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Producing the easiest to use and most attractive racks on the market is Yakima's passion. The Yakima design team will not release a product until it has met or exceeded their strict quality standards. As a leading brand in outdoor sports for 25 years and counting, Yakima is a name people have come to trust when purchasing a rack for their beloved gear.

  • Strives to develop best looking and easiest to use racks
  • Only releases racks that are functional, durable and beautiful
  • Offers a variety of roof, trunk, hitch and truck bed racks
  • Several styles for bikes, canoes, kayaks, snowboards and cargo
  • Versatile - racks big enough for the whole family or small enough for just you





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  • How to Replace Lost Keys and Locks for a Yakima Space Case Cargo Carrier
  • The part that you referenced, Yakima Control Key # Y8007835, is used to remove an unlocked lock core from a Yakima cargo box or roof rack. If you still have your control key you can use it to remove the current lock cores from your Space Case cargo box to obtain the lock code. With the lock code you can then order the appropriate replacement keys. If you do not have the control key you have the option of ordering a replacement control key by itself or with two new lock cylinders. We...
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  • Differences Between a Class II Trailer Hitch and a Class III Trailer Hitch for use of a Bike Rack
  • The bike rack you have selected will fit in a 2 inch by 2 inch hitch. The Class II only disclaimer is for the 1-1/4 by 1-1/4 inch hitch model, # Y02445. The differences between class II and class III are the size of the hitch opening, 1 1/4 inch square as opposed to the class III 2 inch square opening, and the weight capacity of the hitches. This bike rack will fit your class III hitch (see instructions link below). We have an article that explains the differences between hitch Classes...
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  • How to Open Yakima SkyBox 18 When Keys Are Lost
  • If you do not know the key number, your best alternative is to have a locksmith open the lock for you. I do not recommend trying to drill the lock out, as it is highly likely that the box would be damaged. Once the lock is unlocked, you can use your control key to remove the lock core. If you no longer have the control key, we offer them as part # Y8007835. The key number will be engraved on the side of the lock cylinder. Once the key number is known, you can order a replacement key. I...
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  • Comparing the Yakima FullSwing and Thule Vertex Trailer Hitch Mount Swinging Bike Racks
  • I have been a big fan of the Thule Vertex, # TH9031XT, since it came out a couple years back. But the new Yakima FullSwing, # Y02465, might have it beat. I find the new ZipStrips a great improvement over rubber straps for the cradles and that should make installing/removing the bikes a little faster and easier. Yakima has updated the design of this rack and it now looks better than ever with a black finish and red accents. Even the swing-out mechanism and procedure has been improved....
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  • How to Remove Locked Yakima SKS Lock Cores on Roof Rack Without the Key
  • According to our friends at Yakima, the Control Key for the Yakima Same Key System, # Y07204 will only work on lock cores that are already unlocked. If you know the key number, you can order a replacement using the page I have provided a link to. If you do not know the original key number, having a locksmith pick the locks and then using the SKS control key to replace the cores will be your best option. Once the cores are removed, you can order replacements on the page I have provided...
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  • Yakima HighRoller vs FrontLoader Roof Mount Bike Rack Recommendation
  • I would recommend the Yakima FrontLoader, item # Y02103, because of its versatility in mounting options. You can mount this rack to factory cross bars or any of the Yakima or Thule bars without additional parts. Otherwise the features of these racks are very similar. If you have Yakima or Thule bars, the HighRoller, item # Y02107, is designed with nicer hardware which makes it slightly easier to work with once installed. If you would like to go with the HighRoller for the nicer hardware,...
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  • Roof Racks for 2015 Ford Edge with Panoramic Vista Roof
  • We do have plenty of choices in roof racks for your 2015 Ford Edge with Vista roof. Just click on the link provided and select your roof style, flush rails or a bare roof, at the top of the page. You'll then see the options for that roof style. If you happen to have the bare roof you can use Yakima's round bar rack system consisting of parts # Y00409, # Y00124, # Y00664 and # Y00731. You'll also want to get the end caps # Y8007026 for a nice neat appearance. If you have the flush...
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  • Adding Tie Down Anchors to Secure a Kayak on a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • 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. The...
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  • Recommendation for Wind Noise Prevention for Yakima Roof Rack on 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • To help prevent wind noise created by the Yakima roof rack you installed on your 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I recommend the Yakima Windjammer Airfoil # Y01115. It is a small, wing shaped airfoil that serves as a low-cost alternative to fairing. It installs in seconds over the front crossbar and reduces rack noise. I have included a video review and description of this product. It is 1-1/4 inches tall by 3-3/4 inches wide by 8 inches long and comes with a lifetime warranty. I have included...
