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Roof Rack and Kayak/Canoe Carrier for 2018 Honda Pilot LX AWD with Naked Roof


Hello, Would this rail and cross bar work in my Honda Pilot that is naked. What other options could you offer im leasing the car for 3 years. And will Mount kayaks and canoe s.


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We do have roof rack options for your leased 2018 Honda Pilot LX all-wheel-drive that has a naked roof with no fixtures. You can see all racks on the linked page and these include Yakima products. However the track-based roof racks like the item you referenced # Y01127 require drilling and permanent installation so they are not the best choice for a leased vehicle.

The lowest-cost option that you can easily remove when it is time to return the leased Pilot is the Yakima CoreBar system made of parts # Y00422, # Y00146 and # Y06152. This roof rack gives you a 165-lb weight capacity for your kayaks or canoe and a wide 32-inch bar spread for stability. Please see the linked video for more on this rack.

For a great J-style kayak carrier that is also compatible with a canoe, I suggest the Malone Fold-Away 5 # MAL38FR. This carrier works perfectly with the CoreBar crossbars. To add a second kayak, you need additional straps # Y04031.

You can refer to the linked article on watersports carriers for help selecting the best match for your boats.

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