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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • How To Register The Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer, # Y08106, With Department Of Motor Vehicles
  • Most states require the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer, # Y08106, to be registered, but it registers just like a regular trailer. We provide you with a Manufacturing Certificate of Origin and a VIN number. Take the paperwork provided to your Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) and you will be issued a license plate. I am also sending a link to the owners manual of the Rack and Roll trailer. It will also give information on registering the trailer.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Long Do the Wheel Bearings Last in the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
  • Since we have started carrying the Yakima Rack and Roll trailer # Y08107 I have not heard any complaints regarding the wheel bearings failing and only a few instances where people wanted to replace the wheel assembly. The bearings, since they are sealed, are meant to basically last the life of the trailer. This is of course assuming normal use and not overloading the trailer. Should a wheel ever need to be replaced it is # Y08121. The trailer has a 250 pound capacity but that can...
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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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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
  • We have a few different options for carrying bike racks with your 2013 Hyundai Elantra, however, Thule has not released any information regarding bike rack or roof rack fits for your vehicle. If you were interested in a trunk mounted bike rack, then I would recommend taking a look at the Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack, # Y02624. With this bike rack you will want to use the Glass Hatch Hooks that are included in place of the upper hooks. If you were interested in a roof rack and...
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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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  • Finding a Ball Mount with the Right Rise to Tow a Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer Level
  • When towing any trailer, you will want to tow it level. To do this all you need is a ball mount that offers the correct rise or drop (rise in your case). To determine the correct amount of rise you will need, park the SX-4 on level ground and measure from the ground up to the TOP of the receiver opening. If that measurement is the 12 inches you mentioned then you will need a ball mount with a 10 inch rise. I have included a link to an FAQ article that explains how to measure for the...
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  • Speed Rating for the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailers
  • The speed rating that Yakima lists for their Rack and Roll trailers is that they can be towed at posted speed limit with proper loading and favorable road conditions. So as long as you are not speeding you should be fine. I attached a review and install video for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Torque Specs for the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailers
  • I checked the install instructions for the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer part # Y08107 that you referenced and found the following torque figures: Wheel axle nuts (2) – torque to 57 ft. lbs. (77N-m) (a force of 57 lbs. on a 1 ft. lever.) Swingarm nuts (2) – torque to 31 ft. lbs (42N-m). Shock nuts (2) – torque to 31 ft. lbs (42N-m). Loadbar bracket nuts (8) – torque to 23 ft. lbs (31N-m). Spare tire mounting nut (1) – torque to 23 ft. lbs (31N-m). Cross-member to Side Rail bolts...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack Setup for 2 Sit-On-Top Wilderness Tarpon Kayaks on 2014 Subaru Forester
  • My Yakima representative tells me that the folding J-style carriers like their BowDown, part # Y04042 would work very well with your sit-on-top kayaks. Really the only difficulty you will have is the one you have already mentioned, the weight of the kayaks themselves. One unique feature of the BowDown is the small ramp placed on the front of the bottom of the J-portion of the carrier. These will be a big help in guiding those heavy boats up over the lip and into the hook. The BowDown...
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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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  • 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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  • Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer Height When Stored Vertically
  • I spoke to my contact at Yakima and he informed me that when the tongue of the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 is collapsed and store in the upright position it would be 74-1/2 inches tall. Removing the coupler would not be an ideal solution for storing the trailer as it would also require removing the wiring for the trailer. For kayak carriers I would recommend going with the Yakima EvenKeel part # Y04052. This will store the kayaks facing up and would work well with your Hobie...
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