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  • Best Way to Stabilize the Front Wheel when Carrying Bikes on the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack
  • I would use a hook and loop strap, like the Softride Soft Velcro Tie Down for Bike Racks, # SR18679, to stabilize the front wheel of my bikes on a hanging rack like the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack. These are also available in a 4 pack, # SR26260. You would just need to run the strap through the bikes front wheel and secure it around the bike frame. I illustrated this in a photo for you, see link.
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  • Comparing Thule Vertex # TH9029XT and Yakima RidgeBack # Y02458 4-Bike Hitch-Mount Racks
  • The two 4-bike hitch-mount racks you referenced, the Thule Vertex # TH9029XT and Yakima RidgeBack # Y02458, both share many similarities. Both weigh about 35-lbs, both will fit both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitch sizes, and both have a total loaded bike weight capacity of 140-to-150-lbs. Neither rack includes locks. Both carry a limited lifetime warranty and the Thule Vertex is USA-made. One important difference between them is that the Yakima will not fit into a Class I hitch. It will...
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  • What Is Bolt Size Of Yakima Replacement Hitch Bolt and Clip for Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack # Y8890200
  • The Yakima Replacement Hitch Bolt and Clip for Yakima HoldUp Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part # Y8890200, is a 5/8 inch bolt. The size wrench you would use to install or remove this bolt is 15/16 inch.
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  • Recommend Hitch Bike Rack That Will Also Allow Me To Tow A Trailer
  • Using a hitch bike rack like the Yakima SwingDaddy 4, part # Y02422, would not allow you to also hook your vehicle up to a trailer. One option would be to use a dual receiver like the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount, part # D210. This will allow you to mount a bike rack to the top receiver while towing a trailer. The total tongue weight capacity of part # D210 is 750 lbs and the receiver portion is rated to carry 350 lbs. But the SwingDaddy should not be used in an adapter because of...
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  • What is the Weight Capacity of the Yakima Roof-Rack Cross Bars
  • I spoke to my contact at Yakima and found that the weight capacity of the 66 inch Yakima cross bar is 165 pounds. To mount a crossbar on the top of your 1999 to 2008 Ford F-250 truck you will need three items which are the Yakima Q Towers Roof Rack Feet, part number Y00135, Q58 Q Clips for Yakima Q Towers, part number Y00658, and the Round 58" CrossBar for Yakima Roof-Rack System, part number Y8810023. The 58 inch cross bar is recommended with this system and has the same 165 pound...
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  • Comparing the Yakima FullSwing and SwingDaddy Bike Racks for a 2007 Honda Odyssey
  • First, the FullSwing, # Y02465 and the SwingDaddy, # Y02464 have comparable arm spacing of approximately 11 inches on center. The SwingDaddy has been around longer. The FullSwing is a new rack and features several upgrades from the SwingDaddy. The cradles on each rack can be adjusted but on the FullSwing the cradles are on a track type of system on the undersides of the arms. This makes adjusting the spacing between the bikes easy. The SwingDaddy cradles would have to be rotated while...
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  • How to Mount Bike Carrier Without Obstructing Rear License Plate from View
  • In many states if your rear license plate is obstructed from view by a bike rack, luggage rack or a similar device, a vehicle owner has the option to obtain a temporary license plate. This third license plate is a paper document that is placed on the interior of the vehicle's rear window in a manner clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle, but doesn't obstruct the driver's view out of the rear window. Another option is to use the bike rack you want to use and move the plate to...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for the Roof of a Pop-Up Camper
  • 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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  • 2-Bike Carrier Recommendations for 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon with No Trailer Hitch
  • Since your 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon has a factory roof rack but no hitch, your most cost-effective options will be either a 2-bike trunk-mount carrier or 2 roof-rack-mount bike carriers like the Yakima Viper # Y02000 that you referenced. The better of these two options comes down to how happy you will be lifting your two bikes up to roof level on your Outback Wagon and also the nature of the bikes themselves; for example, if they have delicate carbon fiber frames, front fenders or...
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  • How to Remove the Yakima Big PowderHound Ski Carrier from a Roof Rack
  • To take the Yakima Big PowderHound, # Y03082, off of the roof rack start by opening the top of the ski carrier. There are some slots in the bottom rubber piece. If you look through the slots you will see a screw head that takes an allen wrench. The wrench is a 5/32 inch if you do not still have the original. Just loosen and remove the screws and the carrier will come off of the feet. You will then have access to the screws holding the feet on the crossbars. I made a video that...
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  • Kayak Rack Recommendations for for a 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • 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 selected...
