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Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer - 78"

Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer - 78"

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This premium, lightweight sport trailer is the perfect way to haul your boats or bikes, using integrated, adjustable, 78" crossbars as anchor points. The pull-behind roof rack hauls 250 lbs and conveniently stores in your garage. Fastest Shipping and Guaranteed Lowest Prices for Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer - 78". Read our customer reviews of Yakima kayak trailer. Call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service or order your kayak trailer part number Y08107 by Yakima online at
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Yakima Kayak Trailer - Y08107

  • Aluminum
  • Yakima
  • 6 Kayaks
  • Crossbar Style
  • 17 Feet Long
  • 6-1/2W x 11L Foot
  • 250 lbs

This premium, lightweight sport trailer is the perfect way to haul your boats or bikes, using integrated, adjustable, 78" crossbars as anchor points. The pull-behind roof rack hauls 250 lbs and conveniently stores in your garage.


  • High-performance roof rack on wheels with 78" Yakima crossbars included
    • Provides versatility - add the racks you need
      • Bike racks, watersport racks, cargo baskets or cargo boxes for covered storage
    • Has lower loading height - no more lifting gear over your head
    • Adjustable crossbar towers on tracks
  • Fully independent, adjustable suspension with shock absorbers
    • 4" of Vertical movement to cushion and protect your gear
  • Lightweight aluminum frame is easy to store
    • Sits upright or hangs on wall
    • Includes integrated rollers on rear of frame for easy lateral movement
  • Standard, 4-way flat black rubber light connector
  • Locking lever helps to prevent theft
    • System locks tongue to trailer frame
  • Carrying handle turns trailer into handcart
    • Makes it easy to hook onto ball
  • Premium trailer - automotive-grade finish and custom-cast alloy wheels


  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
    • If you are hauling more than 200 lbs, Yakima recommends HD Shocks (Y08110)
      • Upgrades weight capacity to 350 lbs
  • Length capacity: (1) 17' boat or (2) 16' boats
    • Can be increased to (1) 22' or (2) 21' boats with Tongue Extension Kit (Y08109) - sold separately
  • Width capacity:
    • 1 Canoe and 1 large cargo box
    • 6 Kayaks on cradles
    • 4 Kayaks on cradles and 1 cargo box
    • 1 Canoe and 3 kayaks on cradles
    • 1 Canoe, 2 bikes, and 1 cargo box
    • Up to 7 bikes
  • Crossbar spread: Adjustable from 48" maximum to 4" minimum
  • Requirement: Needs 2" ball
    • Ball should be installed 22" above the ground for optimum performance
  • Dimensions: 6-1/2' wide x 11' long x 22" tall
    • Trailer is 6' long with tongue removed
  • Trailer weight: 160 lbs
  • Can be towed at posted speed limit with proper loading and favorable road conditions
  • 1-Year warranty

If you are looking for an easy way to haul your expensive gear, slap this premium Yakima sport trailer on your hitch and you're ready to Rack and Roll.

Rear view of Yakima Rack and Roll trailer with 78" crossbars

This high-performance, lightweight Rack and Roll trailer comes with a pair of adjustable, 78" Yakima crossbars for mounting boats, bikes and cargo boxes for covered storage - whatever you need. The round crossbars slide along tracks to adjust to your load, and they accept all Yakima roof-rack accessories - it's like having a tow-behind roof rack with all the capability and versatility of a standard Yakima rack. The difference here is that, with the trailer's conveniently low loading height, you don't have to lift your gear over your head to store it.

Rack and Roll adjustable shock absorbers

Rack and Roll holds up to 250 lbs and coddles your gear with fully independent, adjustable shock absorbers. The suspension has 4 inches of wheel travel for exceptional highway performance, cushioning your gear and keeping the trailer from going "airborne" over rough terrain.

Rack and Roll trailer stowed uprightRack and Roll rear rollers

The versatile trailer is easy to store when not in use, with a variety of options for keeping it tucked away in your garage. The tongue and wheels remove easily with stainless steel pins to make the trailer more compact. The trailer can be stored upright or hung on the garage wall by the crossbars. The rear section of the frame features two integrated rollers to make moving the trailer laterally effortless.

Standard 4-way light connector for Rack and Roll trailer

A standard, 4-way flat, black rubber connector is included for connecting your lights to the towing vehicle. The trailer connector has three male pins and one female pin. The vehicle's flat-4 connector should have one male pin (exposed ground) and three female connections (live circuits for stop, turn and running lights).

