Kayak Carrier to Carry a Jackson Kilroy Kayak on a 2015 Lexus RX350 and Fits Yakima Round Bars

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I have a Jackson Kilroy kayak 12-4inch long, 31inch wide, 66 pounds that Id like to transport on top of a 2015 Lexus RX350 SUV. Im considering purchasing a Yakima Rack N Roll trailer in a year or two, so Id prefer to get a carrier that could serve me now and later. What would you recommend? Thanks.

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If your 2015 Lexus RX350 has a factory roof rack with the crossbars already then you can use a kayak carrier that fits your current bars as well as the Yakima bars on the Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107.

I recommend the Yakima JayLow # Y04073 because of the versatility. The JayLow is designed to carry one or two kayaks and can also be folded down when not in use. The tie-down straps for the first kayak are included. If you need a second set use # Y04031. The JayLow can also be locked to your crossbars using Yakima's SKS Lock Cores # Y07202.

If your Lexus doesn't have factory crossbars but has the rails that run front to back on its roof you'll need to add a roof rack. To install Yakima's round crossbars use the TimberLine Towers # Y00147 with the RoundBar Adapters # Y03536. Then you'll need the 48 inch bars # Y00408.

There, unfortunately, isn't a Yakima roof rack to fit your Lexus if it has a naked roof. Instead we carry the SeaSucker Monkey Bars. There are two versions; the standard bars # 298-SX6000 and the folding bars # 298-SX6100. They're also round bars like the Yakimas so the JayLow will still fit. The Monkey Bars use vacuum cups to mount to the roof. Take a look at the video fo the VW bus I attached that shows them off. It's a different SeaSucker product but has the same vacuum cups.

I've also linked some videos of the JayLow and each roof rack for you to take a look at.

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