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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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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 5 Bikes While Towing a Pop Up Camper
  • The Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # D210 would be an excellent choice to be used in conjunction with towing your current pop up trailer and a hitch mounted bike rack that has a carrying capacity of 5 bikes. The # D210 is compatible with and an existing 2 inch hitch and provides a 2 inch receiver for accessory use. This hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 750 pounds total, and a receiver capacity of 350 pounds. Therefore the combined weight of the bike rack and bikes cannot exceed 350...
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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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  • Changing SKS Lock Cores on Yakima SkyBox Roof-Mounted Cargo Box
  • Great question! As a convenience feature, the Skybox is designed so that the key cannot be removed while the lock is unlocked, to prevent accidentally locking the key in the cargo box. I gave Yakima a call, and was told that if the key is turned midway between the lock and unlock position, it can then be removed. At that point, you would then insert the control key and remove and replace the lock core as desired. If you have misplaced your control key, or need additional SKS lock cores,...
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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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  • Comparing the Yakima SkyBox 16 and SkyBox 16s Pro
  • The difference between the SkyBox 16 and the SkyBox Pro 16S is the addition of the cargo management system you mentioned which includes the cargo net to keep your cargo from moving around within the box and the padded mat placed on the floor of the box. The Pro models also feature a scratch resistant automotive-style finish. The base 16 model is only available in black, while the Pro model is available in Onyx # Y07196 and Titanium # Y07180. To makes accessing your roof mounted cargo...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Maximum Speed When Using a 66 Inch Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08106
  • The Rack and Roll trailers, like the 66 inch long model # Y08106, are rated to tow at normal highway speeds. As always, exceeding posted speed limits is not recommended, especially when towing. You may want to consider a spare tire # Y08121 for the trailer, which includes a mounting kit to attach it to the frame. We also offer a kickstand, part # Y08115, for easier storage of the trailer. It may be a good idea to change out the factory shocks with a set of the Yakima replacement...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Positioning Of Multiple Kayaks On Yakima Kayak Stacker Roof Mounted Carrier System
  • I have attached a drawing from the installation instructions for the Yakima Kayak Stacker Roof Mounted 2 Kayak Carrier System, part # Y04036. I would suggest placing the bottom of the larger kayak against the post with the bow facing forward. I would then place the bow of the second kayak facing forward as well with the cockpit facing the cockpit of the first kayak, which would reduce wind drag. I have linked you to an installation video for this carrier. I would also suggest using seperate...
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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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  • 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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  • Which Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer for Carrying 4 Kayaks
  • For fitting 4 kayaks the 78 inch Yakima Rack and Roll part # Y08107 would be the better option to go with. Even then it might get pretty tight depending on the dimensions of your kayaks. Using the Hull a Port # TH834 for the two on the outsides would work but they would have to be at the very end of the bars to fit the Stacker part # Y04036 with your two other kayaks.
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  • Tie Down Strap Recommendation for Securing 2 Kayaks on Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
  • If you use the Tongue Extension Kit # Y08109 along with your Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 then you will be able to transport your two 18-foot kayaks provided their combined weight does not exceed the trailer's limit of 250-lbs. If you need to add weight capacity to the trailer, use Yakima's heavy-duty shock kit # Y08110 which increases total load carrying to 350-lbs. The tongue extension does not include cargo tie-down points but a ratcheting strap like # 1154000 will help secure the...
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  • Replacement Wheel and Inner Tube Recommendation for Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
  • The replacement inner tube for the Yakima Rack and Roll Spare part # Y08121 that you referenced is part # Y8880283. Not sure why you would want to run a tubeless tire on a Rack and Roll trailer like part # Y08107, but since it has never been tested I can't recommend it.
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  • What is the Difference Between the 78 and 66 Inch Yakima Rack n Roll Trailers
  • The 78 inch Yakima Rack n Roll trailer # Y08107 is actually wider overall than its 66 inch counterpart, # Y08106. So it is not just the crossbars. Because the price difference between the 2 is minimal it would be more beneficial to just go with the 78 inch model. We actually have couple of other options. I have included a link to all of the roof rack on wheels that we carry.
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  • Max Load Capacity of the Yakima Rack and Roll 78 Trailer Using Heavy Duty Shocks
  • With the 78 inch Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 the Heavy Duty Shocks # Y08110 will give you a 350 lb capacity. I confirmed this with Yakima.
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  • Will a Thule Evolution 1600 Fit a Yakima Kayak Roof Rack Carrier
  • The Thule 1600 Evolution is 33-inches wide and loaded with a J-style kayak carrier will fit side by side when using your 58 inch Yakima crossbars on your 2015 Nissan Sentra. Always be aware of weight limitations. The maximum capacity of your roof-rack system will be dependent on the lowest-rated part of the system. I included a couple helpful articles and installation video for you too.
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  • Will the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors Fit on Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
  • The hubs of the Yakima Rack and Roll trailer were not designed to accept a Bearing Buddy bearing protector, so we do not have one that will fit. The bearings on this trailer were not designed to be serviceable. The only part that you will want to lubricate from time to time is the axle bolt that holds the wheel to the swing arm.
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for a 90 Pound Hobie Mirage Oasis Kayak and 2013 BMW X3
  • 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 the bars...
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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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  • Should I Get a 1-1/4 Inch or 2 Inch Trailer Hitch for use Only with a Bike Rack on an Acura MDX
  • Even if you will only be using the hitch for bikes racks or another hitch mount accessory, I still recommend going with a 2 inch trailer hitch. A 2 inch receiver will allow you more options in terms of what accessories you can use. The higher capacity is also a bonus as 2 inch hitches are built to handle more stress. Plus you never know what you might need a hitch for. I have included a link to an FAQ on hitch classes for you. The Yakima HighLite Bike Rack, # Y02438, is a high rated...
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