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  • 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. 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

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






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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   (270 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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I purchased the Darby for my 12 Foot Kayak. I noted in the instructions that a rope was required to secure the hitch in the upright position due to its wobbly fit in the hitch receiver. I was unsure about what to expect and found that I could use a different attachment point on my truck to secure the hitch. Rear Stacks in my bed. (see pictures) Wear Point..... The product improvement feedback I would give to the manufacturer is to place a plastic molded insert into the top support tube to reduce metal on strap or rope on metal wear during transport. I understand that this is a cost but having your customer create an insert when you can create one for the customer would be in my opinion an improvement. The wind noise was minimal on the large cushions on the front carrier, thought the noise would be greater. As we all know drag is a mileage killer and any noise during travel is annoying and concerning, when you hear a noise come out of the blue when you are driving you need to stop and check. Overall great product and serves those who need a simple design multipurpose hitch, mine will be dedicated to my Yak. For those thinking of purchasing I took my Kayak out for maiden voyage with its new carrier speeds up to 75 mph and found a few improvements. I did not buy the foam pad for the front carrier. Instead I purchased foam pipe insulation and doubled it up and used good ole duct tape as the adhesive. Thick Float Noodles work if you want one of those. I will check the wear on my improvised foam. I used ratchet straps for tie downs and used my bed stakes for anchor points. I used pcs of the foam insulation to protect my straps from the metal on strap contact point and I will be fabricating an improvement because the foam is temporary. Happy Camping for those out of doors enthusiasts! 359567



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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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The Extend-A-Bed arrived fine, I assembled it and although I wouldn't call it lightweight, it was not as heavy duty as I had expected - like for example, my old bicycle rack I purchased years ago that I mounted to the hitch on our old Suburban. However I'm sure it's up to the job it's intended for. I did notice some play where the two parts connect although probably won't be as apparent when all is cinched down. Having a Nissan Titan with "tie-rails" around the upper perimeter of the bed I plan on strapping the upright to these "rails" in the bed rather than the rear bumper - it will not only brace the pole against side to side movement (pitching) but also pull the pole forward thus helping support the weight of whatever's being carried. This is a great product for the price since you're killing two birds with one stone - you have a small roof rack system for ladders, poles, canoe/kayak, etc. as well as a support for those long heavy things you can't, or don't want to, mount up high so end up rather precariously in the bed. Now the negative part and why this is only rated three stars. There is a single pole roof "rack" that comes as part of the Extend-A-Bed kit, problem is mine arrived with nothing to attach it to the roof - no strap, no ratchet, no hooks, nada. I could get sarcastic here but I won't. Suffice it to say someone screwed up somewhere and as I can't mount the roof rack, the whole thing is useless to me. I'm hoping e-trailer will dig up whatever I'm missing and Fedex them over to me. 268461



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I set this carrier system up in minutes. I had researched various systems and decided upon this one because it was economical and removable. The fact that the hitch extender can be used horizontally or vertically is an added bonus. I am rating it 4 stars because this combination package only comes with one foam pad. I had to call customer service about this (and I was not on hold more than 20 seconds). The person I spoke to (who was very nice and helpful) was also very surprised that only one foam pad was included. I had to purchase the second pad separately. I really think etrailer should have sent me one gratis. The other reason I am only rating this 4 stars is because I had to go out and purchase 2 additional tie-down ropes for the hitch extender. I was unaware they are required to support the extender. I only found out when I read the assembly instructions that were included in the box. The extender is very wobbly without tie-down ropes running from the post to the bumper. This is not a design flaw. It is just the way it is with 2 large pieces of metal that are fitted together with pins and clips and need to universally fit a variety of vehicles. I have only had this set-up for a short while so I cannot say how well the weld seams on these metal bars will hold up (no pun intended) over time. For the present, it works fantastic and the price was within reason. Delivery was fast and free. 545416



