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Can a 2012 Chevy Equinox with Factory Roof Rack Carry 2 Kayaks


I have 2013 Chevy Equinox. I want to carry 2 kayaks using 2 sets of j-hooks. Can I?


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I checked a couple of different resources and it looks like the factory roof rack and crossbars on a 2012 Chevy Equinox are rated for 150 pounds. But you will want to check the vehicle owners manual and/or Chevy to confirm that number.

If it is 150 pounds you should be able to carry 2 kayaks on J-style carriers easily. The Yakima JayLow, # Y04073, is listed as a direct fit for your vehicle. You can use this carrier for 2 kayaks, one will sit on the cradles and one will need to be strapped to the opposite side. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you.

If you will be carrying 2 kayaks with this one carrier you will also need some additional straps, # Y05006 and additional bow/stern tie downs, # Y04031. When carrying 2 kayaks the capacity is 110 pounds for the carrier.

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