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Replacement Yakima Q Tower with Cam Cover Assembly (QTY 1)

Replacement Yakima Q Tower with Cam Cover Assembly (QTY 1)

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This replacement Yakima Q Tower with Cam Cover replaces one Q Tower for your roof-rack system. Q Towers attach with vehicle-specific Q Clips to your naked vehicle roof to provide a base for your roof-rack system. 1-800-940-8924 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y8880047 or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Yakima Q Tower with Cam Cover Assembly (QTY 1). Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Accessories and Parts - Y8880047

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This replacement Yakima Q Tower with Cam Cover replaces one Q Tower for your roof-rack system. Q Towers attach with vehicle-specific Q Clips to your naked vehicle roof to provide a base for your roof-rack system.


  • Replaces 1 Q Tower for your Yakima roof-rack system
  • Provides base for rack system on vehicles without rain gutters or factory racks
  • Ensures perfect fit with tower and clip that move in 4 different ways (Quadruple Movement)
    • Attaches using interchangeable, vehicle-specific Q Clips (sold separately)
      • Adjusts to contours of vehicle with ball-and-socket mechanism
      • Has die-cast interior to form solid, sturdy anchor to support load
  • Is lockable with Same Key System (SKS) Cores (sold separately)
    • Cores lock towers to vehicle roof
    • SKS Cores can be changed out to make all your Yakima locks keyed alike
  • Removes and installs quickly and easily following initial setup


  • Quantity: 1
  • Height: 5-1/4" from base to top of bar

8880047 Replacement Yakima Q Tower with Cam Cover (QTY 1)

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Replacement Yakima Q Tower with Cam Cover Assembly (QTY 1) - Y8880047

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (115 Customer Reviews)

This replacement Yakima Q Tower with Cam Cover replaces one Q Tower for your roof-rack system. Q Towers attach with vehicle-specific Q Clips to your naked vehicle roof to provide a base for your roof-rack system.


Good replacement for damaged one.


Great price and great customer service. There was a slight delay in shipping but they promptly called and let me know. It is nice that they did that. I understand shipping issues and I also have patience so waiting a little longer was ok.

Beau L.


Working as new!


This is a replacement for a Q-tower. Looks good, have yet to swap it out. Shipping was fast.


It works but after installing the product rain enters through the top of the door and the wind noise is deafening.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


Youll want to review the installation instructions to ensure that the crossbars have been installed in the correct location in the door opening. If they are not installed in the correct spot, water intrusion and wind noise can certainly occur.


was exactly the part we needed (after misplacing a couple pieces) and arrived in the time frame we needed. thanks!


very happy




Product works perfectly and seems like a never used open box item. That or the Yakima original packaging is very basic, because the tower can in a simple clear plastic bag (which is fine by me). Slowest shipping option was still fairly quick. Also love that they provide the current stage of packing/shipping for your order. Would recommend! Rack setup looks great


For my canoe, I needed a combination of the Yakima Q Towers and Skyline Towers to attach racks to my Chevy Silverado crew cab with a topper. Local stores only carried two sets of each. Saved money purchasing just two Q Towers. Arrived on the date promised.


These Q towers slipped nicely onto my existing Yakima bars that came from the older Railrunner 1 system that was designed to mount on an existing factory luggage rack. I was able to locate my old gold key to transfer the Yakima locks to these Q towers. The older locks still work great after ten years.


I bought several 'universal' roof racks for my Malibu Maxx. None of them worked like they said they would; big waste of money. This Yakima roof rack is very expensive, but at least it actually fits onto my car, like I wanted!


These towers replaced original Yakima towers. The two issues with the old design were: 1) you could easily strip the hex head that tightens the tower to the bar, as you were too only quarter turn the head in order to drive the biting surface into the bar. 2) If you ever lost the plastic foot or either of the two side plastic pieces, you could not get replacements for them. To replace the minimum parts from a working setup, this tower is what you need. The tower should come with the jaw, bolt and nut that are the essential changes in the design that addressed the first issue of the original part.

I ended up having to order another replacement set while trying to put the second bar back on. I didn't order this from etrailer, and when one tower came without the critical jaw and nut I asked them to send these parts. They claimed these are not apart of the naked tower. I called Yakima and they confirmed that they are supposed to come with the naked tower. The clam cam and its pin bolt and cup are the parts not included with the naked tower. Yakima sent me replacement parts free of charge or shipping charge.

My bad for not going with etrailer for both orders. And great job Yakima for supporting your customers.


