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Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading

Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have 2 heavier kayaks that you want to take with you (up to 80 lbs each)
  • Are looking to save space on your roof so you can haul more gear in addition to your boats
  • Park your car in a garage and would rather just fold down the rack instead of taking it off every time

No, if you:

  • Have square bars on your roof and don’t want to get an extra adapter to make this fit
  • Leave the rack on your roof while you’re out paddling and worry about it getting snatched
This J-style kayak carrier allows you to transport 1 or 2 kayaks safely and securely on your roof rack. The space-saving cradle system mounts to most crossbar styles and folds down for storage. Includes tie-down straps. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading part number S512-S512X can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Rhino Rack
  • J-Style
  • Folding
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Clamp On
  • Side Loading
  • No Load Assist
  • Non-Locking

This J-style kayak carrier allows you to transport 1 or 2 kayaks safely and securely on your roof rack. The space-saving cradle system mounts to most crossbar styles and folds down for storage. Includes tie-down straps.


Features:

  • Folding, J-style cradles carry 1 or 2 kayaks on their sides safely and securely
    • Accommodates a variety of watercraft styles and sizes
    • Takes up minimal space on your roof rack so you can carry more gear
    • Folds down for overhead clearance when it's not in use as well as for convenient storage
  • Versatile extension arms can be removed to free up crossbar space for other gear
  • Built-in holders with rubber straps let you carry a kayak paddle on the upright arms of the J-cradles
  • Rubber padding on the cradle arms cushions the kayak during transport
  • 4 Specially designed tie-down straps secure the watercraft to your roof-rack crossbars
    • Padded buckles won't scratch your kayak
  • 4 Tie-down straps anchor the watercraft's bow and stern to your vehicle
  • Brackets and hand knobs let you mount the carrier to most crossbar configurations
    • Requires special adapters (sold separately) to mount on Rhino-Rack Heavy-Duty bars or Thule square bars
  • Steel tube construction with black powder coat finish resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 2 kayaks
  • Application: round, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Requires special adapters (sold separately) to mount on Rhino-Rack Heavy-Duty and Thule square crossbars
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • 2-Year limited warranty


S512 Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier - Folding - Universal Mount

S512X Extension Arm for Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier

Replaces S512-S511X

Item # S512-S512X

Installation Details S512-S512X Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions S512-S512X Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading - S512-S512X

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)

This J-style kayak carrier allows you to transport 1 or 2 kayaks safely and securely on your roof rack. The space-saving cradle system mounts to most crossbar styles and folds down for storage. Includes tie-down straps.

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I searched a lot of websites before finding what I needed on etrailer.com for my 2012 Suzuki GV. I was looking for the proper mounts to install a Kayak rack system. Because my vehicle has a built in rail system it was very confusing what was needed. Thank you etrailer for hooking me up with the appropriate parts for the Rhino system, it worked great!



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Product was delivered on time and in good condition at a competitive price. Dual kayak rack fits OEM Kia crossbars perfectly. Ample tie-down straps. Simple, hassle-free installation in just a few minutes. Quality piece. Highly recommend this product and etrailer.



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They were backordered for about 1 month which was annoying but now thay they are in I love the product and have had no problems with it thus far. Easy install



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Just put the racks on the Subaru Crosstrek two days ago and strapped in the HiLife hybrid kayak/sup boards. Excellent product. Easy to adapt and easy to install. Super secure fit and worked well for the trip to the coast. Fit my aftermarket crossbars perfectly. These racks be bought anywhere, but I cannot recommend etrailer enough as the source. Excellent customer service, excellent follow through, and they back the products they sell. If you need information, they are there.



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As always, etrailer processed and shipped my order swiftly. I haven't loaded with kayaks yet, but given my high esteem for Rhino Rack products and its sturdy construction, I have high hopes.



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Received all items ordered in one box, in excellent condition and in a timely manner. I just completed installation of the rack, the extension rack for an additional kayak and anchor strap locations on my 2009 RAV4, with Aero crossbars. No road test yet, but the rhino rack looks solid and fits well! Thanks again!



