concerns about this product, don't because Im pleased with it and it does its job. 87818



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by: Richard Bennett10/21/2014


Came exactly as described. Fast shipping, thanks guys! 157290


Comments

Top of the mounting point under a light kayak, causing the straps to lose tension, making my kayak fall off my truck. Luckily I was only going 10mph

Richard B - 10/21/2015

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by: Larry04/14/2013


Product was as advertized and easy to install. Still needs a lot of work to figure out how to secure the boat to the product and truck for transport. Delivery was prompt. 75904



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by: John B04/17/2014


Great product and Great customer service! Buy with confidence from these guys. I ordered my product with the standard 5-7 day shipping and was upgraded to the 3-5 day express shipping...at no additional cost to me....and without me asking for it! When does that ever happen?! Thanks very much etrailer.com team. Very happy customer here! John B. 125782



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by: Chad W.09/22/2015


Easy Setup and installation process. Solid construction. By far the best addition I have had to purchase for adapting my truck to compensate for my hobbies. 100% satisfied with the product. Fastest delivery I've received so far. Ordered and received within 5 days of purchase. 2 Thumbs up! Wish there were more companies out there like this. 227036



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by: Jamil09/16/2014


Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier is a very simple, easy to install set-up and it works really well. Very pleased with this purchase and ET service. 151204



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by: Larry W.09/01/2015


Used the product over the weekend on top of my Silverado, worked great. Hauled my 16 ft. canoe easily during 2.5 hour trip. Have also used it as an extension for local trips. I would recommend this product and e-trailer to my friends. E-trailer made buying easy and had it to me in 4 days. Thanks a lot. (Sorry no pictures) 223344



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by: Les C.01/05/2015


Works great on my F250. Follow the instructions and use plenty of straps to secure your kayak. 167708



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by: Jim D10/09/2015


I just received it today, speedy delivery, everything seemed to fit and the construction was of high quality. If it functions as well as it looks I got a winner. Looked all over for something to haul my two person kayak in my 6ft bed.. Great product,great price... 229645



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by: Ken O.06/26/2014


Great buy. Easy setup and sturdy. Strapped a Hobie kayak on top of my Nissan Frontier, leaving room for the toolbox and plenty of camping gear in the bed for a great NH weekend. Can't wait to use as a bed extender. Well worth the money. 137874



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by: Dave W.12/16/2015


Kayak carrier. Got it faster than expected. Very well made. I have 4 kayaks, two are 10' two are 17'. I can carry any two at one time. And gthe pieces are simple to install, heavy duty and can be removed easily when i dont need them. 233888



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by: Jared M.06/07/2015


Product arrived quickly and well-packaged. All seems as advertised and it looks like a sturdy rack for a kayak. There is a bit of play in the hitch mounting but I suppose you want that so that it won't rust and get stuck. 201465



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by: Dave R04/12/2016


Great product, high quality, and prompt service and shipping. We are using the Carrier to extend the bed length of our mid size work truck and occasionally carry a ladder. 243892



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by: Mick12/31/2015


Haven't actually used it yet but it looks to be complete and received it quick as usual with etrailer. Good value and affordable solution to big load little truck. 234552



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by: Jane S02/28/2016


This was the easiest project I have undertaken in a long time! Sturdy rack ready for my rowing scull! Fast delivery and a good price!! Thanks so much!! 238903



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by: Patrick W.04/08/2015


Great product! I was really concerned about carrying my kayak in a short bed pickup. The Extend-A-Truck Carrier solved that problem. Very easy to use! 184092



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by: Ken R.06/11/2014


Very pleased with product. Was pleased that it was exactly as described. Used it to transport a 13.5 foot tandem. Worked well! 135147



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by: Brent05/02/2013


Product is of high quality and design. Have used it many times to hual one kayak and sometimes two with no issues. 78730



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by: Diggin4fire10/29/2014


Made the 1,800 mile trip from Bar Harbor, Maine, to Memphis, TN with no problems! 158462