Rack and Roll trailer locking lever

The trailer frame includes a locking lever that secures your hitch tongue to the trailer frame.

Rack and Roll carrying handle

An integrated carrying handle is mounted near the coupler to make it easier to place the trailer on the hitch ball. The handle also turns your trailer into a handcart that is easy to maneuver while it's unhitched from your vehicle.

The trailer can carry one boat up to 17' long or two 16'-long boats. Add the Rack and Roll Tongue Extension Kit (Y08109) - sold separately - to increase the capacity to one 22'-long boat or two 21'-long boats.

You can also store the trailer without removing the tongue and wheels by adding the Rack and Roll Kickstand (Y08115) - sold separately.

The trailer is constructed from anodized aluminum and features custom-cast, polished aluminum alloy wheels.

The trailer works with Class I, II and III hitches with a 2" ball installed. The ball should be mounted 22" from the ground for optimum performance. To ensure the best fit, use a ball mount with the proper drop or rise to modify the height of your receiver.

Most states require that you register your Rack and Roll trailer. All paperwork necessary for registering your trailer is provided by Yakima. Take the documents to your Department of Motor Vehicles and you will be issued a license plate.

8008107 Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer - 78"

Customer Reviews

Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer - 78" - Y08107

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (36 Customer Reviews)

This premium, lightweight sport trailer is the perfect way to haul your boats or bikes, using integrated, adjustable, 78" crossbars as anchor points. The pull-behind roof rack hauls 250 lbs and conveniently stores in your garage.


I wanted a small multi-purpose trailer (suited for a canoe, bicycles, or camping storage) and it needed to be easily storable. This trailer from Yakima met all requirements nicely. The build quality is exceptional, as it should be for the price. No questionable design choices. All mechanical parts move smoothly where they should, and fit snugly where they should not. Electrical wiring snaps together neatly at various points, and for the most part is hidden within frame.

I like its storability best. It can be disassembled to various degrees depending on how out of the way you would like it to be. I keep it simple. I remove the tongue and roll the bulk of the trailer for storage inside my garage, under my wall mounted canoe. The roller blade wheels at the brake lights are a great feature for moving the trailer on end.

I mainly use it to transport a 15' 3" Old Town canoe that weighs about 90lbs. Too wide for my Subaru's roof racks, and none too easy getting it up there even if it could fit. This trailer solved that problem, and opened up additional transport arrangements. Because it has roof rack type cross bars, I can share rack equipment on the trailer or car's roof.
I rated 4 of 5 stars for three reasons: price, assembly, and mobility. The price was staggering. I think mostly due to the trailer's quality and storability. I enjoyed assembling the trailer. It required a couple of hours to do by myself. The etrailer video is the way to go. Instruction manual can be used for reference, such as torque requirements. I recommend a torque wrench, don't want to take any chances on road safety. At any rate, because I had to assemble I felt the price should not have been so high. Also, as shown in my photos, one of the shocks arrived upside down. The shocks are preinstalled and I did not have the proper tools to remove and flip it. For this type of shock that is not important. None the less, I called etrailer customer service to confirm and bring it up. Lastly, the mobility is not great. That is simply due to being 2-wheeled. Not easy to back this guy down to a boat ramp. With practice maneuvering it is getting easier.

Odds and ends:
I ordered the spare tire and kickstand as well. The kickstand is yet to arrive due to manufacturer delay, but I put the spare on easily enough. etrailer staff is quite good, as noted elsewhere. They have been keeping me posted on order delays, and offering help.
The trailer arrived kit-wise in large cardboard boxes. I was not happy to find them broken open in several places. That is a delivery concern. Luckily very little damage to trailer components.
I live in Texas, which requires a license plate. I also registered the trailer, although not required. Both were fairly straight-forward. etrailer sent me a Bill of Sales (separately through USPS). This, along with a filled form available from DOT website & a small fee was all that was needed to leave with trailer plate in hand (title arriving later in the mail).
The manual mentions the dangers of the license plate several times. When stored on the trailer's end, the plate protrudes outwards and could be a cutting hazard. This was solved very easily by purchasing a silicone license plate frame for about $5.
Later I ordered a ball mount and trailer wiring kit. The ball had to be installed separately, but the good folks at my local [business] helped with that, free of charge. Hooking up the wiring kit was a breeze. The etrailer video made it easy once again, and lucky for me, they used my car during the demonstration.

