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  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Rhino Rack
  • J-Style
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Side Loading
  • Clamp On - Standard
  • No Load Assist
  • Non-Locking
This J-style kayak carrier allows you to transport 1 kayak safely and securely on your roof rack. The space-saving cradle system mounts to most crossbar styles and folds down for storage. Expandable to carry 2 kayaks. Includes tie-down straps. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier - Folding - Universal Mount part number S512 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Rhino Rack Watersport Carriers - S512

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


Features:

  • Folding, J-style cradles carry 1 kayak on its side 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 not in use and for convenient storage
  • Built-in holders with rubber straps let you carry a kayak paddle on the upright arms of the J-cradles
  • Extension arms (RRS512X - sold separately) enable you to carry 2 kayaks side by side on your crossbars
  • Rubber padding on the cradle arms cushions the kayak during transport
  • 2 Specially designed tie-down straps secure the watercraft to your roof-rack crossbars
    • Padded buckles won't scratch your kayak
  • 2 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 (KC-FK10 - sold separately) to mount on Rhino-Rack Heavy-Duty bars, Inno square bars, or Thule square bars
  • Steel tube construction with black powder coat finish resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • 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: 99 lbs
  • 2-Year limited warranty


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



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Video Transcript for Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier Review

Today, we'll be taking a look at the Rhino Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier, part number: S512. The folding J-style kayak carrier lets you carry one kayak of varying sizes and styles on your vehicle's roof. The carrier only takes up a small portion of your roof-rack system, so you can use the remainder of your system for additional gear. The built-in holders on the back of our kayak carriers allow you to carry a paddle along with your kayak. The padding on our carrier is going to cushion our kayak during transport and prevent any scratches or abrasions. Our carrier kit is going to include four straps, two tie-down straps to secure our kayak to our crossbars and two anchor straps, one for the bow and one for the stern. The Rhino Rack Kayak carrier has a carrying capacity of one kayak, with a weight capacity of 99 pounds. Now, you can opt for the extension arms, part number: RRS512X.

This is going to enable you to carry two kayaks, side-by-side, on your crossbars. For better clearance from pulling into your garage, or whenever you're not using your carrier, these can easily be folded down by opening up our levers on each side, folding our carrier down, lining up the grooves and closing up our levers. The Rhino Rack Kayak Carrier is made out of steel-tooth construction with a black-powder coat corrosion-resistant finish. To begin our install, we already have the rear carrier installed, we're going to show you how to put on the front. Take it out of our box, and we're going to remove the thumbscrew here on this side, rotate our bracket to the opposite side and then we can bring it around. We'll make sure our bolt goes through the hole on our bracket, and we'll start to tighten down. Once we've got that partially tightened down, we can move it so that our carrier is even with the back carrier.

Now, we're ready to open up our J-hooks. We're going to come to the sides and open up our levers. Next, we can load up our paddle. We're going to move our cradle tool back, just rotating it. We want to place it into our cradles and secure the straps. Next, we can load up our kayak, and adjust it so that it sits into our carrier. Next, we're ready to tie our kayak down.

We're going to start with our middle straps, holding our kayak in place on our carrier. We're just going to toss that over to the other side. We'll come to the back, and we're going to feed our strap underneath and we'll throw it back on the other side of our vehicle. We're then going to take our strap between our carrier, but underneath our crossbar. We'll put it through our cam buckle.

Once we have that nice and secure, we can tie off our excess and secure that with our hook-and-loop strap keeper. Next, we'll secure our bow and stern tie downs. Today, we are using part number: RRRBAS-2, these are going to be the Rhino Rack Anchor Straps. This will just give us a good, solid place to secure our bow and stern straps. We're going to first feed them through the anchor strap and through the strap on the end of our kayak, just going to feed that through our cam buckle and tighten up our strap. Once we have that completely tight, we can secure up our excess using the hook-and-loop strap at the top. Now, we'll repeat the same process for our other strap. That's going to be our completed look at the Rhino Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier, part number: S512.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (38 Customer Reviews)

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

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These mounts are great! I bought two of them to mount on the Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbars (RRRS118B) along with one set of Anchor Straps (RRRBAS-2). I really like that the angle is adjustable with markers to be consistent. It makes mounting your paddle on the upright bars before placing the kayak a piece of cake. I dont normally leave them on if not in use because it wouldn't take much to steal them and the added drag isn't necessary. I considered only getting one and buying the extension piece (RRS512X). However, I was concerned about where I would put the second paddle and having the ability to mount 2 kayaks at angles less than vertical seemed like a bonus. Considering the small price difference it was worth it to me to get two. The straps that come with are more than sufficient for any car and probably most trucks. The blue ones are a bit long for my application. I had an issue keeping the excess length contained on the freeway, probably going to cut them. All together, these mounts are very sturdy and give a great deal of confidence even with a crosswind on the freeway. Note on the photos: I have a hitch on my car with chain loops so I only needed the anchors for the front. 519828