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by: Derek G.07/16/2013


With the hitch extender I can haul my son's Kayak now. Works great. 89869



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by: Jim H07/04/2015


this product was everything it said it was and I am very pleased 209388



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by: Jake O.04/20/2015


Item description was spot on. Exactly what I was looking for. 186796



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by: roger l09/07/2012


this is just perfect for my kayak and my truck great product 54095



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by: David F06/06/2013


Great product. Delivered within 5 days of order 83574



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by: Albert04/18/2016


Item as described. Good Quality. sent p romptly 245918



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by: Tom D.04/01/2016

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


Delivery was fast and the product is as expected. This is great for my short bed truck with a hard cover. I carry a large tool box in the bed and other materials; I can use this to pick up lumber without have to empty the bed. For really long pieces, I can use it in conjunction with the roof luggage carrier. I can use bed high or hard cover high. Excellent product. 242634



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by: Richard B.12/17/2012

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


I received the load extender in the 3-day window promised (which I paid for) and it has the features that I think will work fine. The square tubing construction is substantial enough and fits my Class 3 trailer hitch nicely. I recently sold my 10 year old Jeep Grand Cherokee and replaced it with a smaller SUV with way better gas mileage and generally lower cost of ownership. But one big feature that I missed from the Jeep was the ability to slap small loads of lumber and sheet goods on the roof rack. My SUV's rack is too small. This extender effectively enlarges my carrying capacity and, while I have not yet used it due to a stretch of wet weather, I suspect it will only take a couple of minutes to mount and secure when needed. I think perhaps for the money a couple of tie-downs could have been included but overall this will do the job. 61661



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by: captneil08/04/2014

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


Everything expected , lines up with Thule roof racks by about either 1" low or 1" higher this should be fine . I could re-drill but I don't think I will. 144273


Comments

This was a great solution to hauling my 13 sailboat instead of a trailer . This was a great solution to hauling my 12 sailboat instead of a trailer . Jeep was already in tow behind motor home .

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by: Paul G08/21/2014

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


Picked up my new 14' canoe in my short bed Ford 2002 F150 pick up using your newly purchased hitch attachment. Couldn't have worked better/easier/or faster. Canoe didn't budge and rode absolutely quiet. No rattling or bouncing. Happy I found your web site. 147865


Comments

2-words. Love it!!! Use it often and perfectly fits the purpose.

Paul G - 08/24/2015

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by: Paul C08/06/2012

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


The extendatruck hitch is a helpful piece of equipment - solidly constructed and very easy to install. Note you do need to guy it down to the truck with ropes when using in the top-carrier position or it will rattle like crazy - I would not want to be traveling anywhere unless the unit's crossbars were tied. That said, I used it to carry a heavy fishing kayak for 250 miles over a pickup bed to cushion the ropes/tie-downs against the truck lest you end up with rub-marks on your vehicle. Works awesome in the lay-down mode. very quick to tie a kayak down and launch in prepped position. 50672



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by: jerry h07/12/2014

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


Product came as described. Was quite dirty coming out of the box.Coat of dusty dust had to be cleaned up before use. Was fine after clean up. Red flag was included. Nice addition. 141037


Comments

Working out quite well. I get a lot of comments at the home improvement stores.

jerry h - 07/12/2015

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by: Steve S03/31/2014

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


The Darby bed extender works just as advertised and is perfect for carrying my kayaks. I received all items I ordered fast and appreciated the excellent communication by etrailer.com. 122995


Comments

Still working out great. No complaints.

Steve S - 04/02/2015

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by: Ralph G.11/04/2014

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


My problem was how to transport securely my 16' kayak in the 6.5' bed of my Toyota Tundra. Tne Darby "Extend-A-Truck" concept appealed to me and since the price was very reasonable, it was Made in USA and shipping paid, I bought one and it has proven to be "just what I needed". My kayak loads easily, is safe when mounted (I taped a 4' length of foam pipe insulation over the Extend-A-Truck" crosspiece to protect the hull) and is very secure in transit. I am very glad I bought this product. 159075



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by: Mike l06/27/2014

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


Wonderful product. Very good price. Wobbles a bit where in receiver. But I can fix that 137957


Comments

Still use it and it works fine.