The trailer is still working well. Finally received the trailer kickstand a few weeks ago 1.5yrs later! A really useful addition that keeps the trailer ready to go during camping trips or weekend use.
Keith - 04/24/2022


Time will tell but so far this is great! The trailer came in multiple boxes and was clearly labeled for a relatively easy installation. My wife and I put it together in about two and a half hours (taking our time). I still need to schedule an inspection and follow up on plates but all of the electrical tested out fine. We drove it around the neighborhood with a couple of kayaks on it and you can’t even tell its there. I have a couple neighbors that are now envious. We are looking forward to new adventures !

Great! Weve taken it on a couple short trips. The longest perhaps 230 miles. I have to keep checking to see that its there. It not only rides silently but tracks very well. It takes turns and sudden changes in road conditions with ease. Still very happy and all has been well for us. Love the product.
Mark M - 09/15/2021


etrailer staff was great to work with. They were responsive, knowledgeable and more than met all their commitments. The trailer is unlike anything I've seen before. Independent suspension and design reminds me more of a motorcycle than a trailer. It's easy to assemble, built like a tank, especially when you consider it's only hauling a few hundred pounds. Quiet pull and backs great for a relatively short trailer.


Initial review. We received the four boxes with the parts of the trailer kit. Assembly was fairly easy ... especially when your 20 year old does it for you ;) . Between the instructions and the etrailer video, him and his friend were able to put it together with no issues. I back-checked it of course.

We decided on the Yakima trailer because of its aluminum construction, it's weight (very light), and previous reviews. We are towing this trailer with a Honda CRV so weight was important. After an initial wheel problem that was resolved quickly by etrailer, the trailer tows almost as if it isn't there. Only the occasional hitch noise will remind you that you're towing a trailer. No problems with the small CRV towing it.

A word on registering the trailer ... I've seen other reviews complain about the difficulty of getting the trailer registered. In our state, the trailer must be registered and have a plate. The laws in our state allows the Invoice to be substituted for the Materials Statement of Origin (MSO) when the trailer is a kit. This is key because the MSO is the hiccup in the other reviews. But after an hours wait at the DMV, the trailer was registered and we were on our way.

The true test is coming up when we will take it on an extended trip.


Here is a picture of our Yakima trailer on vacation last summer in Jasper/Banff National Parks. The trailer was great! Let me know if you have any questions.

Wonderfully. It pulled like a dream and highly recommend it. A caution for those who have a cedar strip canoe: The trailer is open and all the road dust and mud got on the canoe. The dust got under the tie down straps and dulled the Spar varnish.
Gary A - 04/01/2019


What a cool trailer! I wasn't really expecting much when I first tried this trailer out. I was expecting such a light weight trailer to be bouncing and swinging all over the place... boy was I wrong. I took this guy out for 2 hour drive with two kayaks from St. Louis down to Lake Kinkaid on major highway, two lane country highway and country lanes. The Yakima handled them all like a champ.

I also really liked using the trailer vs. lifting boats and hauling on top of a vehicle. I didn't notice any excess drag while driving or getting blown around by cross winds like you get with boats on top. The end of the day was great too, just to back up to the water and quickly slide the boats on to the trailer rather than using tired muscles to lift overhead. I didn't back the trailer into the water like a powerboat trailer... not sure if that would be ok for the lights or not?

1. Long neck made for easy pulling, backing and easily fit my 14' kayak.
2. Independent suspension worked wonders for tracking straight and not swaying.
3. Lights are big and bright for night pulling such a small trailer (compared to power boat trailers).
4. Plenty of space to fit two kayaks flat. We could have easily fit two mountain bikes on there too if we wanted.
5. Handle at hitch makes for easy, one handed moving of the trailer even when loaded with the boats.
6. Hitch has a really smooth action and hooks up easily without fussing. I'm hoping that it keeps this up as use continues.

1. Definitely invest in some kind of boat cradling system. I had my kayaks directly on the cross bars which never works out well.
2. The trailer did dissapear behind my Tacoma when no boats were on it. Just had to be a bit more careful when backing.
3. Be prepared to answer "What is that thing?" at the boat launch.


