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Thule Roof Rack For 2021 Jeep Cherokee With Raised Side Rails & Sunroof For Kayaks

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Can I use Thule crossbars to carry 80 pounds of kayaks. I have a 2021 Jeep Cherokee Limited with a panoramic sunroof. Dont want to break the sunroof.

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You can absolutely use a Thule roof rack on your 2021 Jeep Cherokee with raised side rails and a sunroof to carry your kayaks. Since your Jeep has raised side rails, the roof rack will simply attach to those and be above the sunroof, and then for a kayak carrier what you will want is one that installs in the channels of the Thule crossbars.

So here is exactly what you will need for your '21 Cherokee:

- Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars - Silver # TH711200 or Black # TH711220

- Evo Raised Rail Feet for Thule Crossbars # TH710401

- Rhino-Rack Nautic Stack Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # RRS520

This set up has a 165 lb capacity which is more than enough for 80 lbs of kayaks, and the Thule crossbars were a really nice choice to go with because of how quiet and easy to use they are. The Nautic Stack can carry multiple kayaks so you don't have to purchase a carrier for each of your boats, and also comes with t-slot hardware that allows you to mount it directly in the t-slots of the the Thule crossbars.

The only other thing I recommend is adding locks to the roof rack in order to protect your investment, and for that you would just need the Thule One-Key System Lock Cylinders # TH450400.

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