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How to Carry 2 Kayaks on a 2015 Toyota Tacoma

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2015 Toyota Tacoma with hitch What is the best way to carry two kayaks 10-12 feet in length?

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There are several different ways you can carry 2 kayaks with your 2015 Toyota Tacoma. First, you could put them in the bed of the truck and use a tailgate pad such as # S64761 to protect both the truck and the kayaks and to secure the kayaks to the tailgate and pad.

Another option is to utilize your trailer hitch (as long as it is a 2 inch hitch) and half of a roof rack. It sounds a little strange but if you put one crossbar on the roof and then used the Yakima LongArm, # Y01149-1150, you could not only carry 2 kayaks but the LongArm will also help with lifting or lowering them.

For a single roof rack bar for a regular cab with naked roof you will need bar # RRVA137B, legs # RRRLKVAH, and fit kit # DK046H.

For a double cab with naked roof you will need the same bar and feet as above but a different fit kit, # DK174H.

And a third option is to use a ladder rack and load the kayaks on it. If your Tacoma has the deck rails system you can use # 59799 and add load stops # 59794. If it does not have the deck rail system you can use # EM07705 which comes with load stops.

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