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How To Carry a Kayak On a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Using Channel Inside Yakima Jetstream Crossbar


I was going to purchase the Yakima JetStream Crossbars kit for my 2016 jeep grand charokee. I will mainly be using these to carry a kayak. However, when looking for kayak mounts it doesnt seem like there are very many that fit into a trackinch type mount. Am i mistaken? Is there a better system for carrying a kayak above? I also wasnt sure if they necessary materials for tying the kayak down behind and in front of the Jeep would be included with the mounts. Thanks!


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The Yakima Jetsream Crossbar System is an excellent option for a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. If you have black and chrome side rails then you'll need part # Y00425, part # Y00148, and part # Y00244. If you have all black side rails or a bare roof then you'll need part # Y00426, part # Y00146, and part # Y06121.

In regards to kayak carriers, most do indeed use wrap-around mounts which wrap around the crossbars but there are some that mount inside the tracks. The Rhino-Rack Nautic 581 Rear Loading Kayak Carrier part # RR581 is a great option which mounts inside the channels. It comes with tie-downs but none for the bow and stern. That said, we do have these using the Rhino-Rack Anchor Straps part # RRRBAS-2.

I have attached a full list of carrier options for you as well.

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