Excellent product. Easy to assemble and make trailering two kayaks a breeze. I highly recommend it. I just wish my daughter would bring it back! LOL


The trailer is just what I needed to carry my fishing kayak. I ordered the 78" crossbars to be able to haul two kayaks. It trailers easily behind my van and I like that it can be quickly and easily reduced in size for compact storage in my small shed. Also, the light weight allows moving by hand in situations where backing up to the water is not practical. Previously I used a roof rack and was having difficulty getting the kayak on and off. The Rack and Roll Trailer - 78" - Y08107 solved that problem plus compact storage after use and looks great!


I recently purchased the Yakima Rack-and-roll 78" trailer from

I will attempt to be as fair as possible in my review, as there have been numerous positive and negative aspects.

These equate to a mid-tier rating of "good", although it is important to note that in summary (maybe just because of the uniqueness of this product, as there are not similar ones from other competitors), I must say if I had to purchase this trailer again, I probably would.

General Impressions on Yakima:
I own numerous products from Yakima. In general I have found them to be of good quality and have not encountered too many issues. I have, on occasions, run into quality control issues in the past (a hitch-mounted bike rack with a frame bolt that came unsoldered) and this trailer was no exception.

General impressions on Etrailer:
I have also purchased from etrailer before, and will continue to do so. Up front, I must comment them for their service: they are truly customer-oriented, and their customer service is at par or above my other favorite online vendor, which is Amazon. They are safe online merchants and their customer service is amazing (thanks Cathy!)

The trailer arrived well boxed, but a little banged up. The box had a couple of small holes, and was a little banged-up on one side. One of the amber running lights arrived cracked. Poor job by UPS. The rest of the packaging was ok.

Comments regarding the lights:
The lights are not all that sturdy (I twisted electric terminals in trying to untwist the light housing loose), but they are also easily replaceable. The assembly manual even lists at least three popular vendors of these lights, which you can find at any truck-stop or autoparts dealer. Etrailer was great about contacting Yakima and getting me a replacement for the one that came busted.

Comments regarding assembly:
The assembly/instruction manual is well printed in full color. There are easy step-by-step instructions to follow. They could have probably said the same and more effectively in a simpler brochure (too many pages, for my taste, to tell say you have to place part A over part B and bolt them together). But all in all the documentation is good. The assembly probably took me about an hour.

Comments regarding Locks:
The trailer comes with three locks: one for the trailer tongue, and one on each wheel block (to prevent someone from stealing the wheels). Two of the three bolts (the one on the wheels) had a serious manufacturer defect: the metal was broken and the lock barrel (upper half of the lock assembly) would come apart from the lock latch (lower half of the lock assembly). Bad job by Yakima's quality control. Great job by etrailer in contacting Yakima and getting me replacement locks free of charge.

Comments regarding wiring:
Probably the more serious issue I encountered was the fact that the wiring was reversed. The wiring harness starts with a flat 4-pin connector on the trailer tongue, and splits off to each side of the trailer with one cable for the "running lights" and another for the "turning lights" (ground is the aluminum frame). Because of how the trailer is assembled, there are two plugs that must be connected on each side of the trailer to provide continuity to the left-side and right-side wiring. On one side you have yellow and brown cables that plug into the continuation of those same yellow and brown cables. On the other side there is another plug which connects the green and brown cables to the continuation of those same green and brown cables. Both these plugs can only be plugged in one way. In other words, they cannot be reversed by rotating 180 degrees. Through a gross fault from the manufacturer, my connectors came twisted, to the point that on one side of the trailer, the yellow cable got connected to the brown one, and the brown one got connected to the yellow one. On the other side of the trailer, green paired with brown and brown paired with green. In other words, my license plate running light blinked with my turning signal. It took some meticulous work to disassemble the plug and redo the wiring. It was not rocket science, but coupled with the broken amber light and the missing locks, this was the straw that broke the camel's back. Yakima's quality control proved to be disastrous.

Comments regarding paperwork:
I live in Texas. Etrailer mailed me (separately) a bill of sale and a title. Getting the trailer registered (mandatory) and titled (optional for lightweight trailers in Texas) was a piece of cake. With this paperwork, I walked in and out of the tax assessor-collector's office in a blink of an eye, license plate in hand and all.

To top-off my "trailer experience", I later found my modulite (light wiring controller and harness on the vehicle side) had a short, which added time and pain to the troubleshooting, although this in particular had nothing to do with neither etrailer nor Yakima: that was me alone.