Mike l - 06/29/2015

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by: Pat M02/01/2016

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


Using this product is a lot easier than putting the Kayak on top of the car. I covered the bars with pipe insulation so the Kayak would not get scratched. It carries two Kayaks great. I use it with my Yukon. Once the Kayaks are in the vehicle, I pull the door down and tie it. It takes very little time to set up. I have a trailer, but there are some places we go that won't allow trailers, so this is the perfect solution. It is also the perfect solution if you just want to throw one Kayak in and go. Once unloaded, I just break it down and put it in the vehicle. I am completely satisfied. 236698



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by: Jerry S.06/03/2014

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


Wish the fit was more snug where it goes into the hitch. It is certainly strong enough for all I want to do just a little wobbly. Would be good to have several holes for the pins where it attaches to the hitch this would probably make it more stable if it had more settings to allow it to go further into the hitch. I may drill another hole myself. Heavy duty is what I'd call it without the pretentious price of Thule and other high priced racks. Meets my needs and exceeded my expectations! Highly recommend this product! Thanks! - Jerry 134130



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by: George S08/06/2014

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


I have been looking for a way to transport a canoe that I recently obtained. My truck has a shell on the bed and wind deflectors around the cab side windows which makes it difficult in working out a way to carry the canoe. This eliminates any traditional hard mounts. I put a receiver hitch on the truck to use the Extend-A-Truck rack for the rear support. Utilizing canoe foam blocks on the cab and appropriate tiedowns as well as other supports, this arrangement should work fine. Just waiting for the time to use it. 144831



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by: Ham S04/27/2011

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


The Darby Extend a Truck comes just as advertised and is perfect for my kayak and surfboards. The hitch mount is a little loose, but tying it down well is no problem. etrailer customer service is excellent and they ship fast. The same item can be found at a lower price however. 12433



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by: Eric S.12/05/2013

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


I used my load extender yesterday and it worked GREAT.. Very easy to install (using the 2 pins included).. The material is nice and heavy so I wasn't worried about the weight of the load, and I could still raise the tanneau cover and get to the tools in the bed of my truck, even with the ladder still in the rack.. I'm sure I'll be using the rack alot more now that I have it... Great product for the price and I would highly recommend it.. 109182



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by: Joe V.03/07/2011

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


I recently bought a small SUV after my pick up truck stopped running. I needed a way to haul small quantities of 2X4 Lumber, and 4X8 sheet material on top of my roof rack. This roof extender seems to be the perfect hitch accessory available at the right price!. I got free shipping when I bought a few more accessory items. Everything was delivered quickly and appears to be constructed well. Overall a great value. Thanks! 8691



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by: Sam T.05/13/2011

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


I received my "T-bar" as a Christmas present 4 years ago and have used it dozens of times since to haul canoes with. It was, without a doubt, one of the most useful gifts I have ever gotten! So much so that I gave my son-in-law one for his first Christmas gift from me and am purchasing another one to give as a birthday present to the person who gave me mine. Can't think of a better way to say thank you than that! 13881



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by: Jim K.09/18/2014

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


Great product and easy to use - installs in a few minutes. Only two pieces to the rack so I can store it out of the way under the back seat of my truck when not in use. I would recommend getting the pad that is custom made to go with the rack to keep your canoe or kayak cushioned when on the rack. The width of the rack allows you to fit two kayaks side by side which was a big plus for me. 151961



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by: Chad05/28/2010

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


Great extender but take note I bought this to use with a canoe in the bed. It works great for that - strong, easy to load, I love it for what it does. Very worth the money. One thing to note about the description, though, is that the L piece does NOT fit in the cab of my truck. It's too long to fit behind the seat in my 2008 Tacoma Access cab. Other than that I love the thing. 3071



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by: no name04/08/2013

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


Not too sure if this is going to work. I have a 24 ft. rowing shell so the rack will not work when the boat is in the bed of the truck but should be OK with the boat on the roof. It's Spring and I have to unwrap the boat and try out the rack. If the rowing shell is too long I know it will be perfect for my Kayack Either way, the rack is made very well 74914