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The Darby Extend a Truck kayak carrier arrived quickly via free standard shipping after a personalized courtesy email from eTrailer thanking me for the purchase. I bought this to haul my 13' Hobie Mirage Revolution, and I was surprised at how simple it was to put up. The included single bar roof rack (Turbo Rack) was essential to evenly distribute the front end weight and avoid roof damage on my Tacoma pickup. Although I'm just somewhat disappointed that the hauler doesn't fit snugly into the 2" hitch, it allows only minimal movement during transport and hasn't impacted safety in any way I can see. And I had no issues using a couple of tie-downs to secure the rack to the truck to minimize swaying, one to secure the back end of the kayak to the rack and one to secure the front. I've only had this for a few days but immediately hauled my kayak to and from a service dealer with no issues. I've been looking for something like this for a couple of years and highly recommend this for hauling kayaks. Next up...extending at bed level to haul other stuff, too! 78862



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Installation pictures. 410465



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Product arrived promptly and packaged well with great instructions. Product works as described and is perfect for my situation. E-trailer followed up with in regards to delivery and satisfaction with product! Not may companies do this! Photos show how well this works for my kayak or any number of other situations, especially since the rack will rotate to carry lumber and such. 94621



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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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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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I've gotta say that the pictures, videos, questions and answers about this product are 100% accurate, and very helpful! I recommend you view them all. My comments are focused on etrailer.com. I have rarely seen such a well run, organized and responsive site! When have you ever asked a question on a site, and gotten an emailed response while you are still surfing the web? Gotta love that. After researching what was available (that's what WE ALL DO, RIGHT?) I decided I wanted the Darby Extend-a-truck kayak carrier system. Since Christmas was coming, I mentioned my choice to my very generous sister-in-law, who gave it to me as a gift. Unfortunately, she purchased the components from a different site. Even after returning her purchase, and paying return freight, it was cheaper on etrailer.com! Ordered Christmas morning and delivered on January 2nd. From now on, etrailer will be the first place I go. 167663



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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


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Still Love It!

Chad W - 09/21/2016

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Darby Extend-a-truck carrier and single bar roof rack is just what I was looking for. Recently bought an F150 with short bed and needed something for 12' Kayak. Love the racks, fits perfect and easy to install. Have to give a thumps up to etrailer.com also. I've bought tons of stuff online but etrailer.com might have the best customer service I've ever experienced. Thanks! And with their price guarantee you really can't go wrong. 383964



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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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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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Came exactly as described. Fast shipping, thanks guys! 157290


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Top of the mounting point under a light kayak, causing the straps to lose tension, making my kayak fall off my truck. Luckily I was only going 10mph

Richard B - 10/21/2015

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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


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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
$26.95
. It tightens up the space between the hitch and the accessory to eliminate rattle.

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Here's a picture of my intall. The kit works like a charm; it's really easy to intall and remove in each of it's two configurations which is a plus for me specially for this short bed truck. I am very happy with the outcome. Thanks! 499914



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I highly recommend the Darby- Extend-A-Truck system! I use it all the time to transport two kayaks on top of my Ford F150 and have room in the bed of my truck for coolers and camping gear. It rides great at highway speed (75 mph). I do use around 5 straps to make sure kayaks are secure. I recently purchase a 13 John Boat and use the load extender to transport the boat to my pond. It is legal in GA to have a boat sticking out the back of a truck as long as it is flagged properly. The Extender is also great for carrying 12 foot long deck boards without having them bend. Great product! Matt 392232



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Very easy to assemble & install. The roof rack is not heavy duty but it is adequate for the canoes & kayaks I will be using it for. It will work well for carrying extension ladders also. 498815



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This is a great in expensive rack that gets the job done. Used it to haul my kayak on a camping trip. I was able to transport the kayak securely and still have use of my trucks bed cover to store gear. The trailer hitch rack is a bit wobbly but is easily secured with two ratcheting tie down straps secured to the tow assembly. The kayak is a bit difficult to mount with one person, but easily secures to the trailer hitch rack and roof rack with cargo straps. Definitely would recommend for someone who wants to haul a kayak or other large item, with a bed cover. 410634


