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What J-Style Kayak Carrier and Cargo Bag will Fit on My 2005 Volvo XC70?  


Hello... I am looking for a narrow roof top cargo bag and J-style kayak rack that will fit together at the same time on my XC70 that you have in stock. Thank you for your help!


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For a j-style kayak carrier for your factory crossbars on your 2005 Volvo XC70, I recommend the Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier # TH834. The Hull-A-Port is a great option because it will fit on your factory crossbars as long as the dimensions of your crossbars measure less than 3-1/8 inches wide and 1-3/8 inches tall. The Hull-A-Port also 2 tie-won straps and 1 set of bow/stern ties to mount your kayak to your vehicle.

As far as a cargo bag recommendation, the available space on your roof rack depends on how how much space your kayak takes up on your roof when in the angled "j-style" position. One piece of information that would be helpful is the width of your kayak when positioned on its side. Since I don't have that information, a safe bet for a cargo bag that fits is the Rhino-Rack Rooftop Cargo Bag - Waterproof - 7 cu ft - 55" x 19-1/2" x 11-1/2" # RRLB200. The Rhino-Rack bag is one of the narrowest bags (19-1/2 inches wide) we carry that still gives you 7 cubit feet of rooftop storage space. Given the narrow dimension of the bag, you should have enough room on your rooftop rack to accommodate it. Even though the bag is made for platform racks and baskets, it still has straps that will attach to your crossbars. I went ahead and attached a video to show you the perspective of the fit. For a definite fit, I would be happy to provide that confirmation if you provide me the vertical hull width of your kayak.

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