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by: John Coughlin03/25/2014

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


I have not used it yet but I did hook it up to my Honda ridgeline .It seems well made and fits well into my factory 2" receiver . I did add reflective tape to cross bar and tape to show me where to stop so pin hole lines up near bumper. I will send pictures of it with my 16' Gloucester light dory on it when the weather breaks. Thanks John 122122



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by: AliCat Farm01/14/2015

Review from a similar Darby Extend-A-Truck in Watersport Carriers


As I was opening my hitch extender my son-in-law reminded me of his birth date, and then said he knew what he was getting his dad for his next birthday or Christmas. I'm building a permanent canoe cover, and the guys at the lumber yard were amazed everything I needed fit on the extender and how easy it was to tie down. Roof tin, 4 4x4s and all the lumber. 168951

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  • I have a solution for you, but we do not carry any ladder racks that will fit with the Ram boxes. Instead, I recommend looking at the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier with Hitch Mount Load Extender, # DTA944-968-924. This system comes with a single-bar roof rack that mounts on the top of your cab and it has a hitch mounted load extender that will allow you to carry the canoe above the cab just like a ladder rack. I have attached a demonstration video for you to check out.
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  • Need Roof Rack and Water Sports Carriers for Paddle Board and Kayak on 2012 Honda Ridgeline
  • A first step in finding a roof rack and appropriate watercraft carriers for your 2012 Honda Ridgeline Sport is a check of your owners manual (or inquiry to your local dealership) to confirm how much weight the roof can safely handle. I did check an online version of the manual for the 2012 Ridgeline but I was not able to find a roof weight capacity rating. The vehicle roof needs to be able to handle the total combined weight of a roof rack, the water sport carriers you choose, plus the...
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  • Options for Carrying Two 12 Foot Kayaks While Towing a 5th Wheel
  • 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 employees'...
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  • Recommendations for Carrying 2 Pungo 120 Kayaks on a 2011 Ford F-150
  • You may be able to use the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier, # DTA944-968-924, to carry both kayaks at once, but you will want to make sure that the kayaks will fit on the crossbars of this system. The hitch mounted extension has a 48 inch wide crossbar. With your kayaks placed side by side, you will want to make sure the bows or sterns will fit on a 48 inch wide crossbar. Also, the distance between the hitch mounted extension and the roof crossbar will be the length of your truck bed...
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  • Best Way to Haul a Porta-Bote with a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 Crew Cab
  • I recommend using the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack # DTA944-968-924. The Extend-A-Truck load extender includes a single roof rack bar and is an economically priced load-carrying alternative that fits multiple cargo applications including your portable, fold-up boat. You will also need a pin and clip like # PC3. I have included a video review of the load extender for you to check out. If you intend to tow your bumper pull camper too you...
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  • Compatibility of Darby Load Extender DTA944 with 2-Inch Hitch on 2016 Nissan Frontier
  • Both of the Darby hitch-mounted load extenders we carry, parts # DTA944 and # DTA944-968-924, will fit a 2-inch hitch receiver like those offered for your 2016 Frontier. All such hitches are shown on the linked page. The difference between the two kits noted above is that part # DTA944-968-924 includes both the load extender and a single bar roof rack, making it a complete cargo system that is ideal for transporting items like kayaks and canoes. The linked video illustrates.
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrying Solution for Silverado 2500 Towing 5th Wheel Trailer
  • When you need to transport kayaks or canoes on a truck that's already towing a 5th wheel trailer or carrying a slide-in camper, often the best solution is to install a front-mount hitch and a load extender like the Darby # DTA944. This is a steel load support bar for 2-inch hitches. We also offer the bar as part of a kit along with a truck cab roof crossbar. This complete kayak transport system is part # DTA944-968-924. With this system installed your kayak's weight is shared between...
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  • Locking 2 Kayaks to a Roof Rack on a 2004 Toyota Tundra
  • To lock the kayaks to the vehicle I recommend a cable lock like # CAB-10, that you can put through something on the kayaks and then lock it to the trailer hitch safety chain loops. Another option is the Yakima multipurpose RipCord locks, # Y04048. I have included a link to a video review of these straps for you to view. Make sure that you attach the straps or cable to something that cannot be removed itself, like the hitch for example.
