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Recommended Kayak Lift for 2007 Nissan Xterra Factory OEM Roof Rack


Will the Yakima ShowDown Kayak Lift and Assist fit on my 2007 Xterra with the tubular roof rack with crossbars?


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I have a solution for you, but the Yakima ShowDown Kayak Lift, part # Y04081, is only compatible with roof racks that extend at least 3.5 inches past the tower. The factory roof rack for the 2007 Nissan Xterra is not a compatible fit.

If you're looking for load-assist, the next best fit for your goals is to use a roller-style mount, like the Yakima HandRoll, part # Y04082-2.

This rack will help you load by providing a set of rollers on the rear of the vehicle to help guide and support the weight of the kayak as you load and unload it from your vehicle. I've included a video of how this carrier installs and is used.

I recommend verifying your roof's cargo capacity in your owner's manual before loading an item onto the roof.

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