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Recommendation for Two 90 lb Kayaks on 2018 Toyota Highlander

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I was looking at the lock rack water sport carrier and the Thule wing bar evo roof rack system. It’s for a 2018 Toyota Highlander and I want to transport kayaks. Are these two systems compatible together and what is the weight rating for the Thule wingbar evo? Separate question: is there any way to transport 2 - 90 Pound kayaks on the highlander roof. I’m afraid that it will exceed the roof capacity of the vehicle which is probably 165lb. Is my proposed situation more suitable for trailering the kayaks which I’m trying to avoid? Any recommendations? Thanks

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For your 2018 Toyota Highlander, the two 90 lb kayaks will exceed the weight your roof can safely carry. If you were to only carry one you would be fine and the combination you referenced would work well but two does require a trailer as you stated.

My recommendation is to use the Malone MicroSport Trailer for 2 Extra Heavy Boats - 13' Long - 800 lbs # MPG461B2 or the Malone MicroSport Trailer for 2 Heavy Kayaks - 13' Long - 800 lbs # MPG461GS. This gives you the strength you need as well as the supports for your kayaks.

I've linked videos of these to assist.

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