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  • Crossbar Setup for Pace-Edwards Tonneau Cover with Explorer Rails
  • I spoke with my contact at Yakima and he told me that you will need the part numbers # Y00221 (quantity of 2), and part # Y00212 for the feet and then crossbars # Y00409 to complete a rack in the Explorer rails of your tonneau. The Thule parts that fit the Explorer Series Rails is # THKIT3101 and the Podium Feet # TH460 or TH460R with either crossbars # THLB58 for square bars with the 460 or # THARB60 for with the 460R
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  • Roof Rack Crossbars for a 2013 Ford Flex with Factory Side Rails
  • We have a few options for crossbars for a 2013 Ford Flex with factory side rails that run front to back. I have included a link to them for you. Since you came from a Yakima product the Yakima rack that fits is comprised of 58 inch crossbars, # Y00409, and RailGrab towers, # Y00138, that you referenced. I have included a link showing a typical installation on a similar vehicle. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for the weight carrying capacity of the side rails and roof.
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  • How to Load a Womens Frame Bike on a Yakima Hanging Bike Rack
  • We do have some demonstration videos. I have included a link below to a video demonstrating the Yakima bike frame adapter, part # Y02531, with a similar Yakima bike rack. The video explains and shows how the adapter is installed.
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  • Comparing the Yakima SwingDaddy and Thule Apex Swinging Trailer Hitch Bike Racks, 2013 Ford Explorer
  • I would go with the Thule Apex # TH9027 for several reasons. First, it is a newer design than the SwingDaddy so it is more advanced overall. The arms are arced for the most ground clearance and clearance between bikes. The cradles are new Hold Fast cradles and feature road-dampening technology which reduce shock and vibration. The arms can tilt down on both racks which is nice for storage. Both racks feature integrated cable locks and anti-sway cradles. The arms are about 2 inches more...
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  • Comparing The Types Of Roof Rack Ski And Snowboard Racks That Are Available
  • There are a lot of ski and snowboard racks available. The main difference is the quantity of skis and snowboards they can carry. Some have added features that might make the rack more user friendly, like the top rated Thule racks. Thule has the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier, # TH92725, and the Thule Pull Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier, # TH92726. I like to recommend the Pull Top Carrier because it has an added feature that allows the rack on top of the roof to slide towards...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2 Adult and 2 Kids Bikes on a 2004 Ford Explorer
  • We have everything that you will need to carry your 2 adult and 2 kids bikes on your husbands 2004 Ford Explorer. I will start off with a few bike rack recommendations. For a Yakima bike rack, my personal favorite is the RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack, # Y02458. This bike rack is a great value for the quality and features that it has and it includes an integrated locking cable. For a Thule bike rack, I recommend looking at either the Vertex 4 Bike Rack, # TH9029XT, or the Apex 4 Bike Rack,...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a Bike Rack on a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • First, the difference between Curt trailer hitches # C13206 and # 13390 is what vehicles each fits. Both will fit your 2014 Subaru Outback but each can also fit other vehicles so in terms of fitting your vehicle there isn't much difference between them. I would not recommend either one though because Curt requires a stabilization strap # 18050 when using either hitch with a bike rack or cargo carrier per their warranty. Draw-Tite does not have this requirement. The Draw-Tite trailer...
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  • Comparison of Yakima MegaWarrior Roof Cargo Basket # Y07080 and Thule M.O.A.B. # TH690
  • Both the Yakima MegaWarrior Roof Cargo Basket # Y07080, and the Thule M.O.A.B Roof Cargo Carrier # TH690, include the hardware needed to mount to crossbars. Your vehicle would need to have a roof rack with crossbars to mount either cargo basket. Both carriers come complete, but the Yakima MegaWarrior has a few add-ons, that you may find useful, such as the Spare Tire Carrier, part # Y07076. There is also the Light Mounting Bracket, part # Y07075, the Hi-Lift Jack Mount, part # Y07077,...
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  • Replacement Strap For Rhode Gear Bike Rack
  • Yakima used to own the Rhode Gear line of bike racks so the # Y02412 should work well as a replacement strap based on that and the measurements of the strap. This strap is 9 inches long and has holes that are 1/2 inch wide. I attached a picture that shows the dimensions of the strap as well.
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  • Aero-Style Roof Rack Recommendations for a 2015 Toyota Prius C
  • We can help you with an aero roof rack for your 2015 Toyota Prius C. Roof racks vary in how much wind noise they generate at highway speeds. Basic and cost-effective round- and square-bar racks such as the Rhino-Rack system consisting of parts # DS106B and # DK351 will be a bit noisier than aerodynamic racks like the Rhino-Rack Vortex, part # RRRS499B. A good starting point is a check of your owner's manual to see the vehicle's roof weight limit. This is important because you need...
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