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Rhino-Rack Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed - Clamp On

Rhino-Rack Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed - Clamp On

Item # S510
Our Price: $163.35
Watersport Carriers
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
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This fixed-position, J-style kayak carrier allows you to transport 1 kayak safely and securely on your roof rack. The space-saving cradle system with universal hardware mounts to most crossbar configurations. Includes tie-down straps. Great Prices for the best watersport carriers from Rhino Rack. Rhino-Rack Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed - Clamp On part number S510 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Rhino Rack Watersport Carriers - S510

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • J-Style
  • Rhino Rack
  • Clamp On
  • No Load Assist
  • Side Loading
  • Fixed

This fixed-position, J-style kayak carrier allows you to transport 1 kayak safely and securely on your roof rack. The space-saving cradle system with universal hardware mounts to most crossbar configurations. Includes tie-down straps.


  • Fixed-position, J-style cradles carry 1 kayak on its side safely and securely
    • Accommodates a variety of watercraft styles and sizes
    • Takes up minimal space on your roof rack so you can carry more gear
  • Rubber padding on the cradle arms cushions the kayak during transport
  • 2 Specially designed tie-down straps secure the watercraft to your roof-rack crossbars
    • Padded buckles won't scratch your kayak
  • 2 Tie-down straps anchor the watercraft's bow and stern to your vehicle
  • Brackets and hand knobs let you mount the carrier to most crossbar configurations
  • Steel tube construction with black powder coat finish resists corrosion


  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Application: round, aero/elliptical and most factory crossbars
    • Requires adapter (KC-FK8 - sold separately) to mount on Rhino-Rack Heavy-Duty crossbars
  • Weight capacity: 99 lbs
  • 2-Year limited warranty

S510 Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier - Fixed - Universal Mount

Installation Details S510 Installation instructions

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Rhino-Rack Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed - Clamp On - S510

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (135 Customer Reviews)

This fixed-position, J-style kayak carrier allows you to transport 1 kayak safely and securely on your roof rack. The space-saving cradle system with universal hardware mounts to most crossbar configurations. Includes tie-down straps.


These cradles seem really sturdy and come with nice anchor straps. Have not used them yet, but they came with all the parts and hardware and will be an improvement over my prior kayak racks for sure.


I purchased the Rhino legs, cross bars and J-style kaya carriers together and could not be more pleased with the combination. The system was installed in an evening and used the next day. Assembly is straight-forward; the racks are easily mounted and removed. I am 6' tall and found it helpful to use a 4' ladder to mount the racks on the cross bars as well as load the kayaks in the carriers.


I installed these as soon as I got them and I’ve got to say, there are some extra holes for screws that are a tad misleading and the pieces that secure it to the cross bars don’t seem super secure. For reference, I do have Rhino Rack’s vortex crossbars so this should fit snug. The rubber tops were tough to get into place and I am worried they’ll snap when I go to remove my rack but Rhino Rack has yet to fail me with their products so I bet it’ll work out great!


This is an excellent product. Great quality for the price. And as always Etrailer is a great company to deal with. This is the second set of these I got.

After a year of use this is stil. A great product. It is holding up well.
Bernie - 06/09/2023


Great roof rack! Easy ordering, fast delivery. Thanks!!


This is a great product. As a novice kayaker I was nervous. The assembly was easy with clear instructions. My sales professional Crystal K. was a pleasure to work with. She knew the answers to all my questions. From placing the order to the delivery I am very satisfied. I will be using etrailer again. I can't wait to get my kayaks to the water.


Solid and easy to follow instructions. Gave them a test run last week and no issues ... good value for the price. Prompt delivery.


exactly what I wanted... easy ordering and the delivery was equally fantastic, as promised.


Kayak carrier has performed exactly as expected. Has been a solid mount point for my kayaks.


Very easy to assemble and mount on my cross bars.


It took a while to figure out hoe to install the roof rack on my 2015 Nissan sentra but once I had it on these J style kayak carriers where fast and easy to put on. I drive to dicks and bought a ten foot kayak and set it in place and strapped it intp place just like the videos showed on this website, also very helpful. Thanks for a great product.


I received the roof rack kit sooner then expected. Everything arrived in good condition. The installation instructions where ok and the install went well. This is my 3rd order from etrailer and it will not be the last there customer service is the best I have dealt with in a long time. I have also installed the front receiver hitch the install went well and I am happy with the product


The J hooks are great, but the mounting hardware not so good. The bolts on the mounting hardware bent and came loose, which almost caused the kayak and j hook to fall off the rails. Tried to see if you guys sold replacement parts for them and you don't, so now I have to try and find them without having to buy a whole new j hook setup.


I ordered these to go with a new Rhino Rack roof rack I ordered for my car. Love the rack, however, the Rhino J kayak carriers are okay. I also have Thule J racks which won't fit adequately on my Rhino Rack (I've ordered longer bolts that will hopefully fix this issue). Thule J racks are a better quality product than the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier, frankly. has been very helpful.

Love the roof rack! Used it a LOT and No issues at all.
Susan G - 10/19/2017


Easy to install and priced right. Paired them with Rhino-Rack Aero Crossbars.


The Rhino Rack system on my Taurus is working great! The kayak carriers are awesome too. My daughter and I have taken many trips with our kayaks and absolutely love the Rhino system. I will definitely be using in the future.


These J racks rock solid. Easy to put together and attach to the crossbars with lots of rubber padding to protect your kayaks. I went with the universal mount for quick on/off. Large turn knobs make it easy.


Very solid and stable. Used for 2021 Hobie Outback mounted on a trailer via 1 x 2 steel stut construction.


I’ll put them all together I’ve never used them I bought something entirely different you know anybody wants to buy them I got the whole set

Never used it. My kayaks were to heavy to lift on top of the truck. Purchased a rack to fit on the rear of the camper. If you know anybody wants to buy those rhino racks, they’re brand new never been used.
Joe - 03/04/2023


I was a little skeptical of using J style kayak racks. But after trying these out, they were very sturdy and handled both of my kayaks superbly. I am happy with this purchase.


Love the quality of the rack and the kayak mounts that I ordered. Five stars! Removed a star for the instructions and for the key for the security locks that broke the second use. The instructions but take a fair bit of patience to understand. Once deciphered, the mounting goes pretty quickly. Major room for improvement. The key - simple broke in half on the second use. No major stress put on it, just broke lol. Good thing kit comes with two keys so kudo's for that.

Have a 2011 RDX. Car handles great with a 14.5 foot 55 lb kayak mounted. Driven up to 50 mph with the kayaks. No noise on the turnpike with just the roof crossbars at 80/90 mph. Overall, I love the rack system and the above two issues aren't show stoppers for me and I'd recommend them to a friend (tho I would help them with installation :).


Bailey was excellent. So was the woman before her that did a lot of the teaching and shopping. I felt bad that the call dropped. It truly was a team effort. I found a set of rounds and rack that was good quality at a value price. Will definitely return to do more business.


Easy ordering and fast, free shipping. Product was $50 cheaper on than from Rhino Rack themselves. I will absolutely buy from here again.


We found the strapping to be difficult. You have to somehow throw the straps up and over the kayak after it is in the J rack. If someone has a tip that would be great. We watched you tube videos but nothing made it easier. Once the kayak is strapped in I think it would travel fine but it's not an easy thing to accomplish.

This is pretty awkward to secure the straps to your J-style rack. My favorite video showing how to secure is this one here, starting at the 4:22 mark:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/08/2021


Love having these. Have 3 sets for 3 kayaks on top of my truck roof.

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