1. Watersport Carriers
  2. etrailer
  3. Kayak
  4. Roof Mount Carrier
  5. J-Style
  6. Folding
etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier - Folding - Universal Mount

etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier - Folding - Universal Mount

Item # e98878
lowest price pledge
Our Price: $114.00
Watersport Carriers
This item qualifies for Free Shipping
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
In Stock, Ships Today
E98878 - Roof Mount Carrier etrailer Kayak
zoom in icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

In Use/Installed

Customer Photos

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. Includes padded anchors and tie-down straps. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from etrailer. etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier - Folding - Universal Mount part number e98878 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (20)
  • Q & A (70)
  • Videos (9)
  • Photos
  • Why etrailer?

etrailer Watersport Carriers - e98878

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • etrailer
  • J-Style
  • Folding
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Clamp On
  • No Load Assist
  • Side Loading
  • 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. Includes padded anchors and tie-down straps.


  • 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
  • Upright arms with integrated cam levers stabilize your kayak
  • Padded bases and arms cushion your kayak and protect the hull from scuffs and scratches
  • 2 Load straps with cam buckles secure kayak to your roof rack
  • 2 Bow/stern tie-downs anchor kayak to your vehicle
  • 2 Anchor straps create a temporary mounting point for bow/stern tie-down
  • Brackets and hand knobs let you mount the carrier to most crossbar configurations
    • Rubberized brackets help to keep saddles from sliding on crossbar
  • Lightweight, aluminum frame resists corrosion


  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Application: round, square, aero/elliptical and most factory crossbars
  • Weight capacity: 150 lbs

Adjustable, Fold-Down Arms

J-Style Kayak Carrier Fold-Adjustable Arms

The arms on this J-style kayak carrier are adjustable to fit a variety of boats. There are 2 levers, 1 on the outside of each arm, that are used to adjust the carrier. Depending on the size of your kayak's hull, simply rotate both of the side levers forward and pivot the arm to the appropriate angle to ensure that your boat sits properly in the cradle. Then rotate the levers back to lock the arm into place.

J-Style Kayak Carrier Fold-Down Position

When the carrier is not in use, the upright arms fold down flat and out of the way. Again, simply rotate both side levers forward, pull the arm down so it's parallel with your roof racks crossbars, and then rotate the levers back to lock the arm into place. When in the folded position, the carrier extends just 4-5/8" from the top of your roof rack's crossbars.

Padded Tie-Down Straps

J-Style Kayak Carrier Load Straps with Padded Sleeve

The 2 included load straps secure your kayak to your vehicle's roof rack. Run each strap underneath the carrier arm, around the hull of your boat, down through the cradle and underneath the roof rack crossbar. Then pull the strap back up and through the integrated cam buckle. Use the buckle to tighten the strap and secure your boat. Each strap includes a padded sleeve that slides over the cam buckle to ensure that it won't scratch or damage your kayak or your vehicle.

J-Style Kayak Carrier Padded Anchor Points

Unlike many other kayak carriers on the market, which typically use metal S-hooks as anchors, this unit includes padded hood and trunk anchor points to secure the bow and stern of your kayak. Not only does this make for a quick and easy setup because you don't need to search for a safe place to secure a hook, but it also ensures that your vehicle's paint job remains intact. Tying down your boat's bow and stern helps to prevent the boat from shifting forward or backward during transport.

J-Style Kayak Carrier Padded Anchor Points Installed

Simply open the hood of your vehicle, insert the padded anchor point, and close the hood. Then attach the strap to the bow of your kayak. Use the ratchet pulley to easily adjust the tension of the strap. Repeat this process at the rear of your vehicle by anchoring the strap in your trunk and attaching the other end to the stern of your boat.

Tool-Free Installation

 etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier Installed

Installation is quick and easy and doesn't require any tools. The included mounting clamps fit round, square, aero/elliptical, and most factory crossbars. First, position the cradles so that they are lined up correctly and are sitting at least 24" apart. Then slide the mounting clamps underneath your roof rack's crossbars and attach them to the cradles with the included screws. Use the included hand knobs to easily tighten and secure the clamps around your crossbars.

e98878 etrailer J-Style Boat and Watercraft Carrier - Aluminum - Universal Mount

Video of etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier - Folding - Universal Mount

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier Review

Hey guys. Today we're going to be taking a look at the etrailer J-Style kayak Carrier. Now this is a universal mount system, so it's going to work with your round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory roof rack systems. Now, right off the bat, I can tell you that I've worked with a lot of kayak carriers. This one is the best deal. It comes with everything you need to transport your kayak, which is a big deal because most of the time they don't come with all the straps you need.

