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Landing Pad 24 for Yakima SkyLine and Control Towers - Qty 4

Landing Pad 24 for Yakima SkyLine and Control Towers - Qty 4

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Custom-fit Landing Pads attach to your vehicle's factory fixed mounting points. The pads create mounting points for Yakima SkyLine and Control towers. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Yakima. Landing Pad 24 for Yakima SkyLine and Control Towers - Qty 4 part number Y74FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Custom-fit Landing Pads attach to your vehicle's factory fixed mounting points. The pads create mounting points for Yakima SkyLine and Control towers.


Features:

  • Landing pads provide mounting points for Yakima SkyLine and Control towers (sold separately)
    • Pads install in the factory fixed mounting points on your vehicle
  • Protect your vehicle from scratches with UV-resistant, rubber base pads
  • Include snap-on covers for protection when towers are not in place


Specs:

  • Quantity: 4 pads
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: If your vehicle has factory crossbars they will need to be removed before installing Yakima landing pads.



8000251 Yakima Landing Pad 24

Item # Y74FR





Video of Landing Pad 24 for Yakima SkyLine and Control Towers - Qty 4

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




Video Transcript for Yakima SkyLine And Control Towers Landing Pad Review

Hi there adventures, today we're gonna be taking a look at Yakima's line of landing pads for their SkyLine Towers. And this is what our pads are gonna look like when they're installed. You can see how they attach directly to our factory raised rails, and they're gonna give us an attachment point so we can install a Yakima roof rack on here easily. And this really nice that you've got an option like this because some people just don't like having their roof rack on all the time, 'cause adding a roof rack does cause extra drag which can cause extra noise; wind noise and various things that you may not want all the time when you're driving around. You might just want this only for when you're using it, when you're going on vacation or different trips. So this is a really quick easy way to be able to take on and off a roof rack and also just a very easy way to get a roof rack installed, because often you have to do a lot of measurements and various things to get a roof rack installed, but this is just goes to factory attachment points, so most of the work is done for you.

Yakima's landing pads are designed to fix directly to the raised side rails and fixed points on your vehicle, giving you an easy attachment point to install a Yakima roof rack. The landing pad is designed to attach directly to Yakima's SkyLine Towers and then you can choose the rails that you want. We're showing off the JetStream rails today. The landing pads are gonna be custom-fit for your Vehicle, so you wanna make sure you use our Fit Guide to ensure you get the correct ones that will attach directly to yours. And I think one of the coolest parts about the landing pads here is how quickly you can remove the SkyLine Towers and rails from them, 'cause maybe you don't like the noise; the wind noise, and some other things that happens by putting a roof rack on your vehicle.

It's as easy as pulling out on the cover, and look at that, it lifts right off. We just pull the cover out on the other side and we can just set these in our garage. And we're ready to use them again, it just drop down in place, the cover pushes back on and that locks it in, and they're not going anywhere. Now one of the things I do recommend is switching out the cover here with a lock. You can get lock kits from Yakima here at etrailer, that will work directly with this and that will protect your investment.

That way nobody can just come up and you saw how easy and quickly it was for me to take this off. So it could work away at a potential camp site or something, so I highly recommend those. I also like that these go directly to a factory attachment point, 'cause even if you've got a factory roof rack, maybe that one's damaged, or maybe it doesn't work with your accessories, because it's just simple bars. This one here has T-slots, you got a lot of different options that you can get on a roof rack with, from Yakima here. So get rid of that old system, whether it's broken or just not working out for you and upgrade to a much better one.

