Any of you transport Kayaks on your Xterra? What kind of rack do you use? thanks
Actually I was quite disappointed my X would not do 2 side by side, when my dinky Escape would hold 2 wide kayaks on top without anything more than some padding. The rack seems to be a bit narrow despite the larger vehicle.That is a great idea for when I go by myself but what do you do about two of them? fishing yaks are wide (32-33 inches)
I'm in south-central Kentucky.Where are you located?
It seems for some reason he was making an irrelevant and antagonistic dig at me because I made a passing comment that I found irony in that the Escape I once owned, had a stock rack that would hold 2 kayak's yet an X's, which has this huge beefy rack, would not. But I guess he thinks he knows more about Escape's than I do, maybe he secretly wishes he had one.Escape???? I aint got no stinkin Escape. Good ideas, thanks
This sounds like the best bet. Let us know what you end up with and post pics. I recommended covering any wood with PVC as it will resist water better.if you want I'll try and get pics of my racks. I made a cardboard template of the shape of the kayak then a pattern out of 1/4 inch plywood. I cut 4 rack shapes out of 3/4 plywood then mounted them on two straight 2x4s, drilled holes and I use u bolts from Home Depot to hook to the racks. Four eye bolts hold the ropes over the kayaks to hold them down on each rack. Finishing touch is pool noodles on the racks to protect the kayaks.cost me about $20. tie 'em on and it works great. I may get some rachet straps to replace the ropes but that's it.