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Roof Rack and Kayak Carriers for 2012 Nissan Murano


Hi, Can you help me out with what would be my options to carry 2 kayaks. I need the base rack system and the kayak accessories. Im planning to carry a 12ft sit on top and one 14ft sit in. The combined weight of the 2 kayaks is below 100 lbs. My car is a 2012 Nissan Murano SUV with naked roof. thanks,


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I can help you get everything you need to carry a pair of kayaks on your 2012 Nissan Murano with a naked roof.

Starting with the roof rack, I highly recommend the Rhino Rack Aero Roof Rack, which consists of Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA137S-2 as well as Mounting Legs # RRRLKVA and Custom DK Fit Kit # DK205. This is a high-quality rack that features aero bars to give you a quiet ride and the bars include locks to help prevent theft.

To carry a 12' and 14' kayak I recommend the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier # Y04073 which will fit on the Rhino Rack crossbars, has a 110 lb weight capacity when carrying 2 kayaks and comes with straps to tie down one of your kayaks. To tie down your second kayak you will need the Yakima Cinch Straps # Y05006 and Yakima Bow/Stern Tie-Down Ropes # Y04031; I also recommend Anchor Straps # RRRBAS to give you very easy mounting points under your Murano's hood to attach the tie-downs as well as the Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores # Y07202 to secure your kayak carrier and protect your investment.

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