Bottom line: etrailer helped me all along the way towards fixing my trailer issues. All is working fine now. The downside is I spent several hours of my time trying to troubleshoot manufacturer errors. I am very disappointed in Yakima for their poor quality control. However, that said, the trailer frame is solid and well built, and the issues I encountered were mostly fixable and related to "peripherals" which are serviceable. Because no other competitor product comes even close to this trailer, I would purchase a rack-and-roll again if I had to.

Things I'd like to see in future models:
Considering one might only be hauling a couple of bikes or a cargo box, the trailer tongue is a bit long and almost unnecessary. By adding just a couple more holes to the side of the tongue (for the pin), and top the top (for the lock) they could have made the tongue length customizable. This might have added stability to the car. There may be reasons why the trailer is just this long, but there are applications for a <400lb trailer that call for a shorter tongue, and I would have simply liked Yakima to have offered that option.

The other downside noted by many previous buyers is that if you are looking into getting the sturdier (orange) spring suspension, Yakima will not trade in your blue ones... so you are basically left with a pair of new and worthless springs.

Other than that, this is a fine trailer.


Great roof rack trailer! Saved my back from trying to lift and strap down a tandem kayak to my SUV roof. I have the trailer configured to hold a kayak, a stand up paddle board, and cargo basket. No troubles so far driving at highway speeds. Easy to disconnect and move away from the vehicle or to another part of the yard. I love the ability to store it upright in my garage when not in use.


Easy to assemble with excellent video from etrailer . I strongly recommend using the video step by step , much easier than the instructions from Yakima .

The trailer itself is versatile and easy . I used it to transport furniture, but mostly for Kayaks and canoes, I often drive on rough dirt roads , and this trailer with its high wheels and suspension is great


This trailer is easy to assemble, simple, and lightweight. Its low deck height makes it easy to swap out different racks, so it's easy to convert from bike mode to kayak mode or some combination of both. The kickstand is a little flimsy, but it's quite solid otherwise.


High quality trailer and superb customer service. Fast shipping. I upgraded to enhanced suspension in case I decide to build a heavier boat in future. This trailer rides like it's not there, smooth ride. California DMV accepted the paper work documentation without question, so registration was a piece of cake. Advice: this is a finely machined trailer, so in order to ease the assembly process FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY, taking your time. Did I mention the customer service was SUPERB?


Fits two tandem kayaks and a Yakima cargo carrier - about 225 lbs of gear. Tracks well at highway speeds. No swaying at all. No squeeking and clanking that you typically hear with a utility trailer.

Easy to assemble and store. Quite a nice trailer.


Trailer was everything I expected, will work great to haul my kayaks. It took about two weeks to get it UPS delivered. I would of gave 5 stars but I had troubles getting a license plate. I needed a '' MSO '' Manufacturers Certificate of Origin. The trailer did not come with this and it turned in to a goat rope after that.


I got Lots of boxes with items well packed . Assembly - take your time - manual is good and answers each step well. Parts are high quality and finished build is very satisfying. After I use it for a while I can say more.
I talked to several long term owners and both said No problems and satisfied.


Well built, easy assembly compared to others.


OUTSTANDING Trailer. Pulls, tracks and handles rough roads awesome! I love it.



Great to deal with!!


Review from a similar Rack and Roll in Kayak Trailer

Have been using the trailer. Fantastic . No longer requiring a ladder to place kayaks on truck racks. (that process became dangerous) Fits in my garage along with 2 cars and a truck. Very compact. Trails wonderfully on the open road. Everything arrived as expected. Instructions along with the package picture made the assembly very easy. Recommend ordering the kickstand as well. Even ordered the spare tire.
Next will be fitting carriers for 2 bikes.

etrailer has great customer service, tracking and service. Definitely recommend.

Outstanding! Should have purchased years before. Totally beats trying to load on top of pickup.
Keith S - 06/17/2021


Review from a similar Rack and Roll in Kayak Trailer

Etrailer service and ordering was great. Assembly was a simple and fun process. We bought this trailer to accommodate our 20' kayak (and our 14' boats, too). So *much* easier than getting them up to the roof rack! Now, loading and unloading is a snap, both at home and at the water. The trailer itself is ultra-light, easy to move manually, and certainly tows with no trouble.

