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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch and Kayak Carrier for 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Starting with the front hitch for your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 I recommend the Draw-Tite # 65078 because it won't reduce the truck's ground clearance at all. Unlike the Curt alternative the hitch receiver on this unit will protrude through the front fascia instead of sitting below the bumper. I have attached an image to clarify this. The hitch features a 500 pound vertical load limit. I have also attached an installation video that you can use for reference. Then to secure your...
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  • Recommended Way to Carry a Kayak for a Ford F-150
  • As long as you have a 2 inch receiver on your 2016 Ford F-150, I recommend the Thule Goalpost # TH997. This is one of our better options for kayak carriers and installs directly into your hitch. In addition to this carrier I recommend using a roof rack to secure your kayak to the roof of your truck instead of the foam blocks. If you have the SuperCrew Cab, the Rhino Rack Aero Bar Roof Rack kit is a great option. This include the Crossbars # RRVA150S-2, the Legs # RRRLKVA, and the Fit...
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  • Recommended Canoe Carrier For Short Bed Truck
  • The longest load extender is the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs # EM07600. This is 52-1/2" long x 48-1/2" wide. For a 16 foot canoe, there really isn't a good solution for such a short bed without going onto the roof. I recommend the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier w/ Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack # DTA944-968-924 for your application. If you really don't want anything on your roof, then I recommend the Malone MicroSport Trailer -...
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  • Compatibility of 2 Kayaks on Factory Roof Rack of 2013 Chevy Avalanche with Darby Load Extender
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender - Roof or Truck Bed # DTA944 will allow you to carry your kayaks on your factory roof rack with the support you need at the back of your truck. The Load Extender has a load bar that is 48 inches wide and is adjustable in height from 53-3/8 inches to 60-3/8 inches tall from the bottom of the shank to the top of the crossbar. For each of your kayaks, I recommend the Darby Foam Kayak Block for Extend-a-Rack # DTA924. Each are 18 inches...
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  • Kayak/Canoe Carrier for Use on Hard Hatch-Style Tonneau Cover on 2007 Dodge Ram 1500
  • We do not offer any kayak carriers intended specifically for mounting on a hard tonneau cover but we do offer foam-block type kayak carriers that could simply rest on top of it and work well for you. These are intended for transporting kayaks on a vehicle with a bare roof. The linked page displays all such foam kayak carriers. These offer the advantages of low cost, very light weight and simple installation. They also require no drilling or modification to your hatch-style tonneau...
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  • Will the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier Work with a Beavertail Stealth 2000 Sneak Boat
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier w/ Hitch Mounted Load Extender part # DTA944-968-924 should allow you to haul the Beavertail Stealth 2000 Sneak Boat on your 2019 Toyota Tacoma. I looked in the owner's manual to see if I could find a roof weight capacity but I was unsuccess. However, the weight of your Stealth 2000, 130 lbs will be split into two parts when using the above carrier so I don't think it is unreasonable to assume the vehicle's roof weight capacity is at least 65 lbs....
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  • Carrying 2 Kayaks on Front of 09 Dodge When Towing 5th Wheel
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck, part # DTA944-968-924 is able to install in a 2 inch front hitch like the one on your 2009 2500 Dodge Quad cab. For the crossbar, you're able to adjust a little bit, and the instructions will give you information on how to best orient it for your front-load setup. I'd make sure to measure and fit to your smaller kayak, and use additional tie down points for the longer of the two kayaks to make sure that it is as secure as possible. You may also want to...
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  • Recommended 2-Kayak Carrier Solution for 2015 GMC Sierra Double Cab with Folding Tonneau Cover
  • Folding tonneau covers can sometimes be tough to fit along with a ladder rack since often both will use the same or similar attachment points on the tops or sides of the bed rails. But I do have a great solution for you for transporting two 14-foot kayaks with a total weight of 150-lbs that will actually cost you a lot less than many quality ladder racks AND avoid any concerns about compatibility with your tonneau cover. The solution I recommend is a hitch-mount load support bar....
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  • Is Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier Tall Enough For 2016 Nissan Frontier With Roof High Canopy
  • You can take a quick measurement to make sure the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier, part # DTA944-968-924 will work for you. Just measure from the top of the trailer hitch opening to the top of your roof canopy. The # DTA944-968-924 extends from 53-3/8 inches to 60-3/8 inches. This carrier comes with one foam block that attaches to the load extender so the kayak has a cushioned place to sit.
