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Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount

Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount

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These gunwale brackets let you carry 1 canoe hull side up on your roof rack. The KeelOver mounts to most crossbar styles, and it includes heavy-duty straps and bow and stern tie-downs to ensure that your canoe is secured to your roof. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Yakima. Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount part number Y04069 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Yakima Watersport Carriers

  • Canoe
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Yakima
  • Gunwale Brackets
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • No Load Assist
  • Clamp On
  • Side Loading
  • Non-Locking

These gunwale brackets let you carry 1 canoe hull side up on your roof rack. The KeelOver mounts to most crossbar styles, and it includes heavy-duty straps and bow and stern tie-downs to ensure that your canoe is secured to your roof.


  • Complete roof-mounted canoe-carrying system lets you easily transport your watercraft
  • 4 Gunwale brackets hold 1 canoe hull side up on your roof-rack crossbars
  • Durable, over-molded rubber pads on brackets stabilize and cushion your canoe's gunwales
  • Simple, tool-free installation with universal mounting hardware
    • Adjustable bail clamps and 2 T-bolt length options ensure a snug fit on your roof rack
    • Rubber padding on brackets protects your crossbars from scratches and abrasions
  • Included tie-downs and ropes help to secure your canoe to your vehicle
    • 2 Heavy-duty tie-down straps with buckle covers lash the canoe to your crossbars
    • 2 Bow and stern ropes anchor the canoe to your vehicle


  • Carrying capacity: 1 canoe
  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-1/2" tall x 3-1/2" wide
  • Minimum crossbar spread:
    • 24" for canoes under 14'
    • 30" for canoes over 14'
  • Bracket dimensions: 3-1/2" tall x 5-1/2" long x 3-1/5" wide
  • Tie-down strap length: 16-1/4'
  • Bow/stern rope length: 10-1/2'
  • Limited lifetime warranty

8004069 Yakima Keel Over Rooftop Canoe Carrier System with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount

Item # Y04069

Installation Details Y04069 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount - Y04069

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

These gunwale brackets let you carry 1 canoe hull side up on your roof rack. The KeelOver mounts to most crossbar styles, and it includes heavy-duty straps and bow and stern tie-downs to ensure that your canoe is secured to your roof.

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Just received product, but I'm enthusiastic about putting it to use to standardize my kayak transport. Good service from etrailer. 821928

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Product works as expected. Makes canoe transport much simpler. Delivery was faster than I expected. 796514

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Haven't used this item yet but based on years of canoeing it looks complete. 730256

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I've been using the product for two summers now and it is perfect for what I'm using it for. My canoe is an Old Town Discovery 133, it's very wide and I initially had trouble fitting it in the brackets with how relatively narrow my Rav4 is, but the instructions that came with them mentioned I could just flip them around. That worked perfectly. I only use the brackets and the tie down straps from the kit to tie the boat to the crossbars, and then use the painter lines I put on the bow and stern of the boat to tie those to the car. That rides on the highway very easily with no shifting. With two people, the load/unload time is around 10 minutes as long as one person knows what they are doing. This kit had exactly what I was looking for, seems built to last, and if I ever need another kit to help tie a canoe to a car then I know I can trust this product to get the job done safely and reliably. 674964

1 year later and I havent even taken the brackets off of my car. They are still in perfect condition, dont slip, and Ive never had an issue hauling my canoe on the highway. Easiest way to transport a canoe without an actual canoe trailer.
Chad - 07/25/2020


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I purchased the product to make it possible to haul a 30+ year-old White fiberglass canoe on the standard roof-rack of a 2013 Subaru Outback. The kit works very well, but some experimentation was involved. Due to the tapering width of the canoe, I use haul kit with the front guides reversed to face the inside of the canoe gunwhales. In the back the guides are used as intended, facing the outside of the gunwhales. 662225

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ETrailer.com is awesome. I'm not real happy with the road Yakima is going down but I've been using their racks for over 30 years. ETrailer's service and prices are great! 570533

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melissa and Diana were marvelous and helped me a lot. 563059

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Great turn around from placing order to receiving product. Appreciate the follow thru. 364747

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In 2015 I purchased roof racks and a t hitch for my new Tahoe. The purpose was to allow me to load and haul a canoe. I love the products. Ordering and delivery could not have been easier. 240429

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Easy to install with Ikea-like instructions. It held a heavy 15' fiberglass canoe to the top of my 2013 Subaru perfectly for more than 1000 miles. I checked the straps at every stop and only had to tighten them once, and not very much at that. Excellent system when using the factory roof rack. Etrailer.com was great at answering my questions and ensuring that I got what I needed. 185438

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While this wasn't the product we originally ordered, this is the replacement. It works as well and secures just as easy as the older model. 140978