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Product is as it says it is. Fast, free shipping from etrailer.com too! Haven't had chance yet to take the kayaks on a trip yet but don't expect any problem as these are meant for wide and heavy kayaks. Also before i forget, etrailer.com did answer my question before purchase online...basically confirming they'd hold my wide fishing kayaks and its max weight limit of 99lbs. I've attached pictures to show my setup...sweet looking with two pair of these J-Carriers, my Yakima rack and roll 78 trailer plus the Thule Medium Sonic Carrier in between the J-Carriers. Looks nice! 374502



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Ordered this rack to fit on my Rhino Rack 2500 Vortex Aero rack atop of my 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback. I was looking for a solution to carrying our 14' tandem kayak safely for long distance, interstate driving. This rack is top notch. The kayak is secure all he way around. With the two of us young ladies, we can secure the 75 lb kayak with ease. Easiest to lift the kayak on top while the rack is folded flat. One of us then holds the kayak on its side while the other raises the racks to the "J" position. We are excited to purchase bike racks to go along side of the kayak rack. It is a secure way to make space on the rack for all of our outdoor toys! This rack fits tightly and securely to the Vortex Aero bars (which are also top notch). Buy this rack at etrailer! The customer service from this site is exquisite. 201536



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I RECIEVED MY ORDER IN ABOUT THREE WEEKS. WICH I UNDERSTAND IT WAS ON BACK ORDER. PACKAGE WAS IN GOOD CONDITION. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE RACKS. EASY INSTALL.I WOULD RECOMEND THESE RACKS. TO A FRIEND. 193490


Comments

racks are holding up pretty well easy to put and take off when needed. I would recommend these racks to anybody

RICH G - 05/26/2016

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As usual...etrailer shipped out order immediately...we received it in mint condition...and it is mounted to the roof rack on our Jeep. My wife and I recently purchased some sea kayaks...and the Rhino Rack is an awesome carrier. The ability to drop the rack flat when not hauling boats...and the ability to add on additional components to carry more boats is a winning design. The kit comes with a very well made set of straps to secure your craft securely. The rack even secures your paddles if you have one piece...or just don't want to take up room inside the vehicle to store them. Well thought out design...it appears to be very well built. Additional kits are available to adapt to specialty crossbars if that is what you need. 538574



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I've mounted both the Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack and these S512 J-style Folding Kayak Carriers that I purchased from etrailer. Everything was easy to install, fits well, looks and works great! I am extremely happy with the products, the deliveries and the customer service rep was friendly and helpful when I had a question about the fit of the kayak carriers. I own a 2009 Honda Ridgeline and the carrier rack looks great with very little wind noise while driving. I'm taking the kayak out for a trip tomorrow morning. 293344



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I have been very happy with my folding kayak carrier! After looking at other brands, I realized that I needed the folding style or I'd never be able to park in my garage again - the vehicle would be too tall. But I was concerned about the stability of the racks once opened. This turned about to be no problem! The cog wheel connection system works great and stays tight until I want to fold them back down. The only issue I've had was that the paddle holders cracked and fell off shortly after installation. Dry rubber, maybe. But since I didn't use them and didn't plan to use them, it was no big deal. No only I know carries their paddle there anyway! Thanks for a good and sturdy product! 485661



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I have a 2005 Pontiac Vibe and installed Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars. These J-Style Kayak Carriers worked great on the first trip out. Only problem was the tie down straps that come with them were not long enough. The rack sits pretty far back on the vehicle and I needed a longer tie down on front. I was also able to put a second Kayak on the back side with the carrier in the vertical position. This seems to work well. I may get the extension for the second Kayak, not sure yet. 188431



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Sturdy cradle and easy to install. Difficult to keep tie down strap looped over top of "U" bar while trying to get it over the kayak, keeps slipping down. We made a channel out of foam to keep the strap in place and now it is easy. 557577



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I own a pair of these and they are by far one of the best out there. I just bought my second pair. Also, etrailer.com is one of the best companies I have dealt with in a long time. Fair pricing, free shipping and very pro customer service. They could not do more for me if they tired. Some of the other companies out their should take notes from this company. I will come to them first from now on for my cargo needs. 211924