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  • Ladder Rack Carrier Recommendation for Carrying Two Kayaks on 2014 GMC Sierra
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 that you referenced has a 350 lb capacity and bars that are 48 inches wide. You could pretty easily use it to carry two kayaks but you would also need two of the part # DTA924 for additional pads for the additional kayak. For straps you may also be interested in the part # TH521.
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  • Width of Crossbars of Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924
  • The crossbar on the hitch mounted load extender is 49 inches, or 48 measured in between the load stops. The roof-mounted crossbar is width adjustable, from 45 to 60 inches. Your ability to carry two kayaks will depend on how wide they are at their widest point.
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  • How to Transport SUP on 2006 Honda Ridgeline Fitted with Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Kayak Carrier
  • Yes, that makes good sense...you want a single bar roof rack for use with your Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 to transport your stand-up paddleboard (SUP). No sense paying for two crossbars when you need only one. But I have an even better option for you that will save you even more money! Since your only need is transporting the SUP you can completely avoid the cost of a roof rack bar by using your hitch-mount Darby Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 along with...
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  • How to Use Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier and Tow a Trailer at the Same Time
  • To use the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 while towing a trailer at the same time you would either need to use a multipurpose ball mount such as # D210 or install a front mount hitch on the tow vehicle and use it there instead of at the back. If you had a 2015 Ram 1500 for example you could use front hitch # 31374 as long as the truck is a 4x4.
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  • Stand-Up Paddleboard Recommendation for a 2011 Jeep Liberty to Clear Roof Antenna
  • If your 2011 Jeep Liberty has a trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver, then you could use the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier and Single-Bar Roof Rack, # DTA944-968-924, but you will likely have to carry your stand up paddleboard at an angle to clear your antenna. A better option for you would be the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier, # TH810XT, and the Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack, which consists of the 53 Inch Thule AeroBlade Load Bars, # THARB53, and the Rapid...
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  • Can Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 be used on 2012 Ford F-150 Crew Cab
  • As long as your 2012 Ford F-150 Crew Cab is equipped with a 2 inch hitch and has a bare roof, you shouldn't have any problems hauling a 15 foot kayak using the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier with Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack, # DTA944-968-924. The universal-fit, round crossbar mounts to your vehicle's bare roof to support your canoe or kayak and is adjustable from 45 to 60 inches. Please keep in mind the roof capacity of your F-150 when loading any cargo....
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  • Can the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier Be Used on Yamaha Rhino 450 UTV
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 that you referenced is designed for use on pick-up trucks to carry a kayak over the truck bed, but could work well to carry your kayak on your Yamaha Rhino UTV with 2 inch hitch receiver. We will want to take a quick measurement to determine the compatibility of the load extender with your UTV. The hitch-mounted extension is adjustable vertically from 53-3/8 inches to 60-3/8 inches above the top of the hitch opening. If the roof...
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  • Dual Hitch Adapter Recommendation for Use with Darby Kayak Upright Carrier
  • The two parts you referenced are compatible with each other, but you should note that when you use a hitch adapter like the # MT70070 you end up cutting the capacity of the hitch in half so you would need to consider that in relation to your hitch capacity and compare that to the weight of your cargo carrier and kayak/kayak carrier to be sure you don't overload anything. I attached a review video for both products for you to check out as well. As a whole the part # MT70070 has a 400...
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  • Will Two Kayaks Fit on Darby # DTA944-968-924 Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier
  • You could possibly fit two kayaks on that carrier, it'll depend on the width of your kayaks. The crossbar that goes on top the vehicle can be adjusted from 45-60 inches wide and the crossbar on the load extender is 48 inches wide. If you can place your kayaks side by side, and the total width of the two is less than 48 inches, then the Darby # DTA944-968-924 Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier you referenced would work great for you. The carrier includes one # DTA924 foam block, but extras...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation For 2011 Sierra With Extended Cab And Hard Tonneau Cover