If you have an older set of Yakima Control Towers, those will also attach to the landing pads. Since everything's custom-fit for the vehicle, and its going to fixed mounting points, these are extremely quick and easy to install. You follow along with me, I'll show you how to get it done right now. You'll begin your installation by locating your factory attachment points. Once you find those, you wanna remove the cover, it's gonna be different on every vehicle, but we're just gonna pop the cover off with a screw driver. We now take the hardware that comes in our kit and you'll notice that they're labeled. We've got a B on this one and an A on this one. So with the passenger side, the B is the front one, and A is the rear one; and on the driver side it flops, the A is gonna be the front one, and the B is gonna be the rear one. When you put them in place, you wanna be able to see, read the Yakima, so it's kinda like this, then it would just go just like that. So, we're gonna put our B up by the front one, and we're gonna take the A here at the back, and you'll see there is a hole there, right on top, that's gonna line up with the hole in our landing gear pad, so it's just gonna sit into place on there just like that. You'll then have the upper attachment point here, this is going to sit right on top and you also wanna be able to read the Yakima logo. We can then open it up, you might wanna open it up first, just 'cause it's a little stiff. And you'll see there's a hole in this component as well. We'll take the hardware that comes in our kit, we wanna put one of the washers on it, slide it down in there, and then we can use the included tool to run it right down into the top. We'll then repeat this for this three remaining locations. There's a little bit of lock tight that comes on your bolt, so if it feels a little stiff at a certain point, just be careful and just go faster, you can see here it gets stiff towards the end 'cause of that. Now in order to attach a roof rack to your new landing gear rails, you are gonna need Yakima SkyLine Towers. And then you can use whatever crossbars that you want with this. Now in order to get the rails attached to your SkyLine Feet, you need to use the hardware that comes included with your Yakima bars. It's gonna be different depending on the bars that you use. We're using the JetStream bars, so this is what our hardware is gonna look like. It's got a plastic piece and then this will insert in there, so it will slide into the bar. But this does vary depending on whatever your choice is. If you wanna refer to your instructions so you can get this properly attached, based on the bars that you had chosen. So now you can take your prepared bars, you need to have the cover open 'cause that's what's gonna lock it to our attachment point, and then we're just gonna set it in place. And you may need to adjust it, once we get it on there, we're gonna go ahead and just push that cover up, that's gonna insure this side stays on. And then we can go to our other side, and now we're just gonna even out our bar. And there's actually numbers written on the bottom, so you can just make it, so the numbers on the bottom are at the exact same point on each side. Then just open your cover back up once you've got them centered and tighten them down. There we go, we wanna have three clicks on our device so we get the proper torque. There we go. Close the cover back up and that's gonna lock it in place, and we'll just repeat that on the other side, and then install our front rail the same way. Next we're gonna take the rubber strips that come with your bars, and this is really just only for certain type of bars, you may or may not need to do this depending on the rails that you chose. But if you do have bars like this, we'll then put our strip in place. Wanna make sure that we've got it all the way up against our foot pad on the inside here. And then we're gonna run it all the way across to the other side and then cut it to length. And with the little bit of excess that you've got, you can use this as well to cover up the outside. And we're just gonna repeat this at each attachment point here, you got plenty of excess so if you don't make a great cut, you can always make another. And then we'll just repeat for each bar. And that completes our look at Yakima's line of landing pads for the SkyLine Towers..


Customer Reviews

Landing Pad 24 for Yakima SkyLine and Control Towers - Qty 4 - Y74FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (159 Customer Reviews)

Custom-fit Landing Pads attach to your vehicle's factory fixed mounting points. The pads create mounting points for Yakima SkyLine and Control towers.

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- Y00243
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


Easy Install. But, the instructions tell you torque bolts to 48 in lbf or 5.4 Nm, with the L shape security wrench. How do you apply a specific torque to a L shaped wrench? Can't put a torque wrench on it. My question and reason for 4 stars is for Yakima. Why not supply a preset torque driver like the one supplied for the Skyline Tower installation? Overall I'm quite pleased.


Comments
Thank you for your review. That is a good question. I would use another wrench or hollow nut driver as leverage to tighten the L wrench down.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/03/2021


- Y00234
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


The Yakima roof rack system is an Outstanding product. I purchased the product to replace the OEM roof rack because it was too flimsy to carry the tandem bike mount and my bike. The Yakima roof rack is solid and provides me the peace of mind while hauling my bike on the roof of my car. etrailer provided the product for the best price as always.


Comments
Still an outstanding product
Mark - 07/24/2021


- Y00226
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


Great product as always with Yakima. Just be aware the towers are not included and they currently don't carry a tower for round bars.