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Thanks for checking in, actually I just started using to rack to haul 2 kayaks now. I was only hauling one until this summer when I bought my son one. I like the rack there was a little learning curve with strapping the kayaks, but that is because they dont have the greatest anchor points and when Im hauling long distance I want to make sure that they are super secure. The rack seems to wobble a bit in the tow hitch, but was easily fixed by using cargo ratchet straps to keep it tight. All in all I like the rack, it is really easy to install, remove and store. Again, Thanks for checking in.

jays - 07/27/2018

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After searching for several months for a way to carry a kayak on a silverado with a Tonneau cover, I finally found the perfect solution. This rack made it wasy to haul a twin heron two person kayak while keeping the storage area for the Tonneau. The rack is easy to install and is very sturdy with the help of some ratcheting straps. For short distances, it was also great to flip the rack and utilize the truck bed instead of having to lift the kayak onto the roof each time. I am very happy with this product, and was pleased with the quick shipping. 278252



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The kayak carrier rack works well and is simple to use. There is only one thing that I do not like about the product and that is that there is a lot of "play" or looseness with the upright bar as it attaches to the hitch. If it is not ratcheted down very tightly, there is a lot of sway, so when going over bumpy or uneven terrain, it moves side to side and back and forth. It seems like it allows the kayak to move across the front bar and doesn't seem as secure as it should be. I've not had any other issues with the product and it works as described. 513566



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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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Great product. It was very easy to install and uninstall. I had no problem loading and unloading two kayaks. Makes hauling things longer than your bed very simple. I ordered it on Easter Sunday and it shipped out that night and arrived in two days. Overall a great company to work with. 369831



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The product is all that I hoped it would be. It solves my problem of wanting to haul 5 surf boards and one paddle board. It should also be great for hauling lumber longer than my 5.5ft truck bed. The delivery only took 5 days. Great tracking software. 371423



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My order was quickly processed and shipped fast. When my items were delivered, the packaging of the items was top notch. The Darby extend a truck did exactly what I needed (hauling my new 18’ kayak) on my 2006 Toyota Tundra. The Darby kit is well made and definitely solid. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to haul everything from ladders, recreational boats, even those looking to extend the bed of their truck. Great product! 540948



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Great product, easy to install. I like the way it puts your kayak on top of truck so it’s not hanging out the back for someone to run into but it is interchangeable so you can put it in bed of truck and have support past the tailgate. 459316



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Was looking for a reasonably priced, convenient way to transport my kayaks on my Toyota Tacoma. This product fit the bill AND offered me two ways to transport-in the bed or up over the top. I've used it both ways, on short and long trips, and have had zero issues. I love that I can secure my kayaks on the roof and have the entire truck bed for my camping gear. I am so pleased with everything about this! Thank you! 349847



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Purchased this item fot my 17 foot canoe. Also purchased the 2 day delivery and received it a day late. I Put it together noticed it's not very stable at the hitch point and the cross bar. So you will may need to spend more money for a hitch tightener, and do something to address the pivoting cross bar. If i could do it over again would have likely just picked up a more stable unit at a farm supply store. 396375



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The extend a bar that plugs into the trailer hitch is just fine and works great. The rooftop rack bar is rickety and flimsy hooks that are annoying as all HE_ _ to get to stay in place. The top roof rack was so questionable, I went out and bought permanently connected rooftop bars vs. using these. I could see the Kayaks flying off if I used what was sent, they were THAT iffy in terms of safety, stability! 523875



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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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Product was as advertized and easy to install. Still needs a lot of work to figure out how to secure the boat to the product and truck for transport. Delivery was prompt. 75904



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Received the product really quick, was able to unbox and look over the product. All components look to be very high quality. Took me only about 5 minutes to put onto my Tacoma! Super simple to install and un-install, you don't even need the directions. Now all I need is the Kayak to go on top of it. Will try to write a followup review on it when I get it! 539987