For example, your balanced stern straps, with this kit, they are included. You also get hood and rear hatch anchors. Most carriers don't even include these. Again, you have to pick them up separately. On some vehicles, you don't always have easy access to an anchor point, like a tow hook.

You may even have to get on the ground, get underneath the vehicle to find one. These save you the hassle. They simply set in place underneath your hood or rear hatch. You close it and then they're anchored.The carrier itself is comparable to most other J-style carriers. With that being said, let's take a look at our roof.

If we choose to go with that J-style carrier, we've got room for a second set for an additional kayak, or we've got room for other accessories like our bike rack here, versus if we we're to go with that saddle style carrier, we would only have room for one kayak. Now, I'm going to go ahead and take the kayak off. That way we can get a closer look at the carrier. Plus, this may help you on how to take it off, or how long it may take to take it off.I would like to point out that all of the straps do feature a padded sleeve that goes over that buckle. We'll take a quick look here.

That way if it we're to come in contact with the vehicle or the kayak, it's not going to damage it. Now when you get to this part, if you need an extra set of hands, you can find somebody to help you. Otherwise, if you think you can muscle it up, go ahead and go for it. As you can see, it is a little bit of a process to take the kayak off, but it's a lot more economical than picking up a trailer that hauls a kayak. It can be a little bit more expensive, plus you'd have to store that somewhere, maybe in your garage or on the side of your house. This way is going to be a lot easier when it comes down to it.So as I said, this kayak carrier is comparable to most J-style carriers, it has that J-style design, that way it's going to hold our kayak. We don't have to worry about it slipping out from underneath. Now, they're all either made out of an aluminum or steel construction. This one's made out of aluminum, so we don't have to worry about the elements causing any harm to it, like rust or corrosion. They're all padded in some way to grip and keep our kayak safe. Along the whole support, we've got some adjustable padding so it'll better accommodate that kayak. Now as far as the padding itself, I want to say it's a little bit more resilient than most padding on other carriers. We don't have to worry about it tearing right away. It seems like it'll hold up for a while, though I wouldn't trust it to hold out as long as maybe a rubber coated kayak carrier, so just keep that in mind.Now, about that whole support here, I want to say that this one's a little bit wider than some that I've seen. It's actually about eight inches on center. I'm not sure if this is going to add to the support of the kayak. Sone are a little bit more narrow, but in my opinion I would think wider is better, so we've got that. Now, what I really like about this carrier is that it is adjustable to fit a wide variety of kayaks. We can pull the levers here, and it opens up those hubs and we can adjust it further out. I know that there is different size kayaks out there that may have a different hole size, so rather than having to worry about picking up a different kayak carrier, this one will accommodate those. Now when not in use, it folds flat. That way we don't have to worry about the elements smacking it along the road, and we most definitely don't have to worry about pulling in our garage or maybe a parking garage. When in this position, it only sticks up about 4-5/8" from the top of our crossbar.When it comes to installing the carrier, it's pretty simple. I'm going to raise this up, just so we can get a better view. The clamp goes underneath our crossbar, the flat washers go on, and then the wing nuts go in place. Here, you can see the bottom portion of the clamp. Turn this on its side so you can see it. Now, both portions of the clamp are rubber coated for grip and so that they don't harm or scratch our crossbar, should we want to take it off someday.Now, I did mention that it will work with a wide variety of roof rack systems. However, if you're using a round or a square bar, it may have a tendency to want to either roll forward or backward. When the kayak's in place, there's less of a chance of this happening. If this concerns you, then you can pick up a carrier that specifically attaches to a round or square bar. What I'm going to do now is go ahead and just reattach this. Of course, when you're installing these, you want to be sure that they're in line with one another, and that you installed them on your crossbars straight up and down. You want to be sure that your crossbars are at least 24 inches apart, that way you can safely carry that kayak. With them in place, you can see they're not going anywhere and we're all set.We'll first start by putting our hood and rear hatch anchors in place. So again, just want to find a good spot underneath your hood and we'll just shut it. We'll make sure it's secure, and then we can put our rear hatch one in place. Now for my 4Runner here, I don't need to use the anchor if I don't want because I have a trailer hitch. What we can do, is we can take our strap without the buckle, can run it through our tow loop, and get that set up like so. I'm just going to leave it here for the time being. Now again, if you think you can muscle it yourself, go ahead and try it. Otherwise get an extra set of hands. We'll want to be sure that its centered. I'd say it looks pretty good.Then we can run our straps on the back side. I'll take the padded end, I'll toss that over first. Then I'll take the other end and I'm going to run it inside the whole support, just like that. Then, toss that over. I'll do the same for the other one. We'll come around to the front, climb back up. Now I'm going to make sure the shorter end is the one with the pad, and we can rest that on our kayak, because as we said, it's not going to cause any harm to it. We'll take the longer portion, going to go down through my carrier, underneath my crossbar, and then back up, so it'll look like this. Then I'll go through my buckle, and I'll pull it nice and tight.Take my strap without any buckles here, go through, pull it up like so, same as up top, and then we'll go through our buckle and pull that nice and tight. Now this doesn't need to be extremely tight. This is just going to prevent the kayak from lifting in high winds, or when we're traveling at high speeds. Now, if you'd like, on the ground before you put your kayak up top you can have these done already, whatever's easiest. We'll connect it here.Now that we have everything secured, we can head out and see how it performs on our test course. This is our test course. Let's start with a slalom. This shows side-to-side action such as turning corners or evasive maneuvering. Then, on to some solid speed bumps. This shows an up and down action such as pulling in and out of a driveway or out of a parking lot. Then finally, onto those alternating speed bumps. This is going to show a twisting action, such as going over potholes or uneven pavement.

