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Compatibility of Thule J-Style Kayak Carriers on Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer

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Hi Will Thule Roof top J bars Hull a Pro 830 that now fit on thule aero blades fit on the crossbars of a rack and roll trailer? Just bought a draw tite 2inch hitch from you for my 2015 subaru crosstrek. What do i need to hook up the rack and roll trailer to it? carrying two 45 lb. 12 foot kayaks thanks

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The Thule J-Style Kayak carriers like the Thule Hull-A-Port # TH834 that fit your Thule AeroBlade Load Bars will absolutely fit the crossbars of the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer - 78" # Y08107 or the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer - 66" # Y08106 as well. Either of these trailers will allow you to carry two 12 foot kayaks as you referenced.

To work best with this trailer, the 2 inch hitch ball should be 22 inches from the ground. To make this easy for you, I suggest an adjustable ball mount for your 2 inch hitch receiver on your 2015 Subaru Crosstrek. I recommend the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS10038B for your application. This ball mount is adjustable in height in 1 inch increments. It has a maximum rise of 5-1/2 inches and a maximum drop of 5 inches. It has an integrated 2 inch hitch ball to make it easy and it also has a really nice stowable feature when not in use to give you a clean look and get the hitch ball out of the way so you don't hit your shins when loading or unloading cargo from your rear hatch.

Let me know if you have further questions.

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