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What Ladder Rack Do You Recommend for 2 Kayaks on a 2018 Toyota Tacoma?

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I am looking to purchase the Yakima OverHaul HD truck bed ladder rack for my 2018 Tacoma TRD Pro. Couple of Questions. Will two 10ft. kayaks fit on the 60 in crossbars with 4 load stops or do I need to go with the 68 in crossbar? Also, would there be any other truck rack that you would recommend? Thanks.

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As far as 2 10-foot kayaks fitting on your 2018 Toyota Tacoma, the Yakima OverHaul HD Truck Bed Ladder Rack for Toyota/Nissan Utility Tracks - 500 lbs - 68" Bars # Y01151-5868 should give you plenty of room as long as the combined width do not exceed 68 inches. I would recommend the 68-inch bars because it will provide more room for the kayaks as well as the load stops. For securing straps, I recommend the Yakima Cinch Straps w/ Padded Cam Buckles - 16' Long - Qty 2 # Y05006.

If your kayak's hulls exceed 68 inches, I recommend purchasing the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style or Post Style - Folding - 1 or 2 Kayaks # Y04073. With the JayLow, you can mount your kayaks on their sides on the OverHaul HD in order to save crossbar space. I went ahead and attached a video to this answer that demonstrates this. To secure the second kayak to the JayLow, you will need the Yakima Bow/Stern Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops - 1/4" x 12' - 150 lbs - Qty 2 # Y04031. For extra security to make sure no one steals your carriers, I recommend the Yakima Same-Key Lock Cores # Y07202.

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