Customer Reviews

etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier - Folding - Universal Mount - e98878

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (20 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. Includes padded anchors and tie-down straps.

- e98878

These J-racks and the straps that are included are of some of the best I've seen. Very high quality and value for the money. Etrailer has been very helpful and and a GREAT company to deal with. I had an issue with another order that the part wasn't compatible with the other parts and they took care of it quickly. Appreciate the great staff at Etrailer. 652235

- e98878

Fits great on my 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. Great quality product and the straps are a bonus! This is the third car we’ve outfitted from this company and I can’t say enough good things. The car looks awesome with my 2 vapor 10 kayaks on top! 672626

- e98878

Bought two of these kayak saddles for my Toyota Highlander and installed them onto the factory racks. I don't have the name-brand equivalent products from Yakima or Thule to compare against but I have a hard time imagining that they are better quality or better thought-out than these etrailer saddles. They are very high quality gear. They are adjustable from vertical to horizontal so you could carry anything from canoes to surf boards horizontally to kayaks vertically. The accompanying webbing straps are nicer than any others I have ever seen and come with hood and window anchor points and eveything you need to tie just about any boat shaped object on top of your car. Great job etrailer. You won't find a better product at a better price than this. 651797

- e98878

Great product for the price - The cradles were very easy to mount (and lay flat once folded). The videos were helpful in showing how to set the straps in the most efficient way. I test-drove my car today with my fishing kayak on top on a 80-mile round trip (a mix of freeway, country road and dirt tracks). The kayak was perfectly still, no particular wind noise and I was able to muscle to kayak up the roof and take it down on my own (it's a 52 lbs boat). I really recommend that product and I'm glad I went for J-Style cradles! 662039

- e98878

Got the product installed. Haven't got the Kayaks in them yet. So far they seem like they will work well. They look nice. The only thing that I am concerned with is the tightness of the plastic handle you turn to lock and unlock the fold down feature. Very tight and nervous it could break as it is plastic. So far so good. 654751

- e98878

Good product,very easy to install. 604490

working great,no issues,lot of use,thumbs up.
Myles D - 02/13/2020


- e98878

I needed a low profile retractable J bar kayak rack that could install on an Aerobar to hold my Wilderness Systems Tempest 170. It just arrived, shipped super quick in excllent protective packaging. I went through the box and this is well made, quality construction and design. Everything professionally and expertly packed in the box. I look forward to installing it and will update my review after a few uses! So far impressed with the ordering, shipping and equipment! 611771

