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  • How to Replace Lost Keys and Locks for a Yakima Space Case Cargo Carrier
  • The part that you referenced, Yakima Control Key # Y8007835, is used to remove an unlocked lock core from a Yakima cargo box or roof rack. If you still have your control key you can use it to remove the current lock cores from your Space Case cargo box to obtain the lock code. With the lock code you can then order the appropriate replacement keys. If you do not have the control key you have the option of ordering a replacement control key by itself or with two new lock cylinders. We...
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  • How to Open Yakima SkyBox 18 When Keys Are Lost
  • If you do not know the key number, your best alternative is to have a locksmith open the lock for you. I do not recommend trying to drill the lock out, as it is highly likely that the box would be damaged. Once the lock is unlocked, you can use your control key to remove the lock core. If you no longer have the control key, we offer them as part # Y8007835. The key number will be engraved on the side of the lock cylinder. Once the key number is known, you can order a replacement key. I...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2 Adult and 2 Kids Bikes on a 2004 Ford Explorer
  • We have everything that you will need to carry your 2 adult and 2 kids bikes on your husbands 2004 Ford Explorer. I will start off with a few bike rack recommendations. For a Yakima bike rack, my personal favorite is the RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack, # Y02458. This bike rack is a great value for the quality and features that it has and it includes an integrated locking cable. For a Thule bike rack, I recommend looking at either the Vertex 4 Bike Rack, # TH9029XT, or the Apex 4 Bike Rack,...
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  • Comparing Thule Vertex # TH9029XT and Yakima RidgeBack # Y02458 4-Bike Hitch-Mount Racks
  • The two 4-bike hitch-mount racks you referenced, the Thule Vertex # TH9029XT and Yakima RidgeBack # Y02458, both share many similarities. Both weigh about 35-lbs, both will fit both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitch sizes, and both have a total loaded bike weight capacity of 140-to-150-lbs. Neither rack includes locks. Both carry a limited lifetime warranty and the Thule Vertex is USA-made. One important difference between them is that the Yakima will not fit into a Class I hitch. It will...
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  • Roof Racks for 2015 Ford Edge with Panoramic Vista Roof
  • We do have plenty of choices in roof racks for your 2015 Ford Edge with Vista roof. Just click on the link provided and select your roof style, flush rails or a bare roof, at the top of the page. You'll then see the options for that roof style. If you happen to have the bare roof you can use Yakima's JetStream bar rack system consisting of parts # Y00425, # Y00146, # Y06102 and # Y06139. If you have the flush rails on your roof then you have several choices of racks from Thule. You...
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  • Differences Between a Class II Trailer Hitch and a Class III Trailer Hitch for use of a Bike Rack
  • The bike rack you have selected will fit in a 2 inch by 2 inch hitch. The Class II only disclaimer is for the 1-1/4 by 1-1/4 inch hitch model, # Y02445. The differences between class II and class III are the size of the hitch opening, 1 1/4 inch square as opposed to the class III 2 inch square opening, and the weight capacity of the hitches. This bike rack will fit your class III hitch (see instructions link below). We have an article that explains the differences between hitch Classes...
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  • What All is Needed to Transport 5 Bikes on Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
  • The Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 referenced in your question is a great product and will be perfect for transporting your 5 bikes, or any other accessories you may want to haul in the future. The trailer basically works as a Yakima roof rack on wheels, with 78 inch crossbars to provide attachment points for bike racks, cargo baskets and other roof-mounted products. First, to transport your 5 bikes on the trailer, you will need compatible bike racks to secure your bikes for travel. For...
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  • How to Remove Locked Yakima SKS Lock Cores on Roof Rack Without the Key
  • According to our friends at Yakima, the Control Key for the Yakima Same Key System, # Y07204 will only work on lock cores that are already unlocked. If you know the key number, you can order a replacement using the page I have provided a link to. If you do not know the original key number, having a locksmith pick the locks and then using the SKS control key to replace the cores will be your best option. Once the cores are removed, you can order replacements on the page I have provided...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for the Roof of a Pop-Up Camper
  • First you are going to need a roof rack for your pop up camper. You can use the Swagman Roamer, # S80510 which will attach to the top of a camper as long as it is not a plastic, one-piece roof and as long as it has a flat roof. You can then use a carrier such as the stacker, # TH830, to carry both kayaks. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Comparing the Yakima FullSwing and Thule Vertex Trailer Hitch Mount Swinging Bike Racks
  • I have been a big fan of the Thule Vertex, # TH9031XT, since it came out a couple years back. But the new Yakima FullSwing, # Y02465, might have it beat. I find the new ZipStrips a great improvement over rubber straps for the cradles and that should make installing/removing the bikes a little faster and easier. Yakima has updated the design of this rack and it now looks better than ever with a black finish and red accents. Even the swing-out mechanism and procedure has been improved....
