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What Kayak Carrier and Thule Bike Rack will Work with My Rhino-Rack Crossbar System for Retrax XR?

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I want to get a Thule for my RetraxXR pro cover. 2021 Ford F350. I want to haul kayaks on it. I want the heavy duty option if I can. What do you suggest so i can order? I have the Rhino-rack Vortex Crossbar System For Retraxone Xr Covers that you sent last week. Do you have the Thule upride bike mounts as well. I tried an off brand this weekend and some of the frames of my mountain bikes are too wide to secure the the bike mount. I’d like to order ASAP

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For a heavy-duty kayak carrier for your Rhino-Rack Vortex Crossbar System for Retrax XR Series Tonneau Covers # RRVA180B-RRRLT600, I recommend the Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style # S512-S512X. The Rhino-Rack 2 will attach to your Rhino-Rack Vortex crossbar system on your 2021 Ford F350 with the RetraxONE XR cover. It comes with a durable steel-tube construction that includes a black powder coat finish for corrosion resistance.

As far as a Thule upright bike mount, I recommend the Thule UpRide Roof Bike Rack # TH599000. The Thule UpRide will be able to attach to the channels of your crossbars without any additional adapters. Also, since your bikes will mount by the tire, you will not have to worry about your frame being too wide. As far as sizing, the UpRide will accommodate bikes with a maximum wheelbase of 48 inches and a wheel diameter of 20-29 inches.

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