Kayak Carrying Options for 2007 Dodge Ram Quad Cab

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I tow a fifth wheel camper and i need a rack that goes over the front of my truck and not over the bed. Does anyone make some thing like that?

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To carry your Kayak on the roof of your 2007 Dodge Ram Quad Cab, we have a few options.

If you will be carrying the kayak pretty frequently, I recommend an actual Yakima Roof Rack system in conjunction with a Kayak carrier designed to work with the rack. A roof rack can be constructed by ordering the following parts:

Crossbars, which come two to a set, part # Y00409.
The Q Clips, which are the vehicle-specific clips that attach the rack to the vehicle, you would need two of part # Y00718.
The Q Towers, which come 4 to a set, part # Y00124.

Yakima offers several different Kayak carrying solutions, I would recommend the Yakima EvenKeel Flexible Boat Saddles, part # Y04052.

Before proceeding, I recommend hitching up the fifth wheel, and then setting the kayak on the roof of the vehicle, to ensure that there will be proper clearance between the kayak and the fifth wheel.

For install details as well as an install video, click on the provided links. The video shows a rack being installed on a different vehicle, but the video will give you a general idea of how the rack system works.

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