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  • Will Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier Fit 2014 Toyota Tacoma
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 referenced in your question will work great on your 2014 Toyota Tacoma as long as it has a naked roof. The single crossbar roof rack portion of this system is a universal-fit application that will mount to any naked roof with non-scratch foam feet and a strap that will run through the truck cab to secure everything into place. The load extender will then slide into the 2 inch trailer hitch on your Tacoma and adjust vertically for use...
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  • Can Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 be used on 2012 Ford F-150 Crew Cab
  • As long as your 2012 Ford F-150 Crew Cab is equipped with a 2 inch hitch and has a bare roof, you shouldn't have any problems hauling a 15 foot kayak using the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier with Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack, # DTA944-968-924. The universal-fit, round crossbar mounts to your vehicle's bare roof to support your canoe or kayak and is adjustable from 45 to 60 inches. Please keep in mind the roof capacity of your F-150 when loading any cargo....
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  • Parts Needed for Transporting 2 14-Foot Kayaks on 2010 Toyota Tacoma with Factory Roof Rack
  • We can get you set for hauling your two 14-foot kayaks on your Tacoma. A hitch-mounted load support system like the Darby # DTA944 is the way to go. Since you already have a roof rack on the truck's cab you'll simply insert the extender into a 2-inch hitch, either a rear-mounted hitch or a front-mounted one like # 31313. If you need tie-down straps to secure the kayaks you might consider 4-piece ratcheting strap set # EM31352 from Erickson. You can also add two of the Darby Foam...
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  • Is the Single Crossbar of the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier Available
  • For just the crossbar that comes with the part # DTA944-968-924 you would want just the part # DTA968. This can fit nearly any roof style so it would fit on your 2013 Chevy Silverado. I attached a review video for this crossbar for you to check out as well.
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  • Carrying a Kayak in 2018 Chevy Colorado With Yakima DryDock and Darby Turbo Rack
  • Of the products you mentioned the best option for you to carry your kayaks with your 2018 Chevy Colorado is going to be the Yakima DryDock Load Assist and Support Bar Y02449-3. This is designed to be used with roof racks in order to carry things like kayaks or other gear, while the LongArm # Y01149 simply extends the bed of your truck. It can be used for kayaks but the DryDock is going to offer you greater functionality by leaving your truck's bed free to haul other gear as need be. The...
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  • Will the Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack Fit a 2012 Kia Forte
  • The Darby Turbo-Rack Universal Single-Bar Roof Rack, # DTA968, is a universal fit item so there is a high degree of probability that it will fit your Kia Forte The Length ranges from 45 inches to 60 inches which for crossbars is a wide range. For a complete rack, you would need 2 of these. There is no specific weight capacity of the steel bars because they can carry more weight than most vehicle roofs. You will need to consult the vehicle owners manual to determine what the weight carrying...
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  • How Does the Crossbar of the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 Secure to Roof
  • The strap that holds the cross bar of the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 to the roof of your vehicle runs through the interior of your vehicle and tightens inside of the vehicle. It would not interfere with your windows or door operations. To see exactly how it tightens check out the video I attached.
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  • Could 2 Kayaks be Carried on the Darby Watersport Carriers # DTA944-968-924
  • That would depend on the width of your two kayaks. The width of the upright hitch bar of the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier w/ Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack # DTA944-968-924 is 48 inches. If the width of your 2 kayaks side by side is less than that you should be good. This comes with foam block, which for two kayaks you would want a total of four of the part # DTA924. For additional straps you could get the part # Y05006.
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  • Can Darby Extend-A-Truck Carrier/Load Extender DTA944-968-924 Travel Long Distances
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck Carrier with Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack, part # DTA944-968-924, can be used with your 2014 Ford F-150 with 2-inch hitch to transport items like ladders, kayaks, canoes and your SUP. There is no limitation to the distances you can travel but it will be a good idea to periodically clean off the cab roof where the carrier bar rests to remove any trapped dirt or grit that could cause abrasion to your paint. This would be a good daily travel...
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  • Can Darby Extend a Truck Kayak Carrier Fit 2006 Ford Ranger and Carry 2 Kayaks
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier w/ Hitch Mounted Load Extender # DTA944-968-924 that you referenced would fit and work on a 2006 Ford Ranger like what you have. This carrier comes with one foam block but an additional block, # DTA924 can be purchased. Tie-down straps are not included with the # DTA944-968-924. You can purchase tie-down cinch straps like part # TH521 to secure the kayak.