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  • What is the Difference Between the 78 and 66 Inch Yakima Rack n Roll Trailers
  • The 78 inch Yakima Rack n Roll trailer # Y08107 is actually wider overall than its 66 inch counterpart, # Y08106. So it is not just the crossbars. Because the price difference between the 2 is minimal it would be more beneficial to just go with the 78 inch model. We actually have couple of other options. I have included a link to all of the roof rack on wheels that we carry.
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  • Best Way to Stabilize the Front Wheel when Carrying Bikes on the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack
  • I would use a hook and loop strap, like the Softride Soft Velcro Tie Down for Bike Racks, # SR18679, to stabilize the front wheel of my bikes on a hanging rack like the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack. These are also available in a 4 pack, # SR26260. You would just need to run the strap through the bikes front wheel and secure it around the bike frame. I illustrated this in a photo for you, see link.
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  • Adding Tie Down Anchors to Secure a Kayak on a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • To answer your last question, I do have experience with this exact issue. A lot of people have run into this problem. It isn't always easy to find tie down points on a vehicle whether that vehicle is a 2015 Subaru Outback or a 1956 Rocket 88. But I have an excellent solution for you. You can use the Thule Quick Loops, # TH530. You won't have to remove any bolts, just close the cylinder under the hood (away from anything that gets hot of course!) and the other in the rear hatch. The...
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  • What Is Bolt Size Of Yakima Replacement Hitch Bolt and Clip for Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack # Y8890200
  • The Yakima Replacement Hitch Bolt and Clip for Yakima HoldUp Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part # Y8890200, is a 5/8 inch bolt. The size wrench you would use to install or remove this bolt is 15/16 inch.
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  • Will Yakima Skybox Cargo Box Fit Thule AeroBlade Crossbars On 2014 Subaru Forester
  • I pulled some Thule AeroBlade crossbars, part # THARB53 along with the mounting hardware for a Yakima Skybox Pro, part # Y90135 to do a test fit for you. I have included a short video that shows how the Skybox should fit with the crossbars. As you can see in the video, there is a small amount of gap but since the Skybox hardware is adjustable, it can be tightened to hold securely to the crossbars you have on your Forester. The Thule Snowboard Rack part # TH575 needs 4-1/2 to 5 inches...
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  • Comparison Between Hollywood Racks # HR1400 And Yakima # Y02443-2 Bike Racks
  • There are several similar features between the Hollywood Rack, part # HR1400, and the Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack, part # Y02443-2. These are both nice bike carriers. Both bike racks can be configured to carry either 2 or 4 bikes. Both will tilt for access to the rear cargo area of the vehicle. They both come with locks that secure the bikes to the rack and also locks that secure the rack to the vehicle. They both measure the same distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation and Comparison of Yakima FullBack and HalfBack 2-Bike Trunk Racks
  • Honestly, the best way to prevent scratches to your vehicle's paint is going to get a hitch mounted rack. The difference between the Yakima HalfBack # Y02636 and the FullBack # Y02634 is that the FullBack comes with integrated locks that lock the bikes to rack and rack to vehicle. We typically recommend a fresh wash and wax before installing any trunk rack. It is important that the rack be installed securely to reduce bouncing or movement, which causes scratches. But honestly it...
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  • Yakima HighRoller vs FrontLoader Roof Mount Bike Rack Recommendation
  • I would recommend the Yakima FrontLoader, item # Y02103, because of its versatility in mounting options. You can mount this rack to factory cross bars or any of the Yakima or Thule bars without additional parts. Otherwise the features of these racks are very similar. If you have Yakima or Thule bars, the HighRoller, item # Y02107, is designed with nicer hardware which makes it slightly easier to work with once installed. If you would like to go with the HighRoller for the nicer hardware,...
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  • How to Carry a Kayak on a 2014 Honda CR-V without a Roof Rack
  • You have a couple of options to carry the kayak on the roof of your 2014 Honda CR-V. First, if you don't want to spend a lot of money I recommend a foam block kit, # SR5525. The blocks set on the vehicle roof and the kayak will rest on the blocks. You will use the included straps to tie down the bow and stern and to secure everything to the vehicle by routing 2 of the straps through the interior of the vehicle. The other option is to install a roof rack and use a carrier on the new rack....
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  • How to Mount Bike Carrier Without Obstructing Rear License Plate from View
  • In many states if your rear license plate is obstructed from view by a bike rack, luggage rack or a similar device, a vehicle owner has the option to obtain a temporary license plate. This third license plate is a paper document that is placed on the interior of the vehicle's rear window in a manner clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle, but doesn't obstruct the driver's view out of the rear window. Another option is to use the bike rack you want to use and move the plate to...
