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Will Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier Fit 2014 Toyota Tacoma

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Will this product: Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier w/ Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack Item # DTA944-968-924 fit on a 2014 Toyota Tacoma? I have a 2 inch hitch but Im unsure about the roof rack.

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The Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 referenced in your question will work great on your 2014 Toyota Tacoma as long as it has a naked roof. The single crossbar roof rack portion of this system is a universal-fit application that will mount to any naked roof with non-scratch foam feet and a strap that will run through the truck cab to secure everything into place. The load extender will then slide into the 2 inch trailer hitch on your Tacoma and adjust vertically for use with the roof rack.

Once installed, the hitch-mounted extension will provide a weight capacity of 350 pounds and has a width of 48 inches. The rooftop crossbar can adjust from 45 inches to 60 inches wide.

I recommend adding tie-down straps like the Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps # EM34416 to secure your kayaks. These feature a ratcheting handle that will make for easier tightening and a push-button release for quick unloading. If you plan on transporting more than one kayak, you will just need an additional Foam Kayak Block # DTA924.

I have included a video demonstration on this system for you to check out.

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