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This worked well for my 16ft canoe on my Ram1500. Very easy to setup up. Front crossbar could be a bit tighter. But my canoe never moved even at freeway speeds. 405174



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Great product and Great customer service! Buy with confidence from these guys. I ordered my product with the standard 5-7 day shipping and was upgraded to the 3-5 day express shipping...at no additional cost to me....and without me asking for it! When does that ever happen?! Thanks very much etrailer.com team. Very happy customer here! John B. 125782



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Product mounts very well and holds two Kayaks nice while allowing access to my truck bed cover storage area on my Chevy Silverado. Has some wobble at the connections and in the hitch but using a hitch clamp resolved the hitch wobble and adding rubber shims to the connection joint between the lower portion and upper portion resolved that joint wobble. 554740



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Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier is a very simple, easy to install set-up and it works really well. Very pleased with this purchase and ET service. 151204



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Product is made very well and it exactly what I was looking for in order to haul my kayak and also utilize my bed cover at the same time so that I could lock up luggage. Perfect for what I needed. The only down side...I only received one bar pad for padding under the kayak and both the roof rack and the hitch extender require one. 284372



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Sturdy construction & good value compared to the other options out there. As stated in previous reviews you WILL need straps from the rack to rear bumper on both ends to stabilize it as it has ALOT of wobble in the receiver. I will be using it to haul (2) 11.5 ft. kayaks. It is wide enough to do this but not much room to spare. 333522



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Bought this truck rack for my 2013 F-150 Super Crew to haul 10 and 12 foot kayaks. After about a month of use I'm very impressed. Very easy to hook up and take down. Solid construction and lots of tie down spots. Even traveling 70mph on the highway, my boats don't move at all. Would highly recommend to others. 311047



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Works great on my F250. Follow the instructions and use plenty of straps to secure your kayak. 167708



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Easy to install and worked great to transport an 11 foot long paddle board to the beach. This is a great quick fix for carrying a long load on a short bed. Make sure you use good tie-downs and strap your load in tight and that will take most of the wiggle out of the bed extender. 263536



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Fastest delivery I've received so far,and have a 300 miles trip now, good product 489475



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Awesome product, but even better customer service! Etrailer is professional, honest, and extremely trustworthy. The package came exactly when promised and was shipped in an impressive box. They were in contact the entire time even after my product was delivered. Thank you!! 260766



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I just received it today, speedy delivery, everything seemed to fit and the construction was of high quality. If it functions as well as it looks I got a winner. Looked all over for something to haul my two person kayak in my 6ft bed.. Great product,great price... 229645



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This is an amazing value for weekend kayak trips. The initial phone support was terrific, and helped us configure the rack and otherwise secure our double kayak. It's very easy to install each time. You simply can't beat this functionality at this price. 400505


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We use the kayak rack all the time, really like it. Its a great value for the price.

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I bought these racks to use on 2 different trucks. One 8 ft. and one 6 ft. It works great on both. I did add straps to the bumper on the rear to prevent some wiggle, but the rack works great! Thanks for the quick delivery and quality product! Kim 425839



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Product arrived quickly, all components were included. First use was carrying a long extension ladder 200 miles, 80 mph, no issues. Just had a couple of good ratchet straps to tie it down. Have not hauled my kayak yet but see no complications. 291794



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Product arrived quickly, all components were included. First use was carrying a long extension ladder 200 miles, 80 mph, no issues. Just had a couple of good ratchet straps to tie it down. Have not hauled my kayak yet but see no complications. 291796



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Great buy. Easy setup and sturdy. Strapped a Hobie kayak on top of my Nissan Frontier, leaving room for the toolbox and plenty of camping gear in the bed for a great NH weekend. Can't wait to use as a bed extender. Well worth the money. 137874


