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Recommended Kayak Carrier for Carrying 2 Kayaks on a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban with Factory Roof Rack

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I have a Chevy Suburban with a factory roof rack-I need to transport 1 12foot 90 lb kayak and 1 10foot 6inch 50 lb kayak at the same time-any suggestions? thanks

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I suggest the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier # Y04073. The JayLow is a J-style/post-style carrier that will hold both your kayaks on your roof. The posts, straps, and tie-downs all have padding to protect your Suburban and the kayaks. I confirmed the JayLow will fit your factory crossbars.

Also, with kayaks that heavy you should verify the weight limit of your Suburban's roof and the roof rack in the owner's manual. I found an online copy and it states the weight capacity is 200 pounds. It doesn't hurt to make sure your original printed copy confirms this.

You can add Yakima SKS Lock Cores # Y07202 to lock the carrier to your crossbars.

You also might like the Thule Quick Loops # TH530 to make it easier to connect the bow and stern lines.

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