- e98878

Ordered etrailer folding kayak j-rack to transport kayak on 2010 Toyota Rav4 with factory racks. After a lot of research, I opted for these to give them a shot, and glad I did. Aluminum frame, stainless steel bolts and nuts, rubber coated bracket, all straps for 1 kayak, easy to install. Took longer to unbox than place on rack. Folds down nicely. This rack makes it very easy to transport a kayak ( or 2 if you order extra straps). Very satisfied with this purchase and etrailer’s service. 643253

- e98878

Ok... It's the middle of winter in Colorado, but I'm getting ready to put the kayaks in the water. Shipping time... Great! Three days. Packaged perfectly. Mounted easily. Mounted the kayaks. The only hard thing was putting the strap around the back of the bracket. A stepladder will need to go with me to the water! I drove around to make sure all was secure. Perfect! 60 plus mph.... All is fine. Nice to have the front and rear tiedowns included. All hardware is heavy duty, and well supported by my stock Outback racks. Need to take them for a trip to the mountains! (After the snow clears out...) . 751510

- e98878

Excellent. Exactly as described and shown in video. Was able to use the day it arrive. If you have doubts about what to buy the videos on this site are really good. Have recommended to others. 656786

- e98878

I've used this kayak carrier for almost a year and I really like it! The etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier is easy to install, holds my kayak really well, and offers so many features at a low price tag. The folding feature is great for those moments I need extra overhead clearance without much warning - sometimes a parking garage is the only option. I really appreciate that this carrier comes with all of the straps I need to secure my kayak, plus the anchor straps to make securing the bow and stern so much easier! The padded covers for the buckles are a really great bonus to protect my roof and my kayak from the metal cam buckles while securing my boat. I've had this carrier on my car for almost a year and the aluminum construction means they look just as great as when I put them on the first time. 613115

- e98878

I purchased two etrailer J-Style Kayak Carriers. I have used them on and off through out the year. Easy to setup on to the stock Kia elliptical crossbars. What is extremely nice about this carrier is all the straps are included. They are easy to use and if your not sure how to attach youtube has many videos about strapping your kayak. The only problem with the straps is the excess length. I tried to wrap, roll, and tie but the wind manages to uncoil. So I wrap up then use a little duct tape to secure. My first trip using the carrier was a 3 hour trip with some heavy crosswinds. Nerve-racking but the kayaks remained secured. Solid rack and convenient with everyhting included. 749824

- e98878

Arrived as advertised, and the quality looks great. Can wait to get these kayak carriers mounted. Had a little administrative problem on our end, and Christy handled it at etrailer's end. Great customer service! 700072

- e98878

Product arrived promptly and properly packed. Assembly straight forward and appreciate the etrailer videos. I really like the under hood and tailgate attachment points which avoid metal hooks. Folding kayak bunks is also a plus. 695268

- e98878

etrailer customer service is fantastic. They helped me decide on the product that best fit my needs and promptly got the order filled and delivered. This type of personal service is not found very often anymore. It is greatly appreciated though. I would not hesitate to use them again for my trailering needs. 693352

- e98878

Love the kayak rack. We were replacing one that we had that was not sturdy. This one is great. Easy to install - very sturdy and my husband couldn't be happier. Also, we received it very quickly within a few days. Thanks! 680548

- e98878

Very good product, however somewhat to use by a single person, should be a better way to clamp the kayaks to the J Supports. Otherwise very secure. 671342

- e98878

Easy to assemble on the Yakima trailer. Have not yet had the kayaks on the trailer or on the road, but pleased with the easy installation. Product appeared a bit pricey but now appears worth the price. 668264

- e98878

The customer service was second to none... product is outstanding and extremely easy to install. 660615

