Will Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier DTA944-968-924 Hold SUP and Kayak

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2019 toyota taCOMA, CAN I PUT 1 STAND UP PADDLE BOARD AND 1 KAYAK TOGETHER AT THE SAME TIME? IS THERE ENOUGH ROOM ACROSS TO HOLD 2 ITEMS?

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Since the T load bar on the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 is 48-inches and the included roof rack bar adjusts from 45 to 60-inches you should have no problem at all placing a kayak and a SUP on this carrier. Most kayaks have a strongly tapered bow and stern so these parts will not take up that much space on the T bar or the roof rack bar.

What you can do is measure the SUP and kayak lengths to determine what part of each will actually rest on the bars. This will tell you how much bar space you'll actually need. You can simply place them on the ground side by side to see this. Then compare this to the distance between the cab (where the rack bar goes) and the hitch T support which will be about 9-inches behind the hitch pin hole.

Although one is included you'll probably want an additional foam block # DTA924 to cushion the SUP and kayak on the bars. If you want to add a lock to secure the hitch carrier use # e98880.

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