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First of all this is about my 5th etrailer purchase. The customer service here is beyond compare. Thank you. I bought this bracket so I could share my roof with my Yakima Skybox and a we-no-nah Minnesota II 18'6" canoe. It works perfect. The canoe fits snug at 70MPH with no concerns. The straps provided are all long enough and function very well. Canoe or Kayak this product will work very well. 212030



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Rack was partially shipped in etrailer box, only two holders and no strips arrived. Been waiting for almost two 2 weeks to get the rest of the parts, no luck Ordered another rack that came in Rhino OEM box, no problem there. Now could not return partial order since have to wait for etrailer to request parts from Rhino, very inconvenient. By from another site, better return and prompt actions. 402987


Comments

Rus, I apologize for any inconvenience with your order. I have forwarded your comments to customer service for direct follow-up with you.

-- Laura E - 07/10/2017

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Thank you. The Rhino is assembled and in place and carrying my beautiful brand new kayak. I am very satisfied with this purchase and was able to easily follow the instructions. 505306



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Beautifully made and easy to install. Included is a picture of how they look on my 2015 Acura TLX. Will probably buy another set of the same so I can haul 2 kayaks. 560870



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J Racks arrived in less than a week. Easy installation. Fit my needs exactly. Would prefer to have Ny-loc nuts and washers instead of Thumbnuts. Too easy to remove Thumbnuts and your J Racks while you're out Kayaking. Everybody dosen't play by the rules. P.S. Helen, thank you for all your help. She is why etrailer is great to work with. Thanks again 480432



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The rack mounts quickly and easily to an aero shaped bar. The ability to attach a kayak paddle is pleasant to keep the paddle out of the car. The included straps are of good quality. The system for adjusting the angle is quick, secure and effective. It is easy to lay flat when not in use. The bars have nice padding. It appears to be well built. 550958



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Very easy to install on my Rhino rack cross bars. Easy to adjust cradle angle. Kayaks fit nicely. Also purchased extension bar for second kayak. 518061



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Bought this product and was extremely happy with the service I recieved. I recieved the product a day earlier than expected awesome company I figured to buy this same product from another company and was waiting around for two weeks after that they said it would be another 2 weeks so I canceled that order and went with this company great job 547276



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We bought bars, J style kayak carriers and adaptors for our 2017 Ford Focus hatchback. Install was pretty easy. Looks nice and is very solid on the roof. We have two 10 foot kayaks which went up fairly easy on the roof. We have used several times and are very happy with product. 429405



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One year after purchase and dozens of trips with Hobie Outbacks - we have had zero problems and we have no complaints with the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carriers. Easy to use and rock-solid. I would definitely buy these again. 271406



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Purchased a Rhino Rack custom fit rooftop system, along with the kayak rack to hold two kayaks and the Swagman rv bike rack. Made several trips and they all work great! Included photos to share. 475957



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Quick shipping and friendly, knowledgeable service. The racks when on easy especially after looking at a Utube video. I've also outfitted my Honda CRV with their towing products...Great company! 396773



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Very sturdy. Easy to load and secure my Kayak. The folding mechanism is extremely well made and easy to adjust. The only thing missing is a lock to secure the cradles to my roof rack. 289551



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Very high quality! Durable! Ive had mine a year now and they work great! I like being able to bring the arms down for when not in use so i can still get in my garage and low clearances. 276710



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Although I havent been able to use it yet waiting for snow and ice to melt, it appears that it will do the job well. Looks strong and fastens to bar solidly. 76723



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Very pleased with the racks. Excellent quality, easy to adjust, and the paddle strap is a nice bonus. Etrailer provided fast shipping and responses. 352761



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Product came quickly, 2 days. Installation was a breeze (5 mins). Seems very sturdily built, haven't gotten a chance to try it out yet though. 219335



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Very easy to install. Great video on your web-site. Product is solid, high quality. Overall very satisfied! Thank you! 550019



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Very prompt delivery from seller; easy to assemble and install. Very useful for trailering kayaks and paddle .boards 277456



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Great system for kayak transport, I like the added paddle strap on the backside. Really easy to install. 235699



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Easy Installation. Good product--I just wish there was a way to lock them to the rails. 281159



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Love the roof rack! Works great for kayaks! They fold down when not in use..perfect! 516525



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wonderful customer service. product arrived when promised. will use again 556715



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I love it! Easy instillation and stirdy. 557237



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Great product. Highly recommend. 225312



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Came quickly and as advertised 163522



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Very nice! Works good! 524882