- e98878

Fast delivery very good product im sati sfied 646474


Ask the Experts about this etrailer Watersport Carriers

  • Does etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier Fit Square Crossbars
    Yes, the etrailer kayak carrier part # E98878 you referenced does fit on square bars so it would work well on the Sportrack part # SR1010.
    view full answer...
  • Will etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier Move Around on Yakima Round Crossbars
    The etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878 that you referenced is compatible with your Yakima round crossbars and their rubberized brackets will limit a lot of the movement, but the cradles will still likely move around a bit on the bars until a kayak is actually loaded. Once a kayak is in place the cradles will secure to the round bars and won't move at all. This is really just the nature of round crossbars and standalone accessories like J-style cradles in general. The only way...
    view full answer...
  • How To Carry Two Kayaks On a 2020 Subaru Outback
    In order to mount two kayaks on a 2020 Subaru Outback you will need to haul them both on their side as this is the only way to be able to fit both on the factory roof rack. The best way to haul two kayaks on their side is with a j-style carrier as these are the most secure and easiest to load. I recommend the etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier part # e98878. In order to haul both kayaks at the same time you will need two sets. The etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier comes with all the...
    view full answer...
  • Best Kayak Carrier for Fishing Kayaks on 2013 Subaru Outback With Factory Crossbars
    We have a great option to carry a pair of 34" wide fishing kayaks on the factory roof rack of your 2013 Subaru Outback. To do this you will need to use a post- or J-style carrier to carry the kayaks on their sides because there won't be enough room to lay the kayaks flat on your roof. I strongly recommend the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH890000 because it is a 2-in-1 carrier that has the necessary size enough to carry a pair of kayaks that are 34" wide (it fits hull widths...
    view full answer...
  • 2 Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2016 Honda Odyssey with Factory Crossbars
    I have a really great solution confirmed as a fit for the factory crossbars of your 2016 Honda Odyssey to carry you two kayaks. We have confirmed with Thule that the Compass 2-Kayak carrier part # TH890000 is a fit for your vehicle and would do a great job to carry your two kayaks easily and safely. It's easy to load, comes with everything needed to secure the kayaks, is padded, and can fold down when not in use. I attached a review video for the carrier for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...
  • Will etrailer.com Kayak Carrier part # E98878 Fit 2008 Subaru Forester with Factory Crossbars
    Yes the etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878 is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2008 Subaru Forester! It will mount directly and safely. I attached a review video for this carrier for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...
  • How to Carry Kayaks With TracRac TracONE Ladder Rack on 2019 Toyota Tacoma
    There is a way to carry kayaks on with the Thule TracRac TracONE Ladder Rack # TH27000XTB-XK4B (Black) or # TH27000XT-XK4 (Silver) that fits a 2019 Toyota Tacoma (with Deck Rail System) but the 4" wide x 1-1/2" tall crossbars are too large for clamp-on kayak carriers such as the etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878. The only option to carry a kayak with your ladder rack is going to be the Thule Surf Pad # TH803 which is 18" long so if you have two kayaks you would need to order...
    view full answer...
  • Would etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878 Fit on 2015 Honda CR-V with Factory Crossbars
    Two of the etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carriers # E98878 would fit on the factory crossbars of your 2015 Honda CR-V. As long as your roof has the weight capacity for the weight of your kayaks you'd be totally fine. I attached a review video for the carriers for you to check out as well. I spoke with the engineering department and this carrier has a lifetime warranty that covers any manufacturing or engineering defects.
    view full answer...
  • Kayak Carrier and Roof Rack Recommendation for 2018 Kia Sedona
    For your 2018 Kia Sedona I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA137B-2 and the Rhino-Rack SRB Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRSX023. This will give you your roof rack system compatible with your factory flush mount rails. Then for your kayaks I recommend the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading # S512 with expansion # RRS512X. This will give you the ability to haul 2 kayaks and carry the paddle. This carrier will also fold...
    view full answer...
  • Can etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878 Fit on 2018 Subaru Forester with Factory Bars
    Yes, the etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2018 Subaru Forester. I attached a review video for this rack on a similar Subaru as yours with factory bars for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...
  • Will etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878 Fit 1-1/2 inch Round Crossbar
