Will the V-Style Kayak Carrier # MPG567 Fit on a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

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I have a 2015 Subaru Outback with a roof rack. Will the MPG567 fit that vehicles roof rack? The crossbeam of the rack are oval shaped. I see the photos for this rack are for a trailer not a vehicle.

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You are correct that the V-Style Kayak Carrier # MPG567 is specifically designed for a Malone XtraLight Trailer like part # MPG526G-V. Although it will not fit your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon I do have a solution for you.

Instead of the V-Style Kayak Carrier I recommend going with the Malone J-Pro Kayak Carrier # MPG116MD. This is compatible with one kayak and it clamps onto round, square, oval, aero, or elliptical crossbars. Obviously you would need one set for each kayak.

It sounds like you already have a roof rack, but if you don't and you have the raised side rails then I recommend going with the Rhino-Rack Vortex Roof Rack part # JA7956 for Silver or part # JA7975 for Black.

If you have flush rails on your roof then you need the Yakima CarBar Roof Rack instead. This consists of the CoreBars # Y00421, SkyLine Towers # Y00148, and the Landing Pad 15 # Y00241. If you want to add locks then you need part # Y07204 as well.

Either roof rack will have a weight capacity of 165 lbs but you need to check the weight limit of your roof in the owner's manual and be sure not to exceed the one that is lower.

Some review videos have been linked for you to reference.

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