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Best Set Up For Hauling Three Heavy Kayaks On The CapRack On My 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Hello, Im looking for a Kayak carrier for my 2018 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab w/short bed. I have 53inch Thule Aeroblade crossbars mounted on top of my Leer Truck topper. I have 3 kayaks * 1 12Lx32W @ 75 lbs * 1 12Lx32W @ 77 lbs * 1 10Lx30W @ 40 lbs What are some solutions for mounting all 3 kayaks on top of my truck topper ?

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Since you have the Thule CapRac # TH29200XT on your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado you only have about 53 inches of crossbar space. Since your kayaks are about 94 inches wide collectively, you will need to a J-Style or post style carrier. Most post style carriers are not strong enough to carry your heavier kayaks and I recommend getting a carrier that will carry two kayaks like this Rhino Rack option # S512-S512X.This will be more cost effective since you won't have to buy three separate racks.

For your last kayak since it's not as heavy, you can use this Malone Stax carrier # MPG115MD. It's more cost effective than the Malone type but this one too gives you the option to carry two if need be. So if someone wants to tag along you can bring their kayak with you too!

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