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  • Compatibility of Darby Kayak Carrier/Single-Bar Roof Rack DTA944-968-924 on 2015 Ford F150
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier and Single-Bar Roof Rack # DTA944-968-924 will work in any 2-inch hitch receiver and its included single roof crossbar assembly is a universal fit item that will fit on just about any vehicle roof, including your F-150. This product also includes one foam block to support the load on one end, but you can add a second foam block if you wish, part # DTA924. You'll also need a pair of Cinch Straps # TH521 to secure the kayak to the carrier system.
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  • Kayak Carrier for a 2017 Ford F-150 SuperCrew
  • There are ways you can carry 138 pounds worth of kayak with your 2017 Ford F-150 but I need a little more information. Are you wanting to carry them on the roof, above the bed, in the bed, somewhere else? Will you also be towing a trailer at the same time and if so what kind of trailer (5th wheel, bumper pull)? The location you intend to carry the kayaks will determine the best options.
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  • Can Front of Kayak be Secured with Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier With Tonneau Cover Installed
  • The stake pockets of your truck should still be accessible with your BakFlip Tonnea Cover closed as the cover installs between the bed rails of your truck. You would just run the straps for the front of the kayak to the stake pockets and you would be good.
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  • Truck Bed Extender Recommendation to Carry Kayak or Ladder in Truck Bed
  • If you have a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver on your truck, then you may be interested in the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, # DTA944. This is the only product that we carry that will extend past your tail gate to carry items such as ladders or a kayak. You may also be interested in the Darby Foam Kayak Block, # DTA924. This will protect the hull of your kayak from the metal crossbar. Our other truck bed extenders will extend your truck bed to the length of your...
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  • Can 2 Kayaks Be Carried on a Chevrolet Colorado Using the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier
  • There are 2 things that you will need to check before knowing for certain whether the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 will allow you to carry 2 kayaks with your Colorado or not. First of all the roof rack part has a weight capacity that is equal to that of your roof. You will want to check your owner's manual to verify what that is. The second thing that you will need to check is the width of your kayaks. The rooftop crossbar has an adjustable width of 45-60 inches...
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  • How to Use Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier and Tow a Trailer at the Same Time
  • To use the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 while towing a trailer at the same time you would either need to use a multipurpose ball mount such as # D210 or install a front mount hitch on the tow vehicle and use it there instead of at the back. If you had a 2015 Ram 1500 for example you could use front hitch # 31374 as long as the truck is a 4x4.
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  • Will Two Kayaks Fit on Darby # DTA944-968-924 Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier
  • You could possibly fit two kayaks on that carrier, it'll depend on the width of your kayaks. The crossbar that goes on top the vehicle can be adjusted from 45-60 inches wide and the crossbar on the load extender is 48 inches wide. If you can place your kayaks side by side, and the total width of the two is less than 48 inches, then the Darby # DTA944-968-924 Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier you referenced would work great for you. The carrier includes one # DTA924 foam block, but extras...
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  • Adding a Third Roof Rack Crossbar on a 2011 Toyota Sienna
  • Roof rack crossbars and mounting feet have to go in specific places on a vehicle for strength and stability. If your 2011 Toyota Sienna does NOT have the factory side rails that run front to back then the only option is the Darby Turbo Rack # DTA968.
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  • How Many Foam Blocks Comes with Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier DTA944-968-924
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier w/ Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack # DTA944-968-924 comes with a single foam block that measures 18" long x 5" wide. For an additional block you would want the part # DTA924.
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  • Recommendations for Carrying 2 Pungo 120 Kayaks on a 2011 Ford F-150
  • You may be able to use the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier, # DTA944-968-924, to carry both kayaks at once, but you will want to make sure that the kayaks will fit on the crossbars of this system. The hitch mounted extension has a 48 inch wide crossbar. With your kayaks placed side by side, you will want to make sure the bows or sterns will fit on a 48 inch wide crossbar. Also, the distance between the hitch mounted extension and the roof crossbar will be the length of your truck bed...
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  • Availability of Hitch Cargo Carrier-Mounted Kayak Carrier for 4 Kayaks
  • We do offer hitch-mounted cargo baskets and enclosed carriers. We also have hitch-mount load supports that can be used to transport a kayak or canoe in conjunction with a roof rack. Such an item is the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender # DTA944. For reference I have linked you to our main page for hitch cargo carriers. You can use the filters in the left-hand margin to narrow the results based on your hitch size. I do not know of any kayak rack intended to mount to a cargo...
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