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Recommendations For Carrying Three Sail Boards And A SUP At Back Of Winnebago

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I need to carry 3 boards sail and SUP verticle and sideways on back of my Winnebago view in a 2inch hitch. Im thinking install a 1 roadmaster dual hitch receiver 2 install a 31 x 47 pro series solo cargo carrier in bottom receiver and 3 install a Yakima ridgeback 5 bike rack in top hitch. I will not use to bike rack for bikes bit to separatr the 3 boards resting on the carrier. Do the rubber bike rests come off the rack as they will need to so I can put rack pads on instead. Will my idea work? My SUP is the widest board at 35. Thanks and any suggestions are appreciated.

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Trying to carry all of your boards and a SUP on a cargo carrier and then use a bike carrier to separate the boards is not a really good idea. It would be extremely hard to stabilize the boards on a cargo carrier. I do have some recommendations that will work for you.

To make sure everything is secured properly I recommend the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer, part # Y08107. This is like having a roof rack on wheels with 78-inch crossbars. The weight capacity for this trailer is 250-lbs.

For carrying the boards we have a few options you may want to check out. I recommend the Thule Stacker, part # TH830. This allows you to attach up to 4 kayaks vertically(in your case, boards) to the crossbars. These fold down flat when not in use and it includes one pair of ratcheting tie-downs and two straps.

For your SUP, it is not recommended to carry a SUP on its side. That is why most SUP carriers are built to carry the board flat. You would have enough room on the Rack and Roll with the 78-inch crossbars if you use a carrier like part # TH895.

I have attached links to a couple review videos for these products you can take a look at.

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