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Replacement Yakima Q Tower without Cam Cover Assembly - (QTY 1)

Replacement Yakima Q Tower without Cam Cover Assembly - (QTY 1)

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This replacement Yakima Q Tower without a Cam Cover Assembly replaces one Q Tower body. Cam cover assembly with clip holder sold separately. 1-636-306-4830 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y8880048 or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Yakima Q Tower without Cam Cover Assembly - (QTY 1). Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Accessories and Parts - Y8880048

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This replacement Yakima Q Tower without a Cam Cover Assembly replaces one Q Tower body. Cam cover assembly with clip holder sold separately.


  • Replaces 1 Q Tower with newer body for your Yakima roof-rack system
    • If replacing an older Q Tower version, you will need to replace both Q Towers
  • Provides base for rack system on vehicles without rain gutters or factory racks
  • Has tower and clip that move in 4 different ways (Quadruple Movement), ensuring perfect fit
    • Attaches using interchangeable, vehicle-specific Q Clips (sold separately) - Also requires cam cover assembly (sold separately)
      • Adjusts to contours of vehicle with ball-and-socket mechanism
      • Has die-cast interior to form solid, sturdy anchor to support load


  • Quantity: 1

8880048 Replacement Yakima Q Tower without Cam Cover Assembly - (QTY 1)

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Replacement Yakima Q Tower without Cam Cover Assembly - (QTY 1) - Y8880048

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (113 Customer Reviews)

This replacement Yakima Q Tower without a Cam Cover Assembly replaces one Q Tower body. Cam cover assembly with clip holder sold separately.


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


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.


Ordered Yakima tower and it arrived in two days. Part was as decribed and fit perfect. Great company to deal with . Thanks

Product still working great
Roddie S - 04/10/2017


Purchased a used Yakima ski rack at a swap meet and found out one of the q towers was broken. I was happy when I was able to buy one single item that is exactly what I need. Arrived quickly and is a perfect match to the other three.


We lost a portion of our car top bike rack. The rack is over 12 years old so it was great to be able to get the needed parts without having to buy a new one.


Perfect - my son was carrying a double bed to college on my wife's car on the Yakama rack and the bed flew off of the car taking the rack with it. Luckily no one was hurt as the rack flew off of the car and bent one of the towers. The replacement parts from etrailer were perfect and the finding them on the website was effortless. Thank you.


I have an old rack and the side and bottom pieces of 1 Q Tower were lost. (the new design is much better). Anyway, as correctly advised by Zachary at, I was able to use my old cam et. al with this new cover. Perfect!
The "A" Pad fit right in, too.


Not sure about the product, as it is a gift to my son. I can comment about the service, which was excellent!! I received a confirming email when I placed my order, with an estimated arrival date. I also received a confirming phone call, asking if I had any questions. The company rep then notified me that he had received delivery confirmation, asking if the order had arrived satisfactorily, which it had!! Everything I ordered, in working condition, in only a matter of days. Great job everyone!!


I purchased a used rack that had a broken tower, but the cam still worked. This was a good way to get the rack functional without having to buy a complete tower.


Exactly what I needed at a great price and shipped/arrived on time. Will definitely come back here for all my trailer needs


It's awesome that etrailer sells single replacement parts. Other places only sell full sets.


Very good service

Tony R - 02/17/2021


Q-Towers were perfect, shipping was fast, installation straightforward. I'm back on the road. Thanks!


Excellent service. Parts were exactly what I needed.


Delivery was excellent-about 3 days. Part was very easy to install and is actually better quality than the broken/lost part it replaced.


Replacement, worked well


Fast and easy. Will do business again.


The part I was looking for was listed with pictures, and additional information. Ordering was simple, and part arrived quickly. I give 5 stars


What great and timely delivery! Ordered and delivered within a week! So happy with the product. Easy install


As ordered and delivered in good time - product was exactly what I needed - now fitted and in use. Cost was fair.


Better than the original.


