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SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Roof Mount

SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Roof Mount

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

Yes, if you:

  • Are new to kayaking and want a sturdy rack that won't break the bank in case you lose interest in your new hobby
  • Prefer to remove the rack when you're not using it to keep it out of the way - this rack uses hardware that's a little easier to take off and put back

No, if you:

  • Haul your boats on a ladder rack or roof rack with thick bars – you may need longer bolts to get a proper fit
  • Park your car in a garage and don't want to take the rack off before you drive into it
  • Have round bars and worry that there might be rotation of the rack
Great for sea, white-water, and similar kayaks, these J-style cradles provide an easy, convenient way to tote a boat on your roof rack. Padded cradles install in seconds without tools, and ropes and straps are included for complete kayak stability. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from SportRack. SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Roof Mount part number SR5511 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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SportRack Watersport Carriers - SR5511

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • J-Style
  • SportRack
  • Clamp On
  • Side Loading
  • No Load Assist

Great for sea, white-water, and similar kayaks, these J-style cradles provide an easy, convenient way to tote a boat on your roof rack. Padded cradles install in seconds without tools, and ropes and straps are included for complete kayak stability.


Features:

  • Fixed-position, J-style cradles let you safely and securely carry 1 kayak on its side
    • Takes up minimal space on your roof rack so that you can carry more gear
    • Requires no adjustment - just lift boat and place it into cradles
  • Simple, tool-free installation
    • Integrated brackets swing into place under crossbars and tighten with hand knobs for secure fit
  • Sliding pads on cradle arms can be repositioned to provide best protection for kayak hull
  • 2 Heavy-duty straps with cam buckles secure kayak in place on cradles
  • 2 Strong ropes with galvanized steel hooks anchor bow and stern of kayak to your vehicle
  • Sturdy steel construction with gray powder coat finish is durable and rust resistant


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Maximum kayak dimensions:
    • Weight: 75 lbs
    • Length: 17'
  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar diameter: 3-1/2"
    • Will not work on Rhino Rack Aero crossbars
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: Not for use with tandem kayaks.



SR5511 SportRack J-Style Roof-Mounted Kayak Rack; replaces ABR511

Installation Details SR5511 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

SportRack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Roof Mount - SR5511

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (39 Customer Reviews)

Great for sea, white-water, and similar kayaks, these J-style cradles provide an easy, convenient way to tote a boat on your roof rack. Padded cradles install in seconds without tools, and ropes and straps are included for complete kayak stability.

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I have found the roof rack/kayak rack equipment that i purchased last year to be quite satisfactory and worth the purchase price. The problem was when we tried to tie on a paddle board. I realize the rack was not designed specifically for a SUP so it was not necessarily the fault of the rack. Otherwise i am happy with my purchase.




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Great product. Never have an issue installing and very secure. Work great and look great!




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Excellent quality carrier, easy loading and unloading, very happy with the purchase. Thanks a lot Patrick!!!




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Fit my Thule perfectly, bought two pair for our 10' kayaks. I strap them down with ratcheting tie downs and they do a great job. I would absolutely buy them again, especially at such a good price. Quality is excellent.




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I use it at least once per month. Mounting and de-mounting is super fast and you don't need any tools. I am still afraid that our kayaks will fly away one day so I used three fixing ropes for each kayak and they perfectly fits to the carriers. They don't move at all even if driving over 80 MPH. I would definitely recommend it.




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Perfect, and very Secure! I live in the Florida Keys and use these J Racks to transport a 12 Kayak, on my Toyota Corolla, over the many windy bridges, as we travel to our favorite launch site. Also the customer service from etrailer is Top Notch! Keep up the Great Work, you have earned a customer for life!




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Great product exactly as described on the web site. We love being able to mount our kayaks with ease. We also appreciated the video with detailed explanation on how to install the roof mounts onto our roof racks. This company follows up with customers to ensure complete satisfaction. Well done!




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Good value for the price. I did need to get the "adaptor bolts" (they are longer than the ones shipped with the product) to fit my older (thicker) rack bars on my truck. I carry the kayak only when going to paddle, I don't leave them mounted all the time. Easy to install and they hold the boats.




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We are very happy with this product. They are simple to install and remove on my suburban a roof top factory cross rails. I would buy this product again.




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Unfortunately this rack did not fit correctly on my 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The factory rack slopes ups towards the front of the car. This makes the racks crooked. There doesn't seem to be any way to adjust the angle of them.

I also noticed that since the rack doesn't fold down, I can not put the pathfinder in the garage with the racks attached.

The rack looks like a quality product and attaches easily. I put 1 star because it didn't work for me




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3 because one of the pads came off when I was loading the kayak and it is difficult to get bolts tight enough on the roof mount - one slipped while I was driving on the interstate -




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These fit great on the roof bars...holds my kayak perfectly...together they are a great set...like the easy load and disassembly....money well spent!!!




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Product installed and worked great. We have two very long touring kayaks and these work great for carrying on the Toyota 4 Runner. Installation was simple and worked with crossbars from Toyota.




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Love them.




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Overall a great product. The main issue I had was that the M6 - 65mm bolts need to be a little bit longer. The current size makes it difficult to get the thread started with the holding bolts. This may only be an issue with these J-style arms and the roof rack I'm using (Rhino Rack RSP15).




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The J-shaped holders make it easy for one person to set the kayak in place then secure the straps. Easy to install.




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I hesitated buying a rack for my Buick because I didn't think a clamp style would be strong enough. I was wrong and this rack has really improved my life and hobby of kayaking. I can slap 2 kayaks up in no time and hit the water for a few hours of fun. Great product and built like a tank!




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I found that while loading and adjusting the kayacks in the the racks they tends to move on round bars. I tightend them with pliers and they still tend to move. I will find a way to fix them Maybe with 2 screws through the hole front and back of the sport rack into the round bars.




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Received with the cross bars, rack mounts. Easy install. Installed everything in about 30 min.




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Excellent quality. Very good alternative to the "premium brands." I have used it on long distance trips and there were no issues. They are a little loud when driving without the kayaks in them, but they are very easy to take on and off.




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These work great exactly what we expected. We started hauling our kayaks in August in Western NY state around Ohio than of to Florida for a total of about 1600 mile without a problem!.


Comments
The racks are working fine Another year on the roof and have traveled approximately 8000 miles with the kayaks. From Florida to NH to NY to Ohio to Montana a great product.
Mike L - 12/28/2016


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The sport rack carrier is very easy to install and holds my kayak in place .




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Excellent customer service and delivery speed.




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Very easy to put on roof rack. Work gre at!




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Arrived on time and was what I ordered.


Comments
Great - ordered another set.
Lisbeth V - 09/17/2017

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