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  • Recommendation for Wind Noise Prevention for Yakima Roof Rack on 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • To help prevent wind noise created by the Yakima roof rack you installed on your 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I recommend the Yakima Windjammer Airfoil # Y01115. It is a small, wing shaped airfoil that serves as a low-cost alternative to fairing. It installs in seconds over the front crossbar and reduces rack noise. I have included a video review and description of this product. It is 1-1/4 inches tall by 3-3/4 inches wide by 8 inches long and comes with a lifetime warranty. I have included...
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  • Kayak Rack Recommendations for for a 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • We have a couple of options for carrying kayaks on the roof of your 2011 Subaru Outback. If you will be carrying one kayak then most of our customers who have the 2010 or 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon select the Yakima BowDown Kayak Carrier, # Y04042, see video link. The Thule Top Deck Rooftop Kayak Carrier System, # TH881, runs a very close second. If you will need to carry 2 kayaks, the Yakima BigStack Roof Mounted 2 Kayak Carrier System, # Y04041, is the carrier most often selected...
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  • How to Remove a Yakima SKS Lock Core from the Lock Housing
  • This is actually a common issue but it is easily resolved. If the change key comes out but the lock cylinder does not, the first step is to make sure the lock is unlocked. Then insert the change key. You may need to put tension on the key by pushing up or down or to the side while slowly pulling the key back. Once it comes out a little you can grab it and pull it out of the housing. I made a video showing how to do this.
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  • How to Remove the Yakima Big PowderHound Ski Carrier from a Roof Rack
  • To take the Yakima Big PowderHound, # Y03082, off of the roof rack start by opening the top of the ski carrier. There are some slots in the bottom rubber piece. If you look through the slots you will see a screw head that takes an allen wrench. The wrench is a 5/32 inch if you do not still have the original. Just loosen and remove the screws and the carrier will come off of the feet. You will then have access to the screws holding the feet on the crossbars. I made a video that...
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  • Bow and Stern Tie-Down Connection Points on a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • A solution for you to connect the bow tie-down on your Yakima SweetRoll # Y04074 is to use Thule Quick Loops # TH530. These provide mounting points in either the front or rear of your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon by installing directly under the hood or rear hatch. I've included a video for you to take a look at.
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  • What is the Weight Capacity of the Yakima Roof-Rack Cross Bars
  • I spoke to my contact at Yakima and found that the weight capacity of the 66 inch Yakima cross bar is 165 pounds. To mount a crossbar on the top of your 1999 to 2008 Ford F-250 truck you will need three items which are the Yakima Q Towers Roof Rack Feet, part number Y00135, Q58 Q Clips for Yakima Q Towers, part number Y00658, and the Round 58" CrossBar for Yakima Roof-Rack System, part number Y8810023. The 58 inch cross bar is recommended with this system and has the same 165 pound...
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  • How to Load a Womens Frame Bike on a Yakima Hanging Bike Rack
  • We do have some demonstration videos. I have included a link below to a video demonstrating the Yakima bike frame adapter, part # Y02531, with a similar Yakima bike rack. The video explains and shows how the adapter is installed.
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  • Yakima Roof Rack Parts Needed for a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Yes, the recommended Yakima Landing pad for the 2017 Subaru Outback is the Landing Pad 15 part # Y00241 that you referenced. For crossbars you would want the part # Y00408, for towers part # Y00148 and adapters part # Y03536. All of these components would complete a roof rack for your vehicle.
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  • Comparing Yakima Skybox 16 And Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Cargo Boxes For 2014 Subaru Outback
  • The Yakima RocketBox Pro like part # Y07192, is a 14 cubic ft cargo box that measures 74 x 33 x 16 inches. The Yakima Skybox, part # Y07335 measures 81 x 36 x 15 inches and has 16 cubic feet of cargo space. The Skybox has 3 ribs in the lid, making it much stiffer than other roof boxes. It also has a locking handle versus the push button on the RocketBox. They both have dual-side opening and have similar mounting hardware. To find if you have the clearance needed to fit your 2014...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation For an RV With a Spare Tire on the Back
  • I would recommend that you use an RV bumper bike rack, part # S80500, on your RV. This rack is designed to work around spare tires on the back of RVs, and it works on bumpers that are 4-1/2 inches square and are continuously welded. I attached installation instructions for this product below for you to check out also. If you do not have a 4-1/2 inch continuously welded bumper, you could also use a Swagman XP 3 Bike Rack, part # S64910-2. This rack has two hitch pin holes, one would give...
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