    Yes, the etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878 that you referenced can fit 1-1/2 inch diameter round crossbars.
    view full answer...
  • Can etrailer.com Kayak Carrier Fit on Rhino Rack Crossbars
    I wish we had a way to install the etrailer kayak carrier in the top channel of your Rhino Rack crossbars but there isn't an adapter or a similar carrier that does allow this type of install. The great news though is that this carrier comes with mounting hardware that is designed to fit around Rhino Rack aero crossbars like you have and is very secure. I attached a review video for this carrier for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...
  • Can You Carry SUPs Vertically On the Side Of a Ladder Rack
    That is certainly a pretty radical idea using the etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier part # e98878 and attaching them to the vertical uprights but I am afraid I cannot recommend this nor do I see a way to attach to these uprights as it appears they are too wide and the bolts would not align between them. The Malone SUPSwing Fold Away SUP Storage System part # MPG384 I could see being able to be installed on the uprights but I cannot recommend this as that is not what they are designed for.
    view full answer...
  • Kayak Carrier Options for 2006 Infiniti G35 4-Door Without Roof Rack
    I suggest the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system for your 2006 Infiniti G35 because it will be quieter than almost all other options and because it offers excellent value. The rack consists of parts # RRVA126B-2, # RRRLKVA and # DK156. The black Vortex bars are made of aluminum for light weight and freedom from rust and corrosion and their black finish gives much more of an original-equipment (OEM) appearance. For a kayak carrier I suggest the etrailer J-style carrier # E98878...
    view full answer...
  • Will etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier Fit Elliptical Factory Crossbars on 2014 Kia Sorento
    The etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878 referenced in your question will absolutely fit the elliptical factory crossbars on your 2014 Kia Sorento. This particular kayak carrier can handle 1 kayak that's up to 150 pounds and all the needed tie-down straps and anchors are included. This is a great all-in-one system. I have attached a short video review that you can check out as well.
    view full answer...
  • Does etrailer.com Kayak Carrier Fit Factory Crossbars of 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe/2016 Chevy Equinox
    Yes, the etrailer.com Kayak Carrier part # E98878 that you referenced does fit the factory crossbars of both a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2016 Chevy Equinox. I attached a review video link for this rack for more info as well.
    view full answer...
  • Best Kayak Rack for 2011 Toyota RAV4
    Thanks for the photo, that water looks pretty awesome! In regards to the best way to carry two kayaks on your 2011 Toyota RAV4 in windy conditions you are right that the kayak carriers that allow the kayaks to sit in nests - also called J-Style carriers - are going to be the most sturdy, secure option. The kayak carrier that is the best for this is the J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878 because it comes with integrated load straps to secure your kayak to the carrier, and a strong aluminum...
    view full answer...
  • Can You Use a J-Style Kayak Carrier on a 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback
    Yes, you can install a set of j-style kayak carriers like the J-Style Kayak Carrier part # e98878 on your 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback.
    view full answer...
  • How to Determine if J-Style Kayak Carrier Will Fit OEM Roof Rack on 2007 Chrysler Pacifica
    I'm not sure what the dimensions are of the OEM roof rack on your 2007 Chrysler Pacifica but I can say that we were able to get the etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878 to fit Rhino-Rack Vortex crossbars which are 3-1/8" wide x 1-3/16" tall. As long as your OEM crossbars are no bigger than this we know it will fit. Attached is the review video of us fitting the cradles on the Rhino-Rack bars for you to check out.
    view full answer...
  • Maximum Crossbar Size for etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878
    The etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878 works well on crossbars that are up to 3-1/8 inches wide and 1-1/2 inches tall. It fits round, square, and aero/elliptical style bars. I have attached a short video review that you can check out as well.
    view full answer...
  • Can I Use the etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier on Factory Roof Crossbars?
    The etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # e98878 is designed to fit on a variety of crossbar styles, including most OEM crossbars. As long as your bars are smaller than 4" wide and between 7/8"-2" thick, the etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier will work on your bars. If you measure your crossbars and they're not within those measurements, let me know and I will work to find you an alternative solution.
    view full answer...
  • Will SportRack Square Bar Roof Rack # SR1002 Fit 2007 Honda Civic
