Reviewed by stogieBill from Shingletown, CA on Saturday, July 9, 2011
I bought two sets of racks to haul 2 kayaks. My '05 4Runner has lots of room for this. Installation is a snap. Its the tying down that gets cumbersome. Once tied down, the kayaks ride secure and stable.
Best Uses: SUV's
Cons: Monkey motion tie downs
Describe Yourself: Intermediate
Pros: Durable, Easy To Install, Fairly stable, Lightweight, No wind buffeting
Reviewed by Faluche from Ozark foothills on Sunday, August 15, 2010
First use was successfull! Carried two Old Town kayaks throughout the ozark mountains. Encounters some severe weather along route without any problem. Drove two vehicles for shuttling and was able to observe performance while following. The dual kayak mount arrangement although not recommended by manufacturer supported both very well. Floated two rivers and loaded/unloaded boats multiple times with the help of my son. After carrier is installed the loading process took about ten minutes. The carrier does not install as easily as advertised unless your a contortionist. The carrier is not as universal as advertised either, it works on our Pontiac Montana but not on our Explorer Sportrac.
This rack should work for your car as long as you have a full roof rack, and it will work for the kayak as it is 24" wide and this can take up to 30" wide. The cock pit is 35-Â½x20" so you would need a spray skirt of those dimensions.
Answered on 6/14/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post