Received the product I ordered in the expected time frame.



best price available and timely delivery. A+


Quick and just the item I needed great price

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  • Do Newer Yakima Roof Rack Q Towers # Y8880048 Fit Older Style Cam Cover Assemblies
    I spoke with my contact at Yakima and he informed me that the Q Towers, like # Y8880048, have had a design change that occurred a couple of years ago. Despite this change the older cam cover assembly will fit the newer tower. My contact also stated that if you are replacing one of the Q Towers, you should replace all of them since they have slightly different dimensions than the new models.
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  • Availability of Replacement Base/Cover for Older Yakima Q-Tower Roof Rack
    The part you referenced, Replacement Yakima Q Tower without Cam Cover Assembly # Y8880048, is an appropriate replacement part for the current generation of the Q-Tower. It is not compatible with the older version according to my contact at Yakima. You can tell if your rack is the discontinued version by checking for this characteristic: two hash marks on the top of the cover near where the crossbar enters it. Yakima no longer has replacement parts for this older version.
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  • Replacement Cam Cover with Swivel for a Yakima Q-Tower Foot
    It sounds like you are looking for the Replacement Yakima Q Tower without Cam Cover Assembly # Y8880048. This is the portion of the Q-tower that comes with the swivel portion of the tower below it.
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  • Does Replacement Yakima Q Tower without Cam Cover Assembly # Y8880048 Come with Foot
    It sounds like you are looking for the Replacement Yakima Q Tower without Cam Cover Assembly # Y8880048. This is the portion of the Q-tower that comes with the swivel portion of the tower below it. The landing pad fits below this and is the portion custom fit to the roof line of your vehicle.
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  • Replacement Q-Tower Assembly to Replace one Missing Lower Pivot Piece
    It sounds like you are referring to the lower piece that pivots on a Yakima Q-Tower, while that specific part is not available what you can get a Replacement Yakima Q Tower without Cam Cover Assembly # Y8880048 and you would be good.
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  • Can The Replacement Yakima Q-Tower With Cam Cover Assembly Be Used With The Yakima Q-Clip?
    Yes, you can use the Replacement Yakima Q Tower without Cam Cover Assembly # Y8880048 or # Y880047 with your Q-Clip and assembly.
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  • Replacement Cam Cover Needed For Older Set of Yakima Q Towers
    I spoke with my contact at Yakima and she said the new Yakima Q Towers were introduced in 2004 but the cam cover is the same on the older Q Towers. I checked the part number of Yakima Q Towers that are used on a 2000 Honda CR-V. The part number for the Q Towers is Yakima Q Towers, part # Y00124. The part number for the cam cover that fits the Q Tower # Y00124 is Yakima Replacement Q-Cam Cover Assembly, part # Y8810071. The cam cover comes as the plastic part with the clip holder. I...
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  • Is the Yakima Replacement Q Tower, # Y8880048, The Two Sides And Base Foot
    The Yakima Replacement Q Tower, # Y8880048, is just one Q tower body which is just one piece. It does not include the Yakima Replacement Q-Cam Cover Assembly, # Y8810071, or the vehicle specific Q clips. I do have the Yakima Replacement Q Tower with Cam Cover Assembly, # Y8880047. which is the Q tower and the cam cover assembly. You will still need the Q clips for your vehicle. The Q clips are vehicle specific, so they would have to be ordered for your vehicle.
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  • How to Pick Out Replacement Key for Yakima Roof Rack
    If you know what key number you need you will want to check out the link I attached to the right that has all of the Yakima keys we offer. For example, if you had key number A142 you would want the key # Y8772-A142. If you don't know what number you need and If the ski rack is unlocked, you will need to pull the lock core out and on that core there will be four characters. If your box is locked, you will need to take it to a locksmith to have him pick it open so you can then follow the...
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  • Replacement Yakima Towers for 2021 Jeep Wrangler Hard Top with Rain Gutters
    The Replacement Yakima 1A Raingutter Tower # Y8810137 are the Yakima towers we carry that fit your 2021 Jeep Wrangler hard top with rain gutters. The whole system would be the Yakima 1A Raingutter Towers # Y00101 and use the Round 58" CrossBars for Yakima Roof Rack System # Y00409. The Replacement Yakima Q Tower without Cam Cover Assembly # Y8880048 provides the base on vehicles without rain gutters or factory racks so they would not be the correct part for your Jeep. If you know the...
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  • Parts Needed to Complete Yakima Roof Rack on a 2008 Toyota Tacoma
    Since it looks like you have a Q-towerYakima crossbar setup you would only need the correct fit kit so that it could install on your 2008 Toyota but the clips for those towers are no longer available. Instead you will use the following: BaseLine Towers # Y00146 RoundBar SL Adapter # Y03536 BaseClip Fit Kit # Y06125 and # Y06128 Hopefully the crossbar is at least 58 inches long. Otherwise you would need the part # Y00409 as well.
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