Roof Rack and Carrier for 2 Kayaks on 2008 Honda Ridgeline

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I’m looking at putting a roof rack on an ‘08 Honda ridgeline. I need it to transport 2 kayaks approximately 100 lbs. please send me any information you can. Thanks.

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We have roof rack kits for both of the roof types that are available on your 2008 Honda Ridgeline. Those two roof configurations are either a roof with raised front-to-back side rails or a roof that is bare with no fixtures at all. To see the options for your roof style please click on the linked page; then click on the image of your roof setup. You will then see just the roof racks that fit your roof type.

If you have raised roof rails then the cost-effective rack I suggest for kayak transport is the Yakima Timberline rack made of parts # Y00409, # Y03536 and # Y00147. This offers a 32-inch bar spread which will provide a stable platform for the kayaks and it has a 165-lbs weight capacity.

If you have a bare roof then the rack I suggest (again, a cost-effective option) is another Yakima product, their Q-Tower setup made of parts # Y00409, # Y00124 and # Y00699. This offers a wider 40-inch bar spread and a slightly lower 125-lb weight rating, still enough for your two boats.

With either roof rack you can use the multi-kayak Stacker carrier from Thule, part # TH830, which can transport up to 4 kayaks. Please see the linked video for more on the Stacker.

Some helpful articles on roof racks and kayak carriers are included for you.

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