Comments
Still working great, no leaks in camper roof!
Matthew - 04/08/2021


- Y00244
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


I bought a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. To use my Yakima Skyline Towers, I had to install these landing pads in the rack rail attached to the roof. The installation was easy, and the pads serve their purpose. But they don't seem to be engineered as secure as I would like. They have more flexibility than I think they should. The bolt head is over an inch from where it screws into the roof. I think Yakima could have engineered something more secure. In fairness to Yakima, the Jeep rack rail is different than any other rack system I've seen and is incompatible with any other system. But I am assuming that these landing pads will work OK with a full load and that the Yakima engineers have done an adequate job. This summer they will be put to the test for 3,000 miles. Note: the Yakima windshield fairing falls on the glass in the moon roof rendering the moon roof unopenable so long as the fairing is used.



- Y00241
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


The Landing Pad 15 was exactly what I needed for 2019 Subaru Outback Yakima Sky Line Towers. I am 5'3" older lady and was able to install the entire system with Jet Stream crossbars without assistance, thanks to videos. (Yakimas instructions are photo only). But I really want to commend your company on the website, shipping, video tutorials, personalized communication, and follow up. Great job etrailer!



- Y00226
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


etrailer is great, from a great ordering process to quick delivery and great follow up. The Yakima Landing Pads are exactly as expected and are just what I needed for my truck cap. I have not installed them yet, but am sure that they will work perfectly. Thanks etrailer!



- Y00244
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


These towers (Y00148) and the Landing Pads (Y00244) are needed to mount the cross-bars on my 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Jeep has flush rails, with an open channel along the top. They are very heavy duty, typical of Yakima stuff. Worked great.


Comments
One year and working great. Super solid product. Costly, but well worth the money. Will last forever.
John H - 10/01/2020


- Y00221
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


These Landing Pads are needed with the Yakima System to connect the Towers (which hold the crossbars) to the rails, which in my case are on top of my pickup canopy. There are many sizes of Landing Pads available, but the Landing Pad 1 I needed connects to the standard Yakima Rails. etrailer had them in stock when I needed them and shipping was fast and easy.



- Y00246
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


I have a set of these on my F150 truck with a topper and my Hummer H3. My kayak rack can be easily used on either vehicle with this system.



- Y00245
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


Exactly what we needed to use our old Yakima bars and kayak sharks with our new Ford Explorer. Our old car, a Ford Expedition, used the same round Yakima bars and kayak sharks but had a different roof rack. Instead of paying $800+ to get a whole new kayak rack system... the adapters we got from etrailer helped us used all the old equipment :)



- Y00227
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


I recently purchased a rack system for my 1979 Ford Bronco to haul our new Kayaks. And believe me it was not easy to "fit" a vehicle as old as this. I had some interesting challenges - my truck has a 3" lift and only clears my garage entrance by about 1.5 inches, so whatever I got had to be easily removable (at least in the front). I also wanted it to be multi functional so that I could carry other stuff as well, and the Yakima/Thule systems are great for that. Lastly, I wanted whatever I put on the truck to look good as I have put a lot of time and $ into fixing up this old truck and I didn't want it to look cheezey..... Thanks to the good folks at etrailer I ended up with somewhat of a hybrid approach (my choice) but it worked out exactly as I envisioned it. I purchased the Thule Xsporter Pro system for the rear which works well with only minor modifications to the truck. I can lower it easily so I can get the truck into the garage without removing the system altogether. I really like that the tailgate is still functional with the system installed as some others I had in mind were bumper or hitch attached and would not allow use of the tailgate.... And, lastly it looks nice enough to just leave it on all the time. On the front I chose the Yakima JetStream cross bar held up by a pair of Yakima SkyLine Towers and Landing Pads which I chose because I can easily remove the crossbar/towers to get the truck into my garage. The Landing Pads have covers for when not in use and are small enough to not be too noticeable. I also added the security locks for peace of mind. I have added 3 pictures, the first shows the Landing Pads without the towers & crossbar. You can also see the Xsporter Pro on the rear in its lowered position. The 2nd shot is a closeup of the Skyline Tower. The 3rd picture shows the entire system installed ready for my kayaks (or whatever). Thanks again to the folks at etrailer for their expert advice and customer service.



- Y00244
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


Great design for a roof rack system.easy to put on and take off. Use it to carry 9-11 foot surf fishing rods. Takes two minutes to put on when I am ready to go fishing.



- Y00241
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


Yes, The Yakima roof rack has been working flawlessly. I did have one issue where one of the landing pad covers flew off that I had to replace. I understand parts wear and plastic gets brittle and/or shrinks with time in the sun, but that shouldn't have happened so soon. Other than that, we bought a Thule Motion XT box to use for long travels.