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Managers at Scheels Store were impressed with the product and how easily it adapted on the vehicle (99 GMC Yukon) and how the canoe easily mated and secured onto the carrier. It was a lot better product for carrying canoes than was offered by Cabellas or Scheels. It secured our new canoe perfectly for our drive home 65 miles away. No shifting or loosening of the tie-downs. Top Notch. 121771

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Very happy with the product. I had a hard time finding clips for my factory luggage rack that would hold my wood strip securely in place on the roof of my CRV. These clips are perfect and the price was outstanding since the kit included all of the straps as well. I've never used etrailer before but I've since bookmarked them for future use. 102088

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it is a decent cheap solution to putting a canoe on a factory rack. with some fiddling around i got the brackets onto my 99 explorer crossbars. the canoe goes on easily and you can really make it very secure using all the straps and tie-downs that are included. the bad thing is it is difficult to get canoe down by yourself it has to be lifted up and over the Keelover brackets. two people- no problem 68108


Ask the Experts about this Yakima Watersport Carriers

  • Canoe Carrier Recommendation for 2017 Honda CR-V with Factory Crossbars
    I have a solution for you, but I can't recommend you use the Yakima KeelOver part # Y04069 backwards. Instead you'd want to use Swagman Exo Aero # S65145 which installs on the bars and then allows you to carry the canoe right side up and would prevent the width issues you mentioned. I attached a picture of it used to carry a kayak but it would work with a canoe in the same way.
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  • Can Yakima Keelover be Used Underneath Canoe More Bar Space is Needed
    Yes, you can flip the Yakima Keelover part # Y04069 so that the housing is inside of the canoe if you like. I attached a picture I took from the instructions that shows that this is an option you have.
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  • Thule Portage or Yakima Keel Over Kayak Rack Recommendation
    Between the Thule Portage # TH819 and the Yakima KeelOver part # Y04069 I would go with the Portage. It is going to be easier to use and secure since it has the ratcheting tie-downs that you referenced as the pulleys. That will make securing the bow/stern tie downs much easier. Aside from that the two carriers are pretty similar, but the edge goes to the Thule because of the ratchets.
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  • Can a Canoe Carried on the Roof be Tied Down to a Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon
    You can tie off the bow or stern of the canoes to a single point such as the safety chain loop on a trailer hitch or a tow hook. Provided that the canoe is secured to a safe place at the front and rear of the vehicle and cannot come loose and does not affect normal use of the vehicle you ca attached then wherever you want. Thule also has a neat item, quick loops # TH530. These tie downs have a cylinder that you would close under the hood or trunk of a vehicle while leaving the strap...
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  • Will Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier Fit Roof Racks On Two Different Vehicles
    The Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier With Tie-Downs, Item # Y04069, is designed to have a universal fit that works with round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars. To Find out if it will work with both your 2017 Toyota Tacoma and your 2014 Subaru Outback, you can take a quick measurement of the crossbars. The Keelover fits crossbars with a maximum dimension of 3-1/2 inches tall x 3-1/2 inches wide. If your crossbars are that size or smaller then the Yakima KeelOver...
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  • Carrier Needed for 16 Canoe on 2015 Chrysler Town and Country
    From what I could find I'm pretty sure you can use the Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs # Y04069 to carry your canoe with the OEM roof rack bars on your 2015 Chrysler Town and Country. You just have to make sure that the crossbar spread (length from front of front crossbar to front or rear crossbar) is at least 30" to safely do so. I do also recommend using the Thule Water Slide Non-Skid Loading Mat # TH854 to help keep your canoe and minivan from scratching each other.
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  • Canoe Carrier Options for a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
    If your 2015 Subaru Outback has the factory roof rack with crossbars that run side to side then you can use the Yakima KeelOver, # Y04069, as a direct fit. If your Outback does not have factory crossbars then you can use a carrier designed for naked roofs such as # S65155 or # MPG156.
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  • Roof Rack and Canoe Carrier Recommendation for a 2006 Toyota Prius
    To transport a canoe on your 2006 Toyota Prius you would need to install a roof rack first. For that you would want the Rhino Rack part numbers # RRVA126B-2, # RRRLKVA and # DK079 which is a confirmed fit. With that installed the Yakima KeelOver part # Y04069 would then be able to fit your vehicle and would allow you to carry the canoe. Be sure to check the owners manual of your Prius and not exceed the weight capacity for the roof that is listed there.
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  • How to Carry 2 Kayaks and a Canoe With 2000 Chevy Suburban
    To carry a pair of kayaks and that large of a canoe with your 2000 Chevy Suburban you are going to need a roof rack and trailer. The roof rack that will work for your vehicle depends on if it has the factory installed raised rails that run front to back or the factory installed tracks, and please be sure to look in your owner's manual to determine if your roof can handle the weight capacity of your canoe. If your Suburban has the raised side rails and is NOT the Z71 model, the roof...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Carrying Kayak Upside Down on Rhino Rack Bars