I stand by my 5-star rating for this product: still in the best shape, functions perfectly I was going to say without a hitch but . . . , no problems whatsoever. Great product.
Matt - 02/13/2020


Review from a similar Rack and Roll in Kayak Trailer

Very happy with the 66" trailer. etrailer support was excellent, shipping fast and free.
Chose etrailer because of the three reputable online retailers, etrailer had the best reviews, expert advice and information.
Trailer assembly went well with some minor problems.
Good stuff first: The frame member fabrication was excellent: welds, holes, alignment, fit, perfect anodize and paint finishes, labels, mechanical parts, wheels, lights, exactly enough fasteners, good instructions. Fenders are 5/32" white plastic, hope the plastic has UV inhibitors as only the topsides are painted.

Minor Problems:
Black plastic lever lock: The tongue slides into the center frame tube, and when installed there is a pin and locking lever. That lever would not close, because the lock was not quite centered on the frame tube. The off center caused the lock shank to hit the right edge of the frame tube hole. Easy fix for this was to file the side of the aluminum frame tube hole enough for the lock shank to fit and lever close flat against tube. Only had to file the frame tube hole; tongue hole was ok. Photos of filed hole and closed lock, below.

Black plastic lever lock key: One of three black plastic lever locks, the one for left wheel block, had a stubborn lockset. It locked ok, but then would not unlock. I finally realized the key had to be pushed down into the lockset keyhole very hard in order to unlock. Same problem for all 6 keys furnished with trailer. Glad I found the key insertion solution before trying to turn force-turn the key with pliers, which would have bent the key or broke the lock.
Wiring problems: I expected with all the negative reviews of wiring, Yakima would have perfected their wiring. Nope, I had different problems than many past reviewers. The wiring problems were absolutely unnecessary / silly things that Yakima could easily have solved by simple quality control. Once together all lights worked good.
First wiring problem was the right front, plug in plastic wiring connector had a warped female side. Looked like it was heat warped. Photo. I was able to squeeze the plastic back to the correct shape with a large crescent wrench and then plug in the male end. Now I hope the plastic doesn’t develop stress cracks. The three other similar connectors had perfect shape and plugged in nicely.

Second wiring problem involved the four plastic mount brackets that hold the plastic wiring connectors in place, on the frame tubes. The four wiring connectors are made to slide into the four plastic mounts. All four mounts had two problems. First, all four mounts were installed backwards, making it impossible to insert the wiring connectors. Second, all four mounts were screwed onto their aluminum frame member with a button head screw. These button heads were too tall and would not allow the plugs to slide into their mounts. I replaced each button head screw with a countersunk flat head screw, and also reversed the mount’s direction. Luckily my flat head screw threads did not strip the aluminum tubes. Photos below shows mounts backward orientation and button head screws, and then show the corrected orientation with flat heads. Yakima, wake up, such a beautiful trailer should not have such silly problems!!

Shipping: The trailer shipped by UPS, got here in 5 days with no damage to boxes. The title shipped separately by USPS, and got here in 6 days. Not knowing about separate shipping, after assembling the trailer, I spent an hour searching thru my cardboard box scrap pile for the title. Not there, now what?! I emailed, then called etrailer to find the title was shipped separately. Golly, it would be so easy for etrailer to tell buyers, up front, that the title ships separately. Buyers should not have to wonder “where’s the *# title!?”.
All in all, etrailer and Yakima lived up to their reputation for excellence (trivial issues aside). I expect the trailer will perform well and last decades, like my old Yakima roof and receiver racks.
I got a spare tire/wheel, and will probably also get a pair of spare spare axles. And will eventually buy the tongue kickstand, although a 5 gallon plastic bucket with 2x4 laid on top, makes a good tongue stand. The trailer tongue weight, unloaded, is 24#s; kickstand will probably make it 29#s. Photos below. Will send photo of my 17' Wenonah canoe later.

love this trailer for our canoe, ducky kayak, and often both stacked. no more backaches as when we used to carry canoe and ducky on the roof. everyone that sees trailer at the river , lake loves it same at stoplights. wow, where did you get that is the typical comment. springs are independant and give very smooth, quiet ride so much better than the kit and Malone trailers we used in past for our raft. also stores in garage so easy with and without wheels. would sent photo of stacked canoeducky and storage, but no box on this 1 yr review platform to send photos.
john a - 03/01/2021


Review from a similar Rack and Roll in Kayak Trailer

This trailer went together without any difficulties. The boxes arrived rather beat up by the UPS and some minor parts had fallen out somewhere during the delivery; but the folks at e-trailer immediately sent replacements without a hassle. The trailer is exactly as advertised and the quality is unsurpassed. I would make the same purchase again without hesitation.