  • If you have a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver opening, the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier, part # DTA944-968-924 would work great for you. This carrier has a 350-lb weight capacity but you want to check your owner's manual to make sure you do not exceed he roof weight capacity of your truck. This carrier comes with one foam block for the crossbar on the carrier and an additional block, part # DTA924 can be purchased for the roof crossbar. Tie-down straps are not included for...
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  • Kayak/Canoe Carrying Options for 2009 Honda Pilot with Naked Roof
  • Vehicles with a naked roof like your 2009 Honda Pilot can be equipped for transporting a canoe or kayak in several ways, one of which is the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924. The main advantages of this item are that it includes everything you need (hitch-mount load bar, roof cross bar and foam block) and that it allows for a good part of the canoe's or kayak's weight to be borne by the hitch-mounted load extender rather than the Pilot's roof. You also then have the additional...
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  • How to Carry 3 Kayaks with a 2015 Chevy Colorado
  • The width of the rail on the upright of the # DTA944-968-924 is 48 inches wide. Depending on how wide the kayaks are you could possibly fit 3 kayaks but realistically it would be too narrow. A better solution is going to be to install a roof rack on your 2015 Chevy Colorado and then use a kayak carrier that holds them on end so that they can all fit like the Thule Stacker # TH830. For a roof rack you would want the Thule part numbers # THLB50, # TH480, and # THKIT1714.
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  • How Does the Crossbar of the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 Secure to Roof
  • The strap that holds the cross bar of the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 to the roof of your vehicle runs through the interior of your vehicle and tightens inside of the vehicle. It would not interfere with your windows or door operations. To see exactly how it tightens check out the video I attached.
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  • Will Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 Work on F-150 With Canopy
  • You can check compatibility of the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 with your truck canopy by measuring from the top of your receiver tube to the top of the canopy at the rear of the truck. The carrier's height is adjustable from 53-3/8 - 60-3/8-inches, so if this height range will allow it to clear your canopy you are all set. A video for this carrier is linked for your review. If you'd like to lock the carrier to your hitch you can use # 7683 from DeadBolt and to...
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  • Will MaxxHaul Truck Bed Ladder Rack # MT70386 Fit 2012 Toyota Tundra Double Cab w/ 6-1/2 Ft Bed
  • Although the MaxxHaul Truck Bed Ladder Rack, # MT70386, will fit a 2012 Toyota Tundra double cab with 6-1/2 ft bed, since your truck is equipped with a hard tonneau cover that covers the bed rails, this rack won't work for you but I do have a solution. Take a look at the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier with Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack, # DTA944-968-924. This is a hitch/roof mounted carrier that would allow you to carry oversized cargo and you would still have...
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  • Could 2 Kayaks be Carried on the Darby Watersport Carriers # DTA944-968-924
  • 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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  • Recommended Carrier for SUP on 2002 Toyota Tundra Extended Cab
  • I have two options I recommend for you to carry your SUP on your 2002 Toyota Tundra Extra Cab. Either set-up will work great for carrying your SUP. One option is to use crossbars on the cab of your truck to carry the SUP. I recommend using the Inno Square Bar Roof Rack, # INB147 for the crossbars, # INSU-K5 for the foot pack, and # INK532 for the fit kit. These crossbars have a 140 pound weight capacity and a 28 inch spread when installed on your Tundra. To hold your SUP while on...
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  • Can Darby Extend-A-Truck Carrier/Load Extender DTA944-968-924 Travel Long Distances
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck Carrier with Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack, part # DTA944-968-924, can be used with your 2014 Ford F-150 with 2-inch hitch to transport items like ladders, kayaks, canoes and your SUP. There is no limitation to the distances you can travel but it will be a good idea to periodically clean off the cab roof where the carrier bar rests to remove any trapped dirt or grit that could cause abrasion to your paint. This would be a good daily travel...
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