I ordered a Yakima Roof Rack for my Toyota Prius from Part of the reason for purchasing from was the promise that the racks were made specifically for the car and would not dent the roof.

I received the rack on July 31, and installed the racks on my Prius according to instructions included with the racks. Our tandem kayak is 65 lbs . The towers were placed on the outer most part of the roof as indicated by the instructions. Yakima saddles were attached to the crossbars to hold the kayak. Nothing was close or touching the top of the roof. We transported the kayak to a nearby lake, 6 miles, and back. The next day we removed the racks from the roof and noticed 4 dents on the top of the roof. It was obvious that transporting the kayak on the rack caused the dents.

We had to pay $100 to have the dents removed from the Prius roof.

I cannot continue to use this rack that puts dents in the car's roof. I was extremely disappointed in the racks. In reading the Toyota manual and contacting them by phone, there is no mention of using or not using roof racks.

I was shocked to learn from Rachel at that your company takes absolutely no responsibility for this Yakima product they sell. The best they can do is to pass the buck and refer us to Yakima.

Very disappointed, and out a lot of money for a product that damages your car. Will not recommend or buy here again. does not even deserve one star in this review.


Used on a Land Rover Sport. Severe whistling wind noise at 30-40 mph speed makes the units unusable. Tried to get help from etrailer support staff, without success. Purchased additional rubber rails for cross bars to block air flow into the Yakima towers without success.

Told by etrailer support staff that these are for commercial use only and not made to be quiet (which is not listed anywhere in the item description). NOT recommended unless you love wind noise. Poor follow up support from etrailer - very disappointed with the entire experience.


This is the Yakima Q-towers and crossbars I got


A bit fiddly to get installed with the bars and have things centered up properly on my 20014 VW R32 initially. You will likely want a second set of hands to help. Once all setup and installed with the round bars the first time, it is much simpler to remove and install the bar / tower combination to the vehicle.


After waiting for the Yakima company to get my parts delivered to etrailer ,
I am pleased to let you know I am very happy with the product.
I had previously purchased the steel poles from Yakima, which I used on my pop up camper. Not having the camper , I needed these to carry my kayaks.
I can now carry my 10’ kayak and my 14’ kayak . Have traveled on an expressway with them loaded on top of my 2013 Chevy Silverado, with no issues.


The installation of this rack system went very well, all of the instructions were easy to read and use. I have attached some pictures of our installation. The vehicle is a 1994 Honda Accord EX four door sedan


So I standardized on the Yakima roof rack system some time ago. I needed specific parts to compliment my system without buying the whole assembly again. Problem was where to buy just the components on a web site that would give me all the necessary information so that I would buy the right thing the first time. E-trailer was the only place. Amazon had some parts but you no where near enough information in an understandable context. I am only giving it 4 stars due to the price. It was a perfect transaction except for what I had to pay. I guess the premium price pays for the awesome web site.


Was shipped very well and everything I ordered was there. Instructions were very good and helpful. The quality of the product seems very good as well, and is easy to use especially once it’s assembled.


The rack fits but the measurements they give you for 2016 smart car aren’t right . After about an hour I figured it out . The rack is very noisy at speeds of 65 miles an hour and above.


This was my second large order from and my wife I are VERY pleased! Our first order was a Curt 5th wheel hitch which performed as advertised - so easy to use.
Now we haul our 5th wheel camper and that takes up my entire full sized F250 truck bed which in turn messed up hauling the kayaks back there. I was leaning toward rigging something up on the back of the camper, saw lots of posts on how to many looked very sketchy. Rather than risk dumping our two $$$ fishing kayaks onto the highway.... somewhere..... we bought this GREAT Yakima roof rack system for the TOP of my truck cab. You see, it made me uneasy that I wouldn't be able to keep an eye on our boats if strapped to the back AND we read about many horror stories not limited to the rear bumper falling off from fatigue. Yakima Install; I'm a General Contractor and fancy myself a pretty handy guy so mounting the towers, the rack bars, and all of the accessories onto those took a total three hours. [on-line] videos very useful and follow the easy to read instructions that come with each part and you'll have NO trouble. I have to add, etrailer said it would take one week but I received the complete order within four days. Thank you etrailer for making the ordering through delivery experience so very streamlined!


Intuitive to assemble. Firmly hold my cross bars to the roof of my 2013 crew cab Silverado.


The roof mounts were fairly easy to install with the help of the well written installation instructions. I am looking forward to using my new Yakima roof rack for hauling my ladders or a rooftop clamshell cargo bin that I have.

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