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2022 Honda HR-V Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendations for Sea Kayaks

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Hello Etrailer, I would like to carry two 18 sea kayaks on my 2022 Honda HRV. It already has the flush factory rails. Which of your crossbars can be spread the furthest apart? The kayaks ride much better in the wind if the crossbars are far apart from each other. Thanks,

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Since your 2022 Honda HR-V has the flushed rails all of the roof rack fits will have the same crossbar spread as they used pre-existing fixed points to anchor the roof rack. So what it will boil down to for your application is price vs quality and for the best option I recommend the Inno Aero roof rack setup:

51" Aero Crossbars - # INXB130-2
Through Feet - # INXS450
Fit Kit - # INTR159

The Inno brand has a sleek look and doesn't lack in quality, plus their price point is really hard to beat when compared to the other roof rack options.

For a kayak carrier I recommend 2 sets of the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier # S512 because you're able to fold it down when not in use, it comes with the tie-down straps, and there is a built-in holder on the back for your paddle. By using the 2 separate carriers you'll be able to move them out further to the sides of the crossbars so it's easier to load.

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