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Everything man it’s straight up to the car I hold two kayaks on my roof rack and my kayak holders over 1000 miles and everything was great



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Quick delivery, easy install. Holds two kayaks nicely. Quality product.


Comments
Use it frequently, no deterioration after one year.
Daniel - 09/24/2019



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Excellent quality product. Very easy to install. Would highly recommend!!


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Ask the Experts about this Rhino Rack Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak Carrier that Can Carry Paddleboard Availability
    We have a similar kayak carrier that can carry a paddleboard as it's center mast can fold down with the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH890000 but there isn't a way to carry a paddleboard with the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier you mentioned.
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  • Best Set Up For Hauling Three Heavy Kayaks On The CapRack On My 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Since you have the Thule CapRac # TH29200XT on your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado you only have about 53 inches of crossbar space. Since your kayaks are about 94 inches wide collectively, you will need to a J-Style or post style carrier. Most post style carriers are not strong enough to carry your heavier kayaks and I recommend getting a carrier that will carry two kayaks like this Rhino Rack option # S512-S512X.This will be more cost effective since you won't have to buy three separate racks....
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  • How Many T-Bolt Adapters Does Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier # S512-S512X Need
    The Rhino-Rack Crossbar Adapter, part # KC-FK8, is designed to fit the 2 Kayak Carrier, part # S512-S512X, into bars with a C-channel (or T-track). You'd need two sets of these based on how the carrier installs and is for two kayaks.
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  • How to Mount a Kayak Carrier on a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse with Flush Rails
    It sounds like you have a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse with flush rails. In order to mount the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style, part # S512-S512X, or any other kayak carrier to your vehicle, you'll need a roof rack. I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars, part # RRVA137B-2. These are aero-style bars that reduce wind noise and drag. To mount them to your flush rails, you'll need the 2500 Series Legs, part # RRRLKVA, and the Custom DK Fit Kit, part # DK297. So,...
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier for 2 Kayaks on 2015 Toyota Sienna
    Yes. The Rhino-Rack kayak carrier S512-S512X will fit on the factory crossbars on your 2015 Toyota Sienna. This comes with both the front and back carrier, as well as tie down straps, so it's got everything you need.
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  • Hauling 4 Kayaks On My 2007 Hummer H3
    If the width of all four of your kayaks is less than the width of your whole roof rack then you can haul all four kayaks with two of the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # S512-S512X. They simply clamp to your factory crossbars on your 2007 Hummer H3.
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  • Will the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier Part S512-S512X Fit Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars
    Yes, the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs part # S512-S512X will work perfectly with any of the Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars like part # TH711420 for example. For future reference, the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier will work with crossbars from most aftermarket companies such as Yakima, Thule, Rhino Rack, Malone, Inno, Rola, and more. Therefore, the carrier can be easily transferred to another vehicle down the road no matter which roof rack it has. The Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier...
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  • Will Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier Fit My 2012 Honda CR-V Factory bars
    Most aftermarket aerodynamic bars are a little over 3 inches wide, so it sounds like the Honda's factory roof rack bars are a bit thinner compared to standard bars at 5/8 of an inch. Since the Rhino Rack Carrier part # S512-S512X uses the U-bolt style attachment with hand knobs to tighten the carrier, it will fit well around your thinner cross bars to carry 2 kayaks.
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  • Best Way To Carry Two Kayaks on a 2015 Jeep Cherokee with Raised Side Rails
    The Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs part # S512-S512X is one of my favorite kayak carriers on the market. The reason for this as you mentioned is that it will save a ton of space on the roof. This saved space could then be used for other accessories such as a bike rack like the Rhino-Rack Hybrid Roof Bike Rack part # RRRBC050. The kayak carrier also has a folding upright so you don't need to remove it each time if you had any overhead clearance issues like a garage. It comes with...