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Great product 363618


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  • For the factory roof rack on your 2015 Nissan Armada I recommend using Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier - Folding - Universal Mount Item # S512 with Expansion Arm for Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier Item # RRS512X. With these 2 items you can carry 2 kayaks that together weigh up to 99 pounds. To help reach the roof easier when loading and unloading the kayaks I recommend using a small step stool, # CAM43672, which you can store in the vehicle for when it is needed. While there are...
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  • Carrying 2 Kayaks and 2 Bikes on 2000 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The easiest way to transport the Kayaks and bikes would be to begin by installing a roof rack on your Ram truck. You'd need the following parts: 58 Inch Round Crossbar, part # Y00409 Yakima Q Tower roof rack feet, part # Y00124 Yakima Q Clips, part # Y00645 (order two of these) With the rack in place, you'd need a kayak carrier. Rhino Rack offers a J style carrier, part # S512 that will allow you to carry an additional kayak with the addition of the # RRS512X Expansion Arm. The...
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  • Are C-Channel Brackets Available To Mount Rhino Rack Kayak Carrier To Aero Crossbars
  • The universal mount that is on the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier, part # S512, is designed for strength and stability. We do not offer any kayak carriers that have a T-bolt attachment for the channels in the Aero crossbars you said you have. The # S512 will fit round, aero or elliptical and most factory crossbars and has a weight capacity of 55 lbs. I have attached a link to a product review video for this carrier you can check out.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack, Cargo Box, Bike Carrier, and Kayak Carrier for 2013 Hyundai Elantra
  • I recommend the Thule Aero Crossbars # THARB53, Traverse foot pack # TH480R, and Fit Kit # THKIT1695. This is an easy installation, but if you aren't comfortable doing it yourself, I recommend having a trusted mechanic install it. I've attached a video of this installation on a vehicle without the panoramic roof to give you an idea of this process. This roof rack will be compatible with kayaks, bike carriers, and cargo boxes. I recommend the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier - Folding...
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  • How to Carry Three Kayaks on the Roof of a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
  • In order to fit three kayaks on the roof of your 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, you will first need a roof rack. In order to recommend one I would need to know if you have a bare roof with fixed mounting points or factory raised side rails. If you have the bare roof with fixed mounting points then I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar System which is composed of crossbars part # RRVA118B-2, mounting feet part # RRRCL4 , and fit kit part # RRRCP62-BK. If you have factory raised side...
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  • Kayak Carriers for a 2008 Subaru Outback Wagon with Factory Roof Rack
  • The 100 pound capacity on the 2008 Subaru Outback Wagon most likely refers to the system as a whole. In all probability they took the lowest rated component in the system, either the roof, the side rails, or the crossbars, and went by that rating for the whole system. You may be able to find the capacity of each separate component in the owners manual or by contacting a dealership. But even if you were to add different crossbars like the Thule Load Bars, # THLB50, Thule still states...
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  • Expansion Arm for Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carriers # RRS512X and Two 34 Inch Wide Kayaks
  • Expansion Arm for Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carriers # RRS512X contains 2 of the extension pieces so you would not have to buy 2 of them to use with carrier # S512. The 34 inch wide kayaks would not be a problem provided that the combined weight of both kayaks is no greater than 99 pounds.
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendations for a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The 2014 Honda CR-V had 3 possible roof configurations: nothing at all (called a naked roof), flush mount side rails that run front to back, and factory roof rack that includes crossbars that run side to side. Starting with the naked roof option I recommend Rhino-Rack Vortex roof rack using the following parts: Crossbars # RRVA137B-2 Foot pack # RRRLKVA Custom clamp kit # DK284 Then you could add kayak carrier # S512 but for 2 kayaks you'd need two of them. For the side rail...
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack, Bike Rack, and Kayak Carrier Recommendations for 2016 Toyota Highlander
  • The Rhino-Rack roof rack that will fit your 2016 Toyota Highlander with naked roof is made up of bars # RRVA126B-2, legs # RRRCH4, and fit kit # RRRCP37-BK. It uses the fixed mounting points you mentioned. Rhino-Rack RSP Series Roof Rack # RRRSP31 fits models with flush side rails so it will not work for you. You can indeed use the roof rack to mount a bike rack or kayak carrier. For a bike rack I recommend the Mountain Trail # RBC035 for a fork mount or the Hybrid # RRRBC050 for a wheel...
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  • Roof Rack with Wide Crossbar Spread to Carry Kayaks on a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • For your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with a hard top you can use Rhino-Rack roof rack # RRSG59 and have a bar spread of 31-1/2 inches. For a compatible kayak carrier you can use # S512. And to carry a second kayak you would just need the expansion arm # RRS512X. I have linked a video review of the kayak carrier for you.
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