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

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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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