    For a kayak carrier designed for securing your kayak with it facing down the KeelOver part # Y04069 would be a great option that would fit your Rhino Rack aero crossbars. This comes with straps for the front and back of the kayaks as well.
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  • Will Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier Fir Factory Roof Rack On 2017 Subaru Forester
    You can take a quick measurement of your crossbars on the roof of your Forester to see if the Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier, part # Y04069 will work with them. The Keelover will fit crossbars with a maximum dimension of 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches. If your crossbars are that size or smaller then the # Y04069 will work great on your Forester.
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  • Roof Rack and Canoe Carrier Recommendation for 2015 Ford Transit Connect
    When it comes to a roof rack for your 2015 Ford Transit Connect, as long as it is equipped with factory installed rails that run front to back you can use the Thule Roof Rack, # TH712400 for crossbars, # TH710601 for the legs, and # TH186032 for the fit kit. This is compatible with the Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs, # Y04069. If you need a roof rack for a Transit Connect that is not equipped with the rails that run front to back then you can use the same crossbars...
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  • Roof Mount Canoe Carrier for a 2005 Honda Pilot with Factory Roof Rack
    We do not carry Inno items but there are some canoe carriers that do fit the factory Honda bars on your 2005 Pilot. First up we have the Foam Block carrier, # RL100K10. This simple design is both functional and cost effective. Foam blocks fit on the cross bars and have slots on top for the canoe to rest in. There are also tie down straps to secure everything to the vehicle. For mounts that attach more permanently than the foam blocks you can use the KeelOver, # Y04069, that you have...
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  • Does Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier Work on Factory Roof Rack of 2017 Honda Odyssey
    I checked with Yakima and the KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier # Y04069 will fit the factory roof rack of your 2017 Honda Odyssey. A roof rack means you would have crossbars that go across the vehicle, like in the accompanying photo. I wasn't sure from your wording if you actually have a roof rack with crossbars on your '17 Odyssey or just the raised rails on the side. The KeelOver will require your '17 Odyssey to have some kind of roof rack system and if you don't have the factory...
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  • Canoe Carrier for Roof Rack With Square Crossbars for Mounting Canoe Gunwale Down
    We have exactly what you are looking for, which is just called a canoe carrier, and they do have the raised edge that supports the canoe when it is mounted gunwale down. The two options are from Thule and Yakima, which produce the highest-quality carriers, and both will work perfectly on your square crossbars. The two carriers that will work for you are the following: - Thule Portage Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Gunwale Brackets # TH819 - Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier...
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  • Will the Yakima KeelOver Canoe Carrier Fit the Factory Roof Rack on a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Yes, I checked with Yakima and the KeelOver canoe carrier # Y04069 does fit the factory roof rack on your 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe. Yakima lists the roof rack capacity of the factory rack on your Santa Fe at 165 pounds. However you will want to double check with the owners manual and/or Hyundai prior to loading.
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  • Will the Yakima KeelOver fit Crossbars of the 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon
    I checked with Yakima and they list the Keelover part # Y04069 as a fit for the factory crossbars of your 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon so I would recommend it for you. As long as the weight of your canoe is less than the roof capacity of your vehicle this should work well for you.
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  • Will Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier # Y04069 Fit 1999 Dodge Durango SLT with Factory Rails
    The Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier # Y04069 mounts to most factory and aftermarket roof rack crossbars thanks to its adjustable mounting brackets. If your Durango SLT has factory crossbars whose dimensions do not exceed 3-1/2 x 3-1/2-inches then this canoe carrier will fit just fine. For a canoe over 14-feet it is recommended that your crossbar spread be approximately 30-inches to ensure stability while underway. If you do not have crossbars (only the side rails) you'll first...
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  • Recommended Canoe Carrier for Factory Roof Rack of a 2011 Subaru Outback
    For a gunwhale style bracket I recommend the Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount # Y04069. This does require that the canoe is slightly within the factory crossbar width. For a saddle style that does not require that, I recommend the Swagman Exo Aero Rooftop Kayak Carrier System with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Universal Mount # S65145 or the Swagman Coronado Rooftop Kayak Carrier System with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Universal Mount # S65149. These...
