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Rola J-Rac Kayak Carrier Installation - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to be test fitting the Rola J-Rac Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs, part number 59912.The Rola J-Rac is great for carrying up to one kayak on the roof of your vehicle and having enough space on the other side to install other accessories, such as a bike rack or another kayak carrier. The kayak simply sets on the J-Rac and it has padding in areas where it's going to make contact with your kayak, to help protect it against those scratches that you might incur when you're trying to install it.This does come with both the tie-down straps, as well as the bow and stern tie-downs to secure this to your roof as well. With the straps, it does have this cover that goes around the buckle, again to help protect the hull of your kayak.Unfortunately, when everything's attached, you can not open your rear hatch. Mainly because of the bow/stern tie-down, but even if this wasn't there, if you we're to open this up, it would make contact with the kayak.This is made from a black powder coated steel construction, so it's very durable and it's also corrosion resistant.Now that we've gone over some of the features of the kayak carrier, let's go ahead and show you how it installs. Loosen one of them up completely and remove it, take off the clamp and push it off to the side like so and then set it onto our bar. When we set it down, we want to try to keep it a little even with our rear hook, bring that clamp around, and reattach our turn mount.



Lockrack Watersport Carriers Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to be test fitting the Lockrack Stand Up Paddle Board Carrier for wide stand up paddle boards, part number 339LR65SASETA. This can carry up to one stand up paddle board, and this is a universal mounting system. Right now we have it around square bars, this will also work with round, elliptical and most factory roof racks, but it also has an option to switch this to a channel mount, so it can work with those roof racks with t-slots in them as well. This is a very unique stand up paddle board carrier in that once it's installed it doesn't require any straps, or bow and stern tie-downs, or anything like that once it's installed.It'll grip your stand up paddle board at four points. We're going to have two arms at each side, and they are going to have this nice thick rubber padding to help protect the hull of your stand up paddle board where it makes contact with it. Also, at the base here, we have this rubber padding as well as this extra gripping material so once you initially install this it's not going to shift around or move around while you're pushing these into place.



Lockrack Watersport Carriers Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to be test fitting the Lockrack stand up paddleboard carrier for one stand up paddleboard. This is going to be part number 339LRSSUPSETA. We already have a stand up paddleboard installed on it, so let's go ahead and take a closer look here. This is a pretty unique carrier, in that once everything is installed and pushed in place, you don't need any straps to hold down the stand up paddleboard while you're traveling. Instead, it uses these ratcheting arms with these thick rubber pads to help protect the hull, to hold it in place, and keep it in place while you travel.There is also padding on the underneath here, which is treaded to make sure this won't move around while you're initially installing it. With everything installed as it is, unfortunately we're not able to open up our rear hatch, as it will make contact with our paddleboard, although you're able to open enough to get some space in there.



Malone Watersport Carriers Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to test fitting the Malone Standard cross bar pad, 30 inches long, part number MPG315. We already have our paddle board attached to our vehicle. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now, while we do have two straps to hold our stand-up paddle board down, these do not come with the kit. We used the 10 foot long Malone straps, which you can find on etrailer.com.Looking at the pads, these are going to be foam pads with a nylon covering on them to help protect your stand-up paddle board or surf board while in transport, to make sure there's no scratches or abrasions on it. It wraps around your cross bars, as you can see here.



Malone Watersport Carriers Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're going to be test fitting the Malone J-Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs, part number MPG116MD. We already have our kayak installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and showoff some of the features. Along with it, you do get all the tie-down straps necessary to secure it to your roof, including the 12 foot long straps, as well as this protective coating around the buckle of the straps to make sure you don't scratch up the hull of your kayak or your canoe. It also comes with the bow and stern tie-downs and the hooks to attach them to either your hitch or your front tow hook point. The carrier itself is padded to make sure you don't damage your boat as well when it's being loaded and unloaded. Let's go ahead and take the kayak off and set it aside.



Rhino Rack Watersport Carriers Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today in our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek we're going to be test fitting the Rhino Rack stand up paddle board and surf board pads with tie downs, part number RRRWP03. Now we already have one of our pads installed, we'll go ahead and show you how to install the other one. These are very easy, they come in a quantity of two, and they have these hook and loop straps that will wrap around our Rhino Rack crossbars here, however this will also work with square, round, aero, elliptical and some factory crossbars. I'm going to pull it down nice and tight on both sides and then make your connections. We'll do this all around, go to the other side to finish that up, again pulling down, make sure it's nice and tight. Alright, then with both of these installed, we're ready to install our surf board. These pads can only carry one of either, that's the surf board or the stand up paddle board, or other accessories depending on what they are, and then it comes with two tie downs as I said earlier, and these do have rubber pads on them as well, and these are cam buckle straps, and they're rubber padded to ensure that your actual surfboard does not get scratched up once this is being installed. And how you install these straps, you come underneath one side, and then underneath on the other side as well.



Rhino Rack Watersport Carriers Review - 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Today on our 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack J Style Kayak Carrier. That's part number S510. You see we already have it on our Rhino rack and roof system. Let's show you a few features here. What we have here, we have the strap to the front and back. That's our bow and our stern straps. We have our straps around the kayak itself that's hooked to your J-hook carriers. First we're going to take off the straps from the bow and the stern.





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