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Recommendation of Kayak Carrier to Carry 2 Kayaks on 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe With Side Rails  


what would you recommend to carry 2 kayaks on 2010 Hyundai santa fe with continuous rails. have thule racks w/Jbars on Camry but cant see clean and jerking my kayaks up onto the suv. price is a factor. thanks


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Anytime you are going to haul cargo on the roof of your 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe you will want to check the owners manual or with the Hyundai dealer for what the roof capacity is for your vehicle. The roof capacity will let you know how many pounds you will be able to haul on the roof of your vehicle.

To install a kayak carrier to the roof of your Santa Fe you will need crossbars that will run from side to side.

If your Santa Fe has the flush mount rails that run from front to back, you can use the Inno Square Bar roof rack. You'll need the 46 inch crossbars, part # INB117, feet part # INTR, and fit kit, part # INTR103. I've linked an install video on a GMC Terrain. The install will be similar.

The most cost effective kayak carrier we have to carry 2 kayaks on the Inno bars is the malone Stax Pro, part # MPG115MD. It doesn't have any load assist but it will allow you to carry both kayaks.

If your Santa Fe has the raised side rails that run from front to back, you can use the Rhino Rack Roof Rack, part # RRVA118B-2 and # RRSX100, along with a Rhino Rack kayak carrier. Rhino Rack offers the Nautic Series Rear-Loading, Saddle-Style Kayak Carrier, part # RR571, which will load from the rear of the vehicle and the Nautic Series Side-Loading, Saddle-Style Kayak Carrier, part # RR570, that loads from the side of the vehicle. I am including a link to a install video on the Rhino Rack roof rack.

The Yakima kayak carrier # Y04082 uses a roller to aid in installing the kayak on the roof and the Rhino Rack kayak carriers have pivoting heads on the cradles to ease in installation.

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