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Roof Rack Recommendation Roof Tent on 2020 Subaru Forester Touring

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We have a 2020 Subaru Forester with front-to-back OEM roof rails and panoramic moonroof. Were considering a roof-top tent, the iKamper SkyCamp 2.0. Would the Yakima Timberline Towers and 50inch JetStream bars support this tent and still allow the moonroof to be operable? Are there any other products Thule Aero or Evo? we should consider? When the tent is not in use, there is the possibility of needing to haul two kayaks. Would these same 50inch bars work for kayaks, as well?

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We have the TimberLine Towers for Yakima Crossbars - Raised, Factory Side Rails - Qty 4, # Y33TR and the Yakima JetStream Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 50" Long - Qty 2, # Y00425, as a confirmed fit for your 2020 Subaru Forester. These have a crossbar weight capacity of 165 lbs. (this is load weight under movement). The iKamper Skycamp 2.0 is not an item we carry, I do not have the specs available to me. However, as long as it meets the weight requirements, it can be mounted. Functionality of the moon roof is dependent on how high the open position raises components above the roof line. I doubt you will have issue.

For a kayak carrier, I suggest the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style or Post Style - Folding - 1 or 2 Kayaks, # Y04073. This is a J-style cradle that lets you transport 1 or 2 kayaks on your roof rack. It has integrated ramps to help you to load a kayak from the side of your vehicle with padded arms that fold down when not in use.

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