Review from a similar Rack and Roll in Kayak Trailer

I just got the product today and can only rate it on putting it together and storage.
Putting it together was simple enough, even though there seemed to be a couple of cases where I was scratching my head at the instructions, but that was mostly me not being used to the trailer-vocabulary. I don't recall anything troublesome or tricky. Probably took me 1.5 hrs with a couple of breaks. I feel like most of my time was unpacking everything.

Storage was awesome. A few ways to do it. I chose the one where you take the wheels off.

I plan on using this for my Hobie mirage revolution 11 kayak, also getting the yakima basket for it, and maybe that tongue stand. The build quality seems really solid, and the parts are nice.

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  • Way to Transport Dirt Bike with Class I Hitch
    Your Jetta is going to be restricted to a Class I hitch. There are no Class II hitches available for your Jetta. And a dirt bike and carrier would exceed the weight rating of any Class I trailer hitch for the Volkswagen Jetta. We do offer a few small trailers, for carrying mobility scooters/wheelchairs, motorcycles, kayaks, etc that might work for you. You can see them by clicking the provided link.
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  • What Is Height Of Rack And Roll Trailer When Wheels Are Removed For Storage
    I assume you are asking about the height of the trailer with wheels removed when storing the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer, part # Y08107. I took a couple measurements of the trailer for you. The arm that holds the shock can be swiveled up when the wheel is removed and the distance from the bottom of that bracket to the top of the crossbars is 8-3/4 inches. The distance from the bottom of the channel that the tongue is inserted into to the top of the crossbars measures 10-1/4 inches. I...
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  • Can Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer be Backed Into Water
    Yakima does not recommend backing their Rack and Roll trailers like the # Y08107 you mentioned into water as the bearings aren't sealed and neither are the electrical connections. Your best option would be to back it right up to the waters edge and then lift the boat in and out of the water. With a helper this wouldn't be too difficult.
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  • Can Wheels on Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer Be Folded Flat
    The Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 referenced in your question can be easily folded for storage in numerous positions, however the wheels themselves cannot fold flat. The wheels though can be easily removed along with folding the trailer to allow for really compact storage. Take a look at the attached image from the instructions manual that shows this position. This may even be the picture or setup that you were referring to, as it does appear that the wheels are folded flat against...
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  • Can Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer with 78 Inch Crossbars be Shipped Overseas?
    The Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer - 78" # Y08107 is a very popular and well made trailer for Kayaks and similar accessories. Currently, we ship only to the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and FPO or APO addresses. Both the shipping and billing address must be an address in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam or a FPO or APO. It sounds like you will need to use a 3rd party shipping company based in the US to ship to Sydney for you....
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  • Height from Bottom of Coupler Lip of Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer to Ground When Trailer is Level
    For the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer part # Y08107 the height from the ground to the top of the inside of the coupler where the ball sits is 22 inches so then from the bottom of the coupler lip to the ground measures 20 inches when the trailer sits level. So if you are looking to pick out a ball mount to use with this trailer you'll want to measure from the ground to the top of the hitch opening and whatever the difference between that dimension is and 20 is the rise/drop you need.
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  • Parts Needed to Install and Assemble Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer like part # Y08107
    I attached two pictures that cover the tools required to install the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer like part # Y08107 as well as the page that shows how the wheel is installed. The specific size of the wrench used isn't called out in the instructions but it's either a 16 or 17 inch socket/wrench. Since you'll have to install the wheel and use the correct size wrench anyway you'd be best served writing down or remembering what size you need. Or you can bring a crescent wrench and you'll...
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  • Can All Brands of Roof Rack Carriers Fit on Yakima Rack and Roll Trailers
    The crossbars of the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailers like the part # Y08107 that you referenced are dimensions that are standard for roof rack accessories. So you would not be limited to only using Yakima roof rack carriers. Any standard roof rack accessory that's designed to fit a square or round crossbar is going to fit and work well.
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  • Can Yakima Rock and Roll Trailer Y08107 Be Stored Outside?
