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Can 78" Crossbars be Used on the 66" Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08106


If I purchase the Yakima 66 rack and roll, could I add 78 inch round bars at a later date if I find I need to trailer more than the 66 will account for? The bars would stick out 6 inches past the frame on each side, but would that cause any issue trailering?


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If you are already planning on needing more space than the 66" Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08106 can provide then I highly recommend going ahead and getting the 78" Rack and Roll # Y08107 instead.

The 78" trailer is a whole foot wider than the 66" option so it can better handle the wider loads. If you were to add 78" crossbars to the 66" trailer the bars would stick out past the fenders and you are much more likely to tip the trailer that way. I reached out to my contact at Yakima who confirmed this and highly advised against using the longer bars.

The 78" Rack and Roll has a 250 lb weight capacity but if you plan on hauling over 200 lbs Yakima recommend installing the HD Shocks # Y08110 which actually increase your weight capacity to 350 lbs.

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