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Simplest Most Cost Effective Way To Get Two Kayaks On The Roof Of A 2016 Mazda CX-5


I have a 2016 Mazda CX-5 and just bought a new kayak. My best friend and I camp alot and will be transporting both of our kayaks on trips. From your website I have ed the Malone Aero crossbars and the Foldaway-5 Jbar rack. For the money, is this the best, most secure and easiest system for our adventures? Open to suggestions or comments. Thanks


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If you're looking for the most cost effective way to get 2 kayaks to and from your destination, I suggest getting the Malone AIrFlow2 # MPG216 if you have raised rails. If you have a naked roof on your 2016 Mazda CX-5 then you'll want to get this fit kit # DK289, these legs # RRRLKVA and these bars # RRVA118B-2.

J-Style Carriers are good for saving space on the roof but for the simplest most cost effective route I would go with two of these foam pads # MPG154. It comes with a strap and tie downs for your bow/stern. It's easier to get the kayaks up on the roof and easier to tie them down in my opinion. Also, you're not adding as much height to your vehicle as well. I think these are the more secure, cost effective option for you and you're best friend's adventures!

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