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#1 Moose Dog

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 11:12 PM

Hi everyone,

 

 I've had a surf rack on my car for ages, and now for my camper I'd like to configure a system that can carry boards and/or a kayak. Are different brands of crossbars compatible with other brands of kayak mounts, for example? Or for example's sake, does a Yakima only work with a Yakima? I've got my eyes on some crossbars but want to make sure it's the right call. 

 

 Fyi on my car I've used simple straps with the bars, but that's not a system I'd like for a kayak...

 

 Thanks and excuse the newb rack question. Maybe there's another topic on this I missed?


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#2 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 11:37 PM

I've seen Yakima mounts that fit Thule bars, but never checked for the reverse. To be sure, I'd call a rack specialty store.
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#3 hebegebe

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 03:02 PM

Most ford suv racks are compatible with Yakima stuff
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#4 Alley-Kat

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 03:26 PM

And, it's easy to get the Thule TK1 foot (which fits all the Thule landing pads and racks) to fit on a Yakama TRACK, which both ATC and FWC offer to mount from their factories on the top of our pop-up campers.

 

So, legacy Thule rack systems that a person might already own (like me) can be attached to the Yakama tracks supplied by ATC and FWC.


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#5 Rusty

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:40 PM

Madison,

 

maybe talk to Brian at Alaskan...I've known them to mount boat racks in the past....they even had one as an option for a bit


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#6 Moose Dog

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:28 PM

I did all of the above, thanks everyone! Looks like I can combo the components. Another factor I was thinking about is the curve of the Alaskan roof: I drive a '02 Civic and putting the rack on top of that was a minor debacle due to roof curve - and that was with a 'pro' installer ( another story lol )

 

Roof rack imminent now  :)


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