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  • How to Use Rhino Rack Kayak Carrier part # S512-S512X on Roof of 2001 Nissan Xterra
    Since the factory crossbars of your 2001 Nissan Xterra are much thicker than standard crossbars you'll have to install a roof rack to the roof of the vehicle so that you can carry the Rhino Rack Carrier part # S512-S512X that you referenced. For that we have the very economical, solid, and easy to use Malone rack part # MPG201 which will easily solve that problem! There are no carriers that will fit your bars directly since they are so much larger than typical.
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  • Recommended Solution for Carrying 2 Kayaks on Roof of 2017 Hyundai Tucson
    Inno makes a great roof rack solution for your vehicle. You might be more familiar with names like Thule or Yakima, but Inno is very well known on the west coast for making high quality roof racks at reasonable prices. You can construct a roof rack using the following parts: Crossbars, part # INXB138-145 Roof Rack Feet, part # INXS250 Vehicle Specific Clamp Kit, part # INK680 The crossbars used on the rack system above would be perfectly compatible with the Rhino Rack # S512-S512X...
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  • Folding 2-Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser with Factory Crossbars
    The Rack kayak carrier S512-S512X that you referenced has been discontinued but I have a great option that will work well for you as the Thule Hullaport # TH848. This is a confirmed fit for your 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser's factory crossbars, is a 2-kayak carrier, and can fold down when not in use.
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  • Will the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier S512-S512X Fit the Rola Haul-Your-Might T3 Ladder Rack
    Yes, the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs part # S512-S512X will fit the Rola Haul-Your-Might T3 Truck Bed Ladder Rack part # 59799. The Rola Haul-Your-Might T3 uses the same crossbars as the Rola Roof Racks which are a standard size so you should not have any issues at all using the two together. The Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier also comes with tie-down for both kayaks so you will be ready to go once you get setup. The other great thing about the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier is that...
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  • How To Carry Kayaks On a 2018 Ram 2500 with RamBox
    In order to haul kayaks on a 2018 Ram 2500 with RamBox you'll need to place them on the roof with a roof rack and roof mounted kayak carrier. The reason for this is that no one makes a ladder rack that will work with the RamBox. For a roof rack, the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar part # RRVA150B-2, part # RRRLKVA, and part # DK043 is an excellent option. Then for a kayak carrier, you'll need to go with a j-style and for this I recommend the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs part...
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  • Can Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier # S512-S512X Carry Two 13 Foot Kayaks
    As long as the combined weight of your two kayaks is less than 165 lbs the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # S512-S512X it can carry two 13 foot long kayaks.
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  • What are the Maximum Crossbar Sizes that Fit the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier?
    I confirmed with my contact at Rhino-Rack that, yes, the 100mm width and 36mm depth shown in the attached photo from the installation manual is the maximum dimensions of crossbars that the brackets of the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier # S512-S512X can accommodate. If you need hardware for larger bars, Rhino-Rack recommended the Crossbar Adapters for Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carriers S510, S511, and S512 # KC-FK8.
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  • Clearance Needed Under Crossbar For Rhino-Rack 2-Kayak Carrier
    Let's start with the clearance needed under the crossbar, and you won't need much, just about 1-3/8 inches for the knobs to clear when mounting the Rhino-Rack 2-Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # S512-S512X. As for fitting to round 1 inch electrical metal tube, that's a bit trickier. Yes, technically it likely could, but has never been tested with this type of tube; it often has coating so I can't say for certain whether or not this could slide on the tube. I recommend going with a traditional...
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  • Can The Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier S512-S512X Fit Onto Round Crossbars?
    Yes, the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # S512-S512X will have no issues attaching to round crossbars on your roof. This kayak carrier can fit onto many different styles of roof racks, so if you have multiple vehicles with roof racks then this would be easily-transferable among them. The weight capacity for this carrier is 165lbs, but make sure you check your owner's manual to ensure that you are not exceeding the weight capacity of your vehicle's roof when loading two kayaks....
