Originally Posted by hotfishtacos
BTW, the Pilot pulls the 19 easily. I use a WDH and sometimes throw my canoe on top of the pilot.
I have yet to use a WDH, but did buy the Anderson one, and will be trying in this weekend headed to the rally.
One thing I found (and is problematic with many mid-sized SUV's), is that the darn roof rack is way too short, especially for a canoe. What I did was by a Yakima roof rack that mounts right near the front of the roof, and combined with using gunwale brackets, it really has firmed up the canoe on the roof. You can see it in this photo.
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (someday soon, I hope
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
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