Best 2 kayak rack

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by ATXTacoma, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. ATXTacoma

    ATXTacoma New Member

    I just got a 2018 Tacoma with 5 foot bed and my first purchase for it will be a kayak rack. I’m looking at the Thule Xsporter 500. Anyone have any racks they love?
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  3. m(a)ce

    m(a)ce Member

    I haven’t used any of their bed racks like but their cradles and J style racks are solid. Both types worked well for my Wilderness fishing yak.
  4. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the group.

    I just throw my Traverse in the back and tie it down.
  5. bumpedmyhead

    bumpedmyhead Well-Known Member

    Our yaks are 12 and 13 feet. Now that the topper is on, Im using Yakima. But before, I used an extender. T-bone Boondox. 20180812_182151.jpeg
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  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. Picture after you have it set up.
  7. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Welcome and congrats on the Tacoma.
    I don’t use a rack for my kayak, just use the bed and bungee cords.
  8. mcklovin77

    mcklovin77 Well-Known Member

    Made my own and kayak paddle attachment. My kayak is 12ft long. 20180518_203747.jpeg
  9. mcklovin77

    mcklovin77 Well-Known Member

    Well I didn't completely make it, just bought a cheap ladder rack and cut about 8inches of height and made a bracket for my headache rack. Cost a whole whopping 80$ for the ladder rack set and 100$ for the kayak attachments. Saved about 400$ instead of buying a thule.
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  10. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Ain't nothing line some good old back-yard engineering. Nice work.
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  11. manual tacoma

    manual tacoma Member

    I have a 14’ canoe and that’s what I’ve been looking for.
  12. danwray

    danwray New Member

    Is that the 60 dollar rack on amazon? I was wondering how easily it could be cut down for reduction in height.

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