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Canoe and Kayak Carrier Recommendations for 2010 Toyota RAV4 Limited Edition

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2010 Toyota Rav4 Limited Edition I need a rack that will carry a canoe and ocean kayak. What would you recommend for my vehicle

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If you are wanting to carry both the canoe and the ocean kayak at the same time on your 2010 Toyota RAV4 I recommend using Thule Portage Canoe Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Gunwale Brackets - Side Loading # TH819. This carrier will support an upside down canoe and keep it from sliding left or right and the included tie downs will keep it from sliding front or back.

And for a kayak carrier I recommend Yakima JayLow # Y04073 since a J-style carrier will not take up too much space (and you have limited space on your roof rack). The JayLow will take up less crossbar space. The remaining amount of space on the bars will have to be greater than the width of the canoe for both to fit.

The other issue is the weight. Make sure that the combined weight of the canoe and kayak do not exceed the capacity of the factory roof rack as specified on the roof rack itself or in the owner's literature. I have linked videos of both carriers for you.

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