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  • Roof Mounted Cargo Basket Recommendation for a 2004 Honda Element with Factory Cross Bars
    Adding a roof rack mounted basket like # Y07070, with MightyMounts, # Y03590, will still have your load off center because the basket will be centered above the cross bars, though there is some room for adjustment. I would check to see if the factory cross bars on your 2004 Honda Element are adjustable. They may be able to be moved rearward. This may be the case, as the pictures I have seen of the 2004 (with a roof rack) show the rack more towards the middle (the front rail just forward...
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  • Will Yakima KeelOver Canoe Carrier Fit a Kargo Master Congo Cage
    The Yakima KeelOver canoe carrier, # Y04069, will fit on crossbars are up to 3-1/2 inches tall x 3-1/2 inches wide so it shouldn't be a problem. The Thule Portage canoe carrier, # TH819, would also fit since it will fit round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars. The 1-5/8 inch round bars would not be a problem for this carrier. Another option is to use universal foam blocks # RL100K10. These are basically just foam blocks for cutout for the the bars and for the canoe...
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  • Fitting Yakima Keel Overs to Rhino Rack HD Bars
    The Yakima Keel Overs, part # Y04069 can fit bars up to 3-1/2 inches tall by 3-1/2 inches wide, so they will fit onto the Rhino Rack HD bars that measure 1-5/8 inches wide by 1-7/8 inches tall.
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  • Will Yakima KeelOver Fit Yakima Roof Rack With HD Crossbars On 2020 GMC Sierra 1500
    The Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount # Y04069 you have will work with Crossbars up to 3 1/2 inch x 3 1/2 inch. The Yakima Roof Rack systems like the Yakima OverHaul HD Adjustable Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 500 lbs - 78" Crossbars # Y01151-59 is a confirmed fit for your 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 and has crossbars that are 3 inch x 1 1/2 inch and will work with your Yakima KeelOver # Y04069. I included a video for the Yakima OverHaul HD # Y01151-59...
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  • Recommended Bike, Cargo, and Canoe Carriers for a 2017 Chevy Equinox with Factory Roof Rack
    For your 2017 Chevy Equinox I recommend using the Thule UpRide # TH599000 for your bikes because of how easy it is to use and you don't have to remove your front wheel to transport your bike. To carry your canoe I highly recommend the Lockrack Adjustable Watersport Carrier # 339-LRUNISETX for a few reasons. The first is that it can accommodate pretty much any boat style out there and the second reason is that this carrier has integrated locks that help grip your canoe and eliminate the...
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  • How to Carry a Canoe While 5th Wheel Towing with a 2019 Ram 2500
    Thank you for all of the information! Even though your 5th wheel towing does limit what you can install at the back of your 2019 Ram 2500, this just means that we need to utilize the front of your pickup. What I recommend doing is installing the Curt Front Mount Hitch # C31089 along with the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System which consists of 59" Vortex Bars # RRVA150B-2 Black or # RRVA150S-2 Silver, the 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA, and the Fit Kit # DK043. This setup then allows...
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  • How To Carry a Kayak and Canoe on a 2019 Ram 1500 While Towing
    In order to carry a canoe and or kayak on your 2019 Ram 1500 I recommend placing them on a roof rack with a roof mounted carrier as you don't really have any other options when towing a trailer. For a roof rack, I recommend the Yakima CoreBar Crossbar System which is composed of part # Y00423, part # Y00146, and part # Y06135. This system has aero shaped cross bars for reduced wind noise and a sleek look. In order to secure a canoe and or kayak to the above roof rack, I recommend using...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2019 Chevy Tahoe and 16 Foot Canoe
    It sounds like you are wanting a roof rack for your 2019 Chevy Tahoe. I recommend the Rhino-Rack roof rack consisting of: Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 59" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA150B-2 RCH Legs for Rhino-Rack Crossbars # RRRCH4 Custom RCP Fit Kit # RRRCP43-BK This system is rated for 220 lbs total capacity versus the Yakima 165 lbs or the Thule 150 lbs for this vehicle. The Vortex bars will work with your kayak carrier, canoe carrier, and cargo box. It sounds...
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  • Canoe Carriers for Use on Malone MicroSportXT Trailer
    The Malone MicroSportXT trailer # MPG460XT does come with 78-inch square crossbars and these are the widest part of the entire trailer. Longer crossbars could pose a hazard so I do not recommend changing. Since the Old Town Saranac 146 has a base weight of 79-lbs and a width of 36-inches your existing bars should work fine to let you use two of the Malone MegaWing Carrier # MPG207. Each MegaWing carrier can handle boats up to 150-lbs. If you prefer a carrier that will allow you to...
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  • Front Hitch For Carrying Canoes On A 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4x4
    In addition to the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31023 for your 2012 GMC Sierra, you are correct that you will also need at least a single roof rack bar like the Darby Turbo rack # DTA968 and a carrier like the LongArm # Y01149-1150 that can tilt down making it easier to load the canoe. It also has an anti-rattle hitch bolt which is something that is needed for these types of carriers. Without an anti-rattle hitch bolt or device there is a lot of movement with these carriers. For...
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