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  • Options for Carrying Two 12 Foot Kayaks While Towing a 5th Wheel
  • There are a couple of options to carry your kayaks. Because of the length of the kayaks, they will likely interfere with the front of the 5th wheel camper if carried solely on the truck's roof. One options you have is to carry the kayas on the top of the camper. Keep in mind that this will increase the overall height of your camper, and you will want to measure the overall height to know your clearance for overpasses. We installed a Thule square bar system on one of our employees'...
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  • Recommended Way to Carry a Kayak for a Ford F-150
  • As long as you have a 2 inch receiver on your 2016 Ford F-150, I recommend the Thule Goalpost # TH997. This is one of our better options for kayak carriers and installs directly into your hitch. In addition to this carrier I recommend using a roof rack to secure your kayak to the roof of your truck instead of the foam blocks. If you have the SuperCrew Cab, the Rhino Rack Aero Bar Roof Rack kit is a great option. This include the Crossbars # RRVA150S-2, the Legs # RRRLKVA, and the Fit...
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  • Recommended Canoe Carrier For Short Bed Truck
  • The longest load extender is the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs # EM07600. This is 52-1/2" long x 48-1/2" wide. For a 16 foot canoe, there really isn't a good solution for such a short bed without going onto the roof. I recommend the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier w/ Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack # DTA944-968-924 for your application. If you really don't want anything on your roof, then I recommend the Malone MicroSport Trailer -...
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  • Recommended 2-Kayak Carrier Solution for 2015 GMC Sierra Double Cab with Folding Tonneau Cover
  • Folding tonneau covers can sometimes be tough to fit along with a ladder rack since often both will use the same or similar attachment points on the tops or sides of the bed rails. But I do have a great solution for you for transporting two 14-foot kayaks with a total weight of 150-lbs that will actually cost you a lot less than many quality ladder racks AND avoid any concerns about compatibility with your tonneau cover. The solution I recommend is a hitch-mount load support bar....
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  • Recommendation for Carrying 2 Kayaks on 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab
  • There are a few options for carrying 2 kayaks on your 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab. I will give you both an economy option that I recommend just for occasional use and also a higher end product if you plan on using it more often. I recommend using a hitch mounted load extender along with a single-bar roof rack. A good entry level product is the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 which includes both of these features and will carry your kayaks by sliding the load...
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  • Recommendation For Carrying A 14 Foot Canoe With A Short Bed Truck
  • The MaxxTow MaxxHaul Truck Bed and Roof Load Extender - 2" Hitches - 350 lbs # MT70231 has an extention length of 53-1/2 inches from center of hitch pin hole to end of extension. This will still give you about 4 feet hanging off the back of the extention with that long a canoe. You may want to consider using the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier w/ Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack # DTA944-968-924 for your 14 foot canoe. This will allow for a more evenly distributed...
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  • Recommended Method to Transport Kayak and 4 Bikes on 2015 Ford F-150
  • Hitch-mount load extenders like the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 do not include a built-in bike carrier feature nor are they suited to any add-on carriers. We do offer some combination cargo/bike carrier items, such as the Hollywood Racks # HR1450-85, but nothing meant for both kayaks and bicycles. However, you can install a 2-inch front-mount hitch # C31068 in your 2015 F-150 and place either the Darby carrier or a hitch-mount bike rack in that front hitch while...
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  • Carrying a Canoe with a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab
  • If you have the regular cab on your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 then the two crossbars of a roof rack system will not be able to sit far away enough from each other to properly support your canoe. That is why you only saw the Yakima BedRock # Y01140-78 in the fit guide for roof racks. You can go with the BedRock, but if you plan on using the bed of your truck for gear then I have some other solutions for you. The Darby Extend-A-Truck # DTA944-968-924 is a very popular product on...
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  • Kayak/Canoe Carrier for Use on Hard Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover on 2007 Dodge Ram 1500
  • We do not offer any kayak carriers intended specifically for mounting on a hard tonneau cover but we do offer foam-block type kayak carriers that could simply rest on top of it and work well for you. These are intended for transporting kayaks on a vehicle with a bare roof. The linked page displays all such foam kayak carriers. These offer the advantages of low cost, very light weight and simple installation. They also require no drilling or modification to your hatch-style tonneau...
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