- Y00221
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


etrailer has very helpful technical inf ormation



- Y00233
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


My experience with etrailer has been excellent. There was going to be a potential delay in one of the products, but their customer service promptly informed me, half the price of some of their competitors so can't really complain. In the end they got the part ahead of schedule and was able to ship in a timely manner. I will definitely keep them in mind for future purchases.



- Y00233
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


The product performs as advertised making rack install & removal quick & easy. I would prefer a two screw attachment to the roof yet that seems dictated by the vehicle.



- Y00244
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


Easy to install. First roof rack.



- Y00221
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


Fit good with the OE track on roof. I like the new covers they supplied with the mounts.



- Y00244
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


Easy to install. Not impressed with the fit though. The biggest selling point is being able to remove the towers and leave the pad though. Overall happy with the purchase.



- Y00233
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


At first, a little tricky to install, as the kit comes with hardware for a variety of applications (different length/size bolts, etc). But after a quick look at the directions and identifying which bolt to use for my car, install was a breeze. I love this Yakima setup because I can remove the bars/towers and leave the landing pads with a cap. Makes it great for taking the canoe out on weekend trips, but not taking the fuel-economy hit during the weekday commute to work.


Comments
After a year, the landing pads look like new and have worked out spectacularly. Ive tested the pads on/off the car, and they havent affected fuel economy aero drag at all, so I just leave them on. Id highly recommend these, and I appreciate etrailers video tutorial before I purchased the product!
Dan B - 05/01/2017



- Y00233
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


Very good product. The Yakama towers and cross bars feel very solid and appears to be high quality. Very easy install. Others have complained about the instructions, but guess I'm a visual person because the pictures all seemed very clear to me and the install was very easy. They do sit higher than I expected. After adding a Rhino Rack cargo basket, we only have about 4-5" clearance below the garage door.


Comments
No questions or comments. They are on my wifes Forester and she lovesthem.
Axl - 01/03/2018



- Y00244
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


Amazing quality easy set up fast shipping buy the locks the 4 pack With this fast shipping super impressed



- Y00242
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


Video for putting onto the vehicle was very helpful.



- Y00221
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Review from a similar LandingPad in Roof Rack


Product worked well with my already installed Yakima rails and the towers attached to bars that I use on another vehicle. Easily installed. Now I can switch the kayak carrying Yakima bar and tower rigs from one vehicle to the other with minimal effort.


Comments
Just fine!
Clifford T - 04/10/2019


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    Yakima does have an HD roof rack that fits your 2020 Toyota Tacoma with a naked roof but the correct towers for your vehicle are the Baseline towers and not the Skyline. What you would need is the following components # Y01156, # Y00146, # Y03541, # Y06145, and # Y06128. The fit kit you mentioned does not fit your truck. Since you already have the bars you may not need the part # Y01156 as well.
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    I would not recommend trying to fashion the Yakima Landing Pads 24, part # Y74FR, out of aluminum yourself. These fit kits have to be very precise, and trying to make one for yourself will definitely void any kind of warranty on the towers and crossbars. As for the strength, Yakima has been doing quite well over the years with improving the quality of their products, so you can rest assured that the material of the Landing Pads 24 is strong enough to handle the 165-pound limit of the...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Round Bar Yakima Roof Rack on 2019 Toyota Tacoma
    I can help you install the Yakima round bars you have on your 2019 Toyota Tacoma but Yakima actually no longer uses the Q Tower racks so the Q clips aren't available anymore and were never tested on your truck. So what you'd need is the # Y00148 for the towers, # Y03536 for the roundbar adapter, and Landing Pad 24 # Y74FR since you already have bars like the # Y00408.
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  • Roof Rack & Attachments For 2010 Toyota Tacoma TRD SR5
    I would get the Yakima HD Bar Roof Rack System. You'll need the HD bars # Y01156 Skyline Towers # Y00148 HD bar adapter # Y03541 and landing pad # Y74FR. You can then use the JayLow Kayak Carrier # Y04073, Off-Grid Cargo Basket # Y07139 or Skybox Cargo Box # Y07335. These are just my suggestions for accessories but there is much much more on our website if you're wanting something different!
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