    There is no problem with storing the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer - 78" # Y08107 outside as it is made out of aluminum so it is corrosion resistant. A cover is not required, and at this time Yakima does not make a cover for the trailer. If you want a cover your best bet would be a tarp that is at least 7' x 12' long. I included a video of the # Y08107 for you to take a look at.
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  • Should Tongue Extension Be Removed for Storage of Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
    You can leave the tongue extension on when storing the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer - 78" # Y08107. More than likely you will want to remove it for the sake of space. With the extension attached it is going to be 11' long so you would need a high ceiling to accommodate this. When you remove the extension that is reduced to 6' which is by far more manageable.
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  • What are the Shipping Dimensions of the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailers
    The Yakima Rack n Roll trailers, # Y08107 for 78 inch and # Y08106 for 66 inches, come in 4 boxes each. I went out to the warehouse to measure them. First, for the 78 inch # Y08107: Box 1 is 78-1/2 inches long by 14-1/4 inches wide by 10-1/2 inches tall Box 2 is 79-1/4 inches long by 8-3/4 inches wide by 5-1/4 inches tall Box 3 is 25 inches long by 25 inches wide by 7-1/2 inches tall Box 4 is 78-1/2 inches long by 3-1/4 inches wide by 2 inches tall For the 66 inch # Y08106: Box 1 is 66-1/2...
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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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  • Is a Tongue Extension Needed for a 17 Foot Boat on a Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
    One 17 foot boat is the maximum length for the Yakima Rack and Roll trailer # Y08107. I would try it out without an extension to see if there is going to be any issues. You will probably want to use a 17 foot long stand-in for the boat just in case when you test it out. If you do need the extension it is # Y08109.
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  • Maximum Recommended Towing Speed for the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
    I spoke with my contact at Yakima and found that the tires on the Rack and Roll trailer, # Y08106, are DOT rated. Trailer tires are tested to 65 miles per hour to meet DOT standards, so we cannot recommend towing the Rack and Roll trailer faster than 65 Mph or the posted speed limit whichever is lower. I have posted a review of the trailer which may help with your decision.
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  • How Much Does the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer Weigh
    The Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer, # Y08106, weighs 150 pounds. With 2 people lifting, that is 80 pounds each. Two people could handle it, but it would be much easier to use some ramps like # 11200, if you wanted to put it in a truck bed. Please note the dimensions of the trailer as well. It is 5-1/2 feet wide by 11 feet long. I have included links to assembly and review videos of the Rack and Roll trailer for you.
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  • Recommended Tongue Extension For Yakima Rack And Roll Trailer For 16-1/2 Ft Canoe
    To be on the safe side I recommend the Tongue Extension Kit for Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer, part # Y08109. This is designed to allow you to be able to carry longer boats on the Ranck and Roll Trailer without having to shift the canoe one way or the other. Using this extension will allow you to be able to carry a boat up to 22 feet long. The crossbars on the Rack and Roll trailer can be spread a maximum distance of 48 inches, and the distance from the center of the coupler to the center...
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  • Replacement Clearance Light Recommendation for a Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
    The color of the lens of the Replacement Side Marker Light # Y8880178 that you referenced is amber. This is the replacement lens for the clearance light up near the front crossbar of the Rack and Roll trailers like part # Y08107.
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  • Difference in Width Between the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailers, Frame Width and Overall Width
    The frame width of the 66 version of the Rack and roll is 54 inches wide and the frame width of the 78 is 66 inches wide. The overall width of each of the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailers are the exact same width as the length of the crossbars on the trailer. The 66 inch # Y08106 is overall 66 inches long and the 78 part # Y08107 is overall 78 inches wide. What that means is that the frame of the 78 inch model is 8 inches wider than the frame of the 66 inch wide model.
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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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  • Canoe Carrier Hull Facing Down on a Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107
    For a canoe carrier that would allow you to transport it with the hull facing down on the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer part # Y08107 that you referenced you would want the Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs # Y04069. This rack is designed for transporting a kayak or canoe with the hull facing down. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Are the Standard Shocks for Yakima Rack and Roll Same Color as Yakima Heavy Duty Shocks
    Yes, the standard shocks for your 78 inch Yakima Rack and roll # Y08107 are silver and blue whereas the heavy duty ones are yellow and blue like the part # Y08110 that you referenced.
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