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  • What Do I Need to Fit A Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs on a 2017 Subaru Outback?
    Since I confirmed that your 2017 Outback has raised rails, you will need to have crossbars for the rails in order to attach the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # S512-S512X. If your vehicle already has factory crossbars, the Kayak Carrier will fit round, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars. Although, if your roof has heavy duty crossbars, you will need an additional Heavy Duty Crossbar Adaptor Kit # HD-FK1 Here are all the parts you need: 1. Thule SquareBar Evo Crossbars...
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  • Will Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # S512-S512X Fit Factory Crossbars 2005 Nissan Armada
    Yes, the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # S512-S512X will fit the factory crossbars of your 2005 Nissan Armada.
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  • Parts Needed To Carry Two Kayaks On a 2002 Ford Excursion
    Yes, you would be able to use the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs part # S512-S512X to carry two kayaks on the roof of your 2002 Ford Excursion with ease. The Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier is an excellent choice as it is easy to use and comes with everything you need. If you don't already have a roof rack, I recommend using the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar System part # RRVA137B-2 and part # RRRLT600 which will work perfectly with the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier. The Rhino-Rack...
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  • Will the Rhino Rack J-Style Kayak Carriers Fit on Factory Crossbars of 2018 Nissan Rogue
    Yes, the RhinoRack # S512-S512X will fit on factory crossbars, as well as a number of other styles of crossbars. We've seen these work on a number of other Nissan factory crossbars, so there's nothing to worry about!
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  • Will Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier S512-S512X Fit OEM Roof Rack On 2015 Toyota 4Runner?
    The Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading # S512-S512X is designed to work with most factory crossbars, and will work just fine on the OEM roof rack on your 2015 Toyota 4Runner. The # S512-S512X will allow you to carry two kayaks weighing up to 165lbs combined, but you will want to confirm the weight capacity of your factory roof rack and make sure the weight of the carrier and kayaks do not exceed that limit.
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  • Can You Use Just the Rhino-Rack Extension # S512X to Transport a Kayak?
    I have an answer for you. Unfortunately, you need both the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier - Folding - Universal Mount # S512 and the extension # S512X to carry more than 1 kayak. The extension only comes with the platform (not the side arm that allows you to safely attach and transport a kayak).
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  • 2 Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Fitting on Narrower Crossbars
    I attached a picture of a single kayak carried by the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier # Y04074 and it takes up most of the roof rack crossbars which would be longer than what you have so I'd anticipate two not fitting but I do have a solution. For carrying two kayaks on narrower bars the Rhino Rack 2 Kayak Carrier part # S512-S512X is a really great option since the rack does not require much bar space and it holds them very securely.
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  • Which Folding Kayak Carrier Will Fit The Thule Wingbar Evo Crossbars?
    We do in fact have several folding kayak carriers that will fit your Thule Wingbar Evo Crossbars on your 2013 Volvo XC90. I recommend looking into the Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading # MPG114MD. This is a folding carrier that will allow your roof to remain low-profile when no kayaks are on top of it; I attached a photo to show what this looks like in the folded down position. This carrier will simply clamp onto the Thule crossbars, but...
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  • Safely Hauling 2 Kayaks 2017 Subaru Forester
    Hi, that's a good question but I don't think I can answer definitively that yes you can do so "safely". The product is designed and tested with placement on the inside; that is not say that you personally can't be comfortable with the way you have loaded the kayaks. Since, per manufacturer, it has not been tested and approved for that type of placement, my suggestion is to consider use of kayak carrier such as the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # S512-S512X.
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  • Does Rhino Rack Roof Rack for 2020 Honda CR-V Fit Hybrid Models for Carrying 2 Kayaks
    The Rhino Rack aero bar roof rack part numbers # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK284 does fit your 2020 Honda CR-V hybrid with a naked roof and would work great to carry two kayaks as well. For a Rhino Rack kayak carrier that can carry both kayaks at the same time the Rhino Rack 2 Kayak Carrier part # S512-S512X would be a really great option as well.
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