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

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

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

  • Kayak
  • Canoe
  • Hitch Mount Carrier
  • Darby
  • Load Extenders
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Rear Loading
  • Non-Locking

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


Features:

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


Specs:

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


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


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


Extend-A-Truck Load Extender used Vertically

Extend-A-Truck Load Extender Dimensions

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


Extend-A-Truck Load Extender used Horizontally

Extend-A-Truck Load Extender Dimensions


944 Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mount Load Extender

968 Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single Bar Roof Rack

924 Darby Foam Kayak Block






Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (359 Customer Reviews)

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

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


Comments
Still Love It!
Chad W - 09/21/2016

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The web site indicated 5 days for shipping but the rack showed up the next day. There was no damage so i give them high marks for service. I havent installed the rack yet but it is exactly what was advertised so I assume it will be. Overall I would recommend this comoany. 717053



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This product works but it could be a little more solid. It rattles and is able to move around more than I would like. If I had the opportunity to purchase this item again I would probable look at alternate solutions. 500786


Comments
Due to the variable tolerances between the receiver tube and the shank of the kayak carrier, a little movement is pretty much unavoidable. There are several anti-rattle solutions available that will help tighten up the connection between the hitch accessory and the receiver that will reduce the movement. The # RM-061
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches
$27.56
from Roadmaster is probably our most popular anti-rattle device.
-- Mike L - 04/28/2018

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We have loved the rack and it has worked perfectly for our kayaking and camping trips. We have plans in a couple weeks to load up and take the surf boards and grills to head south to the beach. 524929



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Just received my Darby truck extender and Swagman EXO rooftop kayak carriers. I paired them together and they work great at clearing the light bar mounted on top of my truck sports bar! Plan on making a trip to the beach this weekend with the new kayak. 642470



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


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Still as satisfied as before. Finding many uses for the product other than hauling my canoe. Again thanks a lot.
Larry W - 11/12/2016

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Ordered a trailer hitch specifically for my truck and a ladder rack for a trailer hitch. The sales person was able to figure out what product was best for my need to have a removable rack so I can park my truck in my garage. Great service and products! Thanks. 719072



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


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The product remains awesome, unexpected. Ive told others about this carrier.
Mike i - 08/05/2015

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We are loving this! Got two 12' kayaks that we can now load on two different trucks. Excellent purchase! 348297



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



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Perfect solution for my Ram 1500 with Ramboxes and a BacFlip tonneau cover. All of the other beach/lake paraphernalia is securely locked in the bed and still accessable when you need it, and I can carry two 11 1/2 foot kayaks as well. Used a pool "noodle" on the cab rack as a cushion. Rack only takes 5 minutes to install or remove. I use anti-rattle devices at both joints. 420710


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We have 28 kayak launching locations within 20 miles. Needless to say, we use the rack on a weekly basis. Easy to put on and take off by myself. Very happy with this product.
Mike B - 08/15/2018

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What a great product! We are in our mid 60s and were able to install it ourselves. Now our canoe comes camping with us. Thanks for the great service too. 545383



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This set up is the perfect way to take all types of kayaks. I have five different boats from racing to one man canoe. All fit without too much adjustment everytime for the different boats. Also, it takes no time to fold the whole unit up when you want your truck to look clean without racks. Because of the square tubing the fit on the trailer hitch can be tightened up with a u bolt unit that you can get at etrailer along with the rack. That makes the “T” straight and holds well and no rattles! Get this to covert your stock truck into a kayak carrying machine. I have someone ask me where I got it every day . You will love it... 494178


Comments
Thank you for your suggestion. The anti-rattle accessory Andy is referring to is the roadmaster quiet hitch for 2 inch hitches, part # RM-061
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches
$27.56
. It tightens up the space between the hitch and the accessory to eliminate rattle.
-- Heather A - 04/10/2018

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Rack works great, a little wobbly until i added straps on each end to secure it better. easy to install and take down, overall this is a great rack for my kayak 913851



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Rack works great, a little wobbly until i added straps on each end to secure it better. easy to install and take down, overall this is a great rack for my kayak 913845



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etrailer was extremely helpful in providing me the product in a professional and prompt manner 905051



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Works great! Carry your kayak with a full load in your truck. 897630



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The foam towers on the single bar roof rack worked beautifully. My only complaint was the whole thing depended on the S hooks the strap that runs through the cab is attached to. Under enough load, S hooks are subject to straightening out. So I took a spare Rhino Rack strap and looped it over both ends of the bar and back through the cab for a backup and to keep some load off the S hooks. You can also see in the picture that the bar has rotated slightly so that end of the strap could possibly slip off the S hook. A closed shackle would inspire more confidence than an S hook. 896598



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Love how easy it is to install and remove when not needed. 876296



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Easy to install, especially the temporary roof rack and the red flag for over extension is a great idea. 873940



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This thing works great. Well built and easy to use. I use it in conjunction with my back rack. 831509



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It’s very versatile. We use it to carry our kayaks on multiple vehicles. Very solid and the roof bar stays in place. 844679



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I used it to bring home a new 17' canoe from a shipping terminal on my pickup truck. It worked great. 828433



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I've had my extend a truck carrier for 1 year now. In the summer months I use it several times per week to carry 1 or sometimes 2 kayaks. I absolutely love it and can't think of a better set up. It does not rattle on my Tacoma truck, and is very stable. In the winter months it stores away easily. I highly recommend this product. 812127


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    The Darby Hitch Extender and Crossbar kit part # DTA944-968-924 comes with a foam block and straps to secure one kayak. For a second foam block you'd want the # DTA924 and then for straps you'd want the part # TH521. You'll need a quantity of two of the strap kits since the Darby does not include any.
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  • Will Two Kayaks Fit on Darby # DTA944-968-924 Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier
    You could possibly fit two kayaks on that carrier, it'll depend on the width of your kayaks. The crossbar that goes on top the vehicle can be adjusted from 45-60 inches wide and the crossbar on the load extender is 48 inches wide. If you can place your kayaks side by side, and the total width of the two is less than 48 inches, then the Darby # DTA944-968-924 Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier you referenced would work great for you. The carrier includes one # DTA924 foam block, but extras...
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    The Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 will work with your 2014 Toyota Highlander. The roof rack bar that comes with the system is a universal fit type of item so if the need arises you could use it on other vehicles. The extender part will only fit in a 2 inch hitch which is what is on your Highlander. Put it all together and you have a nice temporary set up for a kayak. I have linked a video of this system for you.
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    I am going to be perfectly honest with you....the Darby allows a noticeable amount of movement. For a hang glider that is most likely worth quite a bit of money I would not recommend this as the first choice. For a much more stable option the Thule Goalpost part # TH997 would be your best option. With this I would still recommend bracing straps like what you see in the attached review video but overall it's a much more stable option that I would feel confident recommending for you.
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  • How to Use Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier and Tow a Trailer at the Same Time
    To use the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 while towing a trailer at the same time you would either need to use a multipurpose ball mount such as # D210 or install a front mount hitch on the tow vehicle and use it there instead of at the back. If you had a 2015 Ram 1500 for example you could use front hitch # 31374 as long as the truck is a 4x4.
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