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Old 01-05-2018, 07:40 PM   #1
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Yakima rack for 5.0TA

Does anyone know if ETI will install a Yakima rack and possibly a ladder to the roof? I would like to bring kayaks with me when I travel. Thanks!
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:55 PM   #2
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I don't think they will, but I wouldn't do it anyway.
I want my canoes ( your kayaks ) on the roof of the tow vehicle so I can transport them to the put in or the lake. I don't want to have to drag the trailer to the put in, unload the boats, take the trailer to my campsite, drop it and drive back to the put in; and the reverse.
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:08 PM   #3
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Not cheap but nice.
https://www.usrack.com/responsive/fi...truck-rack.php
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Besides the fact that it would be a heck of a thing to get them on and off of an Escape. Enough trouble to get such items on a car roof.
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There's also no room up on the roof of the trailer for kayaks, maybe with no solar or A/C. They would also be mounted at an angle, the front of them catching the wind up at the trailers peak. Depending on the boats shape, it may cause an awful lot stress on the fiberglass.

Thule has brand specific truck cab rack feet, Yakima may well have the same. They work fine, you just need to pay attention to how close you let the kayaks/canoe get to the front of the camper for turns. A single boat can get very close, 2 not so much. I don't use a rear painter.
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