    The SportRack Square Bar Semi-Custom Roof Rack # SR1002 referenced in your question is indeed confirmed to fit your 2007 Honda Civic 4-Door Sedan. The rack uses a clamp-style attachment to the roof and door jambs for a safe and secure setup. It is designed to withstand any posted speed limits so you don't have to worry about it flying off on the freeway. I have attached an image and review below that a customer sent in of the rack (and kayak) on her Honda Civic that you can check out....
    view full answer...
  • How to Carry Two Kayaks on a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta
    I have exactly what you need to carry two kayaks on your 2013 Volkswagen Jetta. For starters, you will need a roof rack and for this I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar System which is composed of part # RRVA118B-2, part # RRRLKVA, part # DK306.I like this system because it has the same features (aero crossbars/channel mounts) as premium brands such as Thule and Yakima but without the premium price. It also comes with locks whereas they would be extra for Thule and Yakima. The...
    view full answer...
  • 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...
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Kayak Carriers for Two 85 Pound Kayaks
    I do have a great option for you, however the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier # S512-S512X won't be able to support your two kayaks that weigh 85 pounds each. The 110 pound capacity you see is for the total weight of both kayaks (55 pounds each). We do not have a similar 2 kayak carrier available that has this kind of capacity so your best option will be to go with separate carriers, one on each side of the vehicle's roof. This is going to make for easier loading anyway since you won't have...
    view full answer...
  • Roof Rack Recommendation for Roof Channels on Top of Leer Camper Shell
    I recommend the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack for Factory Tracks part # Y02-480B-NT as this fits easily to the Thule roof rack channels you have on your Leer camper shell, gives you a set of aero shaped bars which minimize wind noise, will work great with roof rack kayak carriers, and is priced better than other similar quality roof rack setups that would fit. The attached picture is this rack installed on a similar camper shell. Then for a folding kayak carrier you can use for both of your...
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Thule Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for 2018 Subaru Outback
    The Thule roof rack system for your 2018 Subaru Outback consists of the Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars - Aluminum - Silver - 47" Long - Qty 2 # TH711200 (or black # TH711220), Podium Foot Pack # TH460R, and Fit Kit # THKIT4063. I recommend adding locks to give you security using # TH450400. Many kayakers want longer crossbars, so if you desire longer, you can use # TH711420 which are 53 inches long or # TH711520 which are 60 inches long. Then for your kayak carrier, you can use many...
    view full answer...
  • Side-Load Kayak Carriers for 2007 Yukon XL
    For a tall vehicle like your 2007 Yukon I recommend two side-load kayak carriers that face to the outsides of the vehicle since these will make loading easier. My kayaks are the same size as yours and although they are not particularly heavy (about 40-lbs each) I like not having to lift them any more than necessary! All side-load carriers that fit factory roof racks are shown on the page I linked for you and they are all pretty similar, but in terms of features and value it's hard to...
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Roof Rack and Carriers to Transport SUP and Kayak on 2019 Toyota 4Runner
    Starting with the roof rack, I recommend the Inno Aero System that includes part # INXB138-2 for the two 54 inch crossbars and # INXS150 for the Through Feet that will mount to the raised rails on your 2019 Toyota 4Runner. This roof rack provides you with the longest aero-crossbars that are confirmed to fit your vehicle to give you more room to work with when mounting both your SUP and kayak. Their aerodynamic design will also allow for a really quiet ride and a sleek appearance on your...
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Roof Rack and Kayak Carriers for 2011 Toyota Camry with Fishing Kayak and Regular Kayak
    If your 2011 Camry doesn't have a roof rack, we need to start there. I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 54" long # RRVA137B-2 (instead of the 46" Long # RRVA118B-2), 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA, and Custom DK Fit Kit # DK114. This system comes with the locks you need and also will give you a capacity of 165 lbs. This will allow you to carry a fishing kayak using the Rhino-Rack Nautic 581 Rear Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Rear Loading -...
    view full answer...

Do you have a question about this Watersport Carrier?

  • Why etrailer.com?

    At etrailer.com we guarantee:
  • Highest quality watersport carriers for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate watersport carrier information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Video by:
Andrew K
Video by:
Jacob T
Video by:
Kathleen M
Video by:
Jacob H
Edited by:
Lindsey S
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Test Fit:
Colin H
Test Fit:
Randy B
Test Fit:
Hayden R
Test Fit:
Jon G
Test Fit:
Adam E
Video Edited:
Dustin K
Video Edited:
Chris R
Video Edited:
Zach D
Updated by:
Leah S
Updated by:
Sarah W
Written by:
Mike S

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.