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Can the SeaSucker Monkey Bars Roof Rack be Locked to the Top of the Vehicle

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Thanks Jon for your reply. My vehicle is a 2011 Ford Ranger Supercab with a fiberglass camper shell that follows the same roof line as the truck cab, both with "naked" roofs. It's easy to mount rails on the fiberglass shell but not so easy for me to mount something to the Ranger roof. I haven't been able to find any vendor that makes a unit that can attach using the door jamb. I also already have a Thule kayak cradle for carrying our Wilderness Systems Northstar tandem kayak. Let me know if you have a solution other than the Seasucker Monkey bars which I'm still considering.

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You are 100% correct about that for the SeaSucker Monkey Bars Roof Rack # 298-SX6000B.

SeaSucker does have their Cable Anchors # 298-BA0020 and # 298-BA0010 that could potentially be paired with a lock like the etrailer Cable Lock # e98891, but these anchors are really meant to be used for the bike or kayak itself as they won't really be able to secure the roof rack.

Your best bet is to remove the rack and secure it inside your vehicle while you're out on the water.

If you can let me know what the year/make/model is of your vehicle I can see if we have any standard roof rack options available that will allow you to lock them to your roof.

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Since its so easy to remove these racks, it seems that once I arrive at my destination with my kayak I would have to remove the entire rack system and my kayak cradle hardware and store it all in my vehicle if I want to avoid someone stealing the entire unit while Im out kayaking. Is there any other way to avoid theft of the racks?

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If you'd like a roof rack that clamps onto your 2011 Ford Ranger with the SuperCab then we do have a solution from Rhino-Rack which includes the following:

49" Vortex Aero Crossbars - Black # RRVA126B-2 or Silver # RRVA126S-2
2500 Series Legs - # RRRLKVA
DK Fit Kit - # DK191

The legs come with metal lock cores so you wouldn't need to purchase anything extra to lock this roof rack to your vehicle.

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